Saturday, 29 August 2015

CROCHET: Tapestry Stitch and it's variations..

On holiday cat/house sitting....so limited yarn and colours....experimenting with Tapestry stitch tried all the variations, some I loved some I hated...decided the dc{tr} version  is my favourite, it's easy to change colour, easy to count the stitches and grows quickly.

first dc [tr] circle experiment: colour change and increase in stitches...






then came the straight side...little bit easier just a colour change



then to a second piece in cotton and colours..

 into the back of the stitch?...



 small piece in sc [dc]..not for me
other experiment in between but i tried all the variations and decided i love the dc [tr] version the best








 then came the tapestry stitch flowers..













Sunday, 16 August 2015

CROCHET: Square in a Square in a Square Granny Square.


Link To Original Pattern HERE
for the first 3 rounds of Square


Join as you go in the ch3 loops at side and corners


NEW 4TH ROUND FOR THIS NEW 2015 GRANNY SQUARE
For this 2015 version I have picked Merino DK
in 9 soft pastel shades.
4mm hook 
Size Guide
Each Square measures 3" (7.75cm)
A baby blanket will take approx. 30" x 36" 
will be approx.10 x 12 square =120 Granny Squares.

Round 4:att. yarn in a corner sp, 2sc [dc], ch3, 2sc [dc], in the side stitches 
1sc [dc], in next 3 sts, 1sc [1dc], in the next sp, ch3 miss the next st, 
1sc [1dc]in the next sp, 
1sc [1dc], in next 3 sts, 2sc [1dc], ch3, 2sc [2dc], in next corner sp
repeat to end





the motif can be joined together at round 2 join as you go at points of square