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A new pattern has been born.
It is the promised pattern for crochet mini top hats.
And let me tell you, I had a blast creating it.
Let me introduce my new addiction to you.
It’s crocheted granny squares, everybody.
This is what I am talking about.
If you come somewhere these days and find about 20 squares like these lying around you will know I must have been there.
What I like about them?
They are colorful.
They are cheerful.
And they can be easily transformed into awesome things like coasters, rugs, or purses.
And in my world those things rule.
So far I’ve made a few coasters and plan to make a purse.
Actually, the purse is half-finished and I can’t wait to show it to you.
But until then, here’s a little picture tutorial showing how to make a very simple granny square.
You’ll need 4 different colors of yarn and a hook.
1. With first color, CH 4 and join to first ch with a SL ST to form a ring.
2. CH 3 (counts as first double crochet now and throughout), 2 DC in ring, CH 1,*3 DC, CH 1 in ring three times. Join with a SL ST to the top of the first ch 3.
3. With a second color (I am using blue here) join yarn with a SL ST (or any way you prefer) to any ch 1 space.
4. CH 3, 2 DC in ring below, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1 in same space. *3 DC, 1 TC in ring below, 3 DC, CH 1* in each chain 1 space around. Join with a SL ST to top of first ch 3.
5. With third color (I am using red here) join yarn with a SL ST to any tc stitch. CH 3, 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1) in same stitch [this is starting the corner of your square]. *Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1. 3 DC, CH1, 3 DC in next tc. CH 1.*
Repeat *…* two more times.
Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1. Join with a SL ST to top of first ch 3.
6. With the first color join with a SL ST to any corner ch 1 space. In same space CH 3, 2 DC, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1.
*Skip next 3 dc, in ch 1 space 3 DC, CH 1 two times. In corner ch 1 space 3 DC, 1 TC, 3 DC, CH 1. Repeat from * two more times. Skip next 3 dc and crochet 3 DC, CH 1 in two next chain 1 spaces. Join with a SL ST to the top of first ch 3.
7. With fourth yarn (I am using black here) join with a SL ST to corner tc stitch. In same stitch CH 3, 2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1.
*Skip next 3 dc set, 3 DC, CH 1 in ch 1 space; repeat two more times. 3 DC, CH 1, 3 DC, CH 1 in corner tc stitch. Repeat from * two more times.
Skip next 3 dc set, 3 DC, CH 1 in ch 1 space; repeat two more times. Join with a SL ST to the top of first ch 3.
And that’s it.
Here I’ve made a square using a slightly different color scheme.
Though I haven’t strayed too far from the previous one.
I am sure that once you create your first granny square you won’t be able to stop. Just like me.
It is such a relaxing and satisfying activity.
Bye for now, dear friends.
Next up – Granny Square Purse.
Hand made caps.
My Mom’s made them.
A purple cap.
Love the color.
Love the pom-pom.
They all have pom-poms.
I like the pattern.
And the colors, too.
This might be my most favorite one.
I love all shades of gray.
For some reason.
Cute, cute, cute.
It’s totally in the genes.
With me it’s mostly slippers and purses that I feel this strange need to produce in dozens. My Mom, on the other hand, makes cap after cap after sweater after cap after sweater… after cap.
I love her.
Hey, guys! Do you also have an obsession that runs in your family and you love it?
I need to know…
Hi, dear friends.
I wish you the most beautiful Monday and the most wonderful week.
Anyway, I just finished a new pair of slippers.
I like these. Probably because they are pink. And they have flowers. That all makes them girly. And I love girly.
Just wanted to let you know.
Because how could you possibly go on without information like this?
Also, I wanted to let you know, in case you haven’t seen it yet, that I’ve prepared a simple TUTORIAL on how to make crocheted slippers like these. Just for you.