Macey Ann Afghan Square

The Macey Ann square is the second in a series of squares named after my grandchildren. My intention is to design a square for each of them, that demonstrates each of their personalities.

This square named after Macey Ann represents her unique creativity and her love of everything pretty and sparkly.

All of these squares are designed to be used as blanket squares, a center piece for a blanket, a pillow or tote. Macey Ann is one of three designs featured in The Ultimate Granny Squares Sourcebook: 100 Contemporary Motifs to Mix and Match.

This intermediate pattern can be found here.

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

Lauren Rose Afghan Square

Once the decision was made to jump into the world of design, I knew immediately that I wanted to leave each of my grandchildren a remembrance of my love. My intention is to design a square that demonstrates their personalities.

This square is the first in the series and named after my youngest granddaughter Lauren Rose. She is active, inquisitive, and so darn smart. I decided to make her an heirloom blanket out of the squares.   I used nine squares for a small blanket, joining and adding a border design that came straight from my heart.  It is finished, pinned, blocked and ready for delivery.

All of these squares are designed to be used as blanket squares, a center piece for a blanket, a pillow or tote.  This is an advanced beginner to intermediate pattern.

Lauren Rose is one of three designs featured in The Ultimate Granny Squares Sourcebook: 100 Contemporary Motifs to Mix and Match.

This intermediate pattern can be found here. You can also find Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle and Madux James in my other posts. 🙂

 

 

Lauren Rose Afghan Square

The Lauren Rose square was designed in honor of my granddaughter and will be given to her as an heirloom. 💕 It is in the testing phase and will be released soon.

I wanted to make her a small blanket, so I used nine of the squares and joined them using a flat braid join. The design for the border came from my heart. 💕 Today I sewed in the ends, pinned and blocked it. Almost done! 😊

~ Calling all Testers ~

I’m a late bloomer with respect to crochet design and learning the ins-and-outs of designing. I have learned that one of the most important parts of design is to have experienced testers review each pattern. It is so easy to overlook little details of a written pattern no matter how many times we as designers read through our patterns.

I plan to create a series of squares that represent each of my grandchild’s personality. Each of these square’s will be designed, tested and released separately as a free pattern.

I’m looking for reliable, experienced testers to review each of these squares. Pictures of the two squares finished and need testing.

If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact me.

Raffish Dishcloth

February 9, 2018

This project is a great beginner project and is worked in rows until a square. I prefer cotton yarn for dish clothes and used I Love This Cotton yarn for this dish cloth pattern. PDF file for Raffish Dishcloth.

Hook Size: 5 mm (H)

Stitches used: Chain stitch, single crochet (SC), half double crochet (HDC), slip stitch.

Finished size:  8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Row 1 –Chain 29

Row 2 – All stitches in this row are inserted into top of chain and third stitch that sits in the back. SC in second chain from hook; HDC in next stitch. [SC,HDC] to end of row;  Chain 1, turn (28)

Row 3 – [SC, HDC] 14 times; Chain 1, turn (28)

Row 4-28 (or until square) – Repeat row 3; at the end of Row 28, chain 1, turn (28)

You will now be working in the roundSIDE #1 – in 1st stitch, (3 HDC), 26 HDC(29 per side); SIDE #2 – in next stitch, (3 HDC), 26 HDC (29 per side), the number of stitches will vary if you have more or less than 28 rows; SIDE #3 – in next stitch, (3 HDC), 26 HDC (29 per side); SIDE #4 – in next stitch, (3 HDC), 26 HDC (29 per side);  cut your yarn and use an invisible join; Turn your work over and slip stitch around the dishcloth.  Use an invisible stitch to join.  (29)