Sunday, 4 November 2012
Thanks for the great response from my last post, and when I have a bit more time I will start to publish some of the patterns I featured. It's a bit full on at work at the moment, but I really want to make the effort to post more regularly, and so I thought I would just pop by and share with you what has inspired me this weekend.
I bought the fabric charm pack above recently to try my hand at some quilting, and Saturday morning saw me laying all of the squares out and admiring the gorgeous colours. I loooooooooooooove pink, red and aqua, and have been lusting after some of the wonderful fabrics available online at the moment for ages. (Living in the back of beyond as I do, I'm afraid I don't have the luxury of having lots of wonderful fabric, or yarn, shops around, so I have to buy online) I saw this charm pack on folksy and thought it perfect; back at home I'm slightly disappointed that the aqua is slightly more green than I would have liked, and so I've decided to put off my quilting for now until I have bought some more fabric (any excuse!!) So, sewing out of the window, what's a girl to do but see if she has the right colours in yarn.... and what do you know.....
I just couldn't help myself.
Bright little girly grannies appeared as if by magic...
These are loosely based on the Summer Garden Granny Square from Attic 24, but as ever I had to do it my way and changed a couple of things... If you would like to magic up some of your own here is the pattern...
I used a 4.5 mm hook, dk yarn, american crochet terms. Standard abbreviations and at the start of every row the 1st dc is worked with a chain 3.
To start, ch 5 (counts as 1st dc & ch 1); (dc 1, ch 1) 7 times into the 5th chain from hook. [So you have 8 dcs each separated by a ch 1]. Join to top of 3rd starting chain with a sl st. Fasten off.
Now into each space work 3 dc, ch 1. Join with a sl st and fasten off.
For the final round work * (dc 3, ch 2, dc 3) in space, ch 1, (3 hdc) in space, ch 1; repeat from * 3 times more. Join with a sl st and fasten off.
I'm making them just because... but if I make enough I may use them for a small/baby blanket to sell in my shop.
Enjoy............. by the way, I love these cushions I picked up in dunelm mills...
I went in to buy just plain square cushion inserts, but these were on special offer and with 5 cushions for £10 they were cheaper than just buying cushion pads... result!
I hope you all have a wonderful week :-)