My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed ...
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item.
I'm a 30 something adult living in MA. Iâ€™m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week.
I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can.
All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations.
I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink.
The Valley Bridge throw is a great open, lacey design, that is easy enough for a beginner crocheter to make, but fun for a stitcher with more experience. It makes for great crocheting while watching TV or chatting with a friend.
4 sizes are available: 30" (crib), 36" (toddler / lapghan / throw), 48" (twin bed), 60" (double bed) for width, times how ever deep you'd like.
Caron One Pound yarn was used, which comes in a 16 ounce (453.6 grams) skein & is a 100% acrylic. You will need approximately 1 (2, 3, 4) skeins. For the two larger sizes, you will only use about half of the last skein. Any worsted weight yarn can be used. You will also need an H (5.0 mm) crochet hook, or hook needed for gauge.
Pattern uses basic stitches such as single crochet, double crochet, & the V stitch.
Thank you to my tech editor, Kristin LeMoine (kri on Ravelry) & many thanks to my testers, honeyluv, dtf1983, purlingkitten, croknitmama, agd509, mamacitadedos, Nifertiti83, wildthing1058, debspugs, Leilacnm, blogstarr, MrsLindaK, & poodlemama9, & a very special thank you to QueenE79 for coming up with the great name for the afghan. Thanks for all of your hard work!
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please
do not sell finished items online. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (firstname.lastname@example.org / http://anastaciaknits.net). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!
1 pattern repeat across = 3", 4 rows=3". Exact gauge doesn't matter, but finished afghan size will vary with gauge.
826 yards of Worsted weight