Monday, July 6, 2015

granny blanket : the plan

I was feeling a bit guilty about not keeping up with my #12inchgrannyblanket posts, that I decided to share the plan for the rest of the year (for those of you who might be hooking along with us).

All of the patterns below can be found on Ravelry, and although they are not clickable links, they are all searchable by name or can be found in my Ravelry favorites under the "12" tag.


While I have every intention of continuing to post each week's finished square here on the blog, I wanted you to be able to crochet along in case life's busy-ness gets in the way.



granny blanket : 3 squares

Good Monday Morning!
My apologies for being absent around here the past couple of weeks. 
I was taking an amazing course in Executive Functioning and was wrapped up in assignments, readings, and of course Pinterest browsing.
But I am back to crochet and we have 3 whole squares to catch up on.  Yikes!

WEEK TWENTY SIX || Starburst Flower
by Smooth Fox (Donna Mason-Svara)



WEEK TWENTY SEVEN || I Love the USA

In honor of Independence Day last week.



Which brings us to this week's square (and on time, too!):

WEEK TWENTY EIGHT || Flowers and Trebles
by Champygirl (Amelia Beebe)
I adore the center of this square.  


The original pattern is for an 8" square, so I added a round of 1dc, 1ch, followed by a round of 1dc in each dc and space.  For both rounds I did 2dc, ch2, 2dc in each corner space.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

crochet coffee cozy

Hey there!
Wow, two posts in one week--it must be the beginning of summer vacation.  I'm still in work and productivity mode, not quite fully transitioned over to long, lazy sun-filled summer.  So I better take advantage of that and share what I made for a bunch of teachers, staff and bus drivers to thank them for a fabulous year.

COFFEE COZIES!
 These hook up surprisingly fast using this pattern.  
 Once I started making them,
 I couldn't stop,
 which was good because
 I needed a lot of them.
 There are so many people to thank
 at the end of the school year:
 teachers,
 principals,
 nurses,
 secretaries,
 bus drivers.
I created a little packaging for them with a coffee cup cut file and my Silhouette, slipped in a Starbucks gift card and they were good to go.

I used lots of different motifs to adorn the cozies (because. well. variety.).
Below are links to as many as I could find online:





(followed diagram)








Monday, June 15, 2015

granny blanket : veronica's rose

Good Monday Morning!
I am swimming in a sea of crochet projects that I'll be able to share with you in the coming days of summer vacation (just 2 ½ more days of school--yippee!).  But for today, I have this week's square.

WEEK TWENTY-FIVE || Veronica's Rose
by Melissa Green
This was a quick and easy one to hook up (thank goodness, seeing as I started it last night before dozing off, hook in hand, and then finished it up this morning while the boys were still sleeping.)




Monday, June 8, 2015

granny blanket : sun catcher square

Hello!  
I am so excited to share this week's square with you (and what do you know, I'm even on time!).

WEEK TWENTY-FOUR || Sun Catcher Square
I've decided I am a big fan of surface crochet.  I love the texture it gives and how, especially in this square, it creates an outlined edge for the colors to pop.
This was a super fun one to hook up, but you do need to pay attention to the pattern--some sections are not as predictable as they seem.

Also, hurry and grab this pattern from Julie's Ravelry page (linked above) for free through the rest of this year.