Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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




The Quillo Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs



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.

Crochet Quillo Crochet PatternBy Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook - I / 5.50 MM
Yarn - Worsted Weight (4) - 2 colors - 20 oz. of each
1 skein Pink - C1, 1 skein White - C2
(or Colors of your choosing) About 16 oz. of each color.

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

Size:
Bag - 16 X 12 Inches
Blanket - 38 X 28
Multiples- 2 + 4 
3 Chs = 1 inch
2 rows = 1 inch

Notes: 
Ch 1 at ends of rows does not count as a st, it is a turning ch.
Ch1 after the color changing when changing colors
When Changing colors do not cut your yarn, 
we will be trailing our yarn up the side for both the blanket and bag.

Step 1 -  The Bag 
See The Video On My Youtube Crochet
Channel At This LINK









Bag/ Pillow - 
R: 1  - With C2 ch 32, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn (31 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 
(14 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 (14 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)


R: 4 - Repeat R: 3


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


R: 7 - R: 52 - Continue to Repeat R:3 
Alternating C1 and C2 every 2 rows.


R: 53 -With C2, 1 hdc in each st across, 3 hdc in the last st,
 *evenly hdc down the side, 3 hdc in the corner, 



Repeat From * on the last 2 sides, join to the 1st hdc. 




Fold pillow/bag in half, wrong sides out.
Sc down the 1st side with matching yarn and sew the sides together.
Tie off weave in your end.
Join yarn to the bottom of the 2nd side and hdc up the side, sewing the sides together, 
Do not tie off.


Flip to right side. Sc around the top of the bag opening, join, and tie off. 



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 will be centered across, but sewn onto the blanket edge.
(see picture above for pillow and handle placement)


Step 2 - The Blanket:

See The Video On my Youtube Crochet
 Channel At This LINK


R: 1  - With C2 ch 102, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
and in each ch across, ch 1, turn (101 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 
(49 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 (49 hdc V sts, 2 hdc)



R: 4 - Repeat R: 3


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


R: 7 -  R: 68  - Continue to Repeat R:3 
Alternating C1 and C2 every 2 rows.


R: 69 Trim - 
With C2, 1 hdc in each st 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.


 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.


Stitch the other handle to the other side of the bag, lining up with the 1st handle.


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.


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Think About all The fun colors of yarn
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5 comments:

Unknown said...

I love this. Planning on making this for my mother-in-law. Love your designs. I <3 dogs too! Rock on! Kudos - awesome design!

Unknown said...

I am having trouble telling where the second handle is sewn on?

Unknown said...

I think I figured it out.

Annie said...

Hey, I was wondering if you might be able to make this bigger and if so, how?? I wanted to make one for a teenager and I am worried it will be too small

Theresa said...

is there a video tutorial for this that shows it being put together