12.6.19

FREE PATTERN | Crochet baby blanket

To match the simplicity of the baby kimono, I have designed a very easy pattern for a baby blanket. You can make it with any yarn and in any color combination.
It has a wonderful drape as it is crocheted on the bias, and that's exactly the feature that makes it an interesting and anything but boring design.

I am offering this pattern for free, but if you want to have a printable and extensive pattern description with lots of step-by-step photos, you can find the pdf in my Ravelry or Etsy store. The pattern is available in English and Dutch.

Enjoy crocheting this blanket! I look forward to your version (on Instagram, use #goedidbabyblanket).



Crochet baby blanket by goed id handwerk/inez de goede

Yarn:
I used Hobbii Summer Merino  70% Cotton/30% Merino Wool (but you can use any dk or aran yarn)
9 balls (50gr/100m) for the Main Color
1 ball (50gr/100m) for the Contrast color

Hook size:
5 mm (5,5 mm for edging)

Gauge:
15 st x 10 rows (10 x 10 cm)

Size finished blanket:
80 x 100 cm

Notes:
·      turning chain doesn’t count as a stitch
·      blocking is required
·      you can make the blanket as big as you like

Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together
dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together
ss – slip stitch



Pattern:

Part 1 – Increase
Ch3

Row 1
Work 3 dc in 1st ch. Turn.

Row 2
Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in next st, 3 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 3
Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in following sts, 3 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 4 - 45
Repeat row 3 until you’ve reached the desired width of the blanket.
My blanket measured approx. 80 cm after 45 rows.

Part 2 – Decrease
You will be decreasing on one side only until you have reached the desired hight of the blanket.

Row 46
Ch 2, dc2tog in 1st and 2nd st, dc in following sts, 3 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 47
Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st st, dc in following sts, dc3tog in last 3 sts. Turn.

Repeat row 46 and 47 until you have reached the desired hight.
My blanket measured approx. 100 cm after 58 rows.

Row 59
Ch 2, dc2tog in 1st and 2nd st, dc in following sts, dc3tog in last 3 sts. Turn.

Repeat row 59 until you have only 3 sts left.

Last row
Ch 2, dc3tog in last 3 sts. Do not fasten off.

Part 3 – Edging
Change to hook size 5,5 mm.

Row 1
Ch 1, 3 sc in 1st corner, 2 sc in every dc-sp and 3 dc in remaining 3 corners, end with ss in 1st st. Fasten off.

Row 2
With Contrast Color, attach yarn in any st, ch 1, sc in each st and 3 sc in each corner, ss in 1st st. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.


This pattern was created with a lot of care and attention to detail. However - as I am only human - I might have made a mistake. If you find one, please let me know in the comments,  so I can adapt the pattern. This pattern is copyright protected and cannot be changed, sold, or reproduced in any way. You cannot resell my pattern but you are welcome to sell any of the items made from it as long as you refer to me as the designer. 

13.10.18

FREE PATTERN | A 'plastic' bag (in English and Dutch)


A couple of weeks ago I was playing around with the idea of crocheting a simple bag - like a plastic bag - from wool. I had some very rough and very orange wool in my stash and I needed a destination for it. It took me several attempts to get the base right - circle or oval - and then another few weeks to write down the pattern and take photos. But here it is, in English and if you scroll down a bit, in Dutch too.

Plastic bag, made with wool

Yarn: any worsted weight (wool, linen or jute)
Needle: 4,5 mm

Stitches:
chain (ch)
single crochet (sc)
single crochet back loop (scb)
slip stitch (ss)

