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Summer Garden Granny Square

Summer Garden Granny Square
I love making Granny Squares. There's just something about creating little stacks of them that is hugely satisfying. They are versatile, and easy for beginners to learn because the basic stitches and method of working "in the round" are simple to get to grips with. It's how I first learnt to crochet 18 months ago, and I still get a huge amount of pleasure from making granny squares. This particular square, which I am calling my Summer Garden Granny Square, is my own pattern. So :: For my blanket squares (pictured above) I'm using a DK weight pure wool, with a 4mm hook. I'm going to write the pattern in UK crochet terms where the main stitch is a UK Treble. Stitches used are as follows: sl st (slip stitch) :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch, then through the loop on your hook. Bobble :: yarn over, insert hook through next stitch, yarn over, hook back through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook). To Start :: Related:  Free Patterns: The Moogly Crochet Alphabetgranny squaresbekker

The Hexagon Blanket, Ta-dah! Hello, hello, thank you so much for calling in to the Attic, it's good to see you! Today my friends, as you can see, it's a Ta-dah sort of a day. A bright, hooky, blankety, hexagonal sort of day. Yes, welcome to the big Hexagon Blanket Show n Tell. Gosh, I have been so hard at work on this blanket the past week or so, I feel as if I've been through something of a hooking marathon with it. So this morning when I woke up, I had the most delightful surprise. So downstairs it has come, to live in neighbourly fashion with the Granny. And here it is, in all it's glory....please do click on the above picture to pop up a bigger window and feast your eyes on all this colourful hexagonal beauty. One hundred and fifty nine hexagons, all jostling along together to create this field of vibrant colour. I confess I am ridiculously proud of it. I ended up making two rows of edging :: one straightforward row of double crochet, followed by a time consuming, yarn guzzling row of shell-edging. xxx

Maybelle Square Crochet Pattern Let me tell you the story about this Maybelle Square. A couple of months ago, or even longer, this idea of turning the Maybelle flower into a crochet square started to take form in my head. I had a few goes without luck. I have tweaked her initial instructions, as I always tend to put my own twist on things (typical me). I know many of you have waited for this pattern so here we go. I have written the pattern in UK/US terms. Row 1Find the pattern for the Maybelle Crochet Flower here, picture tutorial here, and when you have your Maybelle Flower you are ready to get started with the square. Row 2 Sl st in first chain space, ch2, make 3htr/3hdc in same chain space (a total of 4htr/hdc in same chain space), ch1, 4htr/4hdc in next chain space, ch1. 1htr/1hdc in next chain space followed by 2tr/2dc and 2dtr/2tr in the same chain space, ch2, 2dtr/2tr in the next chain space followed by 2tr/2dc and 1htr/1hdc in the same chain space, ch1.

Granny Square Blanket @ In the Wabe I started crocheting a few years ago with one goal in mind: to make a granny square blanket. Success! I started this baby in January and finally finished eight months later. I realize you can’t gauge its size by the photos, but the blanket is in total over 165 squares. It’s big and heavy, but the little holes keep it from overheating. I used Attic 24′s Summer Garden Granny Square pattern–I really like the circular centers. something pretty – the pattern | mille makes... about this pattern: i found this pretty picture on pinterest and was totally smitten. after a lot of googling and searching i wasn’t able to find the pattern, so decided to figure the pattern out myself. dottie angel‘s pictures of her thrifty find was very helpful, and i was happy to find out that this is actually a pretty simple pattern, so novices – don’t be alarmed! just go ahead and try it out :) for more pictures, check out this, this or this post. about yarn/hook: any yarn with corresponding hook will do, i find that moving up a hook size from what the yarn says makes a softer material that would work better with a blanket. i’ve made pillows with these squares so that wouldn’t matter so much. i used sandnes duo (dk weight) and hook 4 mm and the square measures 8×8 cm, with garnstudio drops paris (aran) and hook 5 mm one square is a bit over 10×10. first a couple of basics: 2. the first dc on row is made by chain 3 begin with colour of flower. chain 4, make circle with one slip stitch

BB (Big Blanket), Ta-dah! Hello! OOooooooooooooooooooooooooo so today's the day!!! Yes, tis offically Ta-dah day!!!!!!! Can you believe that after so much faffing around, I am finally sitting down today to write BB's much awaited Ta-dah post? It's been a while materialising hasn't it, and I am so sorry for keeping you waiting. I've been looking forward to writing this post very much, and I really wanted the photos to be great. OK, first off, a little bit of the practicalities. The picture above, top row, left to right :: 042 Dahlia 026 Hyacinth 027 Hydrangea 028 Raspberry 025 Tea Rose 041 Scarlet 040 Tangerine 032 Gilt Bottom row, left to right :: 008 Marine 007 Cypress 006 Pier 019 Avocado 005 Glacier 039 Lavender If you've been following my blog during this year and keeping up with my comings and goings, you will know allllllllllllllll about this blanket I expect. It started here, on January 14th with the Purchase of the Yarn. Then shortly after came the actual Design process, and the very first blocks being made.

