Please be patient.. This is my very first attempt at writing down a pattern. I often take inspiration from others work. I will like how they started a square and how someone else finished theirs. So I’ll just mesh them together.
I wrote this more or less as I say it in my head. (sorry) So there is few short forms. I’ve added photos to the bits I’m not sure that I explained well. Please .. all feedback will be most welcome.
Spring Green Granny by LavendarLadi
Edit (Feb 10 2014) round three & five
ch = chain
cast on, chain 5, join with slip stitch
make 11 double stitches
join with slip stitch
connect with previous round between stitches (not in stitch)
start double stitch leave on hook
start second double stitch leave on hook
pull through all three loops on hook, puff one done
for next 11 puffs
* start double stitch leave on hook
start second double stitch leave on hook
start third double stitch leave on hook
pull through all four loops on hook, puff done
repeat from * for total of 12 puffs
join with slip stitch
> work all clusters in between previous puff stitches
first cluster done
* double stitch
[repeat from * 10 more times..makes 12 clusters in total]
adding edge/ corners to the circle
First two clusters are corner: place in same space (see photo below)
ch 2 (skipping over below cluster, work this rounds into space beside below cluster)
REPEAT for next three sides / two corners
You’ll arrive at last corner where you started.
join with slip stitch.
It’s been a long winter. I’ve kept busy with lots of projects, mostly baby blankets!
The blanket that I started today makes me happy. I always love when I get to make a blanket from colours and yarn that I like.
The circle / granny ‘square’ I choose reminds me of a flower.
I love that shades of green and the Bernat Cotton yarn .
A tiny yellow crochet project!
This week’s challenge is YELLOW. I’m so looking forward to warm spring days full of yellow daffodils !
Here’s a previous “yellow” theme if you need more sunshine and a cup of tea to sip while you enjoy (_);
Well I just couldn’t get myself motivated in January. Maybe because I’ve had this “forever” cold or just the January blah’s but I haven’t even finished a very simple baby blanket!
I have that blanket plus two more to do. Thankfully I have ’til April and July to finish the other two. I also have yarn for an infinity scarf and I want to go buy the yarn for my mood blanket. Plus the ” hidden Mickey” blanket that I started last summer…. but that one is fiddly. Something isn’t “right” with the pattern. ..Oh well it will come to me and I’ll finish it.
Enough procrastinating … off to finish that blanket! Picture to be posted soon =)
Thanks for the useful information! People have suggested I sell some of my creations but I’ve always been a little unsure. I’m not even sure how to start but… Just in case I do.
We saw this on Nadine’s blog and thought we’d re-post as it’s a subject that’s often hard to work out: how to price your work.
Obviously, you’re going to charge whatever you feel comfortable charging, but if, like us when we started out, you don’t have a clue about what you should charge, this calculator will be a big help. You will doubtless be charging far too little and feeling guilty about even that – we were!
I love this idea!!!!! I have other projects on the go for others it will be nice to make me something.
(I first rebloged this post on my “everything” site. Here’s the comments from there)
UPDATE (1-10-2014) .. Red Heart Super Saver is my ‘go to’ yarn. So I went to their website and picked colours! Now I just have to get to the store. That may be a week or two since I just bought yarn for 3.. yes 3 more baby blankets!
My plan: Keep a journal of my 3 ‘biggest’ moods for each week and make a tri-colour granny square. (simular to the original poster) but I think I’ll leave the style up to my mood each time I make one.
I’ll have to play catch up when I get the yarn but.. I really love this idea!!
Off to ponder my current projects!
And now some current thoughts…. [ Jan 29 2014 ]
I decided on these colours. Did I mention I love Zulupoom’s idea of three colours and one square a week? ❤
Relaxed .. Green (Medium Thyme)
Stressed .. Royal Blue
Motivated / Creative .. Orange (Pumpkin)
Happy .. Lavender
Low / tired .. Light grey
Sick .. Buff
Moody / Angry .. Hot Red
Loving / Proud .. Purple
Preoccupied .. Yellow (Cornmeal)
Basically you have to crochet either a granny square a day or a granny square a week, but in the colour matching your mood!
I’ve decided to use a size 4 hook & my favourite yarn;
rico creative cotton aran rico baby classic dk (chosen instead of cotton due to the amount of aran it took to crochet just one square…over 1/2 ball of it! It would have been one costly blanket!) , in the following shades to match my moods:
I have searched & searched for a granny square that I really loved but ended up going back to square one (sorry about…
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What I love about a creative process is that you can start off with an idea, some materials and time, then end up with something different than you imagined. That’s the wonderful thing about imagination …it wanders.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.Tolkin
These projects were close to what I had envisioned but not quite.
I like the swirly scarves and the colours. I wasn’t thrilled that I couldn’t find the colours I wanted in a texture that I loved. And now, errrr… one of two scarves done. The other colour seems to have less in the balls of yarn because I’ve come up short and had to unravel (sigh) the whole thing. If I’m not too mad at the whole thing I’ll post photos another day.
On to happier projects.
I love the texture for the “big sister” blanket. And the colour make me think of purple…
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I love creating blankets and scarves. I love picking out the stitches and what colour yarn I want. I love the possibilities.
Then to tip my excitement over there are days like today…. A SALE and A COUPON for exactly what I want. I was like a kid in the candy store being told I could buy my fill.
I was so excited because I have 4/5 projects to do by Christmas. I get to make a couple scarves, a ‘big sister’ blanket (so she doesn’t feel left out), and a baby blanket with matching dolly blanket (so big sister can keep her dolly warm).
I’m especially thrilled about this baby blanket because I can make it in delicate baby PINK. I’ve made so many blue or neutral blankets, I’ve been dying to make a little pink one.
I looked through Pintrest ’til I found a pattern that called to…
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