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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Woven Stitch - Crochet Pictures

In the previous post, you saw how to work the Woven Stitch in crochet. I hope you give it a try and see how easy it is and how quickly it works up into a nice afghan or even more quickly into a baby blanket.

Here are some pictures of just a few of the items I have made using the woven stitch.

This is the full size afghan I made for my son in bright bold manly colors trimmed in black. I love the contrast of the colors with the black. I started out with 26 rows of red then 4 rows of black. I continued working 26 rows of each color separated by 4 rows of black and ending with 26 rows of yellow. Then I worked 4 rounds of black around the entire afghan so there is a 4 row border of black around each block of color. I used Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn for this project and it took just barely more than one skein of each color to complete it. I finished it in about 3 weeks.

This is a close-up of a baby blanket I crocheted for my first child before she was born, using Dazzleaire yarn by Caron which is not even made anymore. Too bad too, because it was very soft and fluffy with a little sparkle to it and it never pilled or lost its shape even after almost 18 years! This picture was taken recently and the blanket still looks as good as it did the day I finished it. I think it shows off the woven stitch very nicely.

I stitched it in sections of baby variegated yarn alternating with sections of solids that matched. It is still one of my all-time favorite baby blankets.

This full-size afghan was stitched in random size sections of soft pastel colors for my younger daughter who is very much into the whole princess thing right now. Pink and purple are definitely the colors for her! I used Berella 4 worsted weight yarn by Bernat. This was the first project on which I used that yarn and I really loved working with it. This afghan has been machine washed and dried many times and the yarn is holding up quite well.

This is a baby blanket I made recently for one of my neices when she had her first baby. The yarn was actually leftover from another baby blanket I had made for a friend but I neglected to get a picture of that one! Anyway, the yarn I used is Lion Brand Baby Soft which is a medium sport weight yarn that is a real pleasure to work with. Some of these colors are no longer available unless you get lucky and find them on ebay or at a yard sale. But Baby Soft still comes in some very nice colors and works up into soft cozy baby items. It is the same yarn I used for my swirl top knit baby hat and crocheted baby hat. I had lots of the yellow leftover!

So what do you think of the woven stitch? Try it and let me know!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Hello! Thanks for posting pictures of your beautiful projects. I am going to attempt to make a baby blankie like this in woven stitch for my sister's baby. I have my colors and am wanting to know about how many chain stitch to start out with for a baby blanket. How many rows of your colors did you do? Thanks so much.

    By Blogger Jenn, At June 13, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

  • Hi Jennifer, and thanks for your nice comment. I'm so glad you have found something you like on my site!

    When I start a project using the woven stitch, I usually just eyeball the starting chain. So for a full size afghan like the one I made for my son in all those manly colors, I wanted it to be big enough to carry him into adulthood and beyond. So I did my beginning chain until it was just as wide as I wanted the afghan to be which was probably about 4 feet, maybe 4 1/2 feet.

    But for a baby blanket, of course that would be smaller, so I just worked the beginning chain until it was as wide as I wanted the baby blanket to be. By counting the white stitches that appear like teeth against the colored yarn, I estimate that I started with about 160 stitches. But this woven stitch requires a beginning chain that is a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2 extra, so you would have to start with 161 stitches. Then I worked 10 rows of color and 4 rows of white, then 4 rounds of white for the border.

    Enjoy making your project and I'd love to see a picture of it when it's finished!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At June 16, 2009 at 8:45 PM  

  • Hi now the 4th try to post my comments lol I have a feeling it will work this time. just wanted to say that I loved looking at all your ghans with this woven stitch. Thanks for all the tips and how to's love the striped ones esp and baby one. glad you said what you did to make them. I am anxious now to start one. I think I will make a lg one for a super single bed.

    By Blogger TallGirl, At June 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM  

  • dug out my yarn and going with baby as I have lots of baby sparkle bernat and it will be easy with this bumpy yarn to make this ghan. copied out your beginning stitches and color rows. good way to clean up all this yarn I have.

    By Blogger TallGirl, At June 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM  

  • Is there a pattern somewhere on the post?

    By Blogger Heather, At December 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM  

  • Needed something light and airy but simple without holes to trap wondering baby toes. Had to be simple, using FL. Gator colors....yeah, a bit...bold. Your blanket pattern is perfect. THNX!-J

    By Blogger Unknown, At May 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM  

  • Thanks for a great pattern. I have just finished my first colour and I want to change to second colour and I was just wondering how I do that? Do I finish off row, turn and start new colour with 2 chains, sc and chain 2 and continue on?

    By Blogger Unknown, At June 20, 2014 at 7:04 AM  

  • Hi Tania, thanks for writing! To start a new row of color, you would work the last stitch of the old color until there are only two loops left on your hook, then finish the stitch with the new color leaving about a 6 inch tail to crochet over or weave in later. Then continue on with the pattern using the new color.

    http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/03/learn-to-crochet-changing-colors-on.html This is a link to a video tutorial I did on how to change colors in crochet which might help you to see how I change my colors. Even though the video shows changing colors using double crochets, the concept is the same... you draw the new color in at the last yarn over of the stitch.

    Hope this helps!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At June 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM  

  • Those full sized afghans must have taken a long time! They are really nice!!

    By Anonymous Sakeenah, At July 14, 2014 at 1:11 AM  

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