Free Pattern – Contours Square

Contours - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

There’s very little that’s square about this unique square! It’s made in 4 separate, half-circle pieces that are then joined with an edging and sewn together in the middle. It looks complicated, but the actual crochet is very easy. This square is shown here in 3 colors, but can be made all in 1 color, or in as many as 5 or … Continue reading →

Knitting Along 6 – Anthology Blanket by the Underground Crafter

Anthology Blanket by the Underground Crafter on StitchesNScraps.com

I finally finished my blanket for the Anthology Blanket Knit Along!  Did you do the KAL too? If so, remember, you have until the end of November to finish up your blanket and enter the giveaway. The squares were becoming a Friday night stitching group ritual for me, and I can’t believe it’s done. I’m really happy with how it turned out … Continue reading →

Beautiful Afghan Squares ~ 12 FREE Crochet Patterns

Beautiful Afghan Squares Round up on StitchesNScraps.com

This round-up of crochet afghan patterns is compiled by Rhelena of Crochet Pattern Bonanza – a free crochet pattern directory. Rhelena was kind enough to write this up as a guest post for me to share with you. Thanks Rhelena! Afghan squares are a fun way to relax at the end of the day. They are often mindless to crochet, … Continue reading →

Knitting Along 5 – Anthology Blanket by the Underground Crafter

Blocking squares - Anthology Blanket KAL - StitchesNScraps.com

The Anthology Blanket Knit Along is almost over! There are just 4 squares left. The squares are all fairly easy though, so there’s still time to catch up. You’ve seen my first 5 squares, squares 6-10, squares 11-15, and squares 16-20. Here are squares 21-25. From left to right, top to bottom: Ridge Stitch, Ribbed Basketweave, Garter Zig Zag, Zipper Rib, and Waffle Rib. … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Anemone

Anemone Security Blanket - a free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

After making my Seahorse Teether pattern, I had quite a bit of yarn left, so I made this blanket to go with it. The design is reversible, and was inspired by pictures of “flower” anemones. It’s made in Red Heart Baby Hugs yarn, which has been tested to be free from harmful levels of over 300 substances! This pattern is protected by copyright. … Continue reading →

Knitting Along 4 – Anthology Blanket by the Underground Crafter

Squares 16-20 - the Anthology Blanket by the Underground Crafter on StitchesNScraps.com

I’m still knitting along on the Anthology Blanket Knit Along on Underground Crafter, and we’re on square 21 already! I got a bit behind, but have managed to catch up again. I showed you my first 5 squares, squares 6-10 and squares 11-15. Now here are squares 16-20. From left to right, top to bottom, there’s Mini Dots, Bamboo Poles, Dots, Diagonal Moss Stripe, and … Continue reading →

Knitting Along 3 – Anthology Blanket by the Underground Crafter

Squares 11-15 - Anthology Blanket KAL

We’re a little more than halfway through the Anthology Blanket Knit Along on Underground Crafter! We’ve finished 16 out of the 30 squares. I showed you my first 5 squares, and squares 6-10. I’m a little late in showing you squares 11-15, but here they are: From left to right, top to bottom, there’s Diagonal Broken Rib, Diagonal Rib, Tiny Triangles, Garter Stripes, and Purled … Continue reading →