Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Crochet Quillo - Its a Blanket, It's a Pillow, It's a bag!


I really wish I would have had one of these 
when my Momma was having Chemo 
and lots of Dr. Visits. It was always so cold.
I know they keep it cold to keep germs down, 
and this Crochet Quillo 
would have been the perfect thing to take along.

It is the perfect size blanket.
 It folds up into a convenient bag,
 and Can be used as a pillow.
Bag/ Pillow Measures About
16 X 12 inches.
It makes a great travel pillow, 
in the car, RV or plane,
because it doesn't take up much space.
And you can carry it anywhere, 
with the handles.
When unfolded the Blanket measures
Approximately About 38 X 28.

If you may be a tighter hooker then I am,
you may need to go up a hook size. 
This blanket and pillow are meant to 
be stitched somewhat loosely.
The blanket is a perfect size to 
lay across your lap,
or throw over your shoulders.
You can even put your feet in the 
pocket to keep your feet warm.
You can even Tuck a book 
or Electronic Tablet inside.
 or Whatever you need.

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Let's Make one:
Crochet Quillo Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach

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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook: I
Yarn : Worsted Weight (4) I used Baby Pound of Love - 
1 skein Pink - C1, 1 skein White - C2
(or Colors of your choosing) About 12 oz. of each color.

Stitches:
Chain ( ch)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Notes: Ch 1 at ends of rows does not count as a st, it is a turning ch.


We Will Start With the Blanket:

R : 1  - With C2 ch 101, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn ( 100 hdc)

R : 2 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 
*skip the next hdc, in the next hdc ( hdc, ch 1,  hdc)*
Repeat From * to across, 1 hdc in the last hdc, ch1, turn 
( 48 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)

R : 3 - Change to C1, 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 
*(hdc, ch1, hdc) in the next Vst*,
Repeat From * to * Across row, 1 hdc in the last hdc, 
Ch1, turn ( 48 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)

R : 4 - Repeat R : 3

R : 5 &; 6 - Change to C2, and Repeat R: 3

R : 7 &; 8 - Change to C1 and Repeat R : 3

R : 9 - R ; 68  - Continue to Repeat R:3 
Alternating C1 and C2 every 2 rows.

R : 69- With C2, 1 hdc in each hdc across, 3 hdc in the last st,
 *evenly hdc down the side of the blanket, 3 hdc in the corner, 
Repeat From * on the last 2 sides of the blanket, join to the 1st hdc. 
Cut yarn and weave in your ends.

Bag/ Pillow - 
R : 1  - With C2 ch 31, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn ( 30 hdc)

R : 2 - 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 
*skip the next hdc, in the next hdc ( hdc, ch 1,  hdc)*
Repeat From * to across, 1 hdc in the last hdc, ch1, turn 
( 28 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)

R : 3 - Change to C1, 1 hdc in the 1st hdc, 
*(hdc, ch1, hdc) in the next Vst*,
Repeat From * to * Across row, 1 hdc in the last hdc, 
Ch1, turn ( 28 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)

R : 4 - Repeat R : 3

R : 5 &; 6 - Change to C2, and Repeat R: 3

R : 7 &; 8 - Change to C1 and Repeat R : 3

R : 9 - R : 52 - Continue to Repeat R:3 
Alternating C1 and C2 every 2 rows.

R : 53 -With C2, 1 hdc in each hdc across, 3 hdc in the last st,
 *evenly hdc down the side of the blanket, 3 hdc in the corner, 
Repeat From * on the last 2 sides of the pillow, join to the 1st hdc. 

Fold pillow/bag in half, wrong sides out and 
sew up the sides with matching yarn.
Flip to right side. Line up the bag to the center of the blanket, 
and sew the bag to the blanket, 
making sure to only sew one side of the bag.

Handles: Make 2

With Pink yarn, Using 2 strands, Ch 26, 
1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, ch1, turn, 
1 hdc in each hdc, cut yarn. place 1 handle centered on one side of the bag.
And the other handle centered across, but sewn onto the blanket edge.
(see picture above for pillow and handle placement)

I think it would be lovely to add some flowers, ribbons, 
bows or some other embellishment to make it extra special.

Now That you have made your Crochet Quillo,
 Here is how to fold it.
I think this would also be a great 
over night bag or even a beach bag.
oh, And a Great Bag/ Blanket 
to take to the park or dog Park.

Think About all The fun colors of yarn
you could make it.

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