Creeping Granny Square Pattern

WatermarkJoin us over on the Stitched In Love Crocheting Community Facebook Group for our first Crochet-a-Long!  We’ll be making my Creeping Granny Square, and I can’t wait to see how many different variations everyone comes up with, the joining methods you use, and what you end up making with all your motifs!

If you prefer to add the pattern to your Ravelry library, you can find it Here!

Or you can just Download the PDF.

Pattern:

Difficulty: Intermediate
Finished Size: 7” x 7”
Required Materials:
• Yarn – Two colors worsted weight yarn
• Hook – Size H (5.0 mm)

Stitch Guide:

Long Double Crochet (ldc): YO, working over the stitch indicated, insert hook in top of next stitch two rows below, pull up a loop even with hook, YO and pull through two loops on hook, twice.

Body:

Round 1: With color A, ch 3, join with sl st to form a loop (or magic loop), ch 2, 2 dc in lp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) 3 times, join with sl st.

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *dc in each dc across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, repeat from * twice, join with sl st in beg ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in each dc across to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from * three times, dc in each dc to beg ch 2, join with sl st in beg ch 2. Finish off.

Round 4: Join color B with sl st in any corner, ch 2, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same sp, *(dc in next 2 dc, ldc over next dc) 3 times, dc in last 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from *twice, (dc in next 2 dc, ldc over next dc,) 3 times, dc in last 2 dc, join with sl in beg ch 2. Finish off.

Round 5: Join color A with sl st in any corner, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *(dc in next 2 dc, ldc over next dc) 4 times, dc in last three dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from *twice, (dc in next 2 dc, ldc over next dc) 4 times, dc in last 3 dc, join with sl in beg ch 2. Finish off.

Round 6: Join color B with sl st in any corner, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (ldc over next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 4 times, ldc over next dc, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from * twice, dc in next 3 dc, (ldc over next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 4 times, ldc over next dc, dc in next 3 dc, join with sl in beg ch 2. Finish off.

Weave all yarn ends.  Wash according to yarn label and block.

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Crocheting Community

FB_IMG_1501679450016I will do a post here shortly on Conference last week. (I’m still recovering.) But one of my classes was a full-day Professional Development Day workshop.  I learned so much and met some new people.  One of the suggestions was creating a group to go with your Facebook Page – something I’ve always thought about doing, but have been a bit intimidated by.

So I went ahead and set one up, linked it to my Stitched In Love Crocheting Facebook page, and have a few members.  We’re also getting ready to start a Crochet-a-Long (CAL) to kick things off!

So if you are on Facebook, come on over and join us in the Stitched In Love Crocheting Community! Introduce yourself, invite your friends, share your WIPs and completed projects and patterns, and then vote on the motif you think we should use for the CAL!

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Thirty

This is the first year I have completed all 30 days of 30 Days of  Blog!  I’ve had several years where I dropped off halfway through, or missed many posts in between. I think I even dropped off one year due to morning sickness.  But, even with three littles running around I’ve managed to do all 30 days this year!

Last year during 30  Days of Blog I worked on a few orders, and my Mom’s Christmas gift of a peacock tree skirt for her themed tree.  (Which in looking, I realize I haven’t ever done a post for, so that will be forthcoming.)

I was also working on planning my costume for my sister’s Halloween party, which turned out to be the Emerald Mermaid Costume Dress (official design name for the design competition).  These are some of the images I was using for inspiration before making a mermaid costume had actually occurred to me.

PicMonkey Collage

I barely got it done in time last year for the party, and then decided to enter it in the CGOA Design Competition.  But I decided if I was going to do that I needed to do some reworking on it.  I’m still not one hundred percent pleased with it, and if I ever publish the pattern I’m going to have to do some further rework still. But a year later, it’s “done”!

Dress 1

So that’s it for this year.  Hopefully next year I can get all 30 days too!

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Twenty-Nine

 

 

Mermaid Dress

I made it! Thanks to my sister, who let me drop by to borrow her dress form, (I really need to get my own) I got these shots last night before I shipped it off this morning. I actually got everything I wanted to on it. I had a few late nights/early mornings to do it though.

Dress 1

I really do like the new bodice com pared to the old one

Dress 2

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Twenty-Eight

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Another 2:00 am night last night.  I got the pearl beads taken off and restrung. They look much better closer together.

I also got the elastic on the top of the skirt taken off and several more rows added in the black cotton thread to add some needed length to the top. I got about halfway around crocheting the elastic back in before I just had to call it a night.  I think that’s the last thing I need to do.  Hopefully I can finish that up tonight and get it packaged up and ship it out on my way to work tomorrow!

I just went on to the CGOA website and completed my entry form and paid the entry fee, so I am just about ready to go! I will be so glad when I can confirm it’s been delivered and we’re all set!  Containing my excitement is beginning to be difficult!

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Twenty-Seven

20170627_013808.jpgI finished the straps tonight, (or rather this morning since it’s almost 2:00 am.) I added elastic around the top when doing the edging and tightened it up before adding the straps for the gathered effect.

Tomorrow I have to get the pearls redone and sew in the slip. Then I’ve got to get it mailed!

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30 Days of Blog 2017 – Twenty-Six

20170625_225406I finished the surface crocheting today and even got all the way around on the edging. Tomorrow I’ll do the straps, then hopefully redo the pearls.

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