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”
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 have been hard at work making lots of the little solid granny squares. I thought I would find it tedious after a while, but they were so quick to make that I just kept churning more out.
And lots of sewing together begins…
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”
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.
Spotted this tree skirt and had to share. Love the granny goodness of it! Yet another project to add to the list.