Motif of the Month ~ Cluster Granny Square

Cluster Granny
Cluster Granny Square

This month’s motif is a take on the classic granny square. Just like a granny this can be made as large as you want, but the look is totally different. There are solid spaces of double crochets on the sides and cluster stitches on the corners.Use as many colors as you like.

Download pattern and view step-by-step video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

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Motif of the Month July 2014: Diamond Granny

 

July 2014: Diamond Granny
July 2014: Diamond Granny

This month’s motif of the month was a last minute viewer request.

She had asked for a diamond shaped granny “square”. So I worked up a simple change to a normal granny square to make this shape a true diamond.

I also show a different way to weave in your ends this month.

Using a latch hook (here is the one I use if you’re not sure what a latch hook is) instead of a yarn needle, you can weave in any size yarn fast and easily.

The video will show you how it works.

You can download the pattern and watch the video here.

Lefties click here.

Here’s To My Mimi

My Mimi is my great-grandmother, and she is the one who taught me to crochet when I was a little girl.

Recently while visiting my parent’s house, my mom gave me one of my Mimi’s old granny square blankets.

I loved the look of this motif so much I had to remake it for this month’s Motif of the Month.

However, the blanket hasn’t held up real well. A lot of it has slightly felted, so trying to recreate it was a little difficult.

My version of Mimi's Square
My version of Mimi’s Square

This is my version of my Mimi’s granny square and it’s the newest Motif of the Month. It reminded me of a flower so I chose the colors you see for ease of viewing on the video tutorial. I highly recommend trying out some of my Mimi’s color choices though, they are fantastic!

Click here to download the pattern and watch the video.

Lefties click here.

This is What Happens When You Cut A Granny Square In Half

Triangle Granny
Triangle Granny

I didn’t actually cut it in half. I crocheted it in half. This is the newest Motif of the Month – The Triangle Granny.

Working from the center out you can create a triangular motif that can be used for a variety of things. You can even join two together to reform a square — but make if fun in two different colors at least.

I’ll be putting up another tutorial on how to join these triangles for a blanket (a viewer request), so if you’re interested in seeing that be sure to follow the blog so you get notification when it posts.

In the mean time you can start making a bunch by downloading the pattern and watching the video. Lefties click here.

 

New Pattern ~ Chromatic Blanket ~ 50% off Limited Time

Chromatic Blanket Pattern
Chromatic Blanket Pattern

This colorful blanket is a great pattern for self-striping yarn.

The stitch pattern used to make the squares produces a subtle 3-dimensional square, and its generous size can be altered by making more or less squares.

Use promo code: color50 at checkout to receive discount. Offer good until Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 midnight Pacific Time.

Click here to go get yours now!

Make with self-striping yarn in any combo of colors.
Make with self-striping yarn in any combo of colors.

 

Where are the new videos?

Funny story, I was making my husband some coffee (he drinks espresso) and when I went to release the pressure by opening the top where the water goes in, the escaping steam burned my thumb — my right hand thumb, the one that is most prominent in my videos. So what does that have to do with videos? Well, when I burned it, it swelled up, and now the skin is peeling off. It’s not horribly disfigured or anything, but it’s not pretty to see a close up of either. So I haven’t been able to make any new videos for the past couple of weeks.

So in the mean time, I’ve been getting all the old videos switched to left hand and I’ll be editing some new videos that I was saving for colder weather. So here is the next left hand updated video. Thanks for your patience!

New Motif of the Month and a Free Pattern to go with it.

I’ve got the newest Motif of the Month posted with a four part video tutorial that walks you through all the important steps and gives you little tricks and tips along the way. This cool 3D granny square is fun to make and I’ve also included a free pattern for a yarn stash bag or purse made from the square. Click here for the pattern or start watching the videos below.

 

 

Newest Motif of the Month

Hey Everyone, I’ve just put up a new Motif of the Month. It is a tutorial on the Hexagon Granny Square, and because I have a pattern that uses this motif, I’ve decided to now offer it for free to everyone. So click on the pattern below to be taken over to where you can download it, or click on the video to check out the tutorial now.

Hexagon Granny Square Scarf Free Pattern
Hexagon Granny Square Scarf Free Pattern