Category Archives: swap

Vertical Ribbons 6″ Square

black/red swap #16

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This is another pattern for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap.  While the pattern itself is very easy, working on it is a bit tedious.  It’s well worth the patience to get the awesome pattern that works up as you go.

  • Color A – Black (worsted weight)
  • Color B – Red (worsted weight)
  • Size H Hook
  • Gauge – 4dc = approximately 1″, 2 rows = 1″

Special Note: The pattern is achieved by changing colors at the top of every dc across.  At the end of rows, continue to change colors at the to of ch 3 (i.e. ch 2, change color for third ch).

Throughout the pattern, you will be working across the strand of yarn that you are not using.  This means you’ll only have ends to weave in at the beginning and end.    See the illustrations in BD Chessboard for examples on how to do this.

Because of the way this pattern is worked, you’ll want to pay special attention to your two strand of yarn so they don’t get too twisted.

With Color A, ch 22

Row 1:  dc in 4th ch from hook, change color at top of dc, (dc in next ch, change color at top of dc) across

Row 2: ch 2, change color, (dc in next ch, change color at top of dc) across

Repeat pattern for Rows  3-12, always working across the color not on the hook, finish off.

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vlog TTMT: Living in a Swap World

<ul>
<li> <a href=”http://community.livejournal.com/twilight_crafts/102566.html&#8221; target=”_blank”>Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap</a> </li>
<li> <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ofenjen/sets/72157621912495129/&#8221; target=”_blank”>My black & red block photos</a> </li>
<li> <a href=”http://www.threadbanger.com/post/8168/how-to-crochet-a-neckline&#8221; target=”_blank”>Crochet Neck Tee Tutorial</a> </li>
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First set of squares for the Red/Black Swap
Black/Red Squares 1-4

red/black swap squares 5-12
Black/Red Squares 5-12

black/red swap block #13 - 15
Black/Red Squares 13-15

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BD Chessboard 6″ Square

BD Chessboard pattern

This was written for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap.  It’s a basic pattern and there are a million and one variations on this theme.  This is written to be 6″ with a simple sc edge.  It’s super-duper easy and, I think, makes a fun black & red square!

Red/Black swap block #2


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  • Color A – Black (worsted weight)
  • Color B – Red (worsted weight)
  • Size H Hook
  • Gauge – 4dc = 1″

Notes:
BD Chessboard pattern

BD Chessboard pattern
Throughout the pattern, you will be working across the strand of yarn that you are not using.  This means you’ll only have ends to weave in at the beginning and end.

BD Chessboard
When changing colors, pull the new color through the top of the last dc.  Do not cut the last color worked with (see above).

With Color A, ch 22

Row 1:  dc in 4th ch from hook and in the next 3 st, change to Color B, working 1 dc in each of the next 4 st, change to Color A at the top of the fourth st, rep the pattern of 4 dc, change colors at the top of the fourth st, across, joining Color B at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 2: continuing to work Color B across Color A, dc in the next 3 st, change to Color B, continue pattern (4 dc, change color) across, joining Color A at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 3: continuing to work Color A across Color B dc in the next 3 st, change to Color A, continue pattern (4 dc, change color) across, joining Color B at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 4-9: Repeat 2-3, finish off

Finishing:  join Color A in any st.  Sc in each sc, and in the back loops of the first row, 3 sc in the sides of each dc and two in each corner,  around.  Finish off.

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Eye of the Vampire 6″ Square

Red/Black swap block #3


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Maybe I just have a silly imagination, but I swear there’s a red vampire eye in this block. Do you see it? I think if I do another, I will make the last two rounds solid black and then it will definitely look like an eye!

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This particular block was made for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap, hence the vampiric name!  I hope to have a few more new patterns to offer up as I go along during the swap.

You Need:

  • Size G hook
  • Small amounts of two colors of yarn (A & B), I Love This Yarn used in sample.

Makes a 6″ square

With Color A, Ch 8, join with sl st into ring.

Round 1:  Ch 3, 15 dc into ring, joining Color B in top of first ch 3.

Round 2:  Ch 4, (dc in next dc, ch1) 15x, joining with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch4.  Finish off.

Round 3:  Join Color A with a sl st in any sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch sp around; join Color B with a sl st in top of ch-3.

Round 4: * ch 5, (sc in next sp, ch 3) 3x, sc in next sp; repeat from * 3x, sl st in 1st ch.  Finish Off

Round 5: Join Color A with a sl st in any ch 5 corner.  ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same spc. [3dc in ea of the next 3 sps (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in corner)] 3x.  Join Color B with a sl st to top of ch 3.

Round 6: ch 1, sc in same sp, and each st across, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in corners) around.  Join with a sl st to first sc.  Finish off.

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vlog: TTMT – Crochet Soiree!

…in which I apparently have done nothing but crochet for a week and you can tell I don’t feel well even though I was trying to fake it.  Ah well!

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HBP Release...just after the movieMyself (Dead Since DH Tonks) with my kids (Luna Lovegood and Terry Boot),
and my best friend, Jewells (Dr. Granger) with her daughter (Hermione)

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Crochet: Motif Blocking Template

blocking Supernova

I’m a bit surprised at myself for not sharing this before!

When I’m working on  a crochet project that requires blocking, which, let’s face it, if I’m working on it, it’s most likely a blanket of some sort or another, I like to keep a size template handy to check my motif by.  I discovered that using foam core for my template also gives me a super easy way to block my motifs so they come out perfectly!

I’m currently working on some 12″ blocks for a swap I’m participating in.  I’m using the pattern Supernova by Chris Simon in my example.

You’ll need:

  • piece of foam core board larger than your motif
  • ruler (quilting rulers work great!)
  • cutting surface
  • box cutter or Exacto

Measure the size you need on the foam core board (12″ board shown).  If you have a quilter’s square ruler, now is  a great time to break it out.  If not, just measure carefully, being sure to mark the measurement you need several times to get the right size.

Use the box cutter to cut the foam core board to the right size.

That’s it! Now you have the perfect size template that you can both check your size against and block the motif (shown above) if needed!

blocking board

Supernova 12"Supernova, pattern by Chris Simon

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