Tuesday, 16 January 2018

SCRAP YARN CAL 2018: Relaxing Daisy Granny Square Ripple

THE RELAXING GRANNY SHELL SCRAP YARN CAL 2018
Want to join me on a Scrap Cal, its taken me a little longer to get this year 
CROCHET JOURNEY started, i'm afraid but eventually i came up with some thing i hope you will be able to relax into and want to make. 

Hope some of you will join me and enjoy the journey of colour and the relaxing granny shell.


SCRAP YARN: odd balls of this and that, a perfect stash buster and I'm hoping not to need to buy any yarn for this one....my favourite sort of CAL

I'm using a selection of Chunky yarns, but you could kale it with DK if your have lots of left over balls and want it to be slightly finer weight.


COLOUR: so far i've used
PINK, ORANGE, RED, DARK BLUE, PALE BLUE, PURPLE,  LIME GREEN, CREAM, BEIGE, GREY AND BLACK CHUNKY YARN
all yarns are tweedy looking yarns, base colour but with little specks of colour within the yarn  or space dyed for lots of Texture 


Marble, in several colours and Woodcraft Pebble the green and the black multi 


BellaLana Dream in several colours

Aran [not weight but style], Wendy Festival, think this one has been discontinued but you might have some in your stash, 

anything you have that will work for you, I know how good some of you are at colour combo's 

HOOK: 5mm for the Chunky
4mm for DK
As a guide, but hook size can depend on your own tension.

DAISY GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN
US Terms.
Make 9 if using chunky, 
you might need a few more if using DK as the squares will be smaller.


CLUSTERS: Half make the dc, hold last loop on hook and draw yarn through all stitches to complete the cluster st.

ALL CENTRES ARE THE SAME TO ROUND 3.


Start with a shade of grey col. finger wrap of 6 wraps
Round 1: cont. in grey col. 12sc into circle, sl st to complete. [12sc]

Round 2: cont. in grey mix, ch3 counts as first dc and ch1 sp, dc in next st ch1, repeat to end sl st to complete. [12 'spokes', ch1 between]
a little hard to see the 'spokes' in the chunky yarn, it fills the space 


Round 3: Daisy petals in Cream col. 3dc clusters, [half make dc hold on hook, draw last pull through, through all stitches on hook], in each ch1 sp, ch2 between, repeat to end, sl st to complete. [12 clusters of 3dc, ch2 between]




Round 4: Make 2 each in black/navy, dark blue/turquoise, pale blue, lime green and one for the centre of the run in a dark pinky colour.

Att. yarn in any space, ch2, counts as first dc, 2dc, ch3, 3dc, [corner], 3dc in next 2 sps, repeat for all 4 sides, sl st to complete, weave in ends.

JOIN THE 9 DAISY GRANNY SQUARES TOGETHER AT ONE POINT ONLY IN A LONG RUN


GRANNY RIPPLE STITCH
ROW 1: Att Orange col. at the one end, ch2 counts as first dc, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in point, 3dc in next 3sp, 3dc, ch3 3dc in next point, 3dc in next 3sp, 1dc in the dip, this is the join between 2 squares, worked into the top of each st 

SINGLE DC IN DIPS, used to fill the large hole that happens with the chunky yarn

3dc, in next 3sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, in next point, repeat this pattern until yo have gone all the way around the 9 Daisy Granny's finish with sl st, to complete cut off and wave in ends.
THIS IS THE ONLY ROUND YOU WILL GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SQUARES 


ROW 2: Att. cream/soft beige, in end point, ch2 counts as first dc, 3dc in next 4 sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, in the point, 3dc, in next 4sp, 1dc into the dip, 3dc in next 4sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in next point, repeat to end of row, Finish with 1dc in end point. cut and weave in ends.
 ends with a start and finish of 1dc to keep a straight edge


ROW 3: RED COL. repeat row 2

ROW 4: CREAM/BEIGE COL. repeat row 2

ROW 5: PINK COL. repeat row 2

ROW 6 and 7: BLACK OR NAVY col. repeat row 2







THEN REPEAT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DAISY GRANNY SQUARES.

PART 1: Complete.

PART 2: NEXT WEEK

Using the chunky yarn it measures approx. long 


DO YOU WRITE IN A JOUNAL/DIARY? 

Radio Shropshire interviewed this writer today...I was very impressed with the concept of this diary and colouring book always good to relax with....

And its always good to write stuff down good, bad, or the ugly get it out of your head and onto paper some how seems to help a little.


Not feeling too happy some days then use this journal to find your Little perfect each day, 
by AJ Gill


another journal, bought for me for Christmas I would recommend is 
By Dawn French, Me - You A Diary


PART 2 SCRAP GRANNY RIPPLE 2018

Continue with the same st, of Granny shells.
Starting and finishing each row with a single dc at each end, to give a lovely straight edge. As the pattern above.



