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.
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!
Lots of tedious sewing and weaving of ends has been done! I don’t have a photo of the entire blanket, but you can get the feeling of it in these…
a bit closer look… Continue reading “Small Granny Squares Blanket”
I ♥ Granny Hearts! The small one is a nice applique, the large one makes a nice coaster. They are so cute together! 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…
I have admired crochet blankets made up of many small squares for as long as I can remember. I love the quilt-ness of them, and the thrifty using up of what is left over from other projects. The wonderful many colors they contain.
It also seems a bit overwhelming with so, so many little squares. So, so many weaving in of the ends (my least favorite part). But, I have decided to take the plunge just the same! I have quite a bit of leftover yarn I can use up, and perhaps I will buy a few additional colors to add into the mix. I want to keep it to earthy colors so the throw will match my brown furniture.
These little squares are about 2 3/4 inches each, just two rounds of a basic solid granny square done with worsted weight (medium weight 4) yarn and an H hook. Continue reading “Small Solid Granny Squares”