Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Break from sewing ...

Hi everyone!!

I have given no choice but to  take a break from sewing since my machine broke down for the  last two weeks.  Anyway my crafty hand can't just do I did something that I good with that I love to do... CROCHETING!! And these are what I have finished with... cell phone holders.  Both of  the cell phone holders are using the same pattern...Sunburst Granny Square . 

I follow the Sunburst Granny Square pattern by Priscilla Hewitt ©1998 which can be found HERE

Since my cell phone is quite big I add another three rows at the top.
The finished size of the holder is 3.5" x 5".

The first cell phone holder that I've done was using  this black colour yarn with three completed rows.  It turn out too small for my cell phone. The finished size is 2.5" x 4". Since the colour was too dark, the granny square is also not so outstanding as to compare with the  above holder. 

 This is how the front looks like with a small button as a closure.

and this is the back.

Do you know that August month is the Granny square month over at Picot and Petals?  Well if you don't... check out her blog to see what other talented crocheters have to share.  

Happy Crocheting!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tutorial : Granny Square Bag

Hi Everyone!!

 Remember the granny square bag crocheted by my daughter? Well... today I am sharing the tutorial on how she did the squares until how to joined it all. This post did not include on how I did the handle and the lining...maybe some other day I 'll share  how I did mine..

Granny Square pattern

Yarns(4 colors of your choice)

st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
dc - double crochet

1.  With the working yarn, make the last stitch until the end and pull up a loop of a new yarn.

 2. Drop the working yarn and let it fall to the back of your work, yarn over with the new yarn and continue with the round. 
Start with a magic ring.

 Rd. 1 - Ch 3, 15 dc into center of the magic ring, join to third ch of beginning ch with a sl st

CHANGE COLOR(pink) at round 2 follow the step as at NOTE .

Rd. 2 -Ch 3, 3dc into the same st, *skip a st,4 dc in next st*;repeat from * to *. Join to third chain of beginning ch with a sl st(8 shells)

CHANGE COLOR(yellow) at round 3follow the step as at NOTE . 
Rd. 3 - Ch 3, 3 dc into the same space.  *skip next 3 st, 4 dc in next st, 4 dc into the next shell space*,  repeat * to *. Join to third chain of beginning ch with a sl st(12 shells)

CHANGE COLOR(bright yellow) at round 4follow the step as at NOTE .

Rd. 4 - Ch 3, 3 dc into the same st, 4 dc into next space between shells,  *skip next 3 st, 4 dc in next st, 4 dc in next st, skip next 3 st, 4dc into the next two space between shell, repeat * to *.

Join to third chain of beginning ch with a sl st.(16 shells)

Now you have the complete granny square.
Make 22 pieces of different combination of colors of your choice.
To finish off, ties all the loose end of the first yarn with the new yarn being joined at each round.  Leave a long enough tail to weave it in.
Arrange all the 22 pieces of granny square as picture.  Join all squares following the arrow.
And this is how your bag will looks like once all the squares have joined together.                                                  

 This is how the stitch looks like at the back 

Another finished bag with handle but yet to be lined. This one is using same color tone.

If you follow my tutorial in making your bag, show and tell at  Hook 'n Needle flickr group
I would love to see your bag ...thank you.

 Happy Crocheting!!


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