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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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THE MONTHLY GOALS LINK-UP: April 2015 Goals

So far I am really appreciating my goals list.  I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish a crochet project, but checking off items on my list is adding to that.

I did really well for the month of March.  I finished The Granny Square Project as planned and made my daughter a simple sweater to go with her Easter dress. But then I ran into a problem.

When I finished the sweater and went searching for my thread to start my parasol, I realized that I had packed it away in my cedar chest, which we have moved into the garage of the new house.  Not only that, but it has boxes and boxes of other stuff stacked on top of it.  I thought seriously about just going and buying new thread, but I’ve got a lot of thread and I’m just not willing to buy more.  So the parasol is just going to have to wait.  Until when, I’m not exactly sure.  In the mean time I’m just going to have to move forward with my list and come back later.

So, I jumped ahead to my April Goals. I finished writing my boot cuff pattern and started writing the Boots the Monkey Pattern, however I am out of the yarn that I used to make that so I need go get some of that before I can continue.

I feel like I am doing very well so far in my goals even though I haven’t been able to get the Parasol started. I should be able to get most of May’s goals done in April.

I have also added a few other projects and had a few custom orders to complete that I will write another post for.

April Goals

March

  1. Finish The Granny Square Project 
  2. Sephy’s Easter Sweater 
  3. BONUS: Start Parasol – ON HOLD

April

  1. Parasol – ON HOLD
  2. BONUS: Write Boot Cuffs Pattern
  3. BONUS: Write Boots the Monkey Hat Pattern
  4. UNPLANNED (Custom Order) – Very Hungry Caterpillar Cocoon
  5. UNPLANNED (Custom Order) – Puppy Dog beanie and Diaper Cover
  6. UNPLANNED (Custom Order) – Baby Blanket
  7. ADDED – Bumblebee  Cocoon & Pattern
  8. ADDED: Mermaid Cocoon
  9. ADDED: Ladybug Cocoon & Pattern

May

  1. Finish writing Cuffs and Monkey Patterns
  2. Christmas Stockings for Family (4)

June

  1. Finish Christmas Stockings
  2. Christmas Tree Skirt

July – Finish Christmas Tree Skirt

August – Afghan Christmas Present #1

September – Afghan Christmas Present #2

October – Afghan Christmas Present #3

November

  1. Happypotamusses for Sephy and Greyson
  2. BONUS: Start Sweet 16 Afghan

December

  1. Sweet 16 Afghan
  2. Mitten Ornaments

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Wrapped Up

RuthieAnd here it is! This is my Aunt Ruthie with her Granny Square Project afghan.  Ruth has made my family and I several quilts over the years including when my Husband and I were married and when our Daughter was born.  She also tells me that she has a quilt on the machine right now for my son! I wanted to send her something in return so she was the first person I thought of when deciding who to give the finished Granny Square Project to.

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The Granny Square Project Complete

I am so excited to be posting this.  I have finished The Granny Square Project!  I got the pictures I wanted of the final afghan taken today, and now it is all packaged up and ready to ship out tomorrow!

TGSP

 

Of course, when I was packing it up I realized that my tissue paper has been moved over to the new house. So I wrapped it up in an old doily instead and I ended up liking that more anyway.20150323_211609_2_1

I can’t wait for the surprise recipient to get this!

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The Granny Square Twist

I have a twist to The Granny Square Project!  During the past year as I’ve been making the two squares for each month, I’ve actually been making four squares – two of each.

My initial plan was to make two separate afghans to give to two different people.  But as I worked on it over the year I realized that I wanted to keep the second one for myself as a keepsake because I had made it during my son’s first year.

So now I am blocking the squares for the second afghan.  As soon as I’ve got them all joined and edged I’ll get a picture of them together and finish this project up!

Alternate Squares

Most of the squares were exact duplicates. However, I made alternate squares for some of them by switching up colors or just the order that I used them in.  I love the differences-some of them very subtle, others quite bold!

July 13

July – Square Thirteen

July - Square Fourteen

July – Square Fourteen

August – Square Sixteen

October - Square

October – Square Twenty

November – Square Twenty-one

November – Square Twenty-one

November – Square Twenty-two

November – Square Twenty-two

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THE MONTHLY GOALS LINK-UP: March 2015 Goals

I currently have 16 projects on my Evernote Crochet To-Do list.  Sixteen!  That doesn’t include all the things on my Crochet Ideas Pinterest Board that I would like to make.

Many of the projects on my actual To-Do list are Christmas Presents for next year.  Well, I guess I mean this year.  I have several afghans that I want to make and several projects for my family, including finally making Christmas stockings and a tree skirt for us.  I think I may also end up adding a few projects to my list once we get moved into our new house because with all the hardwood floors we have we are going to need some spectacular area rugs.  Of course, I want to crochet them.  I totally wish I could quit my job and just crochet full-time.  I also have a few patterns that I would like to write up that I want to fit in there somewhere.

But with working full-time and two kids, and trying to do all the remodeling on the new house, my crochet time is limited.  I had a little more time when I was still pumping milk for my son at work and could multitask by using that time to crochet.  But that’s done and for the most part now I only get to crochet over lunch.  Once the kids are in bed at night all I want to do is to fall into bed myself!

So I’m going to join this link-up for goals and accountability. I’m going to go a step further though and tentatively plan out my projects for the rest of the year.  The only thing is, I have no idea when I might receive an order for a finished product on Etsy so I’m going to have to go easy on myself. I think this plan is pretty ambitious.  I’ve never really planned out what I intend to make for the year. I’ve always just had an idea in my head of the next few projects that I plan to do.  I always feel like I’m trying to catch up with what I want to make!

Monthly Goals

March

  1. Finish The Granny Square Project
  2. Sephy’s Easter Sweater
  3. BONUS: Start Parasol

April

  1. Parasol
  2. BONUS: Write Boot Cuffs Pattern
  3. BONUS: Write Boots the Monkey Hat Pattern

May

  1. Finish writing Cuffs and Monkey Patterns
  2. Christmas Stockings for Family (4)

June

  1. Finish Christmas Stockings
  2. Christmas Tree Skirt

July – Finish Christmas Tree Skirt

August – Afghan Christmas Present #1

September – Afghan Christmas Present #2

October – Afghan Christmas Present #3

November

  1. Happypotamusses for Sephy and Greyson
  2. BONUS: Start Sweet 16 Afghan

December

  1. Finish Sweet 16 Afghan
  2. Mitten Ornaments

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Granny Assembly

I got a lot done on the assembly for  The Granny Square Project last night.

Placement

Placement

First I laid all my squares out on the table in the planned 4×6 order and started swapping them around to determine placement.  I didn’t want similar colors or squares with the same yarn too close to each other.  I stood there moving squares for about 45 minutes and then asked my husband to come take a look and we made a few more adjustments.

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Joining

 

 

 

Then I started joining.  I used the slip stitch method of joining on the wrong side in the two outside loops of the last round of the square.  There is a good tutorial here for this and I really like how it looks on the front side.  I’ll get a close-up of that tonight.

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Vertical Edges Joined

I finished joining all of the vertical sides and tonight I’ll go back and do the horizontal edges.  Then I’ll do a few rounds of single crochet edging to finish it out.  I really do like the continuity the grey yarn has brought to the squares.

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