Saturday, 30 June 2012

Granny Bobble Spiral


Hi all,

My attempt at a spiral bobble pattern posted here - http://colourinasimplelife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/catching-up.html has been a hit with all you pinners out there, and so I have refined the pattern... 

Granny Bobble Spiral -

I NOW HAVE A NEW WEBSITE AND THIS PATTERN CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK -


http://psicrochet.com/portfolio-items/granny-bobble-spiral/


And there you have it.  It's a bit fiddly at first with lots of ends and loops, but once you get past the 2nd row and the pattern is set the only problem is keeping the 4 balls of wool untangled!

Anywho, I hope you like it...


Happy crocheting,

Karen
xx

68 comments:

  1. Looks great - I'm going to make a cushion...

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  2. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I'm looking forward to trying it! Rachel x

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  3. Hello karen
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading your last post about your visit to London and of course hello hello so nice to see you in person via those photos. It looks as if you had a really great time.
    Popcorn or Bobble stitch is my favourite stitch I always think it adds that little bit extra to a pattern... you've done it justice with this colourful square. I do like how you've made the pattern twirl. The ends yes the ends are always such a pain wish someone would invent something to make it easier to get rid of them.

    Keep well!

    Amanda :-)

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  4. Oh Karen, es realmente precioso!!!
    Gracias por compartir el tutorial, yo amo el punto bodoque o pop corn o bubble.
    Un gran abrazo y GRACIAS!!!!

    Oh Karen, is really beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I love the point bodoque or popcorn or bubble.
    A big hug and THANK YOU!!

    ESPERANZA✿⊱╮

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  5. How very clever! I really love it and can't wait to try it.

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  6. Very interesting! I'm making a bobble baby blanket for my daughter but it's all rows. This is something I will definitely need to try.

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  7. Karen,

    es una explicación perfecta y el punto bodoque me encanta.

    Enhorabuena

    Un saludo

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. I would like to try to make a tissue box out of this pattern. Thanks!

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  9. Soooooooooo beautiful!!!! Many thanks for the tutorial!

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  10. Hello karen, thank for sharing the tutorial...
    I like your blog and your work.
    Saludos!!!

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  11. Ooh I love it! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern! This is on my ever growing list of projects :) Maggie xx

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  12. Wow that's one very cute granny square. Thanks for sharing your pattern, your tutorial is really easy to follow

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  13. This is gorgeous!! I am so in love with it!

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  14. wow, that was good, I will try this out! Thanks a lot.

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  15. Beautiful, I've always liked crochet spiral patterns but have always been afraid to try. I might have a go at yours as the step by step photos really help, thanks for sharing.

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  16. I absolutely love this. What colourful fun! I must have a go, very soon :)

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  17. *sigh* I haven't the hand coordination to do this type of activity, but I would love to have an entire afghan made like this, I love the swirl pattern and colors you've chosen. So lovely!

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  18. Do you have to stop? Or could you make it a baby blanket? I'm looking to make 3 different blankets for a set of triplets due in October :D

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    1. I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to carry on - although I haven't tried it... The only adaptation that my be required might be that when you get to the size required and need to finish off, you may need to increase the amount of hdc bobbles and sc bobbles to perhaps go a bit further up the final sides - personally I would try it with the pattern as described and if that doesn't look right do extra short bobbles to reach about 1/3 - 1/2 across the row.
      Karen
      xx

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  19. Thanks for sharing this pattern, beautifull, its easy to follow,
    greetings

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  20. Oh my goodness - how precious - and attainable! This is just fun looking (to look at and to make). Will bookmark!

    Happy seeing beautiful!
    http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hello Karen,likedit very much.Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs Wal

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  22. Great pattern!!1 Thank you for sharing! colors are amazing! Love your blog!

    Your newest follower!

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  23. very clever thanks for shareing :-)

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  24. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing
    Jo :)

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  25. lovely ... just so cool n awesome

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  26. I thought you lost me when you said "start with the magic circle"??....but I figured it out. I have always wanted to do a spiral granny square..just never could quite keep all the different yarns straight...and loops left off and so on and so on..etc...etc. Thank you for your tutorial I believe I can possibly do one now! Anyway, I'm going to try!Thank you again! :)

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    1. I have no clue what a "magic circle" is. Can anyone help me please. I've got to try this pattern. Thanks Jennifer

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  27. Just a quick note to let you know that I tried out your tutorial and thought is was so awesome that I included my swatch on my blog, with a link to your post for the tutorial of course :). Feel free to stop by and check it out.

