Posts Tagged ‘Crochet’

A brand new year!  Wow!

I think of what Anne Shirley said,
“Tomorrow is new, with no mistakes in it!”
(from Anne of Green Gables).


I like to sew and quilt, but since I can’t take the sewing machine with me in the long car trips, I like to take something along that I can work on (when I’m not driving).

So, I’ve started a new crochet project.
I don’t know if it’s an early Christmas project (REALLY early), or if it’ll just be
a pretty red & white blanket.  I’ve done so many for different people,
but I haven’t made one for our home yet, so maybe this one is it??  We’ll see.

I’m using the With Love yarn, by Red Heart, and it’s going to be
a big granny square  (because that’s really all I know how to do!).

What are you working on?  Something new?
Or finishing up something from last year?
I have my own little stack of things I need to finish, too.

Happy New Year, friends!
And happy times with your hand crafts!




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Granny Squares

I spend a lot of time in the car,

so I’m always looking for small projects I can do while “just sitting there”. . .
(not driving, btw)






I’ve seen such beautiful crochet “modern-looking” patterns on Pinterest,
that I thought I’d make a bunch of little granny squares
(the only thing I know how to crochet)
and later piece them together in one of those pretty patterns.

I’ve never “pieced together” any crochet squares, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to
figure it out. . . Probably find some help on Youtube tutorials…




The first square I made, I used three colors I had picked out…

But that was too hard and took too much time,
(I wanted to finish it before my grandkids had kids)

so I decided I’d just do each square a solid color and then it might even look more “modern”.  (Whatever that means… vintage is new, new is old, retro is back… I’m so confused…)



Any ideas on what pattern I should make?



I used to hate grey, but now I really like it.

Does that mean I’m old?  The only people who liked grey when I was a kid were old people.

I guess that answers my question…



I have a stack of each color, and they look so pretty.

Maybe I should make three blankets – one in each color?

I don’t think so. . .



This yarn is super soft and a pleasure to work with.

Let me know if you have any suggestions.  Remember I’m new-ish at this. . .
All I know are the stitches associated with a granny square.

A while back, I made my daughter a blanket that was just one huge granny square.  It was fun and quick to make and I still love the colors she picked.

Crocheting for me is relaxing.  Helps me think and I enjoy the creative side of it.

Have fun being creative today!  🙂





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Colorful Blanket

This is a blanket I made for my daughter. . .


It is basically a big granny square.


It went pretty quick and it was fun!


I chose this combination because my daughter really likes it.


It was fun for me to work with these colors and this pattern is a good one for a beginner like me.


This is the center of the blanket…


I had planned to give it to my daughter for Christmas but I decided to give it to her now, since we got to visit her recently. I’m happy to say she really liked it. 🙂

Happy Friday everyone!

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I’ve been wanting to learn again how to crochet so I thought it would be good to start with an easy project. I tried two different patterns before I was finally successful! There are many great tutorials on YouTube, all you have to do is search for exactly what project you’d like to try, and a whole list of possibilities come up. So much fun to try!


20130618-104015.jpg If you’ve never tried crochet, look up an easy project on YouTube and have some fun with it! 🙂 You can take it in the car with you or work on it while watching tv. I can’t wait to get some new yarn and make a new project. I’ll keep you posted. Happy crafting, Daisy

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