Saturday, April 12, 2014

Square 6

My next square was inspired by Linda from

Linda N's Ravelry Store
 
 

Here is Linda's square...I like her colors better than mine,
but
I went with my color scheme
and this is what I got.
 
 
 
 
I followed Linda's downloadable free pattern and followed it through row 10
 except I used and H hook.
 
 
My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
Row 11:  (yellow) 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and then a V-Stitch in each V-Stitch of the previous row until you reach the end of each row I just used 1 DC for the last stitch.  So each side has 6 V-Stitches and 5 DC.
 
Row 12:  (white)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner, 1 SC in each the back loop of each DC of the previous row and a SC in each V-Stitch of the previous row.  (27 SC)
 
Row 13:  2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and a HDC in each SC of the previous row. (31 HDC in each row)
 
Row 13:  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each HDC of the previous row. (35 SC in each row)

Square 5

Square 5 is going really smoothly and I love the flower in the middle.
 
I found this pattern on Ravelry and it's another one of Melinda Millers.
 
 
This one is called Princess and I did have to alter the square to fit my squares.
 
I can't get her pattern to copy so you'll have to go to the link above to get this one.
 
I followed the pattern for the first 3 rows except that I changed colors for Row 3.



 

My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.

 
My version to fit my square size is:
 
Row 1-2 Melinda Millers Princess Square except for color change on Row 3.

Row 3:  (turquoise) 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC in each corner (the point of any flower) then ch 4 and sk 5 SC of the previous row over to the next point , 2 SC in the next point and repeat around. (8 SC, 40 ch, 24 HDC)
 
Row 4:  (green) 2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and then 1 HDC in the next 3 DC of the previous row, ch 4, 2 SC in the 2 SC of the previous row and repeat.  (40 ch, 40HDC, 8 SC)
 
Row 5:  (purple)  2  HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and then 1 HDC in the next 5 HDC of the previous row, ch 4, 2 SC in the 2 SC of the previous row and repeat. (40 ch, 56 HDC, 8 SC)
 
Row 6:  (pink)   2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and then 1 HDC in the next 7 HDC of the previous row, ch 4, 2 TC in the 2 SC of the previous row and repeat. {8 TC, 40 ch, 72 HDC)

Row 7:  (white)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and 1 SC in the next 9 SC in the next 9 HDC of the previous row, 2 SC in the ch space, 1 SC in the middle of the 2 TC of the previous row and then continue the other half of the row to match the first half.  (27 SC in each row for a total of 108)

Row 8:  (light blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and 1 SC each of the SC of the previous row. (31 SC on each side 124 total)

Row 9:  (darker blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and 1 SC each of the SC of the previous row. (35 SC on each side 132 total)


 My squares are 7 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 35 SC on each side.
 


Square 4

This square took a little time to get it to the right size. 
 
I started off with a circle this time.
 
 
 
I borrowed the center of the circle from DragonFlyMomof2 Designs Snowfall Square.




My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
Ch4 and join to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch3, 15DC in ring. Join (16dc)
Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st. [Ch3, sk 1 st, 2DC in next st] 7 times. Ch3 and join. (16dc & 8 ch3)
Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in same st, SC in next dc. [2SC in ch sp, 1SC in next 2dc] 7 times. 2SC in ch3 sp and join. (32sc)
Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in same st, ch3, 2DC in next st. [SC in next 2 sc, 2DC in next sc, Ch3, 2DC in next sc] 7 times.  SC in next 2 sc and join in top of beginning ch3. (32dc, 8 Ch2, & 16sc)
Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in same st, SC in next st. In next ch sp work 2SC, Ch2, 2SC.  [SC in next 2sts, SS in next 2, SC in next 2, (2SC, ch2, 2SC) in next ch sp] 7 times. 1SC in next 2, 1 SS in next 2 and join in 1st sc.  
Rnd 6: SS into ch2 sp. Ch1, SC in same st. [+Ch6, sk 5 sts, DC in next ss, (this will be the 2nd ss of previous rnd) Ch6, sk 4sts,+ SC in next Ch2 sp] 7 times. Then +to+ once and join in 1st sc.  (16 Ch6, 8DC and 8SC)
Rnd 7:   I changed colors here.  Ch1, SC in  same st.  [4SC in ch6 sp, 1SC in next dc, 4 SC in ch6 sp, SC in next sc] around.  Join to 1st SC (80sc)
 
Here's where I started making my own changes.
 
