Amazing Knitting Crochet Patterns and Ideas
Big Smile Pattern
To tie a slip knot, place the thread and make a loop. Make sure your short piece, the ponytail, is on top of the long string. Then flip everything over to the longest strand. Grasp the middle thread with your thumb and forefinger and gently pull the middle thread. Hold on to the tail and tighten the loop.
Take the loop in your left hand, insert the hook into the loop, and tighten the loop around the hook. Not too tight, there must be something to give. Note: I started my life left-handed and now I own both hands. I prefer to teach the way my grandmother taught me, because this is how all books are published.
Simple to work, the drop-stitch technique used in this striped blanket is striking when knit in multiple colors. Select your colors and make this as large or small as you would like. Knit a BIG SMILE!
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Needles: US 10 / 6mm, 32” (81.28 cm) in length, or size needed to obtain desired gauge. Note that 2 circular needles are needed for border.
Yardage: Approximately 741yds / 678m total for contrasting colors. Approximately 230yds / 210m for border.
Gauge: 18 sts & 26 rows = 4” / 10cm in drop-stitch pattern.
Finished measurements: Approximately 40” x 32” / 102cm x 81cm. Size is easily adjustable just add or omit pattern repeats.
Notions: stitch markers and tapestry needle