Granny Square Hearts ♥

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.

CrochetGrannyHeartCoaster

and a closer look, the pattern and diagrams are below…

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Small Solid Granny Squares

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.

Crochet Solid Granny Squares

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”

Sneak Peak

I have been itching to make a fall color throw for years.  The design just never quite got there, never quite hit on what it should be, other than in pretty fall colors.

The design finally fell into place in my mind, it needed to be a Granny Rectangle.  I have been wanting to make a throw with the A Better Granny Rectangle technique, and have not done that.  Two birds and all that…

Another way to get those itchy fingers actually to work is to get a new crochet hook, this one is a Furl’s Odyssey.  So far, I am loving it.  Nicely made.  They do need to put the size on it somewhere though, that is a necessity it is lacking.  Since I only have the one, I think it will be okay.  No, it won’t, I will forget.  It is size H, there, it is here for posterity and absentmindedness (like I will remember where, exactly I posted the size!!).

And now I have actually started!  I think I have it to a pleasing (to me) proportion for a throw.  I will post the actual pattern at a future time.  For now, a photo will have to do.

SneakPeakGrannyRectangleBlanket

Sampler Stripe Blanket

These kinds of blankets are so interesting to look at, and would be so interesting to make!  No getting bored with doing the same stitch over and over.  This one at HaakmaarRaak! is especially beautiful I think, very neatly done and the use of gray really sets off the colors… Maybe a sampler should be my next blanket (at least until I see the next beautiful crochet blanket on the internet!)

Sampler Blanket at HaakmaarRaak!

 

Stitch: Simple Subtle Texture

I don’t have a photo of my sample yet, but wanted to jot it down quick and make a quick diagram before I forget what I did on the edges…nice texture for a dishcloth or maybe a throw.  I have seen this before, so not my invention.  Might be an interesting scarf with a bulky yarn…

Used worsted weight and H hook, I might like a larger hook with it for a throw, it is a bit looser.

(since this was quickly jotted down, can not attest to it’s accuracy)

ch an even number (so you end up with an odd number of stitches).
1 – sc in 2nd ch from hook, {dc in next st, sc in next st} continue across, ending with sc in last.  ch 3 (counts as dc), turn.
2 – sc in top of 2nd st, dc in next across, {sc in next st, dc in next} across.  ending with dc. ch1, turn.
3 – sc in first st, repeating row 1
4 – repeat row 2
and so on….

added 8/13/15:  Doing the same thing but replacing the dc’s with trc’s gives a more dramatic texture.

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