Crochet Cravings – Attic 24 and Lulu Loves

Despite recently harping on about all things sewing related, I would just like to reassure my lovely readers that crochet and knitting is not forgotten. In fact, there is nothing better than being able to grab my yarn and hook in the evening and carry on with this snuggly baby blanket I have been making. It’s a bit of a combination of Lucy’s Attic 24 Granny Stripe and a Granny Square and I love how it will be able to grow and get bigger along with its cute owner. I’ve promised my friend that when it’s “finished” to Moses basket / crib / pram size I’ll give it to her to use (the baby isn’t due until September) but then every couple of months she will need to give it back to me so I can add-on some more rounds. The idea is that the Moses basket blanket can become a cot and then eventually full size bed blanket. A bit of an heirloom make!

Granny Square Blanket

Whilst on the topic of Attic 24, have you seen Lucy’s call to make Granny Triangles for Bunting for Yarndale? Lucy has one of her fabulous photo tutorials all typed up and is asking us all to get making and posting by the end of July 2013. I’ve joined the team and have made my first two. Continue reading

The Infamous Granny Square

It’s official! I love Granny Squares – they are amazing building blocks and can be used individually as face cloths, pot holders and coasters or sewn together to make beautiful bags, blankets, scarfs, headbands and clothes.

As the Granny Square is worked in circles / rounds from the centre out, you can make them as big or small as you like. The one I’m going to take you through is quite traditional and has 3 rounds.

They are a great crochet first make and I’ve put together this step by step Granny Square Guide to get you started. Ready? Continue reading