Friday, August 31, 2012

How to Attach Granny Squares

Hello everyone,

I thought this video would be helpful to anyone wondering how to connect their granny squares. This is only one technique.... hope it helps!

Have a great day and happy hooking!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Baby Hats: Crochet Baby Zebra and Baby Bear

I have been working on new hats for fall.............. 

I adore my new zebra hat: This one is for either boys or girls, newborn - 3 months.

I also made a couple of baby bear hats

Visit my store to see what is still available.... And, there are more to come. I should be making more zebra hats, dragon hats and owl hats.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Finished Patchwork Crochet Baby Blanket: Part 2

I finally finished the patchwork blanket that I started for my granddaughter. I like the end result... Her bedroom is going to be done in shades of pink and dark blue, so the blanket was made to match.

patchwork crochet baby afghan

See Part 1 of this post for the design instructions..... It was very simple. I thought about adding a more elaborate trim to the blanket but decided to keep it simple. I like the patchwork look and didn't want to distract from original blanket design.

My granddaughter will be able to use this blanket for many years. That was my goal.

Now I just need to start on my grandson's blanket! Then start making hats for the fall.............

This entire blanket project will also be posted on Craftsy.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Patchwork Crochet Baby Afghan: Part 1

I decided to make a different kind of afghan for my granddaughter. This is the beginning of the patchwork crochet blanket made in shades of pink and blue.

Each section of the blanket is made with four different patchworks. Two that measure 25 stitches x 7 rows, one that measures 25 stitches x 14 rows and one that measures 50 stitches by 16 rows.

I decided to put the pieces together with a SC (single crochet):

I made four of these sections and put them all together using SC.

In the picture above, you see how the blanket is laid out from top to bottom. I plan to add another strip of 100 stitches by 7 rows at the top and bottom. The entire blanket will have edging the same color as the SCs. I'm not sure what I want for the final row of edging on this blanket yet. I have to think on that for a while. I'm usually partial to frilly edgings but I think this blanket needs a smooth edge. These final steps will make this blanket large enough for her to use well into her toddler years.

Stay tuned for the next post showing the finished blanket!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Repost: How to Join Granny Squares as you Go

things to make and do: granny square tutorial part 3: joining squares of ...: Today I'm going to show you my favorite method of joining granny squares. I learned this join-as-you-go method from the super-talented S...

Click the link above to get a great tutorial on how to join granny squares as you go. I found this blog post very helpful and easy to understand. It has great pictures to demonstrate the technique!

Repost Free Pattern: Mama G's Big Crafty Blog: Free Crochet Owl Purse Pattern

Mama G's Big Crafty Blog: Free Crochet Owl Purse Pattern: I. am. so. excited. about. this!!!!! Is this not the cutest dang thing ever?! I love owls. I mean, who doesn't right now? But I ...

Thursday, August 16, 2012