Heart in Square I Using worsted weight yarn and crochet hook size 5.00 mm (H) the square is approximately 10x10 inches, without border.Chain 40Rnd 1: dc in the 6th ch, ch1, *skip ch, dc,ch1* 17 times, ch1, dc in the last ch. turn.Rnd 2: ch4 (count as first dc,ch1 now and throughout) *skip ch, dc, ch1,* 17 times, dc in the 3rd ch of previous round. turn.Rnd 3: ch4, *skip ch, dc, ch1,* 8 times, skip ch, dc2 tog in the top of the next dc, ch1, *skip ch, dc, ch1,* 8 times, dc in the 3rd ch of previous round. turn. Rnd 10-12: ch4, skip ch, dc, ch1, skip ch, dc in the next 29 stitches, ch1, skip ch, dc, ch1, dc in the 3rd ch of previous round. turn. Rnd 13: ch4, skip ch, dc, ch1, skip ch, dc in the next 14 stitches, ch1, skip dc, dc in the next 14 stiches, ch1, skip ch, dc, ch1, dc in the 3rd ch of previous round. turn. Rnd 17-18: ch 4, *skip ch, dc, ch1,* 17 times, dc in the 3rd ch of previous round. turn. You can fasten off now here or add the boarder you desire. Stay tuned for the "Heart in Square II" Belle

How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial Happy Labor Day! For a fun change of pace today, I have the cute girls from Everyday Art here to show us How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial. I love their super easy technique! This is definitely a great craft for fabric scraps. {don’t ya love scrap busters?} enjoy! Hi, my name is Jaime and my sister-in-law Emily and I are craftaholics. :) We like to share our creations on our blog, Everyday Art because we think that everyone likes to create a little art everyday. We’re excited to be here at Craftaholics Anonymous® today sharing one of our recent projects. Introducing, the Pink-and-Blue Rag Rug: And I must say, phew! We recently moved and I put my two oldest girls in a shared bedroom. As you can see, it turned out cute, coordinating, and much loved by the two girls. The rug really was simple to make, just time-consuming. You can see the rug mat in this image and about how often I skipped holes. Ready to make one yourself? Rag Rug Tutorial Supplies: Here’s an image-tutorial on how to make a rag rug:

Rosie Posie Grannie Square Tutorial What you'll need... Various colours of yarn (I used Patons Smoothie DK) Appropriate size crochet hook for your yarn (I used a 4mm - USA G) Yarn needle for weaving in ends Difficulty: Easy - ★☆☆ Crochet Terms: This pattern is written in UK terms. American terms are given below in green. sp - Space ss - Slip Stitch (Slip Stitch) dc - Double (Single) htr - Half Treble (Half Double) dtr - Double Treble (Treble) WRITTEN PATTERN: Abbreviated instructions for the pattern can be found at the end of the post, if you're happy to work from them alone, free feel to jump to the end right now. Start by making a magic loop and chaining 1. Then make 8 double crochet stitches into the loop. Pull the tail end of the loop up tight so the dc's come into a circle shape. Then make a slip stitch into the 1st dc that you made to close the circle. Next, chain 1 and make 2 dc's into the same stitch you just made your clip stitch into. Continue round the circle, making 2 dc's into each stitch. Fasten off and row one is complete.

The Granny Stripe :: ta-dah! Hello my friends, thank you so much for being here with me. I 'm really happy that finally, finally, I've found a (relatively) quiet little spot in my busy-busy days to sit and whizz up a multi-coloured ta-dah post to share with you all. Pheww....for a while I thought it would never happen, I can't tell you how incredibly difficult it is at the moment for me to find time to sit and write. When I first made the decision to go with the acrylic for this blanket, there was quite a bit of uncertainty and I really wasn't at all sure whether it would work out or not. I purchased the yarn on a bit of a whim really, chose the colours quite quickly in a dimly lit shop one lunch time. And oh-me-oh-my, I was not disappointed. I have loved every moment of working up these granny stripes (excepting perhaps the first couple of rows), and everything about it has been a surprising pleasure. I know that a great many of you Hooked-A-Long with me and embarked on your own Granny Stripe blankets. So.

