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Half and Half Square

half and half squareToday’s Square: Half and Half
Size: 4 inch
Pattern By: Linda Laney
Hook: H
Yarn: Red Heart Classic emerald, RHSS Dark Thyme.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: Ok, don’t laugh. I got in my mind to make the Memory Star afghan from the Herrschners Blue-Ribbon Afghans book. Of course this means that I will eventually have to JOIN over 400 small squares to make an afghan that is fashioned after a quilt. The reason I decided on this was because the squares are basically 3-round traditional grannies. It’s something I can do while traveling or waiting for appointments without having a pattern.

Many of the blocks are half and half blocks like this. They are not triangles joined. The granny is worked half and half. I had a moment of befuddlement with a stretch of yarn that you ended up with at the second color change. Of course YouTube came to the rescue. User Bethintx1 always has a lot of useful tips and this time was no exception. This square was just a tester to see if it would be too annoying.

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

Ripple Blanket 1Today’s Project: Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket
Size: To be determined
Pattern By: Celeste Young
Hook: H
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable claret, mystery yarn beige/white variegated, Vanna’s Choice in various greens, TLC claret, Red Heart With Love Black.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: Yeah, I joined another CAL. Obviously mine isn’t going to be a rainbow colored baby blanket. I’m thinking to make this one as big as I have suitable stash yarn for. It works up really fast. I completed the part shown in the course of a couple of days. The pattern is easily memorized so I just made a cheat sheet to check off as I finish each round. We’ll see how it goes!

I didn’t like how the white variegated was behaving or looking, so I switched to black on the separator rounds. I like that much better.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2015 in Household Items

 

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51 of 99

51 of 99

Today’s Square: 51 of 99
Size: 11.5 inch
Pattern By: Katherine Satterfield
Hook: H
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice denim; mystery yarn lavender, amethyst, light blue.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: This would be easy to make larger or smaller. But as with traditional grannies that I don’t turn, it has a definite skew. But I kind of like the way it looks with this pattern. From the 99 Granny Squares to Crochet book.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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37 of 99

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Today’s Square: 37 of 99
Size: 6.5 inch
Pattern By: Martha Brooks Stein
Hook: H
Yarn: Red Heart Classic Emerald.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: Lots of texture in the middle. It was quick to work up. And it’s very, very green. From the 99 Granny Squares to Crochet book.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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Berry Beauty 2015

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Today’s Square: Berry Beauty
Size: 8 inch
Pattern By: Jean Leinhauser
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted weight acrylic mystery yarn yellow, variegated, dk green, slate blue.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: I’m kind of behind on my crochet posting. I have actually been doing some! This is Berry Beauty, which I did before back in 2013. This time I ditched the last two rounds and did a DC all around instead. From the 50 Fabulous Squares to Crochet book.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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Chevron Pillow

Christmas pillowToday’s Square: Chevron Pillow
Size: 13 x 10.6 inch
Pattern By: Marianne Forrestal
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted weight acrylic RHSS Paddy Green, Hot Red.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: I did something a little different and made a pillow. A pillow in Christmas colors! I used a smaller hook than called for and my pillow was 3 inches smaller all around than the pattern. Instead of using a pillow form as directed, I stuffed it with fiberfill. I’m not entirely satisfied with my whip stitching on the ends. If I made another one, I will carry two colors across so there’s less chance of seeing the color bleed through every other stripe.

I took this project traveling with me to the doctor. While I was waiting for the bus, several random people exclaimed “Christmas in July!” as they passed by me. :D

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Household Items

 

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21 of 99

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Today’s Square: 21 of 99
Size: 7.25 inch
Pattern By: Carole Prior
Hook: H
Yarn: Worsted weight acrylic mystery yarn dark green, Caron Perfect Colour Slate Blue.
Pattern from: Ravelry

Notes: Kind of a neat looking square. The center part looks nice on its own, too. Kind of like a doily. It could use a round of SC to stabilize it a bit but I just left it as written.

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2015 in 2015 Crochet Squares

 

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