Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pom Pom Edge

I was looking 
for a cute border
to put on 
a granny square blanket
I just finished 
and came across this

I needed to modify it 
for my blanket
and wanted 
to remember how I did it
so I thought I would post 
how I did it here

I just love this cute pom pom stitch 

To start join with 
a single crochet
then chain 6

3 double crochet
in 3rd chain from hook 
holding back last stitch
of each double crochet
on your hook

You will have 4 stitches
on your hook
Yarn over and pull thru all loops
(cluster stitch made)

Chain 3

Make a second cluster stitch 
in the loop that closed
 your first cluster stitch

Join with a slip stitch
where your first cluster begins

To do this 
go thru the stitch
leaving 1 part of the stitch 
in the back
 and 2 parts in the front

Chain 3
Single crochet in your next space

There you have it....

Cute little pompoms
along the edge
of your blanket

They do take 
a little while
to make 
are well worth
cute factor
that they give
to my blanket!!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I love color!!

This was a fun little project
that I have been wanting
to make

I had this small green table 
from Ikea
that needed a little something

I dug thru my box of cotton yarn
and picked some bright colors

And now I have a cute little 
cover for my table


Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Perfect Gift

I have been steadily working
on this colorful blanket
for the last few weeks

Before work, after work

While at the salon getting
my hair done

On my lunch break at work


its finally done


how it turned out

Its a birthday present
 for my granddaughter
and I'm thinking she
will love it too
(she already accidentally saw it in the back of my car and said "Nana thats a pretty blanket")

With the yarn I have left
I started this

It going a lot faster 
than having to 
count the stitches on each row
and make sure that
the pattern I chose
works with the stitch count

I cant wait to give it to her
but I will be sad to see it go

Its one of my favorite projects ever