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Love 2 Knit


yanna • November 24, 2010 • United States

About this Splore

I love to knit. I have just started knitting and I am learning some great tips and tricks. I thought I would share them here. I hope you share your tips also!

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cara • January 16, 2012 at 7:55am

pinkcakebox knitting cake


yanna (Creator) • December 21, 2011 at 12:40pm

Knit Pizza

My kids had such a fun time playing with this, so I decided to keep it for them. I tend to give away the things I make. This took a long time to make. I made it with out a pattern. The cheese and toppings are not attached so they can 'make' a pizza


yanna (Creator) • December 21, 2011 at 12:36pm

a few more treats

the cookies are the same pattern as the make-up removers in a previous post.


yanna (Creator) • December 21, 2011 at 12:33pm

Knit Food

I have two nieces that are around 2 years old. One is getting a shopping cart for Christmas. The other one is getting a kitchen. There are a lot of patterns online for food. Most knit up fast. After I got the hang on it, I even made up a few of my own creations without a pattern. The best free food patterns are on Ravelry and Knitting Pattern Central.


Barbara • December 14, 2011 at 9:04am

LIbrary Crocheting for Teens


yanna (Creator) • October 16, 2011 at 9:40am

Dasher Sweater

I made this sweater for my cousin's first baby. I used this pattern: I really like this pattern for a baby sweater. I am sure I will use it again.


Barbara • May 2, 2011 at 3:28pm

Okay, so here's my "lacey" cloth.

It looks strangely different from yours. It was so wide that I pulled it all out and reduced the number of chain loops. Then it was still too wide, so I made it several rows shorter to compensate and not make a giant cloth.

I like it, but it's not how it was supposed to turn out. I must still be missing something. If I went to the end of the row it just got wider and wider like a funnel, so I stopped short and ended up with the fluted bumps on the sides. (?) Pretty, but not exactly the pattern.

I'd rather change it because I understood it and wanted to rather than just bumble around and make something up.

I love how the "leaf" ones turned out and gave several as a gift recently. I like the X stitches on this one. That was fun.

I didn't bother blocking this so it's not perfectly flat/squared.


yanna (Creator) • April 30, 2011 at 8:20am

More knit ideas from Wool & Honey

Wool & Honey, a yarn store in Northern Michigan, is selling knit kits for $30 or less. There are some cute projects:


yanna (Creator) • April 20, 2011 at 4:00pm

How to Crochet a Circle

This is a pattern I made using my mother-in-law's instructions for making circles.

Crochet Circle

Round 1: Using an adjustable ring Ch 3. 11 dc. Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in each dc around (24 dc). Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 3: Ch 3. (2 dc stitches in next dc, one dc in the next dc) continue around. Join with sl st to top ch of Ch 3
Round 4: Ch 3. (2 dc stitches in next dc, one dc in the next 2 dc) continue around. Join with sl st to top ch of Ch 3
Round 5: Ch 3. (2 dc stitches in next dc, one dc in the next 3 dc) continue around. Join with sl st to top ch of Ch 3
ontinue with the pattern until the circle is the size you would like it.
Finish off (I used invisible finish), weave in ends.

* the first Ch3 of each row counts as the first dc for the round

From the expert: "Basically to get the circle to lay flat increase in every stitch on the first row, increase every other stitch on the second row, every 3rd stitch on 3rd row and then after that increase as needed to make it flat. I usually like to slip stitch the first and last stitches together and I usually mark this with a marker (little safety pin or whatever) Some patterns have you not hooking them together and turning on each row. I don't like this because you will have to have a seam."

I'll post a photo later, I have to run. If you want to sew two together use the crab stitch.


Barbara • April 20, 2011 at 12:08pm

Hi Yanna!

Please put a pattern for your crocheted scrubbies on here. The circle ones. I found some tuille in the basement and have it in the car.

Or did you knit the ones with the scrubbie stuff??


Barbara • April 18, 2011 at 6:31pm

My second washcloth

Somehow I got scallops on the edge. Not sure how it happened, but I like it.


Barbara • April 17, 2011 at 10:15pm

Here's my yarn.

It was all half price this weekend.


yanna (Creator) • April 12, 2011 at 1:10pm


Finally a knit pattern. I really like how these come out.


yanna (Creator) • April 12, 2011 at 1:07pm

Make-up Removers

My daughter uses those disposable cotton make up removers every night with her astringent. I found this pattern online and made some up - very simple and quick (an green).

Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3. 12 dc. Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in each dc around (24 dc). Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. Finish off (I used invisible finish), weave in ends.


yanna (Creator) • April 12, 2011 at 1:05pm


Alternate Stitch Dishcloth Instructions

* Ch 33.
* R1: SC in second chain from hook and in each Ch across.
* R2: Ch 1. Turn. Skip the first SC. (SC, DC) in next SC. [Skip the next SC, (SC, DC) in next SC]. Repeat across the row
* R3: Ch 1. Turn. (SC, DC) in each DC across the row.
* Repeat R3 for 8.5 inches.
* Bind off.
* Using the yarn needle, sew in loose ends.


yanna (Creator) • April 12, 2011 at 1:04pm

Leaf Stitch Dish Cloth

Instructions for Leaf Stitch Dishcloth

* Ch 34.
* R1: SC in second Ch from hook and in each Ch across the row.
* R2: Ch 1. Turn. (Skip 1 SC, 2 SC in next SC) across the row.
* Repeat R2 until piece measures 4.25 inches.
* Switch to second color or yarn.
* Repeat R2 for 4.25 more inches.
* Bind off.
* With the yarn needle, sew in the loose ends.


yanna (Creator) • April 12, 2011 at 1:03pm

simple lacy dish cloth
Chain 32

Row 1: Double crochet in 3rd chain from the hook and all across, chain 3 and turn (counting the turning chain you have 30 stitches across)

Row 2: DC in first 3 DC Spaces, *Skip 1 DC Space, DC in next DC Space, DC back into Skipped Space with your hook going behind previous stitch (forms an X)* Repeat from * until 4 DC spaces remain, DC to the end. (30 stitches) Chain 3 and turn
Row 3: DC across, Chain 3 and turn

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 seven times for a total of 17 rows

Finish off by weaving in ends


yanna (Creator) • April 11, 2011 at 8:07pm

Crochet Dish Sponge

Here is a pattern that is fast and simple. And they work the best. I use Lily's Sugar 'n Cream 100% cotton.

by Krysten L. & Gherkin’s Bucket

ch 18
sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn (17 sc)
Rd 1 - ch 2, hdc tfl of each sc across, turn work and continue back around placing a hdc in each of
the rem loops on other side of the same sc sts you just completed placing hdc tfl in, sl st in first hdc to
join rd (34 hdc)
Rd 2-6 - ch 2, hdc tbl of each hdc around, sl st in first hdc to join rd (reduce number of rounds here to
shrink width)
Create Row - ch 1, sc tbl of both thicknesses of hdc sts, turn work
Last Row - sl st in each sc across, fasten off.
Weave in ends, pulling tails into the middle of dish sponge for easy "hiding". :)


yanna (Creator) • March 30, 2011 at 6:53am


I have somehow accumulated a lot of cotton yarn. This stuff is great for dishcloths. So I have been doing a bit of crocheting this week (photos and pattern links to come). Here are a few crochet links I found helpful:

How to weave in ends

How to crab stitch

magic loop - for crochet circles