Spotted this tree skirt and had to share. Love the granny goodness of it! Yet another project to add to the list.
Love, love, love this throw that I saw on Pinterest! Did I say, LOVE?
This is the Eye Dazzler Afghan and the pattern is available at Crochet! Magazine for free. This is going on my must make soon list!
Most people would choose to do a Grandmother’s Flower Garden throw in the beautiful colors that flowers typically come in. I love those colorful throws and blankets, but I also wanted to coordinate with my neutral living room décor. So I had to go a different way.
I found Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn on sale, and I liked the neutral colors they had. They go very well with the colors of my sofa and pillows, and match one of my dogs perfectly!
The colors I chose: Burgundy, Aran, Heather, Soft Taupe, Chocolate, Fern, Forest and Deep Forest. I also picked up some Red Heart Soft in Toast, because the color was just right and they didn’t have something close to it in Impeccable.
I am arranging the flowers and green background in a unstructured style, spacing and placing wherever my whims take me.
Using an H – 5, 5.00 mm hook with the Impeccable and an I hook with the Red Heart (the recommended hook sizes for those yarns). I did some slight tweaks to my Simple Little Hexagons that I made before. The only changes is that I sc instead of slpst into the space to start the round. I think a sc, ch looks more like a dc and sometimes just seems to work better for me. A new diagram to help clarify what I mean…
I am sewing the motifs together, through the back loops only, and weaving in ends as soon as they are done, the thought of a pile of those with all that sewing and weaving is enough to make me want to give it up right now! This way means I have to be sure I like it, no going back (or not so easy to go back). I did the first bits without weaving in at first, so I could see it and take it apart if I didn’t like it.
I used approximately the following length tails to sew and weave (a generous amount for me)…
1 side: 8 or 9″
2 sides: 11″
3 sides: 14″
4 sides: 15″
5 sides: 16″
Saw this pretty Granny Stripe variation on Pinterest…
Isn’t this a beautiful design? Wonderful variation of granny squares.
This blanket caught my eye on Ravelry, you may need to join to view the information there (it is free to join, and Ravelry is a great resource if you aren’t already a member). If you prefer, go directly to DD Hines blog for the Good and Evil Granny square pattern.
You may have noticed, I am trying out a new blog theme. This one is pretty, I like the colors and the hidden sidebar (all the sidebar info can be toggled on with the icon on the left) so I decided to live with it a bit and see if I really like it.
Things will have moved about and be a bit disorganized until I get settled, or until I decide if this one is staying.
Feel free to let me know what you think about the theme, love it, hate it or just meh.
I don’t know about you, but I find Pinterest a bit addicting. So I thought I might spread that around a bit, and sometimes post about things I find there. Today I started my morning off with a laugh…
Nothing like a bit of a cat butt coaster to go with your coffee! I doubt I would have seen these if it weren’t for Pinterest!
I got new furniture this year, and with it a new color scheme. Fun to redecorate and long overdue! That means I need new throws (need them I tell you!). I have always wanted to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden blanket and so I think one of the new throws will have to be in hexagons. I haven’t decided what I am going to do, exactly, if it will be in the traditional flower garden arrangement or some other pattern, other than it will be hexagons.
I don’t plan on starting to make it until the fall, or when I find yarn on sale in colors I want for it, so I have plenty of time to get ideas and try things out. I couldn’t help but tinker with ideas for a small hexagon, and I wanted it to be smaller than my previous hexagons, just 2 rounds and came up with this one. It is so simple that I am certain it is not original to me in any way, someone else must have done it this way before, probably many someone’s. I like how it is textured, which was created by crocheting the second round in between the stitches.
These are pretty small, only two rounds. These are only 2 3/4 inches across.
and here is one a little bigger, one more round… Continue reading