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TTMT #580 – A Few Things

In which I show you more finished quilts, including two of mine and two from my friend Dominae. I also made a few more masks and give you a sneak peek of my TTMT Swap!


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TTMT #579 – Quilts x 2 + Crochet!

In which we revisit the Wonder Woman quilt so you can see the entire quilt and I share the first finish from Liza’s donation. Also, crochet that I almost forgot about!


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Free Pattern Friday – Coconut Candy Crochet Baby Blanket


Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today is the final freebie for the month of May designed especially for The Linus Connection.

In the distant, far, far away time of 2005, my website was called Jen’s Crochet & Crafts. There were at that time, way more crochet than crafts, and the very beginning of my quilting adventures!

Coconut Candy was posted to that long ago web site and has been along for the ride ever since. I’ve made several for The Linus Connection over the years, some multicolored, some not.

Working on today’s post led me to revisit my Ravelry page, something I haven’t done in a long, long time. I spent a little time there updating links and making sure all the patterns actually went somewhere. It seems a long time ago that I was almost exclusively designing crochet projects!

I hope you’ll enjoy today’s yummy pattern. ♥

Coconut Candy Crochet 2005 title update

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Loopy Shells Blankie

Green Blanket for Linus Oct 2009

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The original version of this pattern was given to me by a friend as a hand written pattern.  I lost that pattern for years, but continued to make the blanket, and when I finally found the pattern again, I realized I’d modified it significantly from the original version as I’d tried to work from memory.  Oops!

Another name for this blanket could be “stash eater” because it loves yarn!  It’s a very simple pattern that makes a squishy, thick and snuggly blanket.

The one pictured will be donated to The Linus Connection.

The blanket works up to be approximately 36″ wide.   It looks great with wide or thin stripes, in variegated yarn or solid!

You’ll need:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used “I Love This Yarn” and a few other random greens I had on hand) – approximately 30 oz.
  • J Hook

Shell = (sc in next sc, ch 3, dc) in same st

Ch 130

Row 1:  dc in 4th ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, (sc in next ch, ch 3, dc) in same st.  [sk next 2 ch ( )] to end of base ch, sc in last ch.

Row 2:  ch 3, dc in same st, sk ch 3, (shell) in each sc across, sc in last ch 3 sp.

Repeat Row 2 for desired length.

For edging, continue pattern around by working (shell) in ch 3 spaces along sides and back of foundation row.  Finish off.

April 2005
I donated this one to Linus in April of 2005

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Strawberry Ice Cream Baby Blanket

Strawberry Ice Cream Crochet Blanket for Linus March 2009

Mmm, luscious pink strawberry ice cream.  Soft pink with bits of brighter yumminess.  That’s what I had in mind when working up this baby blanket pattern.

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You’ll need:

  • 6 ounces Caron Simply Soft Watermelon (Color A)
  • 8 ounces Caron Simply Soft Soft Pink (Color B)
  • 8 ounces Caron Simply Soft Raspberry (Color C)
  • H  hook

Finishes approximately 36″

Note: Ch 3 counts as first dc throughout

strawberry ice cream

hole-free center made using magic loop technique


Row 1: With Color A, use the magic loop* (also called magic ring) technique.  [3 dc, 2 ch] four times on loop, join at the top of first dc with a sl st.  Pull loop tight.

*you can also start this like a traditional granny square: ch 3 , 2dc, [ch 2, 3 dc], rep [ to ] 2 times, ch 2, join to the top of ch 3 with a sl st.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner], continue to dc across, repeating [ ] for corners, join with a sl st in the top of ch 3.

Row 3: Repeat row 2, join Color B at sl st.

Rows 4-6: Repeat Row 2, join Color C at sl st, end of row 6.

Rows 7-9: Repeat Row 2, join Color A at sl st, end of row 9.

Row 10 – 31:  Repeat pattern (1 row of Color A, 3 rows of Color B, 3 colors of C) through row 31 (the last row will be Color A).  At the end of row 31, join Color B in sl st.  ch 1.

Note: Do not turn ch 32 or 33

Row 32: ch 1, sc in back loop of each dc.  3 sc in corner ch.  Repeat around, joining Color C in sl st.

