Friday, October 28, 2011
Now I have fish on the brain just like the 4 year old I've been babysitting! For this scrapghan block I made a granny square (with ch 2 corners and no chain in between the dc groups) and sewed my fish motif onto it with thread. For the fish I used the pattern Goldfish Motif by Chinama Horiba which can be found here, and if you are on Ravelry the pattern page is here.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
This block is adapted from block 76 in Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks. I made my own stripe pattern after working with stripes in a stairs project with my dad. Even though I followed the pattern, the block didn't exactly end up square. I could have added more rows to make the block square, but I decided I liked the rectangle look; it more closely resembled the stair treads that inspired it.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Last night I sat down with my scrap yarn and came up with this square. Nothing exciting, just a bit of a variation on the traditional granny square, but I really like the color combination. Because of the greens and purples, when Gin saw it she said it could be the wedding block for my scrapghan. (Green is Gin's color, and purple is Jarrod's). Done.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Recognize my next scrapghan square? After everything I attempted today failed, I had to make at least one thing that didn't end with an expletive. When all else fails, go back to what works! So Squaring the Big Circle it is!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Inspired by two little vintage mugs I bought on Etsy, I made this square using Block 76, from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks. I followed the pattern except on rounds 2, 3, and 4 I changed colors half way through the round to mimic the design on my mugs.