Free Knitter’s Graph Paper for Color Knitting

If you’ve ever tried designing your own charts for color knitting, you’re probably aware that regular graph paper just won’t do. You need knitter’s graph paper. It’s a drag that knitter’s graph paper can be hard to find in stores, but I have some great news. Now there’s some printable, downloadable knitter’s graph paper available for free online, at the About Crochet web site:

You can use this graph paper to design charts for fair isle knitting, intarsia knitting, and other knitting techniques.


Enjoy!

When Knitting Isn’t Really Knitting, AKA Tunisian Knit Stitch

Tunisian Knit Stitch in a Rainbow of Colors -- This Tunisian Crochet Stitch Resembles Knitting, but It Is Crocheted.

Instructions for a Free Rainbow Stripe Pattern in Tunisian Knit Stitch

This rainbow pattern is easy to crochet. Yes, crochet. It’s worked in Tunisian knit stitch, a crochet stitch which resembles stockinette stitch in knitting.

To create the rainbow striped pattern as shown,

  • Work your starting chain in purple yarn, then work two rows of purple.
  • Then work two rows of blue.
  • Then work two rows of green.
  • Then work two rows of yellow.
  • Then work two rows of orange.
  • Then work two rows of red.
  • Then the pattern starts over again with two more rows of purple. Repeat ad infinitum.

If you don’t already know how to work the Tunisian knit stitch, be sure to check out the free Tunisian knit stitch tutorial.

Free Crochet Patterns and Resources

Crocheting With Color — Pretty Baby Blanket for Baby Girls

Patchwork Sampler Afghan With Heart Designs and
Checkerboard Designs

This pretty baby blanket resembles a patchwork quilt, but it is crocheted. This photograph is posted at the knitting with color web site -- free crochet pattern available at crochet.about.com.

This patchwork baby blanket isn’t quilted; it’s crocheted! To make this blanket, you crochet a bunch of colorful afghan squares and then you assemble them in a patchwork pattern by sewing the crocheted squares together.

Baby girl's afghan featuring heart designs and checkerboard designs -- posted at the knitting with color web site -- free crochet pattern available at crochet.about.com

The pinks, purple, peach and other pastel colors featured in this afghan are ideal blanket colors for baby girls. Of course, if you need to make a blanket for a baby boy, all you have to do is use blues and other boy-friendly colors — yellows, greens, oranges etc.

Bernat Softee Baby Yarns

Bernat Softee Baby Yarn for Crocheting and Knitting Baby Blankets or Other Baby Projects

The afghan is crocheted using Bernat Softee baby yarn. This is a machine-washable acrylic yarn.


Where to Buy Bernat Softee Yarn

Petaloo Makes Colorful Flowers That Can Embellish Your Knitting, Crochet, Felting and Wearable Art Projects



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Colorful hand crocheted scarf that was embellished with Petaloo foam flowers. Petaloo flowers are not just for scrapbooking. You can use them to decorate your knitting, crochet and wearable art projects too.
This close-up photo shows the details on this colorful hand crocheted scarf that was embellished with Petaloo foam flowers. Petaloo flowers are not just for scrapbooking. You can use them to decorate your knitting, crochet and wearable art projects too.
Fringe and Petaloo flowers decorate this colorful hand crocheted scarf in the Petaloo booth at CHA the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show.

Petaloo flowers aren’t just for paper crafts, although that is where I’ve usually noticed people using them. Petaloo flowers can also be used to put the finishing touches on knitting, crochet, felting, sewing, and other wearable art projects. Keep in mind that Petaloo makes different varieties of faux flowers; some Petaloo flowers are felt, some of them are foam, some of them are paper, and some of them are fabric. So you have to make sure to choose an appropriate fabrication for the project you are working on. In my opinion, Petaloo felt flowers are a great choice for pairing with handknits or other wearable art projects.

The Petaloo booth at the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) trade show was filled with gorgeous inspiration for various ways to use their flowers, and the one that really caught my eye was this fabulous, colorful scarf that was bedecked with Petaloos. Isn’t that pretty? So inspiring!

The Petaloo booth featured all kinds of interesting ideas. They showed samples of how Crocs and felt amulet bags can be embellished with Petaloos too.

Crocs Get a Makeover With Petaloo Flowers

Crocs embellished with Colorful Petaloo flowers at the Petaloo CHA Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show.

If you love your Crocs but you’re tired of everyone giving you a hard time about how ugly they are, here’s an idea for you! Doesn’t this just inspire you to want to decorate shoes to match all your hand knit scarves and sweaters?

