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Sweet 16 Afghan

Julie's Sweet 16 AfghanThe first project of the year is finished and delivered! My Niece Julie turned 16 in January and I wanted to make her a nice, grown-up afghan.  With her favorite color purple, I started in on a corner-to-corner afghan.  This is a very simple pattern that you can easily google instructions for.  It works up perfectly square, or rectangular with very little effort and I really like how the variegated yarn looks in the pattern.  (We know I just love variegated yarn.)

My own creativity comes into play with the edging on this piece.  I did not write down the pattern for this one, but I will include a very rough account of it below.

Julie

This is Julie with her afghan after she received it today. Sorry it was late for your birthday!

Edging

Join all rounds with a sl st in beginning st.

Round 1: A round of single crochet. Two sc in each ch 2 at the end of each row and 3 sc in each corner.

Round 2: Dc in each sc. 3 dc in each corner.

Round 3: Dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc around.  Dc, ch 2, dc in each corner.

Round 4: Dc in each dc around, 2 dc in each ch 2 sp. 3 dc in each corner.

Round 5: Repeat round 3.

Round 6: (Dc, ch 2, dc) in each dc, ch 2.  (Dc, ch 2, dc) in each corner.

Round 7: (Dc, picot, ch 1) 3 times in first ch ch 2 sp, ch 1, dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 1. Around. (Dc, picot, ch 1) 5 times in each corner.

Round 8: Dc in ch 1 between first and  second picots, ch 5, dc in ch 1 between second and third picots, ch 1, (dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 1. Around.  Dc in ch 1 between second and third picots, ch 5, dc in ch 1 between third and fourth picots, ch 1 for each corner.

Round 9: Repeat round 7 with 5 (dc, picot, ch 1) in each ch 5 sp.  (Dc, picot, ch 1) 7 times for each corner.

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Three Cabled Boot Cuffs

I have completed the boot cuff pattern, and in fact ended up with three patters in one!  It is now available for sale on Ravelry here.

Three Cuffs

Straight Cable and Button StrapUsing three different cable stitches and an optional decorative strap and button, a total of six different boot cuffs can be created with this pattern!

Pattern features one easy, one intermediate, and one advanced cable pattern.

Includes pictures and written crochet instructions.

I would love to see pictures of your finished project! Email them to me at the address on the pattern.

Twisted Cable

Celtic Knot

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October – Square Nineteen

October – Square Nineteen

Oh my gosh is this thing not just adorable!? My sister in particular is going to love this.

The pattern comes from here.  Although the pattern on that page references yet another page for the skull and crossbones applique which is just sewn on with a tail of yarn.  The pattern doesn’t specify the eyes and nose, so I just used my cross stitching experience to make french knots for the eyes and a small stitch for the nose.

I did have to make a slight adjustment to get my square to reach my seven inches and that was doing one more round in black before switching to the white for one row.  Other than that, this pattern was pretty straightforward and simple.  This is definitely one of the cutest squares from this project.

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Afghan Order Complete

Ribbon CrossHere it is, all ready to package and mail out!  It’s a good thing I got this order actually because as I was working this up I found and corrected two errors in the pattern.  I got an updated PDF loaded to Ravelry and sent out to those who have already purchased it. Fortunately (and unfortunately) that’s only 3 people.

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September – Square Eighteen

September – Square Eighteen

I surprised myself last night by completing September’s second square after finishing blocking the afghan order that I completed.

The pattern for this square is Square 4 from the pattern book 101 Granny Squares by Darla Sims.

The square is quite a bit different from many that I have been doing.  It uses single crochet stitches rather than the double crochet stitches that most of the squares use so it definitely looks a little different.  I really did like it, though I did make a few changes.

The pattern called for (sc, ch 3, sc) for each corner stitch which left spaces for the corners and made shaping a little difficult, so instead I worked 3 single crochets in the corners and just worked each corner in the second single crochet of the previous row’s corner. I liked this look much better.  Also, if I did the square again, which I won’t right now, I would work a double crochet instead of a single crochet in creating the large loops for the windows in round 2.  I think this would help the shaping in forming a square. As it is, I will have to rely on blocking to help with that.

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January – Square Two

January - Square Two

January – Square Two

January’s second square is a bit more complicated.  I continued with the cold winter blue and white and added a snowflake.  This pattern requires a bit of knowledge in shaping in order to transform the piece from round as it starts out, to square by the last round.

The FREE pattern for this square can be found here on Ravelry.  The original picture there is in red and white and the center is done in the contrasting color rather than making the inside all the same color.  But it looked like a snowflake to me so I did the center all in white.  Just another example of the different results you can get by changing colors.  I also skipped the last round of single crochets on this one as I had already reached my seven inches by the round of double crochets.

I do like how this one turned out.  The snowflake is very pretty.  I didn’t find the pattern to be completely clear though.  I had to do a bit of experimenting to figure out the shaping.  But it all turned out well in the end.

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January – Square One

So I am a little behind in starting out the Granny Square Project.  The new baby decided to come a few weeks early in December rather than wait till the middle of January so I’ve been a bit busy.  But, we went to visit the in-laws this past weekend and I was able to get caught up while they played with the kids.  So I will be posting both January and February’s squares here shortly. 

January - Square One

January – Square One

January’s first Granny Square is the most basic of Grannies.  I completed it in blue and white to go with all the cold temperatures and snow we’ve been having this winter.  Each of the squares in the project will be seven inches square.

The basic pattern is as follows.  As a note for all my Grannies, I start them all out using the “magic ring.”  There is a good tutorial here if you need it.

Round 1: Sl st in a magic ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2 in ring) 3 times, join with sl st in top ch of beg ch 3, pull tail of magic ring tight to close ring to complete round. Finish off.

Round 2: Join new color with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 1) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Finish off.

Round 3: Join new color with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1) across to corner, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1) across to corner, repeat from * around and join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. Finish off.

Repeat round 3 until the desired size is reached. I also added a row of single crochet for edging with 3 sc being completed in each corner.  This is completely optional.

The nice thing about this is you can finish off on each round and add a new color, or you can continue in the same color.  Each square can look completely different, yet be completed from the same pattern.  You can also make it as large or as small as small as you like.  Usually the fewest rows completed is 3.  (See, I’m trying to appreciate the Granny here.)  January’s square two coming up shortly!

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