Thursday, 12 January 2012

January 12th

I haven't posted my grannies for te last few days because I've been in my sick bed!  I have kept up my crochet, though, and to prove it here are squares for days 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.  I will complete today's square later.

Day 7

Small and simple.  Made in aran chunky yarn that is a deeper, more gorgeous colour that the picture suggests.  Very easy 4ch ring.  Into the ring for round 1:  four groups of 3tr separated by four sets of 3ch.  Round 2 is just 1tr in each tr below and 2tr into two stitches roughly in the corner.

Day 8

Now, I know this one is a little bit wibbly round the edges!!  It wasn't supposed to have a completely straight edge anyway (honest) but I put the rest of the wobble down to being at the worst of my illness (cough! cough!)  This was made with a bit 16ch ring as foundation and round one was a series of 4ch loops evenly distributed around this ring.  Round 3 was 2dc; 2ch in the side loops and 2dc; 3ch; 2dc; 2ch in each of the corner loops.  Round 4: corners of  5tr each made into the 3ch loop and sides of htr in each of first 2 dc; 2htr in 2ch space; 2ch and skip next 2 dc; 2htr in 2ch space; htr in each of last two dc.   Final round is 1dc in each st; 2dc in 2ch space and 2dc in each of 2 stitches nearest each corner.

Day 9

This one is from Jan Eaton's book "200 Crochet Blocks".  It is the Tricolour Square on page 51 for those of you who already own the book or might be thinking of buying a copy (it's brilliant by the way!)

Day 10

Another from Jan Eaton's book.  This time Waterlily on page 41.  Pretty isn't it?

Day 11

  This is made with Artesano Superwash Merino and is my experiment to see what would happen to the traditional granny if I replaced trebles with doubles.  I've made started with a 4ch ring.  The clusters are all 2dc separated by 1ch along the sides.  The corners are always 2dc; 2ch; 2dc.  I've added an extra round of brown to give a thicker border.  I quite like the result.

Right, I'm off for a Lemsip and some catching up on work...

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