One of the things I have been working on lately…this blanket is using Red Heart Buff Fleck yarn. A solid would probably show the texture changes more clearly, but I am liking the flecks. (being fancy trying out a drop cap)
When I want to work on and try out a kind of square or stitch, turning it into a dishcloth means I get something I can use for my efforts. No written pattern for this one as I just made a chart for a record of how I did my African Flower. I used cotton yarn and a G hook.
If you would like a hanging loop, increase the number of chains in one of the corners.Continue reading “African Flower Dishcloth”
A teeny little heart to make your something a little extra special. This heart, or one of my granny square hearts could be a nice touch on many things. I like to add one to a corner of any blankets I make.
A combination of granny squares styles in one square. Would make an interesting throw with lots of possibilities.
In a sliding ring (or ch4, slpst to make a ring)
Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 2dc, ch3.
[3 dc, ch3] 3 times.
Close loop. Slpst to top ch of beginning ch3.
Seems like a good time to repost my Granny Square Hearts pattern. They would make nice decorations on a gift, or mason jar full of goodie, or as appliques, the large one could be a coaster.
The beginning is slightly different for each heart. Quick to make up for Valentine’s Day in one or more colors.
and a closer look, the pattern and diagrams are below…
A bag to tote my yarn for wip’s with plenty of color. A wide base, so skeins fit in comfortably – can’t have my yarn being uncomfortable! I used leftover yarn for lots of colorful stripes. The finished bag measures approximately 22″ w x 11″ h.
Over the years I have made some tweaks and changes when I use A Better Granny Rectangle. I thought it was time to share those changes in a new post. There are 2 versions included here.Continue reading “A Better Granny Rectangle Revisited”
My current work in progress. I have been thinking about a new mitered blanket for some time. I was inspired by some vintage ones I had seen where each motif abutted the others without a border around. I liked the look of that. I tried making them in single or double crochet rows same as the ones I had seen, but didn’t hit on anything that really satisfied me. Every now and then I would see another on the web somewhere and I would want to make one again.
I ended up with a variation of my mitered granny square. I did some tweaking of the pattern so it worked more neatly, which is needed since I won’t have the border around each square to hide any untidiness. I like the results!
I changed the pattern for the squares a little bit from the original one. Continue reading “Mitered Granny Square v2.1”
My daughter loved her blanket!
Here is a closer look at the border, (this photo is closer to the actual colors)… Continue reading “Restful Ripple Ta Dah and Border”
My daughter has hinted that she would like a crochet throw, so I am making her this one as a gift. I was planning on making a ripple blanket for myself and I decided to do this one for her first. Hope she doesn’t read this blog!