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Hello Everyone

Welcome to this easy crochet baby blanket pattern.  This pattern is ideal for very beginners as it only uses treble crochet and chains.

This pattern is written in UK Terms

To begin, chain in multiples of 34 (for my blanket I chained 102). Add one chain (ch).

Round 1 – Treble Crochet (tc) into each chain. Ch1, turn.

Round 2 – *Tc into the next 16 stitches, ch2, skip (sk) 2 stitches, tc into the next 16 stitches* Repeat *-* until the end of the row. Ch1, turn.

Round 3 – *Tc into the next 14 stitches, ch2, skip 2, 2tc into the chain space, ch2, skip 2, tc into the next 14 stitches* Repeat *-* until the end of the row. Ch1, turn.

Round 4 – *Tc into the next 12 stitches, ch2, skip2 stitches, 2tc into the chain space, 1tc into each tc from previous round, 2tc into chain space, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, tc into next 12 stitches* Repeat *-* until the end of the row. Ch1, turn.

Round 5 – *Tc into the next 10 stitches, ch2, skip 2 stitches, 2tc into chain space, tc into next 6 stitches, 2tc into the chain space. tc into the next 12 stitches* Repeat *-* until the end of the row. Ch1, turn.

Round 6 – Repeat round 5

Round 7 – *Tc into the next 10 stitches, ch2, skip 2 stitches, 2tc into next 4 stitches, chain 2, skip 2 stitches, tc into next 4 stitches, chain2, skip 2 stitches, tc into the next 12 stitches* Repeat *-* until the end of the row. Ch1, turn.

Round 8 – *Tc into the next 10 stitches, 2tc into chain space, ch2, skip 2 stitches, tc into next 2 stitches, 2 tc into chain space, tc into next 2 stitches. chain 2, skip 2 stitches, 2tc into the chain space, tc into the next 10 stitches* Repeat *-* until the end of the row. Ch1, turn.

Round 9 – *Tc into the next 12 stitches, 2tc into chain space, tc into next 6 stitches, 2tc into chain space, tc into the next 10 stitches* Repeat *-* until the end of the row. Ch1, turn.

Repeat rows 1- 9 until tour blanket has reached desired size.

Find my video tutorial here –

Easy Beginners Crochet Baby Blanket - YouTube
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Hello Everyone,

This baby bonnet pattern is part of my baby set and is suitable for intermediate beginners.  For this pattern you will need –

  • 4mm Crochet Hook
  • DK Cotton Yarn (I used Peter Pan Baby Cotton)

This pattern in written in UK Terms

Abbreviations

  • st/sts – Stitches
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • htc – half treble crochet
  • tc – treble crochet
  • ss – slip stitch

Start by making a magic circle or ch 4 and ss into the 1st ch

Round 1 – ch 1, work 10 tc into the magic circle, ss to join (10 st).

Round 2 – ch1, work 2tc into each stitch, ss to join (20 st).

Round 3 – ch1, work 2tc into the first st and 1 tc into the next. Repeat until the end. Ss to join (30 st).

Round 4 – ch1, work 2tc into the first st and 1 tc into the next 2 st. Repeat until the end. Ss to join (40 st).

Round 5 – ch1, work 2tc into the first st and 1 tc into the next 3 st. Repeat until the end. Ss to join (50 st).

Round 6 – ch1, work 1 tc into each st (50st).

Round 7 – ch1, 1htc, *skip 2 st, work 2tc, ch3, ss all into the same stitch*. Repeat *to* 16 times. 1htc into the last st. Turn (50 st)

Round 8 – ch1, 1htc, * work 2tc around the ch3 from the previous round, ch3, ss into the 3rd ch from the previous*. Repeat *to* 16 times. 1htc into the last st. Turn (50 st)

Round 9 – 17 – Repeat round 8. Fasten off and secure your yarn.

Strap

Chain 42 then join with a slip stitch to the main part of the bonnet. Work dc’s evenly around the bottom edge of the bonnet. When you reach the opposite edge, ch42, turn, work 1dc into each chain, along the bottom edge of the bonnet and into each of the 42 chains on the opposite side. Fasten off and sew in all your ends.

Congratulations, you have made yourself a baby bonnet!

I am going to do a video for this pattern over the next few days and will pop it on this page when it is done.

Happy Crocheting!

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Hi Everyone

Do you want to learn to crochet but don’t know where to begin? I have made this handy video of what you need equipment wise to get started! Find it here

How to Crochet - Basic Supplies - YouTube
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Hello Everyone!

