Tag Archives: crochet

granny square blanket

My latest granny square blanket! In the past, I usually just sew my squares together with needle and yarn, but I tried joining them with a single crochet this time. I know there are lots of fancy ways to join squares, so I figured I might as well start working my way up. I really love how it turned out, especially the colors. What are you working on lately?

red and grey granny square blanket

still winter

There are puddles forming in the yard, and I’ve got multiple layers on. So fickle, the faux spring weather of last weekend. This hat was a gift for one of my best friends, made while it was freezing out, given while it was sunny and 70, and hopefully getting a couple more uses now before spring. My favorite part is the fancy pom pom.

hat with fancy pompom

Hope y’all enjoy a nice weekend! We have a movie date scheduled, and biscuits to make. And lots of naps to take.

winter things to make

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I’ve only lived here for a handful of years, but I feel like this winter is colder than usual. I hardly ever remember walking around campus for more than a day or so when it was really cold. I don’t mind the chilly season at all, but our house is on the cold-blooded side. If its hot, its hot. If its cold, its cold. So we’ve been layering on blankets and our winter clothes. This would be a pretty blanket to add to our collection, and this is a cozy winter hat to keep our ears warms.

texas flag blanket

I made up this blanket pattern as a wedding present a couple months ago. I wanted to try something new, and also, someday their future kids will make a fort with it.

So far, I’ve only made granny square blankets. I hope to branch out soon, but when you are going off the grid, sometimes its good to stick with what you know. The flag is mostly straight lines, so that part was easy enough, but the star. The star was the tough part. It had to be a 5-pointed star. I needed it to be the right size. I think there was a large, sad pile of discarded stars after I was done.

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I ended up following a youtube video for this star. I figured out to outline the star in blue, so I could sew it on without obvious stitch marks.

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It crocheted up pretty quickly, so you still have time if you need another Christmas present idea!