Edging – Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob's Ladder Edging on StitchesNScraps.com

I’m mildly obsessed with Jacob’s ladders. Ever since I did the Jake’s Blankie Crochet-Along last year, I’ve been hooked. I used Jacob’s ladders in my Jacob & Julia bracelet, in my Accidental Beanie, and in my Criss Cross Applesauce square.  I love the chunky, braided look, and the versatility of this stitch. A bold, Jacob’s Ladder edging just seemed like … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Criss cross apple sauce

Criss Cross Applesauce collage

The back and forth, crossed post stitches (cables) at the center of this square form a lattice like texture. There is a Jacob’s ladder / braid stitch in each corner, tucked under smaller chain spaces for a more criss-crossed look. The back of the square has a completely different, but also interesting texture, which looks a bit like layered shell stitches. The pattern is written with … Continue reading →

Jake’s Blankie CAL – look what I won!

Katherine Coat by Jessie at Home

I’m a couple weeks late telling you all about this, but I still wanted to share, because it’s still exciting. I won a prize in the Jake’s Blankie CAL!  I won my choice of 3 patterns from Jessie at Home. That was a really hard choice, as all her patterns are so lovely, but here’s what I picked. First of … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Jake’s Blankie, Week 10

I’m squeaking this in just under the wire – Week 11 of the Jake’s Blankie CAL on Jessie at Home actually starts today. My blanket though, is finished! I managed to find more white. I’m not entirely sure it’s the same yarn, but if not, it’s very close. I found just enough to do the one row border, but that’s all it needed. I … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Jake’s Blankie, Week 9

Week 9 of Jakes Blankie

My blanket for the Jake’s Blankie CAL on Jessie at Home is starting to look like an actual blanket now, though I think it’s going to need some more blocking when it’s all done. I ran out of all the yarn in all three colors just making the squares. Since this was supposed to be a stashbuster, I didn’t want to buy a … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Accidental Beanie

Accidental Beanie pattern

This pattern came about entirely by accident. I was working on a Jacob’s square for the Jake’s blankie CAL by Jessie at Home, but I wasn’t really paying attention. Without realizing it, I had worked the whole first 5 rows without doing any of the increases. When I went to make the Jacob’s ladders, the “square” started curling in, and … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Jake’s Blankie, Week 8

Here it is, the last square for the Jake’s Blankie CAL on Jessie at Home! I got creative again with this one, to use up my last bits of light blue and white. This time I used my blocking wires to block it – I don’t know why I didn’t do them all this way – so much easier! I’ll definitely use them again … Continue reading →