01 January 2023

What this Crocheter Does When Uninspired

Sometimes I just have no idea of what I want to make. With the onset of the pandemic last year, I made quite a few afghans for gifts. I have created a good size stockpile of crocheted slippers to give as gifts this year. Now, I am a little stumped as to what I want my next project to be. A simple, mindless thing I make during these times is solid granny squares out of the odds and ends of leftover yarns. One day, I will then assemble into lapghans to donate. I like to use solid grannies because they are warmer than the traditional granny. When looking for a pattern online, there were numerous ones with different counts. Here’s how I make mine.

Solid Granny

I use G hook and ww yarn scraps

Chain 5 and join with sl st to make a ring.

Round 1--3 ch (Counts as 1st dc), 1 dc into circle (2 ch, 2 dc into circle) 3 times. You will have 4 sets of three DC separated by 2 chains. 

Slip stitch into 3rd chain of starting set of chains

Round 2--  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc, 2 ch and 2 dc into next corner, 1 dc into each of next 2 dc) 3 times, 2 dc into next corner

Slip stitch into 3rd chain of starting set of chains

Repeat Round 2 until it is the desired size. Each side of the square gains 4 DC stitches every round. example, 1st round is 3 DC. 2nd round is 7 DC, 3rd round is 11 DC and so on and so forth. 

This method of making solid granny squares works out fine for me. For every solid granny square pattern you take a gander at, there are noticeable differences. Recently I made a pattern and used someone else's instructions to make a solid granny and it was a definite failure. Since it was a large "square" the corners started getting to be an extended, pointy length. I was very disappointed.

27 May 2022

I'm Back!

I have been very concerned about what is happening in Ukraine. I have been thinking that maybe I could crochet some things and sell them and then donate the proceeds to an organization that is helping the people over there with basic necessities. There are several organizations that  seem worthy and I am going to choose one to donate to. How I am going to do this I am not quite sure yet but I am stockpiling crocheted items that will be relatively inexpensive to purchase so people may be more likely to spend a little. Today's items I am showing you are dishcloths.. Everyone needs a dishcloth right? Even people with dishwashers can use a dishcloth to wipe down their table and counters.  I have quite a few dishcloths made so I thought I would put the pictures in a slide show.

 Hope you enjoyed your visit. If you are interested in the pattern you can find it here.

Glad to be back and I hope to see you again.


21 September 2021

Another Hat and Scarf Set

 I had finished this hat and scarf set a few months ago. See, I really am slow about sharing things. This set is for a little bit older young lady than the one I made the pencil scarf set for. I love the hat, it seems like slouchy hats are warmer because you can pull them waaaaay over your ears. This scarf is a bit on the small side but the lady I made it for is petite. I like scarves like these because they are easy to wear as an accent accessory with a sweater or turtle neck if you prefer. Enough gabbing for now and here come the pictures.


Here's a close-up of the stitches--

And here's the hat and a link to the pattern--

Close-up of stitches

Stay safe,