Row 8:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner.  4 DC in each ch SC from the previous row and 1 DC in each DC from Row 5.
 
Row 9:  3 DC, ch 2,  3 DC in each corner.  A FLDC in the first stitch after the corner stitch, 5 DC, 1 FLDC and repeat across and all on sides.  (31 DC)
 
Row 10:  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and SC in the top of each DC of the previous row. (35 SC) 
 



 My squares are7 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 35 SC on each side .


Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Super Cute Baby Set


I finally finished making this baby set
and I love it!!
 
My mom did too and she has it going to Hong Kong for a baby gift.
 
I loved the colors in the fabric so I crocheted the afghan using all the colors in the fabric
and then outlined the blocks and edged the afghan in dark brown.
I trimmed the diaper burp cloths in coordinating fabrics and then used the same
fabrics for the blocks, tissue cover and the bunting.
 
 





 
 
I really like this baby set
and now I'm working on a few more.
 
 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I'm Going to Do a DoOver on My Squares--Square 1 & 2

I wasn't happy with my squares for my sampler afghan so I'm doing them over again.
 
I decided to do a 7 inch square with 35 SC on each side of each row.
 
My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
So Square 1 is still the traditional Granny Square,
 
but
 
I added and extra row of double crochets
and then went around the square with HDC (2 HDC, 2 ch, 2 HDC in each corner)
 to equal 31 on each row
and my final row is 35 SC on each
side with 2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner.
 
 
 
 
Square 2
 
I made this next square based on the pattern
by Melinda Miller that I found on Ravelry.
 
 
 
 
 
I altered it a little to make it fit the squares that I making.
So here's my square. 
 
 
 
I started off using the pattern as written on rows 1-9 but made changes on row 10 and added rows 11-13.
 
For Row 10:  I changed to color C and I put 2 DC, ch 2 , 2 DC in each corner and on the sides I crocheted 12 DC (16 DC for each side)
 
For Row 11: (White)  2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner.  1 SC in the first DC of Row 10 and then ch 4, sk 3 SC and then SC....repeat across.  (5 ch 4 spaces on each side, 10 SC on each side, 2 ch in each corner)
 
Row 12: (Pink)  2 SC, 2 ch. 2 SC in each corner.  Each side has 4 ch and then a SC in the previous rows ch 4 space (6 ch 4 spaces on each side and 10 SC on each side with a ch 2 in each corner) 
 
Row 13: (White)  2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner and then 1 SC in the first  SC of the previous row and then ch 4, Sc in each ch 4 space of the previous row. (7 ch 4 spaces, 12 SC)
 
Row 14:    2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner and then 3 SC in the first  3 SC of the previous row and 3 SC in each ch 4 space, sk each SC for a total of 31 SC on each side.
 
Row 15:  (Blue)  2 DC, 2 ch, 2 DC in each corner, sides have 4 DC, ch 1 and then DC in the middle stitch of each set of ch 3's of previous row. (19 DC and 8 ch on each side plus the 2 ch in each corner)
 
Row 16:  2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner and then on each side 1 SC in each of the DC in the previous row for a total of 6 sc then 2 SC in the first ch space, 1 SC in the DC, 2 DC in the 3 ch spaces and then a SC in the next DC, 2 SC in the next 3 ch spaces, 1 SC in the next DC, 2 SC in the next ch space and then SC in the next 6 DC and then  the corner.  (35 SC per side)
 
 

 My squares are 6 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 35 SC on each side with 2 ch in each corner.
 