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  28. If I kept going do you think this would make a good blanket? I'm new to crochet and I understand all the patterns, ect. Just wanted to get your input...Because I thought about doing something like this for my new neice (not here yet)

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    1. To be honest Candace I don't know; I've only made a smaller square. In theory you should just be able to carry on until it's the size you want, but I haven't tried it myself, and I can't guarantee that it will keep it's shape or lie flat... it grows quickly, so you could give it a go and see (at least there would be no cut ends so no wastage if it doesn't work out!). Hope that helps.
      Karen
      xx

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    2. Thank you Karen! So would you think making smaller squares then seeming them together maybe?

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    3. So sorry for the delay in replying Candace; I would love to see smaller squares seamed together - I would love to see what squares worked in the same colours looked like seamed together, with each rotated a bit... although it could be migraine inducing! To be honest, if it was me, I would try the one large square, but I would be prepared to frog it all back should it not go as planned...
      Karen
      xx

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    4. The one large square is working out wonderfully for me. I did have to add an extra change between bobbles. So I have 4 chains on the sides and 5 in the corners. It started to curl under after a while. I still have a long way to go but I will post pictures.

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  29. You are telling those things very good and pictures tell's a lot.

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  30. thanks for the pattern! hopped by here via pinterest & i shall return :-)
    greetings from hamburg, germany
    pami

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  31. Beautiful pattern, I see me wanting to try the larger blanket or at least laprobe size too, thank you for all your hard work!

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  32. Thanks, I'm gonna try this with 3 colors and see if I can make it into a hat.

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  33. Hello, Karen.

    Thank you for this absolutely adorable pattern.
    I'm trying it out and my bobbles are much flatter than what your pictures show. Is there anything you suggest to make mine more ball shaped?

    Thank you!
    Amanda

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  34. Hi Amanda; the only thing I can think of is that as the bobble is created by producing a line of stitches, and then you draw the top of the end stitch through the first stitch, which makes almost a cylinder and a round bobble shape, that you are not keeping a tight enough tension on your stitch as you draw it through - and then subsequently work the next stitch. A slack tension would end up with a flat bobble! I hope that helps!
    Karen
    xx

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  35. Ciao !! Sto realizzando una copertina con la tua tecnica bellissima!!! grazie infinite per il tuo tutorial semplice e ben fatto :)

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  36. This is so stinking cute! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I am going to start with a pot holder and go from there. Lol

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  37. Gorgeous!! ♥ Thank you so much for the great tutorial and all the work with it :-))
    Have a beautiful day! xxx Nata

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  38. thank you will try this beautiful puff

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  39. Beautiful !
    Thank you so much for tutorial .

    Sonia Faria

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  40. Muchisimas gracias!!!!! Me encanta!!!! :-)

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  41. Muchisimas gracias!!!!! Me encanta!!!! :-)

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  42. Beautiful! I love your work!

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  43. Tvoju prácu veľmi obdivujem a som nesmierne šťastná že si tak ochotna sa s nami podeliť o postup. Dlho nahaňam postup na tuto špirálku aj som prosila nejake blogerky, no neposlali mi to :-(( Ďakujeeem z celého srdca za postup. Hlásim sa k tebe k čitateľom a odkladam si ťa :-) Prajem krásne dni, s pozdravom Mery.

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  44. what yarn and colours did you use? I'm very drawn to these colours but can't find anything similar!
    tara

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  46. What is a "magic circle". How do I make that? I love all your patterns and work. Beautiful!

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  47. Awesome,greets from Holland.. :-) thank you

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  48. I am thinking of making this into a place mats for the table, not sure on how to make it into a rectangle instead of a square, I may just have to sew two blocks together.

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    1. Could add some bobble rows up each side

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  49. Как красиво и просто оказалось, спасибо за урок!

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  50. That's an amazing pattern, can't wait to try in black white greys
    Thank you for great guidance

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  51. Only thing I have a problem with is the assumption that everyone knows what a magic loop is. I have never heard of it and with no explanation or direction to make it that pretty well stops the pattern before it is started. A little more clarity on the bobble would be nice also for less experienced crocheters.
    I love how it looks so hope to figure it out eventually.

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  52. I don't know how I didn't find you, until now. I love all the patterns I have seen on your site. I will be back, again and again.

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  53. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
    Visit my blog - Tita Carré - free patterns crochet

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