Fiber & Yarn Crafts (Page 2)

Not every child seeks out cutesy dolls or adorable stuffed animals as their lovies. Many children love to take a walk on the “wild side”, and when they do, always nice to have a lovable monster to accompany them. Below are knit patterns for creating friends for your own favoriteRead More →

Working with the Stepped Fret We are almost done working through all of the mosaic knitting patterns. My son, who loves ancient history, informed me that this pattern looks like something that would be on old Greek vases. I love how these mosaic patterns play with the eye; is it aRead More →

Working with the Chevron Pattern While working on this pattern I kept making mistakes until I took the time to really “see” the pattern. Rather than looking at the whole zig-zag pattern, you need to look at it as a series of stacked triangles. The light color builds triangles that stack upRead More →

A few weeks ago we shared a Showcase of Cat and Mouse Knit patterns. You can see them HERE. They were a big hit but we had lots of people looking for crocheted patterns. I got right on it, almost finished the post, went on vacation, then forgot about it!Read More →

Working with the Greek Cross Pattern I don’t have any notes to share on this pattern. It was smooth going for me just following the same basic principles of mosaic knitting. As you can see in the pattern, especially in the yellow crosses, you don’t carry the off color for very long.Read More →

Working with the Harlequin  Pattern This is a fun pattern to work up, especially with highly contrasting fabrics. It is using the same mosaic technique as the previous few blocks so there really isn’t anything new to learn here. In my notes I did highlight row 27 and jotted this inRead More →

NOTE: The direct links to all the individual photos can be found in this post. The other day someone asked me if I knew of a cute pattern for a knit mouse. Well, as you can well imagine, once I started looking I couldn’t stop! And, if hardly seems fittingRead More →

Working with the Miniature Mosaic Pattern When I went over my notes for this block the only thing I had written down was, “took forever.” LOL. I made this block back in May so I can’t remember why it took me so long to complete this block. This block knits upRead More →

Working with the Diagonal Chain Pattern The diagonal chain is another fun mosaic pattern. The main tip I want to share is be sure to slip as if to purl unless a pattern says otherwise. This is true for all the mosaic patterns. More Blocks in the Series Introductory Post Block Nine: HorizontalRead More →

horizontal chain knit patterns

Working with Mosaic Knitting Patterns The Horizontal Chain Pattern is the first block in the mosaic pattern section. Mosaic knitting is an easy way to use multiple colors in a pattern because you are only working with one color at a time. Unlike traditional knit color-work, you do not have toRead More →

Working with the Rose Fabric Pattern After a couple of rows, the rose pattern becomes easy to see. You can see that you need to purl on the vertical stripe of the opposite color. Just remember with this pattern that you need to knit into the row below. More Blocks inRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

I love summer knitting. Although autumn and winter seem like the more prevalent times for knitting and of course include big chunky fabrics, warm woolen accessories, and elicit images of knitting curled up by the fire, the summer can be just as wondrous to the avid knitter. In the summer weRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

Funky Bobble Baby Blanket :: Spiral Squares :: Polkadot Square Pattern :: Crazy for Polka Dots Baby Blanket POP Blanket :: Pokey Dots Throw :: Intarsia Polka-Dot Blanket :: Large Circles in a Square   Today I’ve gathered together a fun collection of Polka Dot inspired blanket projects that include both crocheted and knitted patterns.Read More →

Some of you may remember that a few years ago I did a Newbie Knitting series here on the blog. At the time I know it encouraged many of our readers to pick up some needles and jump into the world of knitting. I also know that many of ourRead More →