Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

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Free Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth Crochet Pattern includes a video tutorial. A fun, lively and super simple crochet pattern. Click for pattern.Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

Another year of school has come to an end and I think it’s important to always give thanks to the amazing teachers who shape our child’s educational and extracurricular life. Last year I started my own personal tradition of making homemade soap and dishcloths for all of my daughter’s teachers and coaches. In 2015 I made the Easy Thick Crochet Dishcloth and this year I decided to create a new fun and lively granny square pattern.

This crochet pattern is so fun and really easy to make. Once you learn the pattern, you’ll be able to do it in your sleep. I’ve also included this helpful video tutorial for those who find it easier to follow crochet patterns visual.

Click here for the video tutorial.

COLORFUL SOLID GRANNY SQUARE DISHCLOTH CROCHET PATTERN

Pattern in U.S. terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

• Hook: U.S. H/5.00mm
• Cotton yarn in 4 colors – 4 skeins (Bernat Handicrafter used in photos)
• Darning Needle & Scissors
*NOTE: Using the incorrect hook and yarn size will likely cause the finished project to be too large or too small.

ABBREVIATIONS:
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
dc = double crochet

PATTERN DETAILS
FINISHED SIZE: 8″ x 8″

PATTERN
Make a slip knot and chain 4, insert hook into the first chain and join with a slip stitch to make a circle.

ROUND 1: COLOR A – Ch 5, working into the center of the ring make 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the ring, ch 2, 3 dc into the ring, ch 2, 2 dc into the ring, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 5 we started the round with. (will have 3 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 2: COLOR A – Ch 3, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 5 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 2 dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 7 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 3: COLOR B – Ch 3, 2 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 7 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 4 dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 11 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 4: COLOR B – Ch 3, 4 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 11 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 6 dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 15 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 5: COLOR C- Ch 3, 6 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 15 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 8 dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 19 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 6: COLOR C- Ch 3, 8 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 19 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 10dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 23 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 7: COLOR D – Ch 3, 10 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 23 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 12dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 27 dc per side after the round is complete)

ROUND 8: COLOR D – Ch 3, 12 dc into each of the dc below, [2 dc into the corner space, ch 2, 2 dc into the corner space, 27 dc into each of the dc below],repeat pattern for next 2 sides. After the 2 dc in the last corner, make 14dc into the dc below, join using a sl into the third ch from the ch 3 we started the round with. (will have 31 dc per side after the round is complete)

Fasten off and weave in any ends.

Looking for more great crochet patterns:  Elegant Capelet Wrap PatternOutlander Cowl PatternCross Hatch Button-Up Cowl Crochet Pattern, Easy Modern Crochet Patterns, Crochet Beach Bag Pattern, Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dish Clothes, Crochet Boot CuffsCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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Penne with Roasted Onions, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts Recipe

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Who isn't always on the lookout for a delicious vegetarian meal that's great to serve to dinner guests. The combination of sweet, caramelized onions, flavorful cheese, and toasted walnuts is irresistible and makes this penne with roasted onions, gorgonzola and walnuts recipe a winner in my book.Penne with Roasted Onions, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts Recipe

Who isn’t always on the lookout for a delicious vegetarian meal that’s great to serve to dinner guests. The combination of sweet, caramelized onions, flavorful cheese, and toasted walnuts is irresistible and makes this penne with roasted onions, gorgonzola and walnuts recipe a winner in my book.

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with a remarkable co-worker named Diane. Her office was next to mine so I was lucky enough to get to know her really well. She’s an extraordinary woman, you know…one of those. The kind of woman that can milk a cow then churns fresh butter for her divine homemade rustic bread with the concord grape jelly that she’d made yesterday. Seriously, there’s nothing she can’t do.

We became good friends and eventually starting exchanging gifts at Christmas time. Even though I make a lot of my own homemade gifts, I was intimidated by her incredible “Martha-like” talents so instead, I decided to give her a recipe book. As with everything else, Diane is an amazing cook. Thankfully she appreciated the book and even tried a number of recipes from it. The recipe I’m sharing today is from that book (which I’m sorry I don’t know the name of as I just have a photocopy of the recipe). Diane said this recipe was simple and delicious, my two favorite things in a recipe so I decided to give it a go. Good thing I did, it’s become one of my husband’s favorite meals.

I’ve made this on a number of occasions and my dinner guests always ask for the recipe. It’s very simple, only a handful of ingredients and great if you have vegetarian guests (or even none vegetarians) for dinner.

Penne with Roasted Onions, Gorgonzola and Walnuts Recipe

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Large red onions, quartered
  • 8-12 garlic cloves
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 oz penne, rotini or other tubular pasta
  • 6 oz Gorgonzola cheese, broken into small chunks
  • 3 tbsp coarsely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnut pieces
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Cut each onion half into crescent-shaped slices about 1/8″ thick. Toss in a roasting pan with garlic cloves, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Roast for 30-35 minutes, shaking the pan every so often. The onions should be tender and slightly charred.

