Knit & Crochet, My Patterns

Ombre Kitchen Kit

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The patterns for “Ombre Kitchen Kit” are available from my Ravelry store, Vintage Vixen Designs.

About the Ombre Kitchen Kit:

This autumn, I began teaching crochet classes at my LYS (local yarn store).  When I was asked to put together a class for brand-new beginners, I designed these patterns.  The “Ombre Kitchen Kit” is designed to teach basic crochet skills:  reading patterns, starting and finishing projects, changing colors, joining pieces, working flat (back and forth in rows), and working in rounds (in a circle).  It contains very detailed instructions for these skills and for working the basic crochet stitches:  chain, single crochet, half-double crochet, and double crochet and basic sewing:  the whip stitch.

I wanted the learning curve to be fun, so I chose wonderful little projects that go together to make a wonderful little kitchen kit to keep or give away as a housewarming present!  I’ve made a sample set to live at the LYS for the time being, but as I work with my students I will be making another set to give to my younger sister, who just moved in to her first apartment!

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Tools & Materials:

  • Crochet Hook H-8/5.00mm
  • Basic Yarn Sewing Kit:  small scissors, soft tape measure, yarn needle, removable stitch markers
  • Worsted/Medium (4) Weight Yarn:  3.5oz/100g/140yds each of two colors (I suggest using a mutli-colored/varigated/ombre yarn and a coordinating solid.)
  • For the sample pieces, I used Plymouth Yarn’s Fantasy Naturale in Yellow and Pink-Orange.

The Projects:

Double Thick Potholder

  • Stitches:  Chain, Single Crochet
  • Skills:  Starting a project,  Working Flat, Joining Pieces, Finishing a project

Ombre Cotton Dishcloths

  • Stitches:  Chain, Single Crochet, Half-Double Crochet, Double Crochet
  • Skills:  Starting a project, Working Flat, Finishing a project

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Diagonal Ombre Trivet

  • Stitches:  Chain, Single Crochet, Whip Stitch
  • Skills:  Starting a project, Working in the Round, Changing Colors, Finishing a project

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Round Ombre Trivet

  • Stitches:  Chain, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch
  • Skills:  Starting a project, Working in the Round (Spirals), Increasing, Changing Colors, Finishing a project

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[The background for these photos is a beautiful wooden cutting board made by my husband’s godson.  Great job, Matt!]

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