Ch 40
Row 1 : 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 37 ch, 5 sc in last ch. Continue on the other side: sc in next 37 st, close with a ss in first sc.  
Row 2: ch 1, *2 scb in st* repeat **4 times, scb in nest 37 st, *2 scb in next st*  repeat ** 4 times, scb in next 37 st, close with ss in first sc.
Row 3: ch 1, *2 scb in 1st st, scb in next st* repeat ** 4 times, scb in next 37 st, repeat ** 5 times, scb in next 37 st, do not ss in first sc.
Row 4 - 52: do not ch, but scb in 1st st from row 3, continue working scb in spiral in each st until bag measures about 33 cm high.
row 53: choose the middle of the front of the bag (I used a stitch marker to mark the center) , skip 8 st before the middle and ch 17, skip 8 st after the middle, continue scb and repeat the same thing on the other side. Note: the st before and after chaining should be a sc (so in both loops!).
Row 54-57: keep scb in each st for another 4 rows.
Row 58: ss in each st, fasten off and attach a label. My labels were made by the lovely Joyce from @mez11.

Plastic tas, maar dan van wol
Garen: dikke draad, geschikt voor 4,5 tot 6 mm (wol, linnen of jute)
Naald: 4,5 mm
Gebruikte steken:
losse (l)
vaste (v)
vaste achterste lus (va)
halve vaste (hv)

Haak een ketting van 40 lossen.
Rij 1: haak 5 v in de 2e l van de naald, v in de volgende 37 st, 5 v in de laatste l. Ga verder aan de andere kant: v in de volgende 37 st, sluit met een hv in de eerste v.
Rij 2: haak 1 l, *2 va in st* herhaal ** 4 keer, va in volgende 37 st, herhaal ** 5 keer, va in volgende 37 st, sluit met een hv in eerste v.
Rij 3: haak 1 l, *2 va in st, v in volgende st* herhaal ** 4 keer, va in volgende 3 st, herhaal ** 5 keer, va in volgende 37 st, sluit niet met een hv.
Rij 4 – 52: haak geen l, maar haak een va in de eerste st van rij 3, ga verder spiraalsgewijs en haak 1 va in iedere st tot de tas ongeveer 33 cm hoog is.
Rij 53: markeer het midden van de tas met een naald of ‘stitch marker’ aan beide kanten. Sla 8 steken over voor het midden, haak 17 lossen en sla 8 steken over na de middelste st, ga verder met het haken van va en herhaal hetzelfde aan de andere kant. Let op: de steek voor en na de lossen moet een vaste door beide lussen zijn voor extra stevigheid.
Rij 54 – 57: haak nog vier rijen met va.
Rij 58: haal een hv in iedere steek, hecht af en naai een mooi label op je tas. Ik heb mijn labels laten maken door de altijd vrolijke Joyce van MEZ11


Please let me know if you find any mistakes, so I can adapt the pattern. I'd love to see your version of the 'plastic' bag. If you'd like to share on social media you can use the hashtag #goedidhandwerk.
For a pdf version of this pattern, with step by step pics, please go to my Etsy shop.
Happy crocheting!

xInez

4.10.18

My first real crochet pattern



Just before summer holiday I worked on my very first real crochet pattern. Pretty much out of nowhere I decided the world needed a very easy design for a baby kimono. My own kids are almost grown up now and there are no babies around in my life at the moment, but I still like to make baby clothes.


Design-wise I love simplicity and I also love practical clothes. I wanted to recreate the kimono from the 70s that my mother used to dress me in. It's so easy to put this on, no pulling sweaters over baby's head!


Any color combination is possible, with pretty much any kind of yarn. I have used a cotton-merino blend which is soft and comfortable, but also washable and not too fragile.


The pattern is only suitable for newborns at the moment. I haven't had a chance yet to convert it into other sizes. That's a whole other chapter of designing!

I always thought designing was not my thing, and it did take me at least 8 kimono's before I was satisfied, but I think I am hooked now! Literally (hahaha)! Next up is writing up a newborn baby bonnet in the same style. If you are interested, you can follow me on Instagram or Facebook where I make announcements about new releases and coupon codes.

The crochet baby kimono is available for purchase via Etsy. After payment you will be able to download a 6-page pdf with photos, notes and a detailed description.

I would love to see your version of the baby kimono, please don't forget to mention #goedidhandwerk or @goed.id.handwerk when you share a pic on social media.

xInez