How to Make Cheerful Child Crochet Blanket in Different Sizes

How’s your Cheerful Child coming along? Good I hope! I’ve had lots of requests for information on how to make it in different sizes so I took time this weekend to figure all that out for you. I’ve got info-graphics you can download for each size right here!

Dream Circle 12″ Crochet Square and Mandala

Hooray! The day has finally come when I can release my newest design, the Dream Circle 12″ Square and Mandala. I hope you love it for all your CALS and square projects. I’m honored that Dream Circle is the featured square for September 17 on the fabulous Moogly 2015 CAL! I’ve also included instructions for making it into a mandala instead of a square. In addition, I made one of these squares to begin my Around the Bases CAL, and I {Read More}

Posy Wheel 6″ Crochet Square

Here’s  a pretty little 6″ square for you to start off the Cheerful Child CAL. I’ve called it Posy Wheel, because the cluster stitches form a flower design within a wheel. I hope you enjoy making Posy Wheel! Cheerful Child is a baby blanket CAL here on pinkmambo.com that appears every Monday and Thursday January 7-February 18, 2016. It features granny-style blocks in a variety of designs, all on the easy side. Its skill level is adventurous beginner, which means the crocheter {Read More}

Taanvi’s Flower Crochet Motif

Happy day! I’m so glad to have this pattern ready to show you. It’s a pretty little flower motif design named after my sweet granddaughter Taanvi. I’ve added instructions and lots of step-by-step photos to guide you through making the motifs, joining as you go, and adding filler motifs in between if you want to use this motif to make a blanket, cushion cover, or something else you dream up! This motif is so much fun to make in happy {Read More}

Harlequin Shells 12″ Crochet Square

Here’s a lovely 12″ square pattern for all your crochet-alongs! It can also be made smaller if you fancy a 6″, 8″ or 10″ square. This square is made with 3-double crochet shells that form a sort of diamond pattern, hence the name.

Block Arrangements for Variations on a Theme Mystery Crochet Along

There’s one more thing I want to show you as you finalize arrangement of your blocks. I know some of you wanted to make an afghan larger than the normal afghan size, and I want to give you a couple of arrangements to accomplish that. I’ve made some little square blocks for use in these arrangements — for the square block, just start in the same manner as making the little rectangles, and stop when they’re square. Edging all the {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Mystery Crochet Along edging instructions for large squares

Instructions for edging squares we have made so far (we will refer to these as the large squares): Rnd 1: Join contrasting color with sc in any corner, * ch 3, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc) 10 times evenly across side ending with last sc in next corner; repeat from * 2 times; ch 3, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc) 9 times evenly across side, ch 2, join with sl st in first sc. You should {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Mystery Crochet Along Square #5

Square #5 Row 1: Ch 33 (last 3 ch count as dc), (dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in sixth ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch, * skip next 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), * (dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in single dc between shells; {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Mystery Crochet Along Square #4

Square #4 Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch–V-stitch made, ch 1, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center sp of first V-st, ch 2, dc in next sc, (ch 2, sc in center sp of next V-st, ch 2, dc in next sc) across, {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #3 Mystery Crochet Along

Square #3 Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch **, ch 1, skip next 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch–V-stitch made, ch 1, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc {Read More}