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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My fickle mind!...





Having decided that a granny square with 2 chain stitches in the corners was the best for me, I then made this square with 3 chain stitches in each corner.  There was method in my madness.  The square covers the top of a useful but shabby (not chic) cupboard.  I wanted the wood to show through, so big holes were perfect for this square.

I used oddments from my Aran collection and these colours go with the room decor. The dark brown was a tiny ball that wasn't much use for anything, and the lighter brown is a particularly nasty yarn that I don't like but can't justify throwing away. This square used up most of the browns and they blend in nicely.  

This took just a few hours to make, though I maybe should have spent a bit longer on the centre which is a bit wonky.  I'm chuffed that I managed to make something useful from yarn that was either free or very cheap.  This square makes me smile every time I notice it.  If I saw this in a shop, I would probably buy it.

I am gradually starting to think of myself as someone who can crochet.  Woo hoo!


7 comments:

  1. Well done Una it's lovely, I like the mix of colours. :)

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  2. This is a great piece and the fact that it has a definite purpose is great! Wonky isn't a bad thing ... I never noticed anything amiss until you mentioned it ;) Wendy x

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  3. My dining room has this colour scheme too, I just love these colours together Una. Well done on your crochet project, woohoo!

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  4. Yes you are definitely a crocheter, Una!

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  5. it looks like a great granny square and yes, you can crochet! The number of chains also ties in with the number of chains between clusters. I was taught to do 1 between clusters and 3 in a corner. I find that 3 in the corner tends to make stretchy corners (sort of a diamond shape) but that has a lot to do with my tension. I vary between 1 chain between clusters and none.

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  6. Lovely work, Una. Now you're getting lots of practice at crochet, it's no wonder you're feeling more comfortable with it.

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  7. I used to crochet, but stopped. Now, I can't remember how I did it! :)

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