I have a weird obsession, um, I like things that are chickens, they amuse me and make me smile. I don’t know why. I also need something to keep me from burning my fingers when I cook. And so, I needed to make this chicken potholder. (I had to do it, I tell you!) I made this […]
We had a blizzard! 24 inches of snow, or so. Here is a picture of Zip in the small bit of the yard that is cleared. All that snow is from this one storm, all the previous snow had melted away and the yard was just grass before this….
I really love vintage patterns! I don’t remember how I found this pattern on the web, but I am glad I did. It is called Pretty Petals Potholder and was published in 1946, perfect for my kitchen. It does make a very nice potholder. I used my Handicrafter Cotton again to make it. I know I […]
This basic stitch, from a Bernat pattern (you have to join to view and download the patterns, but it is free to join) I think is one of my favorite stitches for dishcloths. I have seen it called a Linen stitch, Woven stitch and Moss stitch. Wonderfully functional with a nice texture, fast and easy as pie. The pattern is fabulous just as […]
This is an interesting crochet technique, will have to give this a try! By TXCr1cket on YouTube, there are other videos you may want to watch there too, including the same technique done in the round.
I wish I had made this… But I didn’t. This stunning granny square blanket was made by Sandra’s Cherry Heart. 672 small grannies. Oh, how I want one! I so love the colors! I am overwhelmed at just the thought of all those squares, the sheer number of them! And yet the itch to make is strong, they are […]
Use any beautiful flower granny square and then frame it with what I am calling Picture Frame edging, because it reminds me of victorian picture frames. All made in Bernat Handicrafter cotton and a size E-4 3.50mm h0ok. I used these very lovely flower granny square patterns for the centers. I used a sliding loop to […]
Thought I would start to share some of the beautiful crochet I run across on the web, usually on Pinterest. It is so inspiring to see what gorgeous things others have made. This one is from the blog lana verderosa, a simple granny blanket with beautiful colors and design….I think this is going on my (only in […]
When I first saw freeform crochet, I fell in love with it. I love the asymetrical look, and the wide variations of color and pattern and the let you imagination go aspect of it. I had no idea how they did that! So I finally just did it, grabbed some of the cotton yarn I […]
I haven’t misplaced my calendar. I fell in love with these earthy colors (see, I don’t only do bright colors ) and it all reminds me of November in New England. Frost on the edges of brown leaves as you crunch through them in the woods. Gray skies that smell a bit of snow. The greys […]
Update: the post has been edited to make it clearer Update: added another link to new book that shows the full directions. There are lots of videos and tutorials on the web on starting crochet rounds without a chain loop. They have different names but are usually called a magic ring or magic circle. My […]
I love cotton dishcloths, I use them a lot since I travel back in time to 1950 every time I walk into my kitchen. The only dishwasher able to pass through the time warp is me. I love this Daisy Granny Square pattern @ Bunny Mummy. I used that to make this dishcloth, changing it slightly by using a magic ring […]
mrsbeata commented on A Better Granny Rectangle post and kindly shared a link to a video on YouTube showing how to cut plastic bags into yarn (plastic + yarn = plarn). I had wanted to make some grocery totes out of plarn, but thought it might be too much work, but maybe not! Another thing […]
To help understand how to do the Mitered Granny Square, here is a diagram. The diagram only shows the first part of mitering to get you started, it should be easy to extend it to additional rows as needed. The border is included.
Well, I think it is better : ) As I said before, in my other Granny Rectangle post (don’t go there, I think this one is better), I have always been unsatisfied with how the center of granny rectangles line up in the middle, instead of alternating like it does in the rest of the fabric. […]