Friday, August 11, 2017

Patchwork Puppy Project - The Puppy Patches


Patchwork Puppy Project Links
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Also Available on Ravelry
Patchwork Puppy Project Quilt 1 Ebook

Also Available on Etsy
Patchwork Puppy Project Quilt 1
Build Your Own Bundle of 3, 5, or 10 Patches
Make My Dog Into a Patch (coming soon)
Make My Dog Into a Pattern (coming soon)

See WORKING LIST for what is to come or to request a breed!
All patches use #4 weight yarn and either a 3.50mm or a 4.00mm crochet hook

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Border Collie Patch

Size: 6.5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 17
Released: August 2017

$1.50

Boston Terrier
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 11
Released: August 2017

$1.00
Ravelry
Etsy


..........Bull Terrier
Size: 6 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: August 2017

$1.00
Ravelry
Etsy


Chihuahua
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


Chow Chow
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: August 2017

$1.00
Ravelry
Etsy


Cocker Spaniel
Size: 7 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy

Dachshund
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 10
Released: August 2017

$1.00
Ravelry
Etsy


English Bulldog
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


Maltese
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


Neapolitan Mastiff
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


Old English Sheepdog
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 11
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


Pekingese
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: August 2017

$1.00
Ravelry
Etsy


Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 9
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


Pug
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 8
Released: August 2017

$1.00
Ravelry
Etsy


Rat Terrier
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 14
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


Shar Pei
Size: 7 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 11
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy


West Highland White Terrier
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 8
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Ravelry
Etsy

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Patchwork Puppy Project - Assembly and Finishing

When you get all of your Squares and Fillers made, you will need to attach them together and add the Patchwork decoration!

Be sure to refer to your Layout to know what goes where!

Here is the joining method I recommend as well as the decorative stitching and a simple border!



Patchwork Puppy Project Links




Mattress Stitch Join
You may prefer a different tried-and-true join method, but I found the Mattress Stitch Join to work out best for this project. I really hope you will give it a try!

Advantages:
It uses very little yarn, so you can keep going and going for a while with less ends! 
It is a nice invisible join that didn't clash with my plans of decorative stitching!
It's really simple and fast, too!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Patchwork Puppy Project - The Fillers

Here are the patterns for the various fillers that make it possible to combine different size squares in one layout. Below each pattern are the requirements for each layout.






Materials: 
#4 Medium weight yarn
J/10 6.00mm crochet hook
Tapestry Needle (to sew ends)
Measuring Tape
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Stitches Used:
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
FO - finish off

Gauge: 2.5 st/inch , 3 row/inch

IMPORTANT:
If you have altered the number of rows of your squares to be square, then you will also need to alter the number of rows of some of these Fillers. It will be noted on affected patterns.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Patchwork Puppy Project - The Squares


A note on gauge:
It's not so important that your squares turn out to be exactly 8 x 8 or whatever. In theory, if you crochet looser or tighter than me then everything is off by the same proportion so it still all fits together anyway. For this particular type of layout, however, it is important that your squares are actually square, so you should always measure and add or take away rows to get a square Square. I have written this into the instructions to remind you - and you should repeat it for each square of whichever size that you make because even different colors of the same brand and type of yarn can vary in thickness.

Patchwork Puppy Project Links
The Planning (Materials Info)
The Layouts (What these squares are for!)


QUICK CHECK: Fold your square diagonally to check. If it makes a perfect triangle, then it is as tall as it is wide and that is what makes it square.


Materials: 
50/70/90 yards of  #4 Medium weight yarn
J/10 6.00mm crochet hook
Tapestry Needle (to sew ends)
Measuring Tape

Stitches Used:
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
FO - finish off

Gauge: 2.5 st/inch , 3 row/inch
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Patchwork Puppy Project - The Layouts

Here are 3 different size Patchwork Layouts I have made or planned. The Child-size is the one I have recently completed. The Adult-size is the 2nd project I have begun. The Baby-size is another one I would like to make eventually. I shall continue to make blankets as long as I continue to make Patches (and will continue to make Patches as long as people are interested).  I will add those layout plans here as I make them. As time allows, I will also be adding a tutorial on how to create your own layout by using some simple and free online tools!

Patchwork Puppy Project Links
Please note there currently may not be enough patches or patches of the appropriate size to cover the Adult or Baby size blankets, so continue to look for new Patches released!
(SEE PLANNING FOR RELEASE SCHEDULE)


C = Color /  (4)C3 = make 4 of Color 3
Child-size Blanket
38 x 46 inches

Yardage
Color 1: 210yards
Color 2: 150yards
Color 3: 160yards
Color 4: 170yards
Color 5: 230yards
Filler: 350yards
(filler color is also used for joining, embroidery, and border)

14 Squares:
Large: (1)C1, (1)C3, (1)C5
Medium: (1)C1, (1)C3, (1)C4, (2)C5
Small: (1)C1, (3)C2, (2)C4

7 Fillers:
(1)A, (2)B, (1)C, (1)D, (2)E

Room for 14 Patches!





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Save this layout to your device for assembly reference
PC: right click>Save image as
Mobile: Long press>Save picture

See Pictures of this Project HERE






Adult-size Blanket
estimated 52 x 62 inches

Yardage
Color 1: 370yards
Color 2: 390yards
Color 3: 340yards
Color 4: 390yards
Color 5: 330yards
Filler: 700yards (estimate)
(filler color is also used for joining, embroidery, and border)

30 Squares:
Large: (1)C1, (1)C3, (3)C4, (2)C5
Medium: (1)C1, (2)C2, (1)C4
Small: (5)C1, (5)C2, (5)C3, (1)C4, (3)C5

10 Fillers:
(1)A, (5)B, (2)F, (2)G

Room for 30 Patches!




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 Save this layout to your device for assembly reference
PC: right click>Save image as
Mobile: Long press>Save picture


Baby-size Blanket
38 x 46 inches

Yardage
C1: 190yards
C2: 130yards
C3: 110yard
C4: 120yards
Filler: 250yards (estimate)
(filler color is also used for joining, embroidery, and border)

13 Squares:
Large: (1)C1
Small: (2)C1, (2C)2, (1)C3
X Small: (1)C2, (2)C3, (4)C4

6 Fillers:
(3)H, (2)I, (1)J

Room for 13 Patches!










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Save this layout to your device for assembly reference
PC: right click>Save image as
Mobile: Long press>Save picture

This is a concept of a blanket using an X-Small block and only 4 colors + filler color. 
Yardage and measurements are speculative at this time.




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WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE LAYOUTS!

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