Dropped and Found Wrap ~ Free Knit Pattern | Jessie At Home

Something I would really love to try!!!

Dropped and Found Wrap ~ Free Knit Pattern | Jessie At Home.

At first sight I thought, “Oh, how fiddly and complicated it must be to make this huge stitch!  But, this stitch pattern is just too incredibly easy.  It is accomplished simply by using dropped stitches, then weaving, or ‘braiding’ them (in a manner of speaking) from bottom to top.

I am sure this look can easily be replicated in crochet as well using chain stitches.  And, I swear I saw a video tutorial on this as well…just can’t seem to find it now! (dadgummit)

Here’s a video to show just how easy this look is to accomplish this stitch by knitting:

Sooo, what I am thinking is…what a lovely blanket (afghan, if you are old-fashioned like me) this would make.  Super warm and snugly.  I would think that using over sized needles might give a very nice drape while not ending up too ‘bulky’.   Oh!  Bulky yarn!!!

Yet another ‘thing’ on my endless list of things-to-do!!!  Have a great weekend, and ~ GO HAWKS!!!  (Just had to throw that in!)  ~GMa Ellen

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Babouska Rose Blanket Tutorial

This is sooo lovely. A beautiful interpretation of a Crochet Granny Square…

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My new love! The Babouska Rose Blanket. I am making this blanket, and have documented some tips for maximized results, so I decided to write some pattern support.

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See my horrible phone screenshot of the motif chart below… I interpreted the little plus sign in the circle as “SC in the back bars of the stitch indicated.” (Notes: Not the stitch *post*, rather just the back bars. Also, I worked a slip stitch instead of an SC to eliminate extra bulk.)


Here is a square from the pattern, with my modifications that I documented below.


Of course, I join everything as I go, so I rounded with the red SC, but the next motif is joined on that red round. (See…

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Emily Explains: Make 1 Right and Left

Re blogging so I remember…
Emily Explains videos are so awesome!

With a new season coming out soon, I’ve been brushing up on some of our commonly used techniques. Make 1 left (M1L) and Make 1 right (M1R) are my go-to increases when I am designing.

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Eastern Market Tote by CascadeYarns | Knitting Pattern link

Eastern Market Tote by Tanis Gray for Cascade Yarns. Free pattern on Craftsy!

Free pattern!  Eastern Market Tote by CascadeYarns | Knitting Pattern on my list-of-things-to-do.  I wonder…could I???

Also, check out the latest trending (free) patterns for knitting:  http://www.craftsy.com/patterns/knitting/free

As well as crocheting:  http://www.craftsy.com/patterns/crocheting/free

I love Craftsy!!!

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From T-shirt to scarf | anna • evers – DIY Fashion blog

Perhaps you have seen ideas like this before, but I think I might just have to give this a try!  I have nothing to lose but an old t-shirt which I was probably going to get rid of anyway!!!

Fast and easy peezy!!!  I’ll bet these would be great with some tie dye!  What about embroidery?  Can you do that on t-shirt material???

See the entire photo tutorial here:  From T-shirt to scarf | anna • evers – DIY Fashion blog.

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Flickr: (My) Photostream

I seem to totally forget about flickr for long stretches of time!  Sooo…while I’m thinking about it, I thought I should share!!!

Seems it is not possible to insert my photos directly from the website.  So, please!  Go to Flickr: Your Photostream to see all my photos.  Taken over the last 3 or 4 years, I think.  Enjoy!  And I hope I can inspire someone!  😉

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Chunky Knit Cowl – My New Favorite Thing!

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Originally posted on G-Ma Ellen's Hands – Adventures in Crochet and Knit:
So . . . as with so many things I create, I had no pattern.  It just sort of evolved into this fabulous, warm, stretchy and cushy…

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Granny shrug how-to

Sharing. Because I have been wanting to try this for soooo long now! I think it’s adorable. ❤


Paton’s Wilderness has been disappearing from yarn shop shelves ever since Kirsty showed us her wonderful granny shrugs.

Kirsty's granny shrug

The inimitable Kirsty is providing a fantastic visual how-to for the granny shrug on her blog today, with both video instructions and step-by-step photographs.  Anyone who prefers a traditional line-by-line written crochet pattern can find a pdf here.  I’ll have daylight photos of my shrug for you tomorrow.  Happy crocheting!

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Totally Stuck on Crocheted Triangle Fringe Scarves

Just taking some time to share what I have been working on.

I pulled this book off the shelf the other day.  It’s funny how you can look at a thing a thousand times and not be receptive to any idea it offers.  Then one day…BAM!



Triangle Fringe Scarf. Designed by Rachael Oglesby. Published in CROCHET BOUTIQUE.

There are a few patterns in this book I haven’t tried yet that look very promising.  But, this one just kind of . . . reached out and grabbed me.

Just to get a feel for the pattern, which is soooo incredibly easy!, I pulled out some ‘scraps’ of yarn…

Not a terrific photo, but you get the idea.

Not a terrific photo, but you get the idea.  I used almost 5 ounces of yarn.

The biggest draw for me is using an over-sized hook.  That makes it a very quick project. (I have made four scarves in about five days!)  The most I have used on any one scarf was just under 6 ounces of Caron’s Simply Soft yarn.  Plus, these scarves are so totally eye-candy impressively appealing!  Just throw on a scarf, and you are ‘all dressed up’  The possibilities are endless!


Just randomly put this one together to see how it would turn out. I love it!

Here’s another version…this one turned out a little better.



And here, my favorite so far.  I made this one a little larger.  Steam pressed this one out before I fringed it.

A couple more shots just to show some detail…I decided it was fun to wear this one in layers.  And, worn as a shawl, they are just the right touch of extra warmth to wear any time you need to ward off that little ‘chill’.


Aren’t they just to die for ? ? ? *sigh*


I have made another in blue and just started one in a beautiful ‘Pistachio’ green.


Just like Lays Potato Chips.  Can’t stop at just one!

I hope to have given you just a little bit of inspiration for an easy, fashionable, quick, stylish, something-to-whip-up-quick-for someone you love (or, totally-for-yourself-because-you-can) gift on your Christmas gift list. Hug someone you love…and do it often.  Just because you can! 

xoxo ~ GMa Ellen


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Emily Explains: Knitting with Beads (as you go)

If you have followed my blog for any great length of time, you know that I love crocheting with beads, even though I haven’t done it in quite awhile. I have yet to venture in to knitting with beads, but this is some great info! Video tutorials makes this post the total package. 🙂 Enjoy!!!

For this week’s how-to video, I’m showing you a new way to knit with beads. I was motivated to learn this technique when I was putting together next week’s KnitBits. It features a soon-to-be-released free pattern in Cirrus that I’ve been eyeing in the design office for months now! I can’t wait for all of you to see it, too.

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