Felt Amulet Bag Embellished With Colorful Petaloo Flowers

Here’s an idea for those of you who work with felt and / or felting. It’s a pretty felt amulet bag accented with Petaloo flowers.

Felted Amulet Bag embellished with Colorful Petaloo flowers at the Petaloo CHA Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show.

Stitched Flora Doodles Flowers by Petaloo

These stitched Flora Doodles were one of my favorite new products at CHA. They are so versatile! I would love to use them for accenting my hand knit sweaters, scarfs and bags. I’m waiting patiently for these to arrive in stores. From what I understand, they should hopefully be available for sale later this month.

Felt Amulet Bag embellished with Colorful Petaloo flowers at the Petaloo CHA Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show.

The Petaloo Booth at the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Trade Show

I’ll leave you with one more photo of the Petaloo booth at CHA. This photo shows quite a few of my favorite Petaloo flowers.

Photo of the Petaloo Booth at the CHA Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show.

You can buy Petaloo flowers at Scrapbook.com.

See More Ideas for Combining Flowers and Crochet:


CHA Fashion Show For Knitters and Crocheters, Hosted by Vanna White and Lion Brand Yarns

Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Yellow Ensemble With Blue Handbag and Green, Yellow and Blue Scarf at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Yellow Ensemble With Blue Handbag and Green, Yellow and Blue Scarf at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Yellow Ensemble With Blue Handbag and Green, Yellow and Blue Scarf at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Blue Hand Crocheted Cardigan With Long Yellow and Blue Hand knit Scarf, Featured at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Green, Blue and Brown Handknit Wrap at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model Showing Off a Gorgeous Hand Knit Striped and Patterned Wrap at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Luxurious Handmade Designer Scarves at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Models Showing Off Creative Handmade Designer Scarves at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Runway Model at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


Handmade Designer Ecru Scarf With Flowers at the Lion Brand Yarn Fashion Show, Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show 2009


I was delighted to catch a few minutes of the Lion Brand Yarns fashion show at the Winter 2009 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) winter trade show in Anaheim, California. The fashion show featured lots of lovely knit and crocheted clothes and accessories: scarves, sweaters, cardigans, jackets, handbags, stoles, shrugs and wraps, all of which were created using Lion Brand Yarns. The fashion show was hosted by Vanna White, who was one of the many celebrities in attendance at the CHA trade show. My hat’s off to the talented designers who put these lovely ensembles together. Very inspiring, ladies!

Where To Buy Lion Brand Yarns:


You can purchase Lion Brand Yarns at any of the following online retailers:

Coral Batik and Coral Print: Colorful New Variegated Yarn by Premiere Yarns

Coral Batik Variegated Yarn by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



This Photo Shows a Colorful Hand Knit Sweater Featuring Coral Batik Variegated Yarn by Premier Yarns. Photo Was Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Colorful Hand Knit Shawl Featuring Coral Batik Variegated Yarn by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn by Premier Yarns. For knitting, crochet, weaving, and crafts. The colorway shown in this skein features fuschia, hot pink, teal, green, and golden yellow.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn by Premier Yarns. For knitting, crochet, weaving, and crafts. The colorway shown in this skein features fuschia, hot pink.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn in Candy Colored Shades of Purple and Orange by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn in Shades of Purple, Green, Chartreuse, and Pink  by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn in Shades of Spring Green, Grass Green, Denim Blue, and Baby Blue by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn in Vivid, Colorful, Intense Jewel Tone Shades of Purple, Turquoise, Blue, Aqua, and Green by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn in Shades of Aqua, Turquoise, Teal, Sea Green, Blue and Off White by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn in Shades of Denim Blue, Beige, Khaki, Cream and Off White by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn in Shades of Purple and Blue by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



Coral Batik Variegated Yarn in Shades of Purple and White by Premier Yarns. Photo Taken at the Craft and Hobby Association CHA Trade Show in Anaheim Winter 2009.



I was so excited to be able to attend the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) trade show in Anaheim, California. One of the yarn vendors I was most excited to see was Premiere Yarns. Premiere Yarns manufactures a range of exquisite yarns for knitting, crocheting and crafts. Their yarns are all lovely, but I particularly fell in love with their colorful new “Coral Batik” and “Coral Print” variegated yarns. I took some photos to share with you, but I really wish you could touch these yarns in person. They are delightfully soft. The colors are exquisite.


You can visit Premier Yarns web site for more information or to make a purchase.