2. Cook the pasta, drain and return it to the pot. Add the roasted onions, garlic, cheese, parsley, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. Stir and serve immediately.

Download the penne with roasted onions, gorgonzola and walnuts recipe here.

hope you enjoyed this recipe. Check out some of my other recipes including Double chocolate pecan cookiesThe ultimate rice krispie squareBest salad everNo bake energy ballsthe best chicken soup you’ll ever eatBailey’s dipped toasted marshmallowszucchini quinoa pattiesperfect chocolate chip cookiesmarinated feta cheesemediterranean humus.

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Fish Coloring Page

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Free printable fish coloring page - a wonderful resource for teachers, homeschoolers and parents. Also a fun and educational way to entertain kids.Fish Coloring Page

Jeez Louise… can you believe it’s been over six months since I posted my last printable coloring page? I’ve been getting tons of comments and feedback lately asking me to create more fun printable coloring pages so I guess it’s time to get on it.

I’m so Sorry!

Let me take a moment to apologize for not posting more frequently, but there’s been so much going on behind the scenes here. If you hadn’t already heard, I’ve started a new blog called BlogBabble.co. I created this blog as a way to help my fellow creatives, crafters, and artists learn how to blog. After receiving countless comments and personal emails about how to start a blog, I decided it was a sign that I should start helping people in a new way.

For the past six months, I’ve been working hard writing an eBook and developing a course curriculum. It’s been a labor of love but I’m starting to see the finishing line in the distance. My new course – The Maker’s Guide: Start Successfully Blogging About Your Passion in 30 Days will be available starting at the end of May. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this course, please feel free to sign up here. In the meantime, once you sign up, you’ll receive instant access to my free resource library with tons of helpful lists, printables, and calendars.

Fish Fun

So, getting back to this post, this month, I’ve created a fun and whimsical fish coloring page. The idea for a fish printable came from a recent phone conversation with one of my dear childhood friends. He reminded me of our weekend bike rides to the river where we’d spend the day digging worms and fishing from the bridge. We’d catch tons of fish and keep them in our little buckets. I remember how beautiful they were when the light of the sun caught their brilliantly colored scales (yep you guessed it, we had buckets full of sunfish). Don’t worry, we always through the fish back at the end of the day; it was just fun to see how many we could catch in a day. So, I’m dedicating this coloring page to all those fine, brave fish that jumped on my fishing line and gave me the utmost pleasure and satisfaction of feeling them wriggle and pull away as I wound in the line.

Download or print your free fish coloring page here.

Free printable fish coloring page - a wonderful resource for teachers, homeschoolers and parents. Also a fun and educational way to entertain kids.

Looking for more fun printables: HousesBugs & Butterflies Coloring PageMandala Coloring PageHearts Coloring PageBlank Faces Coloring PageJellyfish Friendship BraceletsPrintable Robot Coloring Page Family Movie Night Tickets

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Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern

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Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Free Pattern. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners. Click to get this free crochet pattern.Can you feel it…Spring is in the air! Oh, how I love this time of year. I love the longer days, the green leaves coming out and the flowers starting to color landscapes everywhere. With the warmer weather, we can start thinking about shedding a layer or two of clothes. This is where my new Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern comes in.

This crochet capelet (I’ve also seen it as caplet) pattern is gorgeous and is designed specifically for two things; to keep you both warm while the weather is still a little cool and to look stylish. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory. On a chilly night, it’s all you need to keep yourself warm and give your outfit a stylish flair.

Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

• Hook: U.S. P/11.5mm
• Size 5 Bulky Yarn in 2 skeins (Bernat Alpaca in Lavender
used in photos)
• Darning Needle & Scissors
*NOTE: Using the incorrect hook and yarn size will likely cause the finished project to be too large or too small.

ABBREVIATIONS:
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
bl = back loop

PATTERN DETAILS
FINISHED SIZE: Neck opening 15” across, Bottom opening 20”,
Height from top to bottom 8”.
GAUGE: 4 stitches = 2” 3 rows = 2” (hdc)
STITCH NOTES: Other than Round 1, all hdc stitches are to be made in the back loop of each stitch.

PATTERN
Make a slip knot and chain 64, without twisting the chain, slip stitch into the first chain to connect the ends and create a round.

ROUND 1: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl.
ROUND 2: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUND 3: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl. (72 sts)
ROUNDS 4: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUNDS 5: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 8 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl. (80 sts)
ROUND 6: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUNDS 7: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 9 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl (88 sts)
ROUNDS 8 – 14: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl. (NOTE: If you would like your wrap a little longer then continue making more rows until the length is to your liking).

Break yarn, weave in ends.

Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Free Pattern. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners. Click to get this free crochet pattern.

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