March 24, 2013

A short summary...

Good afternoon, everyone!

Sorry for being MIA for quite a while. I spent a couple of days with my cousin and her gorgeous anipals and therefore didn't have time to blog or even to craft. So here's just a quick summary of what was going on in my life during the last two weeks...

A week ago I traveled northbound to visit my cousin. We spent a lot of time outdoors walking the camels.

From left to right: Kr├╝mel, Daniela and Dolly

Back home I went through some old crafting things and found some potholders I made about 20 years ago in elementary school. I'm thinking about crocheting some new ones in a slightly different pattern.

Yesterday evening I celebrated Earth Hour and switched of the lights in my apartment from 8:30 pm until 9:30 pm. I spent this hour hooking by candlelight, a wonderful experience :)

And this morning I went out for breakfast together with my parents. My mom brought me one of her favorite magazines (Landlust) and I discovered some fun decoration stuff for bicycles in it.

Oh and I finally finished joining all the squares of my Rainbow Granny Blanket :) Now I'm working on the edging.

I hope you are all enjoying the first days of Spring!!!


March 13, 2013

Rainbow Granny Blanket - Joining is so much fun!

I already made some great progress joining all the squares! Sorry for the not so good quality of the picture but I'm sure you guys will get an idea. This is about 1/5 of the final blanket.


March 8, 2013

Rainbow Granny Blanket - Time to start joining!

I'm finally done hooking the 180 squares for my Rainbow Granny Blanket :)

And here are the colors I used:
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8222 (burgundy)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8221 (red)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8303 (purple)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8223 (navy)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8201 (yellow)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8284 (mint)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8246 (pine)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8195 (teal)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8192 (pumpkin)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8210 (canary)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8194 (lime)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8190 (lilac)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8316 (lavender)
  • Schachenmayr Bravo 8267 (oatmeal heather) - for the edging

Up next: Joining all the squares!


March 6, 2013

Rainbow Granny Blanket: Granny Square Pattern

I'd like to share my pattern of the Rainbow Granny Blanket granny square with you. I tried different patterns, did a bit of improvisation and that's what came out:

Pretty simple but looks really nice. My square consist of 5 rows in a certain color plus one solid sisal-colored round (I simply crocheted a dc instead of that ch in the middle of each sinde - not part of the pattern). I start every square with a magical ring. If you prefer to start with a ring of ch feel free to do so.

Enjoy hookin'!


March 1, 2013

Granny Heart Pattern

Here's the pattern for the Granny Hearts!

Simply start like crocheting a granny square. Join every round with a couple of slip stitches so you don't have to break the yarn. In round one crochet 2 ch for each corner, in round two only crochet 1 ch for the corner. Also instead of the 1 ch between the 3 dc hook one dc on two sides in the second row.


*** Find this pattern @ Ravelry: Uta's Granny Hearts ***