Sunday, 4 August 2013

Crochet therapy!

Hello again everyone, well the enforced resting is certainly working - not only is the painful toe condition improving steadily (yay!) I have had some serious, and much-needed crafting time (yay again!!)

So I had a little look through my yarn collection and found a bag of yarn that at some point had been a giveaway with a magazine.  The quality was quite reasonable (some of the magazine freebies can be quite dire) so I had a little browse through some patterns I had tucked away.  And, after all my previous comments on granny squares being boring, what did I do?  Yes, you guessed it, started making grannies!!!

However, in order to keep me from glazing over, the grannies varied quite a bit, both in design...

...and size

Here is the little collection I made

And here they are arranged in sequence - I'm making a cushion cover!

So far I have sewn all the squares together and added three rows of edging.  It needs another 4 rows of edging then the front will be complete.  I think I will just do one big granny square for the back in white as I don't have enough left of the coloured yarn.  OR, if gout allows, I might just pop to the shops and buy a cheap, plain coloured cushion and slip stitch the crochet front to it - that would certainly be the quickest fix...

Have a great Sunday!



    I'm slightly jealous! My mom showed me last week how to do a granny square and I tried to crochet a couple of days ago and got it all wrong! I've taken it back apart about 4 times, I get most confused when I start a new row, I know that whatever I'm doing is just a simple mistake, but alas... I think I need my mom's help! :)
    These are so beautiful and I hope to crochet as lovely as you do one day!
    Have a wonderful week, be well!

  2. Glad you are feeling better, the crochet grannies are lovely.
    Hugs to you,

  3. Just lovely, yes crochet away til your toe is better.....and a bit afterwards, they needn't know! :) x

  4. I'm glad your gout is easing.. it's a bear. But smart of you to use your recovery time to make something wonderful.. good job! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. So glad to read your toe is getting better!!! I love the color combinations of the squares you are making and will be interested to see how you decide to finish off your project :)
    Wishing you well, Helen!
    Gracie xx

  6. You should give up your day job! and keep crocheting!
    Hope your getting better:) back at work tomorrow?

  7. So pretty. Hope you are back on your feet soon.

  8. Sweet! Sorry to read about the gout, and hope it goes away really quickly.

  9. Those are so pretty. My Mom taught me how to do a granny square, but that was back in the seventies, and I've forgotten. I'm a hand on visual learner, so I guess I'll need another teacher. I think they make the pretties baby blankets.
    Thank you for following my blog, I am now your newest follwer, too.
    Have a lovely week.
    Connie :)

  10. Happy to hear you are getting better-yea! Really love the color combination you chose--so soft and beautiful!


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