****The PDF version of this free pattern can be found in my shop by clicking here.****
The Tilia Baby Blanket was inspired by my daughter Tilia, who also happened to be surprise...surprise...The inspiration behind my business name Hooked On Tilly!
The drape this blanket has is AMAZING!
This is a SUPER easy crochet pattern, like the perfect beginners project. All you need to know are the three most common crochet stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. We will be working this blanket using the sedge stitch (one of my personal favorites) This stitch not only works up beautifully but creates a unique texture and looks much more complicated than it really is.
My favorite yarn to use for baby blanket is Yarnspirations Caron Simply Soft. They have SO MANY vibrant colors that have a wonderful glossy finish. After washing this yarn softens sooo much! If you guys haven't noticed by now, it's definitely one of my favorite big box store yarns. I'm actually working on a granny square blanket with a variety of Caron yarn (slowly... but hey I'll finish it one day).
Alright, let's get into the pattern!
Approx. 30”x 29”
Color 1 - Approx. 350 Yards Medium 4 yarn
Color 2 - Approx. 200 Yards Medium 4 yarn
- Ch – Chain
- SC - Single Crochet
- SK - Skip
- HDC - Half Double Crochet
- DC - Double Crochet
- SL ST - Slip Stitch
Note: Switch between colors when pattern states Color 1 and Color 2.
R1- SC into 2nd ch from hook and across (109)
R2- Turn, (HDC, DC) into 2nd stitch from hook, *Sk2, (SC, HDC, DC) into next stitch, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, Sk1, SC into last stitch.
R3-R15- Ch1, Turn, (HDC, DC) into first stitch, *Sk2, (SC, HDC, DC) into next stitch, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, Sk1, SC into last stitch.
R16-R22- Ch1, Turn, (HDC, DC) into first stitch, *Sk2, (SC, HDC, DC) into next stitch, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, Sk1, SC into last stitch.
R23-R36- Ch1, Turn, (HDC, DC) into first stitch, *Sk2, (SC, HDC, DC) into next stitch, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, Sk1, SC into last stitch.
R37-R43- Ch1, Turn, (HDC, DC) into first stitch, *Sk2, (SC, HDC, DC) into next stitch, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, Sk1, SC into last stitch.
R44-R57- Ch1, Turn, (HDC, DC) into first stitch, *Sk2, (SC, HDC, DC) into next stitch, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, Sk1, SC into last stitch.
R58-R64- Ch1, Turn, (HDC, DC) into first stitch, *Sk2, (SC, HDC, DC) into next stitch, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, Sk1, SC into last stitch.
R65-R78- Ch1, Turn, (HDC, DC) into first stitch, *Sk2, (SC, HDC, DC) into next stitch, Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain, Sk1, SC into last stitch.
R79- Ch1, Turn, SC across, 2SC in last stitch, Continue SC across side working into any available row space (Try to keep stitches even and taunt), 2SC in last stitch, SC across bottom, 2 SC in last stitch, SC across side, SL ST. SC around blanket one more time. (Stitch count will vary)
Fasten off, Weave in ends.
In all the years I've been crocheting/knitting I am yet to make a pom pom rug! Of course, this DIY does not require you to crochet/knit but with having such a large yarn stash you would think I'd have made one by now.
I've been pretty busy lately, as most of you know this blog is new to me and I'm still working on coming up with fun DIY projects for you all. I've actually been in an inspiration rut lately, when this happens I will often leave my house and just wonder around town. So that's exactly what I did!
Recently, a family friend of ours visited us and she happened to bring along dish scrubbies. Random? Yes. Useful? Totally.
As our we chatted she began to tell me about her dish scrubbies, she went on to say that making them was her "thing." She exclaimed, "They are a great and quick project that I am easily able to sell for my fundraisers."
This throw has definitely made it's way to the top of my "Favorite Cozy Blankets I've made list" mostly do to the fact I despise crocheting blankets and i've honestly only made 3 in my crochet career.
As for the name; Hygge. I chose this Danish name specifically because of it's wondrous meaning.
" In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is one such word. Though there are many ways to describe hygge, we see it simply as the Danish ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness."
Free easy beginners crochet dish cloth pattern. Works up quickly and makes the perfect gift for anyone! Make a bunch of these clothes for your craft shows. Follow the link to print out the free PDF label as well!
DIY : Do It yourself tutorials. A dainty crocheted pom pom garland. A cute and unique decor to add to any room in your home. A nursery, living room, etc. You could even use them as party decor!
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I am going to be sharing the Pereskia Kimono crochet pattern with you all for FREE.
As most of you know I have been slowly (but surely) moving all of my Etsy patterns to my blog. A few months ago I asked my Instagram followers (@Hookedontilly) if I should share the Genesis or Pereskia Kimono first, most of you voted for the Genesis Kimono, which I LOVE so I totally get it. But now it is time for us to get started on the Pereskia Kimono!
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An easy beginner friendly crochet garment pattern. Easily make your own crochet crop top using this free pattern, Inspired by minimalism and spring, This pattern is available in sizes x-small, small, medium, large, and X-large.
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It's such a sucky feeling.
One way I am able to come out of that "funk" is by strolling the yarn aisle at Hobby Lobby or Joanns and letting the yarn speak for itself. The different colors, textures, weights, all have something to say.
Do you guy's know what the absolute BEST part of summer is?
It's Farmer's Markets.
I mean come on, who doesn't love waking up early in the morning (cup of coffee in hand of course) and taking a relaxing walk down to your local farmer's market. Supporting small town vendors and getting to try all those yummy baked goods!
We've all been there. It's a hot summer day. You're hanging outside, sunbathing, just doing your thing and you reach to take a drink of your cold iced macchiato from your fav coffee shop,
but wait... UGH
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