Friday, 26 March 2010

Star Stitch PDF pattern now available

After shouting and crying at my laptop I've finally worked out how to get PDFs on here (thank you Ravelry). You can now download this in my previous post, so enjoy and don't forget to show me how you did.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Star Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern

I wanted to make a blanket using my favorite stitch, the Star Stitch, but I couldn't find one. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough but it gave me the spark to make the pattern (and the blanket) for myself. This blanket is for my Sister Ruth who is having her first baby this year. I love you sis, this is dedicated to you, with lots of love.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
You can ask me through my blog or over at (jelibe) or tweet me (jelibee)
Have fun and please tell me how you got on, I’d love to see.
You can sell what you make but PLEASE don’t sell the pattern or claim as your own. You can link it back to me. Thank you.
Here is the PDF, Enjoy: download now

6.50mm K Hook
Any DK worsten weight yarn. I used Robin 400g yarn. Finished blanket weighs in at 317g.
Sewing needle (for weaving in ends)

Special Stitch: Star Stitch

Make a chain, draw up a loop in the 2nd chain from hook and again in the next 5 chains, yarn over and pull yarn through all loops on hook, chain 1, put hook into the eye of the chain 1 and draw up a loop, put hook into chain of last chain that you drew up a loop on last star and draw up a loop, draw up a loop in next 3 chains, yarn over and pull yarn through all loops on hook, chain 1 and repeat process.

Pattern In American terms.

Chain 114
Row 1: Star Stitch to the end, draw a loop through last eye and in last chain (from last star), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 3 sc in eye of star and in each eye across, slip stitch in last stitch, ch 2, turn (37 stars).

Repeat rows1 - 2 till you have 62 rows, ending with row 2. At end of row 2, chain 1 instead of 2 and turn.

Small scalloped edging

Rd 1: sc in each stitch to the corner (111 sc), 3 sc in the corner, sc across to the next corner (92 sc), 3 sc in the corner, sc across to next corner – make sure you go through each chain (111 sc), 3 sc in corner, sc across to next corner (92 sc), 3 sc in corner.

Rd 2: sc in the first stitch, 2 dc in same stitch, skip a stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, * sc, 2 dc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, slip stitch in next. Repeat from *. In corners do (sc, 2 dc, sc) in same stitch.
Note : If you get to the end of the row, 1 stitch before the corner, just slip stitch in that stitch and carry on.
Join with a slip stitch in the first sc. FASTEN OFF.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Its a bargain...I'll totally use really!

We went to Chorley today for some shopping fun. My bf and our little boy went to GameStation and I ventured towards the clothes shops. I was hoping to get a jumper but they were all cardigans, so I ended up just getting a couple of vests for my summer wardrobe.
After a light lunch (beef and mushroom sandwich, yum!) I thought I'd go check in at the British Heart Foundation and see if they had any wool in.....well, they did and I had the lot! For only £4 too! BARGAIN!! Woo Hoo!

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And here it homeless yarn. I now have too much yarn and don't have a home for it. I don't think I've convinced my bf that I really need it. I did want it though :D

My Bf bought Burnout paradise The Ultimate Pack. This game looks fun, I do love crashing and bashing up my car :D  This was a bargain too, only £2.99. An excellent bargain hunting day to be had by all.