I have published the pattern for this granny square in my Ravelry shop. Enjoy!
Finally, the last square of The Granny Square Project is complete! The pattern comes from here. It’s a little difficult to follow because the site is in another language with a poor English translation provided, but I was able to get the general idea.
I did have to make some adjustments to keep my square to the seven inches. I didn’t like how the center looked with two rounds of yellow, so I switched to red for the second row. The petals and leaves ended up being too long to stay inside the seven inches so I shortened them each by two chain stitches. On the flower petals I made the first two stitches single crochets and the remaining half-double crochets. On the leaves, I just took out the treble crochets and made the double crochets my highest stitch, working the last four in hdc instead of dcs.
Although all the squares are made, my project is not yet complete. I still have to go back and add a couple of rounds of a common color to each square to use in joining them. After laying them out and looking at them, I think I’m going to use a light grey yarn. I’m hoping that this won’t take too long because it will only be a couple of rounds. Then it will be time to join. But I am excited that all the squares are done!
This is the second-to-last Granny Square! This was another slightly problematic one that I could not find a patter I was really happy with, so had to make my own.
The inspiration comes from this pic by Knitterly Things on Ravelry. But the pattern called for treble crochets, making each round very big. Plus there was nothing in the pattern for straightening out the edge of the square. Joining the scalloped edges of the original pattern in an afghan would look very pretty, but for my uses I needed a straight edge. So I wrote another pattern for it. I probably won’t have that pattern available until next week some time.
In the mean time, on to the last Granny!
I am really on a roll here. The pattern for this square is also from a book, though a different one that I actually own – 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas by Melody Griffiths
The pattern is interlocked four-rings square. I really like this pattern. The square is very neat and looks much more difficult than it really is.
I made the rings in earth tones with the two accents for a fall feel. And I did have to add two rows of single crochet stitches to get to my seven inches on this too. If I did this one again I think I would make the rings bigger and more prominent and the edging for the rest of the square smaller.
I found this square online and loved it, but the pattern came from a book 200 Crochet blocks for blankets, throws and afghans, by Jan Eaton. So I placed it on hold at the library and picked it up.
I liked this square because it keeps to the traditional granny without appliques or anything, but is still unique and very pretty.
The patterns in this book themselves were what I would call a little lazy. The pattern would indicate to complete a cluster, but not specify how. As crocheters know, there are many different ways to make a cluster stitch and the way you would think to do it is not always the way the designer created the piece. So I had to just guess for myself a little bit.
The crochet language is also a bit dated in this book too. For example, it uses the term “break off” instead of “finish off.”
I am getting excited about getting so close to being done with this project!
I have finally gotten back to the grannies! This cute little square looks like a maze. It can look so different by reversing the order of the colors or by making it in solids. The pattern for this square can be found here and is really very simple if you are comfortable with post stitches!
I did modify the pattern for myself just a little bit. It called for treble crochet stitches where it wasn’t really necessary, so I only did trebles on the front post stitches. All other stitches I completed as double crochets. I also joined the corners with a double crochet instead of the chain 3 and slip stitch in the pattern. One thing I would do differently if I did it over would be to only do a chain 2 for the corners instead of a chain 3 to tighten things just a little.
So the Granny Square project was supposed to be a 2014 project, but is going to take me well into 2015. There are so many projects that I want to do and just not enough time!
This square makes me think of the ’90s blue and white country cottage style with things like goose canisters and dishes.
It’s a simple daisy with the basic granny square following. I’ll put the pattern for this out on Ravelry and it will be free for one week! Use the following code to redeem for the free pattern through Tuesday August 12, 2014. FREEDAISYGRANNY
After that the pattern will be $1.50 here:
This is the finished piece I posted about in progress awhile back in Pretty Lace. It’s a very simple lace motif, added to a hair comb with some Swarovski Elements for embellishment. I wore this for the Bridal Show that my Sister over at Vintage Wedding Gems did recently.
There are so many things that can be done to customize this. I can use reclaimed, vintage thread from old doilies, bedspreads or table cloths. I can also make it in new thread in dozens of different colors. It can be added to a clip or button loops instead of a comb. And embellishments are only limited by your imagination!
Just a quick post here. Here is the latest piece I’m working on. It’s a bit of pretty lace. I didn’t design this one, just using the pattern. It’s not washed or blocked yet, let alone even finished but it should come out very pretty.
I’m also working on a modification to the crocheted tape I posted. It’s soaking in starch right now, so hopefully in a day or two I should have a neat surprise.
It’s not very often that I make something for myself. But I took a break over the last couple of days and did just that. I saw a pin on Pinterest for a pattern in a UK crochet magazine that was an idea I could really use. I like to use cotton rounds to clean my face with astringent.
Even at 35 (Oops. There it is.) it’s still the only way I feel like I’ve gotten the dirt and oil off my skin. I fell in love with cotton rounds instead of cotton balls when I found them. But I’m constantly buying new and throwing them away. These rounds are also made of cotton, but are reusable. I tried them out already and they work great. The pin I saw on these looked like it was just one round but that seemed too small to me, so I did a second round of single crochet. But after using them I think the single round (I did treble crochets) would work fine.
1.5 – 2 inches wide
Round 1: In a magic ring, ch 3, treble crochet 19, join with sl st in beg ch 3. Tighten the magic ring until the center hole is about the size of a pencil.
Optional Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st and in each around, join with sl st in first sc. Finish off.
Chain 35, sl st in 5th ch from hook and in each across to beg chain, 9 sc in beg ch. Finish off.
Weave all yarn ends. Wash prior to use according to yarn label. Thread the rounds onto the rope and hang near your bathroom sink.