Jalen Stanley Afghan Square

Jalen Stanley is the seventh square in a series, designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. My oldest grandson Jalen is smart, inquisitive and a master of trivia. He is a kind, quiet and thoughtful young man with an old soul. This lefty pitcher “lives and loves baseball”!

The Jalen Stanley Square is also available on Love Crafts, Ribblr, Makerist, Ravelry and Creative Fabrica.

Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux James and Landyn Tahj are available in previous blogs. 🙂

  • Margaret Square

    April 20, 2021 by

    Have you ever met someone whose kind gesture changed the trajectory of your craft? I have, and this square is for Margaret. 39 stitches per side; square to use for a blanket; 11’ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook; 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook; uses sc, hdc, FPhdc, BPhdc, dc, FPdc, BPdc, BLdc,… Read more

  • Brixton Carter Afghan Square

    July 30, 2020 by

    Brixton Carter-Lee is the tenth square in a series designed as a legacy for my grandchildren.  Brixton is handsome, charming, energetic, and quick-witted.  Oh, he loves sports and bugs too! The Brixton Carter-Lee Square is available on on Love Crafts, Ribblr, Makerist, Ravelry and Creative Fabrica. Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux… Read more

  • Jalen Stanley Afghan Square

    October 3, 2019 by

    Jalen Stanley is the seventh square in a series, designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. My oldest grandson Jalen is smart, inquisitive and a master of trivia. He is a kind, quiet and thoughtful young man with an old soul. This lefty pitcher “lives and loves baseball”! The Jalen Stanley Square is also available… Read more

  • Brood of Angels Square

    September 25, 2021 by

    The Brood of Angels Square is an interpretation and expression of love for my diverse family. We came from many different backgrounds and our kindred grew strong with lots of laughs and love. advanced skill level pattern with rnd-by-rnd pictures and videos; includes embedded links that allow users to go back and forth from a… Read more

  • Carter Jude Square

    September 17, 2020 by

    Carter Jude is the eleventh and final square in a series designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Carter is an inquisitive, high energy little guy with an intensity level to match! He loves to wrestle! Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux James, Landyn Tahj, Jalen Stanley, Olivia Grace, Jalen Miles and… Read more

  • Jalen Miles Afghan Square

    June 30, 2020 by

    Jalen Miles is the ninth square in a series, designed as a legacy for my grandchildren.  Jalen Miles is a happy, fun-loving young man who loves his family.  He is an exceptional athlete; football is his gift and future!  I’m excited to see what his future and accomplishments. The Jalen Miles Square is available on… Read more

  • Post Finished Squares

    March 29, 2020 by

    Over 6,000 free downloads of Olivia Grace and Jalen Stanley squares since the March 21st announcement!! I’ve received a few pictures of finished squares, but would love to see more color interpretations. If you’d like to share your finished square please post to my Facebook page. ❤️🧶

  • Stay At Home

    March 21, 2020 by

    Throughout the world we’ve all been asked to stay at home or use social distancing. I am happy to provide my two paid patterns, Jalen Stanley and Olivia Grace FREE on Ravelry through the end of March with coupon codes STAYHOME2020 (Jalen) and STAYATHOME2020 (Olivia) to assist with that request. Enjoy!

  • Olivia Grace Afghan Square

    November 12, 2019 by

    Olivia Grace is the eighth square in a series, designed as a legacy for my grandchildren.  Olivia is the youngest of my grandchildren and just learned to walk.  She is cheerful, loving and always excited to explore.  Olivia’s big brother is the best thing EVER!  The Olivia Grace Square is also available on Love Crafts,… Read more

  • Olivia Grace Afghan Square

    October 26, 2019 by

    Olivia Grace Afghan Square – a sweet square for a sweet girl! To be released mid November 2019. Olivia Grace is the eighth square in a series, designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux James, Landyn Tahj and Jalen Stanley squares are available in previous posts.

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TESTERS NEEDED

I’m looking for experienced crocheters to test my crochet designs. I started a new FaceBook group exclusively for A Yarn of Serendipity designs. Being a member of this group does not require a member to test all patterns. At this time, my patterns are 11″ – 12″ afghan squares, but in the future, I plan to design a border to place around the squares.
I use a four-phase testing system. A call for testing begins with Phase I. When the call for testing goes out, I usually allow 2 weeks to complete the test. Initial testing should catch most obvious errors, and each following testing phase will detect subtle errors and inconsistencies. With the completion of each phase, a call for testing of the next phase will be announced. You can only test once per pattern.
Phase 1: Initial testing (minimum – 3 testers)
Phase 2: Intermediate testing (minimum – 2 testers)
Phase 3: Ending testing (minimum – 1 tester)
Phase 4: Pre-release testing (minimum – 1 tester)
If you have an eye for detail, feel comfortable reading patterns and are interested in joining my Facebook group, please email me at AYarnofSerendipity@gmx.com. Thanks!

The Ultimate Granny Squares Sourcebook: 100 Contemporary Motifs to Mix and Match

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The Ultimate Granny Squares Sourcebook: 100 Contemporary Motifs to Mix and Match, by Meteoor Books is available for early release at the Meteoor Books and available on Amazon November 1, 2019.

This unique granny square collection combines the styles of 23 creative designers from all over the world. I am thrilled to be one of those 23 designers and sharing three of my designs.

Traditional or modern, vibrant or subtle, the possibilities of granny squares are endless! They captivate tones and lines much like a yarn canvas and come together as snuggly blankets, soft cushions, smart garments, and much more. This unique granny square collection combines the styles of 23 creative designers from all over the world. With ample suggestions for captivating combinations, written instructions, and clear graphs for every square in the book, this guide goes above and beyond to show you the endless possibilities of granny square crochet. All motifs match in both size and stitch count, so they can easily be combined into stunning combinations, bringing you the best of this unbeaten crochet classic!

Purchase your copy at Meteoor Books  or on Amazon November 1, 2019.

Landyn Tahj Afghan Square

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Landyn Tahj is the sixth square in a series designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Landyn has a wicked sense of humor, is highly spirited and does not hesitate to voice his opinion. He has lots of sharp edges but the biggest heart you will ever know. Oh, and he LOVES basketball!
You can get the pattern here. Be sure to check out other squares in the series in previous posts and on Love Crafts, Makerist, Ravelry, Ribblr and Creative Fabrica.

Madux James Afghan Square

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Madux James is the fifth in a series of squares designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Madux is thoughtful, sensitive and incredibly sweet with an intellect that results in so many questions about the world around him.

The Madux James pattern is available here and on Love Crafts, Makerist, Ravelry, Ribblr and Creative Fabrica.

You can find Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae and Kinnedy Nichelle in my other posts. 🙂

Marley Mae Afghan Square

The Marley Mae square is the third square in a series that I am designing as a legacy for my grandchildren. Marley loves the ocean and volleyball; she’s analytical, has a wicked cynical sense of humor and sings like a bird. She’s a complicated girl that requires a bit more complicated square design.

These squares can be used as blanket squares, a center piece for a blanket, a pillow or tote. This is an intermediate pattern that can be found here and on Love Crafts, Makerist, Ravelry, Ribblr and Creative Fabrica.

You can find Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Kinnedy Nichelle and Madux James in my other posts. 🙂