African Flower Square Tutorial Pattern: Made in K-Town by Barbara Please respect my rights as designer: do not sell, share, translate, or publish any parts of my patterns (including pictures) online or elsewhere without my permission. Do not claim this pattern as your own. Feel free to sell the finished items you’ve made from my pattern! If you do, a link-back to my blog would be great. Thank you! Material: For my square I used small amounts of Rico Essentials Cotton DK and a 3.5mm hook. Some general notes: For this pattern I use US crochet terms. I did NOT write down the chains at the beginning of each round: for the first stitch in every round, work chains (e.g. 3 chains for the first dc) OR start with a “standing stitch” i.e. join the new color with a slip knot or a simple loop ON YOUR HOOK and just work the first sc or dc as usual. 1st Round: start with a magic ring and work *2dc, ch-1* eight times inside the ring (8 dc-2 groups, 16 dc's). Enjoy!!

Block 13: Lattice smocking – Textured quilt sampler « TeresaDownUnder Lattice closeup This block requires hand sewing. Block type: log cabin Block size: 11 inches Colour scheme: reds and neutrals Texture/fabric manipulation: lattice smocking Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 ½ x 52 ½. Needs: one 7 in x 7 in rectangle in red tones for the textured centre squaretwo 5 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles for the border Making the lattice Draw a 7 in x 7 in grid on a piece of fabric and mark it as per photo. Diagram Sew the lattice in groups of 4, i.e. 1 – 2, 3 – 4, 5 – 6 and 7 – 8. Arrow = pick up both dots together and stitch together and then do another stitch so the stitch doesn’t open Red dotted line = pick up dot without joining with previous dot, ie carry the thread to the next dot When moving from one pair of stitches, e.g. moving from 2 to 3, or from 5 to 6, always make a double stitch on the first dot, i.e. on 1, 3, 5, etc. and then make another double stitch after you join a pair, e.g. 1 and 2, 3 and 4, etc. This is how it goes

Valentine Heart Granny Square Free Pattern By AnnooCrochet Designs I loved creating this Granny, and imagining all the fun projects I could incorporate it in...a lovely Handbag, a cozy Blanket, a trendy little pouch with a zipper...What will you choose to create with it? You will Need:Crochet Hook 3.25mmI used Dungareez Cotton in various colors Stitches Used on this Pattern: ch: chain sl st: slip stitch sc: single Crochet hdc: half double Crochet dc: double crochet tr: trebledtr: double treble With First Color Yarn, make a magic ringRound 1: ch4 (count as first tr and ch1), [tr] 15times, sl st in 3rd ch from begining of round Round 2: ch1, in same sp [sc,hdc,dc,tr] 4tr in next st, 3tr in next st 2dc in next st [hdc, sc] in next st, [sc, hdc] in next st, 2dc in next st In the corner: tr in the center st For the other side of the heart, repeat in opposite order: 2dc, hdc. sc, sc hdc, , 2dc, 3tr 4tr ( tr, dc, hdc,sc), sc in same st, [hdc, 2dc] 4dc in next st continue dc, [hdc]5 times dc, htr, tr in next st 4dtr Happy Crochet my fellow artists!!!!

Little Coat Squares I've called these sweet beauties "Little Coat Squares" as I made them especially to add some colourful embellishment to an old coat of mine. You can read more about my coat makeover HERE. The squares are made up in three rounds, and here I've used a DK weight cotton yarn on a 4mm hook. They are quite dinky, measuring 5 cm square. Before we begin, a little summary of the basic stitches. sl st [slip stitch] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch, then through the loop on your hook. dc [double crochet] :: insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook (note :: this is equivalent to the US sc stitch) tr [treble] :: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through two loops on hook (two loops left on hook), yarn over and pull through remaining two loops (note :: this is equivalent to the US dc stitch) :: Round 1 :: x

Kata - free crochet square pattern Kata This pattern is a flower – created by crocheting clusters. Although the instructions are long, once you master a cluster it will all seem easy. American terminology used. 12’ square Worsted weight yarn 5.50mm hook Gauge – Round 1 = 2” 9 ½’ square DK yarn 4.0mm hook Gauge – Round 1 = 1 3/8” Ch - chain Sc – single crochet Dc – double crochet HDc –half double crochet Tc – treble crochet Lp(s) – loop/loops Sp(s) – space/spaces St(s) – stitch/stitches Yo – yarn over Special Stitches These stitches are all variations on clusters. Beg 3dc cl*- First 3 double crochet cluster Chain 3 Yo, insert hook in sp, yo, pull through space (3lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps (2lps stay on hook) Yo, insert hook into same sp, yo, pull through (4lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps (3lps on hook) Yo and pull through all three loops on hook. 3dc cl - 3 double crochet cluster Yo, insert hook into same sp, yo, pull through (5lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps (4lps on hook) Yo and pull through all four loops on hook.