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:
Instructions for a Free Rainbow Stripe Pattern in Tunisian Knit Stitch
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.
Tunisian Crochet Projects, Patterns and Other Resources
- Tunisian Crochet Baby Patterns
- Tunisian Crochet Projects, Tips and Advice
- Free rainbow patterns
- Knitting with a crochet hook
- Free crochet tutorials
- Tunisian crochet overview
- knitting stitch markers
- Find the best crochet books online
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.
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.
- Get the baby blanket pattern (it’s free!)
- Learn how to crochet the heart square, or the checkerboard square
- More free heart patterns
- More free checkerboard patterns
- Free baby blanket patterns
- Find More Free Blanket Patterns
- Free crochet patterns at free-crochet-patterns.us
Bernat Softee Baby Yarns
The afghan is crocheted using Bernat Softee baby yarn. This is a machine-washable acrylic yarn.
- Lacy Striped Scarf — Free Crochet Pattern
- Subtle Stripes Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern
- More free crochet scarf patterns
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
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.
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.
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.
See More Ideas for Combining Flowers and Crochet:
I was delighted to catch a few minutes of the Lion Brand Yarns fashion show at the Winter 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!
Important Note: This yarn has now been discontinued. I recommend checking this page about knitting and crochet supplies for more up-to-date yarn information.
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 these photos to share with you, but I really wish you could touch these yarns in person. They are delightfully soft. The colors are exquisite.
Examples of Color Knitting and Crochet Projects You Can Make With This Yarn:
The design team at Premiere Yarns has come up with some appealing projects you can make using Coral Batik and Coral Print. Here are a couple of examples. Click the photos below to find out where to get free patterns for knitting and crocheting these projects.
A free knitting pattern is available online for this tie-neck knit top. Click here for more info.
Want to make this pretty crochet chevron shawl? There’s a free pattern for this design available online. Click here for more details.
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