Joining Granny Squares. When I join my Granny Squares together I always choose to crochet them rather than stitch them.
Its just the way that appeals to me, although many of my hooking buddies prefer the stitching method. I guess it's a personal preference. And as many of you have asked me to supply this information, here you have it :: my take on joining the Grannies, in usual Attic24 style with waaaaay too many pictures I suspect. But hey, I want you to get it and not struggle with it, and I think pictures do the job better than words. Ok, firstly put your two squares together, Right Sides together. So your hook goes through the outside loop of the square nearest to you.... ...then through the outside loop of the square farthest away. Start at the right hand corner, you are working right to left. Put hook through OUTSIDE LOOPS of the corner stitches, and hook your yarn through both loops. Granny Square Pattern/Join-as-you-go Method.
Ive finished my granny baby blanket… Sorry it took a little longer than I thought it would to come back to you with it.
By the time I made the trip to spotlight to get the yarn to finish the edging…… and washed and blocked it (and waited… and waited) for it to dry… Fortunately there has just been a break in the weather so I rushed outside to find somewhere to photograph it, and try to get the colors as true as possible… I love it, and I hope the new baby (my soon-to-be-born niece or nephew) loves it too. Carter has already wrapped himself up in it a couple of times and keeps asking if he can keep it!! In case you want to make a blanket like this, there are 42 squares (6 x7), this resulted in a blanket that is 84cm x 100cm (34″ x 40″), I used a variety of 8ply yarns and a 4mm hook. There are loads of places that explain how to make granny squares, but they are all a little different, so here’s my version: Color Theory 101: Selecting Yarns That Go Together. A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly.
You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory. That’s how! Most yarn lines contain a wide range of of colors. Whoa! But don’t fret. It’s not all of the yarns, of course! Most yarn companies design their colors of yarn with compatibility in mind. Fortunately, there’s a name for the art of picking colors that go together: color theory. There are three color schemes that, if followed, will create knock-your-socks-off color combos: analogous, complementary and split complementary. Crochet Owl Hat Pattern. Round 1: Magic ring, Chain 2, DC 12 inside ring, joint to 1st DC, chain 2 Round 2: 2 DC in same stitch and in each around, join, chain 2 (24).
Round 3: DC in the same stitch as Chain 2, DC, DC, 2 Dc in next, *DC in next 3, 2 Dc in next, repeat from * around, Join to 1st DC, chain 2. (30) Happy granny hat pattern. I've crocheted a lot of hats in the past two, three years, and have tried many different patterns.
I prefer really colourful hats and granny square style ones are very suitable to obtain just that! In order to create the perfect pattern, I've combined various patterns I found online (Ravelry is a great source for that). Through trial and error I think I have created the perfect hat - I call this my 'Happy granny hat'! You can use any colour combination you like to make this hat yours. The photos show a multicolour hat and one in brown and cream. The pattern for a 'Happy granny hat' Yarn Any sports weight yarn. Hook 3.5 (E) - go up or down depending on how tight you crochet or what size hat you want to obtain. Size. Crochet: Sly Fox Hat « ohmygoodknits! // a knitting & crochet blog.
October is here!
I love October because it means that MAYBE cool weather is on its way to Houston. Probably not, but a girl can dream, right? October also means it’s costume time! Last year, I composed two sweet costumes for my boys’ book character parade (see here) at school. Combine cool weather and costumes and you get…animal hat! It features some interesting shaping to create the point at the front and long sides to cover the ears. Materials 1 skein Vanna’s Choice in brick or other worsted weight yarn in a foxy color Small amount of white and dark gray yarn in same weight 5 mm (US H) crochet hook 4 mm (US G) crochet hook yarn needle NOTESAbbreviations (U.S. terminology) Ch: chain DC: double crochet slst: slip stitch sp: space rep: repeat DC2tog: DC 2 together SC: single crochet SC2tog: SC 2 together Gauge About 3.5 DC and 1.5 rounds per inch with larger hook.
Each beginning ch-3 counts as 1 stitch. PatternHAT With large hook, Ch 3, 11 DC into a magic circle.