Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Some Awesome Blanket Square Ideas

As I have been bouncing around ideas of what project I would like to do next, I decided to try out a few new stitch techniques. There are so many different Stitches and ways one could  construct a blanket with. As I contemplated this, I was excited by the realization that the possibilities are truly endless!

Intermeshing Crochet

Take for example, these blocks created Using a stitch guide pattern from Margaret Hubert's fantastic book called, "The Complete Photo Guide To Crochet".

This pattern can be found on page 242. To quote from the book it states, "Double filet intermeshing consists of two layers of traditional filet mesh that are crocheted at the same time, one row of each alternately. The stitches are intermeshed so that the two grids become woven together into one fabric." It looked complicated to me but, after a few unravelings I was crocheting it like a pro! This stitch would make for a thicker, cozier blanket, just what I need for the colder Northern Michigan nights we get here.

How about  this beautiful" Clever Block" (This pattern can be found in, " The Complete Photo Guide To Crochet" also on page 119) stitch square? With different colors this could make an interesting blanket/afghan. Oh and I can't forget the Unholy Granny, which is already one of my favorites (lower center Picture)! I also tried the "Framed Church Window" by Elizabeth Ham (Lower right side). Click for the pattern, Framed Church Window . Who can blame me for having such a hard time deciding  with so many possibilities! Take care for now, my friends!
 ¸¸.•´¨¯`)¸¸.•´¨¯`) ¸¸.•¨¯` Tammy

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Burst of Granny Bolster Pillow

Well, here it is! What do you think of my "Burst of Granny Bolster Pillow"? When I first began this project I was set on making a standard couch/chair pillow.
And then...
The what if happen and my pillow magically changed shape overnight. Before I assembled the end caps to the main body I lined everything with a lightweight wool fabric, something that would stretch a little while being stuffed. My teenage daughter has already requested that I make two for her bedroom using black, instead of the light color, for the background.

I can't wait to see all the other projects I make as my crocheting skills improve!

¸¸.•´¨¯`)¸¸.•´¨¯`) ¸¸.•¨¯` Tammy

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunburst Granny Square Bolster Pillow

This is what I have been working on lately. It is going to be a Sunburst Granny Square Bolster pillow, when I am done.  The Pattern for the Sunburst Square by Priscilla Hewitt can be found by clicking here at Raverly. I just finished whipping the blocks together last night and I still have hopes of starting on the side end-cap pieces this evening. I have envisioned the sides being the Sunburst design and keeping with crocheting in the round. I am really not sure if I am going to just keep alternating the bright colors or using white after the Sunburst. I'll probably have to make one of each to see what I like the best.