Mitered Granny Square v2.1

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!

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I changed the pattern for the squares a little bit from the original one.  Continue reading “Mitered Granny Square v2.1”

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Bright and Delightful Dishcloths

I so love these diamond dishcloths!  I made some up to give as gifts, and thought of this design with bright colored stripes and a different color for the hanging part.  I think I will have to make up some like these for myself too…

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So many stripe variations are possible….festive holiday colors could be nice too, but these bright colors are going to be hard to beat for adding cheer!

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Baby Blanket Border and Ta Da!

It’s done!!  I decided to stick with simple for the border on my Hop, Skip and Jump baby blanket.  Rounds of single crochet randomly in the colors of the blanket.  I like how it looks and I like the different texture.

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If I had to do it again (or had more time to re-do the border) I would do the border with a size or two larger hook than I used for the body of the blanket.  I didn’t tighten my tension, but the border turned out denser than I would prefer, it would work best if a bit looser.

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But, I was down to the wire!  Baby shower is tomorrow and I just weaved in my last end this morning!

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I had seen dishcloths and potholders like these before, there are quite a few variations of this general pattern.  Some are sc, some dc, the vintage potholders are often double thick (I will be making some of those soon!).  I think the general pattern has been around for some time, it is simple, easy to remember and practical.  The ones by Apple Blossom Dreams really caught my eye, they were so pretty and colorful that I just had to make some of my own.

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New Blanket for New Baby

I am expecting my first grandchild, and have started the first baby blanket. I love the colors (the photo isn’t quite right, the light aqua is lighter, the light pink is peachier, the yellow nicer, the bright pink less purple-y, at least as it looks on my computer).  These are a few Vanna’s Choice (the darker Aqua and the lighter pink) and the rest are Vanna’s Choice Baby.

This is a combination of a regular granny square and my mitered granny, to make one large square blanket.  I really like how it is turning out so far, like a modern log cabin in a way.

Since receiving and crib blankets are small, I hope to do more than one blanket in these colors.  (and then there are all the other cute baby things to crochet!)

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