All posts tagged: granny square

Hearthside Blanket: The WIP that I never want to end.

Seriously. I’ve had some convos recently about how quick I am to frog something that’s just not doing it for me, so y’all know I cannot stand having WIPs laying around… But this yarn is so fun to work with, I had to jump into a project knowing full well I’d have to promptly cast it aside.  At least the play time was fun!! Read my full review of Scheepjes Secret Garden, and see for yourself how beautiful it is. I describe it as a sort of thick and thin tweed.. and it has all these marly bits. Every stitch is a surprise 🙂  Maybe the most fun part of this WIP (and  also the saddest… but really the funnest!) is the fact that I sent all the yarn off to a lovely member of my NEW CypressTextiles Tester Tribe! I’ll have the page introducing everyone up and running soon.  Now Robyn Axelrod is testing the pattern, and for that I am so thankful. Her work is really beautiful and I know she has a …

Wildflower Blanket

NEW PATTERN! Available on ETSY || CRAFTSY || RAVELRY || LOVEKNITTING Wildflower is perfect for a quick blanket as it has a fabulous starburst flower plus so many stitches you’ll never get bored! Finished Blanket is 40x40in – yarn details are in the intro to the pattern Try this pretty edging in a built tough, but super soft DK weight yarn like: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Knitpicks Brava Sport Stylecraft Special DK   Pattern Notes: Charts Written instruction Some Photos (I have been working on shortening the length of my patterns, and trying to get better at explaining with words versus step by step photos.) Included is a “Variations” section with resizing options and alternate layout/palette options Pattern is 12 Pages If  I can help in any way, just contact me 🙂

VVCAL – Week 2

Welcome to the second week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL! If you’re just joining us, we’ve made 2 squares so far! Note: Are you enjoying this CAL? The VVCAL is a FOREVER FREE collection of 33 afghan block patterns including PDF versions, charts, and photo steps, plus mix-and-match joining methods and edging options, as well as endless support via myself, or social media groups. I thought this could be a great opportunity if anyone feels like they can donate to a worthy cause. Someone very close to me is going through stage 4 cancer, while somehow managing to keep up with two toddlers (one newly adopted, and one surprise natural success!). Any amount will help, and each week I will donate 100% of the funds to their GoFundMe page for medical bills. Click here to donate; I genuinely appreciate it! Related Links CAL Main info page – Please read thoroughly for weekly schedule, design basics, and color selection Ravelry ebook – All the block patterns so far, with printable PDF versions (to save your printer ink, they are …

VVCAL – Week 1

Welcome to the first week of the Vibrant Vintage CAL! Note: Are you enjoying this CAL? The VVCAL is a FOREVER FREE collection of 33 afghan block patterns including PDF versions, charts, and photo steps, plus mix-and-match joining methods and edging options, as well as endless support via myself, or social media groups. I thought this could be a great opportunity if anyone feels like they can donate to a worthy cause. Someone very close to me is going through stage 4 cancer, while somehow managing to keep up with two toddlers (one newly adopted, and one surprise natural success!). Any amount will help, and each week I will donate 100% of the funds to their GoFundMe page for medical bills. Click here to donate; I genuinely appreciate it! Related Links CAL Main info page – Please read thoroughly for weekly schedule, design basics, and color selection Ravelry ebook – All the block patterns so far, with printable PDF versions (to save your printer ink, they are almost only text) Find the PDF version as a free …

Perfect Granny Square

*I wrote this pattern in 2013, but I’ve relocated it here in order to further organize my free pattern library – Thank you!* Here is a quick tutorial for the Perfect Granny Square! 🙂 **Note: Find this and other patterns by looking under the “Free Patterns” tab in the menu in my website header. (Or under the tag “Free Patterns“)** (US Terminology, Worsted weight yarn, size K/6.5mm hook) I have featured this tutorial on Facebook, but I have decided to give it a permanent home, here on my website. I have found that I’m not the only one who does this method, but maybe you’ll learn something new! Okay, I like to start with an adjustable ring (“Magic Ring”) – see it at Crochet Cabana (.com) tutorial. You can also chain 4 and join to make a ring. Round 1: All in ring, SC, chain 2, (3DC, chain 1) 3 times, 2DC, join with a slip stitch in the chain directly above the beginning SC. Round 2: Slip stitch in same chain space, FLIP WORK …