It has been so long since I’ve blogged! I have had a crazy few months with placement and Uni, but have no fear! New patterns are coming soon!  In the meantime, I have made this short video on how Crochet has helped my mental health. You can find it here.

Crochet and My Mental Health - YouTube
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Hello Everyone!

Have you ever struggled to attach new yarn or wondered how to change colours?? Well have no fear, the magic knot is here to help you!  It is so easy and simple and you will be changing colours in no time!  Have a watch of the video below to see how its done!

How to Crochet - Magic Knot - YouTube

I love to see your makes so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram – @Lexie_Loves_Stitching

Take care and happy crocheting!

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Hello Everyone

As well as making things I also love to read.  I hate it when I carry my book in my bag and the front cover gets damaged and pages get creased.  I have come up with a super easy pattern for a book sleeve.  This project is suitable for beginner sewers and also makes an easy project for kids to have a go at.

Find the video on how too make your book sleeve here –

How to Sew an Easy Book Sleeve - YouTube

I love seeing your makes so don’t forget to tag me in them on Instagram @Lexie_Loves_Stitching

Happy Sewing!

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Hi Everyone!

Its been ages since I have done a blog post! I’ve been really busy with my University course and have had loads of work to do so I haven’t been blogging as much as I should at all!

Anyway, I have come up with a really east and super quick make that even the kids can do and will soon be making lots for their friends.  Find the video here –

Easy crochet Friendship Bracelet - YouTube

I love to see all your makes so don’t forget to tag me in your pictures on Instagram – @Lexie_Loves_Stitching.

Take care and happy crocheting!

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Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the summer and the sunny weather!  I have made this super cute crochet bag in the style of a camera.

Find the Youtube tutorial here

Cute Crochet Bag Tutorial for Beginners - YouTube

For your bag you will need

  • 4 colours of DK yarn (including black and white)
  • 4mm Crochet Hook
  • A Button
  • A pair of scissors
  • A darning/tapestry needle

This pattern is written in UK TERMS

Main Bag, make 2

Chain 31

Round 1: Start from the second chain from the hook. 1 half treble crochet (htc) in each stitch to the end of the round (30 stitches)

Round 2 – 18: Chain 1, turn, 1htc in each stitch (30 stitches). Fasten off yarn at the end of round 18 and cut.

Round 19: Attach contrasting colour yarn, chain 1, 1htc in the same stitch, 1 htc in remaining 29 stitches.

Round 20 – 24: Chain 1, turn, 1htc in each stitch (30 stitches). Fasten off yarn at the end of round 24 and cut.

Join your 2 panels together using slip stitches.

For the Camera Lens

Start with a magic ring (or ch4 and join with a slip stitch).

Round 1: 3ch, 5htr into ring. Join to third ch of initial 3ch with a slip stitch, pull the magic ring to close. [6st]

Round 2: 3ch, 1 htr into same stitch, 2 htr into each stitch, join to third ch of initial 3 ch with a slip stitch. [12st]

Round 3: 3ch, 1htr in same st, 1 htr in next st, *2 htr in next stitch, 1 htr in next; rep from * around. [24st]

Round 4: 3ch, 1 htr in same st, 1 htr in next 2st, *2htr in next st, 1 htr in next 2st; rep from * around. [36st]

Round 5: 3ch, 1 htr in same st, 1 htr in next 3st, *2 htr in next st, 1 htr in next 3st; rep from * around. [48st]. Fasten off yarn and cut.

Round 6: Attach white yarn, 3ch, 1 htr in same st, 1 htr in next 4st, *2tr in next st, 1tr in next 4st; rep from * around. [48st]

Round 7: 3ch, 1 htr in same st, 1 htr in next 4st, *2tr in next st, 1tr in next 4st; rep from * around. [60st]. Fasten off and cut yarn.

For The Flash

Using the black yarn, chain 7, 1 htc in the second chain from the hook and 1 htc in each chain space (6 stitches). Chain 1 turn. 1 htc in each stitch (6 stitches). Chain 1 turn. 1 htc in each stitch (6 stitches). Fasten off and cut yarn.

For The View Finder

Crochet 2 squares (one smaller then the other), one in black and one in white, sew the white on top of the black using white yarn.

Stitch all your appliqué pieces onto your bag.

For the handle, using three colours of yarn, chain a strap to the required length and attach to your bag.

Congratulations, you have made your bag!

Until next time, happy crocheting!!

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