Today’s Meet and Make designer is Anastacia Zittel. Anastacia is a knit and crochet designer who regularly posts patterns on her site, AnastaciaKnits.com.
Let’s meet Anastacia!
10 Fun Facts about Anastacia Zittel:
- I’m an only child.
- Even though my name & website is called Anastacia Knits, I started crocheting way before I started knitting, & crochet much more then I knit.
- I’m addicted to purses of any sort, especially ones with lots of pockets!
- I’m a big animal lover, I’m definitely a cat person.
- I am a morning person.
- I passionately dreamed about being a published writer as a teen, & I think it’s neat as an adult I come close by publishing my own patterns.
- I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid, & still vividly remember the space ship Challenger blowing up.
- I love to watch cartoons, yup I’m a big kid!
- I collect crochet & knitting needles, along with vintage patterns, craft kits, sewing supplies (even though I don’t really know how to sew), & have more patterns then a library!
- I’m allergic to apples, chicken, eggs, & lots of other things most people aren’t allergic to!
Here’s Anastacia’s Project:
- 7, (14, 28) ounces Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 7 ounces of 100% acrylic yarn, or any worsted weight yarn
- Size G / 4.5 mm crochet hook
Gauge: 10 dc = 3”. Gauge does not matter, make a fabric that you like
Measurements: 18” by 21” (pet shelter or small baby blanket), 36” by 36” (small lapghan), 60” by 60” (regular sized throw)
- ch: chain
- beg: beginning
- rep: repeat
- sk: skip
- ea: each
- sl st: slip stitch
- dc: double crochet
- V st: (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same stitch
- group: (7 dc) all in same ch 1 sp
- Ch 63 (123, 203).
- Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (turning ch counts as 1st dc now & throughout pattern), * sk 3 ch, ch 2, V st in next ch, sk 3 ch, ch 2, dc in next 3 ch. Rep from * across row 4 (10, 18) more times, sk 3 ch, ch 2, V st in next ch, sk 3 ch, ch 2, dc in last 2 ch.
- Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next dc, * group in next V st, dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * across row 4 (10, 18) more times, group in next V st, dc in last 2 dc.
- Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next dc, * ch 2, sk 3 dc, V st in next dc, ch 2, sk 3 dc, dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * across row 4 (10, 18) more times, ch 2, sk 3 dc, V st in next dc, sk 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2.
- Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc & ch across row: 61 (121, 201) dc.
- Row 5: Rep row 3.
- Rep rows 2-5 7 (14, 22) times. Work rows 2 & 3 once more, then begin edging.
- Edging: Ch 3, turn. Dc in ea dc & ch across row, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ea corner, along all 4 sides of blanket. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3.
- End off. Weave in ends, and enjoy!
Pattern note: Afghan is written for three sizes: numbers for the first size appear first, followed by the next two sizes in parenthesis. Stitch pattern is a multiple of 10 stitches plus 3.