 

My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Square 3

For Square 3 I used one of my overall favorite stitches.
 
I used a Front-Post Double-Crochet alternating on a Back-Post Double Crochet for my square.
I love the textured of this stitch.
I changed it up a little from the way I usually make this square by adding a chain 3 space in the middle of Row 4 so that the square doesn't pull so bad. 
I like the look it gives it with the little slots.




My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
I started off with a ch 6 sl st to make my circle
 
Row 1: Start off like a traditional granny square.  ch 5, 3D C, ch 2, 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC, ch 2, 2 DC and sl st into ch 3.
 
Row 2-3:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and then alternate a FPDC and a BPDC on each of the DC of the previous row.

Row 4: 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner then on each row do an FPDC, BPDC, FPDC and BPDC in the first four from the previous row.  Ch 3, sk 3 and then continue the FPDC, BPDC sequence again for each side.  (12 DC, 3 ch in row)

Row 5:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner then on each row do the FPDC, BPDC until you reach the ch 3 and then put 3 DC in the ch 3 space and then continue your FPDC, BPDC for a total of 19 DC on each side.

Row 6:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner then on each row do an FPDC, BPDC, FPDC and BPDC for a total of 23 DC on each side.

 Row 7:  2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and a HDC in the BL of each DC of row 6. (27 HDC)

Row 8:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and 1 DC in the BL of each HDC across  (31 DC)

Row 9:  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in the next 31 stitches. (35 SC)

I did have to lightly steam the back of this block to make it more square shaped.



 My squares are 7 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 35 SC on each side.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Quiltingranyy is Having a Giveaway on her Blog!

My dear friend Jean is having a giveaway on her blog
 
so if you want to see some beautiful quilts and find out about her quilting group
be sure and click on the link above
 
or if you are just interested in the giveaway
 
Jean's offering some great prizes for her 2000th blog post.

Square 2

I made this next square based on the pattern
by Melinda Miller that I found on Ravelry.
 
 
 
 
I altered it a little to make it fit the squares that I making.
So here's my square.


 
 
 
I started off using the pattern as written on rows 1-9 but made changes on row 10 and added rows 11-13.
 
For Row 10 I changed to color C and I put 3 DC, ch 3 ,3 DC in each corner and on the sides I crocheted 6 DC, ch 1, 6 DC making each row have 18 DC with one chain in the middle.
 
For Row 11-13 I did each row in SC with 2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and Row 11 has 23 SC on each side, Row 12 has 27 SC and Row 13 I changed to color D and crocheted 31 SC.  Each round has ch 2 in the corner.
 
 

 My squares are 6 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 31 SC on each side with 2 ch in each corner.
 
 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Crocheted Patchwork Afghan - Square 1

I saw this 365 square a day granny square afghan and fell in love.



 
 
I've seen some before but got discouraged and never made one,
but I'm going to give it a try this time...
except it's mid March and I won't have 365 squares done in time for Christmas,
 
so this one will be a "However Many Squares This Granny Can Get Done Afghan".
 
So I started off with a traditional granny square.
 
Always a great way to start and one of the first things my grandma
taught me how to make.


 
My squares are 6 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 31 SC on each side with 2 ch in each corner.
 
Watch for my progress.
I can't wait to see the finished product!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bright and Colorful Crocheted Baby Blanket

I just have to finish sewing my ends in and this baby blanket will be done.
 

 
Phew!
No, it really wasn't hard.  It's just a series of 2 chains and 2 DC.
Tucking in my strings is the worst part!!!
 
Anyway, enough whining.
 
This blanket was inspired by this fabric
 
 
I used the colors in the fabric and then with all the polka dots I liked this stitch.
 
I'll show you in a couple of days the rest of the stuff
I'm making to go with the blanket to make a gift set.
 
Happy Crafting!


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