Sunday, 4 November 2012

Just because...


Hi Everyone,

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 :-)

Happy crocheting

Karen
xx

27 comments:

  1. Love your little squares! Great colors for Christmas and Valentine's as well as anytime.

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  2. your fabric and little squares are sooooo good for my eyes and my soul!!!! ;oD
    thank you for sharing, xxxxx Alessandra

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  3. I love the colors, too, and how you've combined them. Gorgeous!

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  4. Those colors are AMAZING!!!! Great choice, and the grannys are going to look great. Can´t wait to see all of them together...

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  5. Happy Sunday Mrs Karen!....nice project red,white,pink....everything is looking lovely...can't wait to see ti done.:0)

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  6. Karen, love all your colorful projects. Great pillows.
    Happy Sunday,
    Meredith

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  7. so glad to see you again Karen, it is always nice when you pop in for a bit of a chat! I do hope you can stay longer next time, I promise I'll make cookies! Love the pink colors, my favorite...I would have everything in my life pink if the hubby would allow it! love and prayers sweetie! ~Cara Louise

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  8. Hi Karen, your blog is absolutely adorable. your grannys and patterns are wonderful. I just love your blog and hope to read more from you. I like crocheting myself, maybe you'd like to drop by my blog sometime. Love, Claudia

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  9. Love your girlie grannies and your new pillows, Karen. As I sit home tonight with both wrists in splints paying the price for 25 years of working on keyboards, I sincerely appreciate vicariously enjoying your projects while I'm on the sidelines. You're a great inspiration to keep me plodding through physical therapy and injections. Thank you!

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  10. Hello, my name is Laurence, i'm french. I love your blog and your crochet things. Thank you for your last post, i know you better now. I love your punchy grannys ♥

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  11. Lovely colour combination Karen, and if I wasn't so busy with Christmas knitting I would join you in making these sweet little squares. They are so pretty I'm sure I will find the time soon. :o)

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  12. There's only one word for it Karen: B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L :-)

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  13. There's another word too- GORGEOUS! I just love Dunelm Mill- what a bargain! Love the squares too. Cathy.

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  14. It's only the Americans that have a quilt shop on every corner. I live practically in the city centre and don't have a quilt shop anywhere near.

    I do believe that fabric is Tilda! Gorgeous.

    if you want real red, aqua and pink, go for Bonnie and Camille for Moda - Bliss, Ruby, vintage Modern and Marmelade are their ranges so far.

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  15. So cute! Love the granny squares and the charm pack pattern and color themes.

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  16. as usual.. very "Karen"! luv luv luv it!
    Barb

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  17. Crochet, Colours and Castle....just love it all. Your blog is fab and so inspirational....thank you for sharing

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  18. Thanks for your visit, for me a great honor!
    I hope you to see the link above your beautiful flower here
    http://esperanzaentretelasypinturas.blogspot.com/2012/08/tutorial-correa-en-crochet.html


    Thanks for making and sharing beautiful work.

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  19. Hello Karen,
    I have to agree with you!!!
    This combination of colours goes extremely well together....very striking!!!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  20. Love at first sight!!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  21. Love, love, love these colors!!! Do you mind if I ask what yarn this is? I quilt and my favorite fabric is anything by Bonnie and Camille because they use a lot of pink, red, white, aqua and gray. I find that combo so pleasing to the eye! Thank you for sharing.

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