US Terms
5mm hook
Add 8 rows of granny shells each side in a graduated sequence






using the same yarns work a band of 8 rows in a graduated colour band i have listed the yarns i have used but you might be following your own colours from your stash

Colour sequence for PART 2: All chunky yarns

1.Pink...I used Wendy Festival
2. Pinky Red...............Festival
3.Red...........................Marble
4. Orange....................Festival
5. Ochre/Gold shade....Marble
6. Soft Lime Green.......Marble
7. Light Blue.BellaLana Dream
8. Dark Blue..................Marble
After adding 8 rows each side it should measure 
approx. 59" x 26" wide or
approx. 150cm x 66cm wide



Part 3 next week



Friday, 12 January 2018

WI AND THE GREEN HEART PROJECT


Looking forward to joining  local WI 4 groups with 4 miles i am going to visit, looking for a crafty group that likes to go walking or have an interest in dance maybe, to get me moving again.


GREEN HEART CROCHET PATTERN

The pattern I am using right now to make green hearts and i will be joining the get together on the 
9th Feb 2018 at Shropshires WI Federation headquarters 
Just walking distance for me, it's that close....lucky me

GREEN HEART PATTERN
US TERMS
dk use a 4mm hook
Aran use a 5mm hook
Chunky OR 2 Strands of dk, use a 5 or 6mm hook


Tight finger wrap of 4 wraps
ROUND 1: 11sc into circle wrap, don't, sl st, to complete. Turn


ROUND 2: cont. Ch3, counts as first tr, 2tr into next 4sts, tr, ch3picot, tr into next st, 2tr into next 4 sts, ch3 sl st into last st. Turn.
ch3 as first tr and 8tr
10tr, ch3 for picot
10tr and picot 

 complete round 2 heart

ROUND 3: cont. 4sc in first ch3 [dc replacement] sp, 2sc in next 4sts, 1sc in next 5sts, 4sc in picot loop, sc in next 4sts, 2sc in next 4sts, sl st, in 

first 4sc in ch3 sp
all sc completed

HEART LOOP FOR HANGING
Cont. ch20 sl st into first s pull yarn through and weave/sew in ends
Can be used as a key ring, to hang on a shelf 

chunky yarn compared to dk yarn



GREEN HEART BROOCH 
1: Make a heart but don't add the hanging loop weave/sew in end before making a loop
 2: Cut a slightly smaller heart in plastic sheet and a felt heart the same size as the crochet heart, sew the felt heart to the crochet heart with the plastic heart between
3: Add a brooch pin
4: OPTIONAL, Add a few beads to the front of the brooch to decorate.



GARLAND OR BUNTING
Make several hearts complete before adding a loop
Finger wrap of 5 wraps, 
Round 1: 12 sc into circle wrap, sl st to complete 

Ch15, , sc into centre circle at the centre point of first heart, ch3 sl st into 3rd ch in ch15 length,
ch15, between each heart, sc, into centre of next heart ch15, between hearts, 
repeat 
joining  all your hearts together in the length your require, 
complete with ch12 and add a loop for hanging. finger wrap of 5 wraps 12 sc into circle sew off end.



Stiffen with starch or pva glue or stitch 2 together and pad slightly



I'm sure i can find lots of other uses for these along the way....

Monday, 11 December 2017

Decorations up, poncho at 46 rows...

Making my own Marble yarn, mixing two strands of dk, 6mm hook to create my version of a Marble Chunky yarn for the next Poncho....loving it so far but now i don't know whether to make a blanket with it instead of a Poncho?



The cushion goes well in the Christmas kitchen, pattern from my book 2 Granny Squares and Shapes

Lots of reds, pinky/red, orangey/reds, soft reds, dark reds into two groups and mixing them up, few rows of this and few rows of that changing them mid row or at the end of a row...6mm hook. Working for me so far.


Blue version of my Poncho pattern with my Big Beastie blanket


SNOW RECORD, 
just incase i forget it arrived in a weekend just before Christmas 2017




Christmas decorations up wasn't much else we could do this weekend, stay in and stay warm
with this You Tube 'real fire' on the TV, very effective crackles as well 


my car, cleared off once this is the second falling

About 14" in total but the sun is out today and I'm not sure it will last much long.....pity






PATTERN CLUB 2017 
There are only 5 places left on the 2017 club and it will stay open until June 2018 if anyone is interested then join the Facebook group and leave a message Thanks
FACEBOOK CROCHET GROUP

NEW 2018 PATTERN CLUB WONT START UNTIL APRIL 2018 
all details to join will be added on my blog at a later date