Row 33: ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc, in corner [sc, 2 sc, sc].  Continue sc in back loop around,  repeating [ ] in corners, join with a sl st and finish off.

strawberry ice cream (7)

back loop sc edging

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Oh Wavy Baby!

July 2003

made in 2003 for The Linus Connection

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This is yet another baby blanket I designed specifically with The Linus Connection in mind.  Linus receives the great majority of my crochet efforts and because crochet is so portable, I get a lot done.  I crochet in the carpool line, when I watch telly or when I have to wait for an appointment.  If my hands are busy, I tend to be happy!

Use up your scraps, go solid, variegated or ombre.  Each works brilliantly with a wavy ‘ghan!

For the scrappy version, you’ll need:

  • odds and ends of a worsted weight yarn (sample made in Red Heart)
  • K hook

Finished size is approximately 40″, depending on your gauge.   This is a homey pattern and I don’t fuss about the gauge, as long as it’s crocheting up nicely.

Note:  When changing colors, join new color with a sl just before you ch 3 for a new row.

ch 132

Row 1: 1 dc into third ch from hook and in the next three ch, *skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next 4 ch, ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 ch*.  Repeat * to * until the last six ch.  Skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in last ch.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 3 st, *sk 2 st, 1 dc in next 3 st, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch 2 sp.  1 dc in next 3 st*.  Repeat * to * until the last six ch.  Skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in top of last dc.  Ch 3, turn.

Pattern: Repeat row 2 until blanket is approximately 40″ long.  Finish off.

Wavy Baby in Progress

For a more delicate pattern, try a lighter weight yarn with a smaller hook.

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Monique Baby Blanket

Monique baby blanket

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Monique is one of my favorite blanket patterns to make for The Linus Connection.

It’s easy, relatively fast, works well with just about any yarn and can be adapted to be a smaller or larger size.   Make it with all one color or use up your leftovers!

I’m not including yarn amounts here because it really varies on what size you’d like to make and what kind of yarn you choose.  The one shown is made with Caron Simply Soft.

  • You’ll need:
    The yarn of your choice, I prefer a soft worsted, like Caron Simply Soft. Please note that the amount will vary
    depending on your brand choice
    I hook – this is my preference, but it works with any size hook from G up to about a J, depending on yarn weight.

Ch 122 (or any multiple of 3 + 2)
Row 1: 1 hdc into third ch from hook, skip 1 st *(1sc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, rep *to*, end of row, 1 sc in last st, ch 2,
Row 2: 1 hdc in first st, (1 sc, ch 1, 1dc) in ch sp of the previous row. 1 sc in ch 2 space, ch 2, turn.
Rep until blanket is approximately square or slightly rectangular.
For edging, continue pattern in ch sp around remaining 3 sides. Join with sl stitch and finish off.

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edging detail


completed blanket


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Coconut Candy Baby Blanket

July 2005

The striping in this blanket reminds me of Neapolitan coconut candy.

Brach's Neapolitan Coconut Candy

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Printable Pattern

Suggested hook: I

The finished size varies based on the weight of yarn and hook size used.  The sample was made with 5 skeins of different colored sport weight yarn (sample uses purple, yellow, green and pink pastels along with a skein of white)

(pattern is a multiple of 6 + 3)

Chain 116

Row 1 – In 5th chain from hook, *(2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in 1 stitch, sk 2 sts, (1dc, ch 1, 1dc) in next stitch, skip 2 sts*, across , (2dc, ch 1 2dc) in 1 st, 1dc in last st.

Row 2 – Rep row 1, beginning with ch 3 and inserting hook in ch 1 spaces of prev. row.

Rep Row 2 for pattern.

For Coconut Candy Pattern: Crochet 5 rows in Pink, 5 Rows White, 5 Rows Green, 5 Rows Yellow, 5 Rows Lavender.  Attach pink to BACK of beginning row and follow pattern going the opposite direction.

If desired, sc around with a single color.

When the blanket is complete, weave in all ends.

Coconut Candy Blanket Detail

pattern detail

This pattern was created for The Linus Connection of Central Texas in 2005.

Happy Crafting!