Jalen Miles Afghan Square

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 on Love Crafts, Ribblr, Makerist, Ravelry and Creative Fabrica.

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

Olivia Grace Afghan Square

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, Makerist, Ravelry and Creative Fabrica.

Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux James, Landyn Tahj and Jalen Stanley are available in previous blogs or the links above. 🙂

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. 🙂

  • Sage Advice Square

    September 21, 2022 by

    “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller Free pattern below:• easy intermediate skill level written pattern;• 39 stitches per side;• 11″ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook / 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;• pattern uses… Read more

  • Apart Together Square

    June 1, 2022 by

    Apart together may seem like an oxymoron but to me it’s an example of a beautiful and independent love. 💕 an ending intermediate to advanced skill level written pattern; users can click on links to go back and forth from a word/stitch and the corresponding picture. No more scrolling when you need to check a… Read more

  • Head Over Heels Square

    September 10, 2022 by

    Today the phrase “head over heels” means to fall madly in love, but in the 14th century it literally meant to do a somersault.  The first mention of love was made in 1883, and for anyone who’ve been head over heels in love, it is akin to a somersault; the world feels like it’s upside… Read more

  • Sweet Delusions Square

    July 31, 2022 by

    The Sweet Delusions Square is August’s featured square in the BAMCAL 2022 group on Ravelry. I’ve designed a square for this fun and supportive group a few times before and so happy to provide another one this year. So head on over and join! Free pattern below• a beginning intermediate skill level written pattern;• 39… Read more

  • What do you make with your crocheted afghan squares?

    July 14, 2022 by

    There are so many ways to use a crocheted afghan crochet square other than in a blanket. Yesterday I discovered this beautiful handmade bag made by Simona Biolghini using one of my designs – Landyn Tahj Square. Check out all her other bags too! Facebook: simona.biolghini, Instagram: simoknits, Pinterest: Simona Biolghini

  • Simple Wonders Square

    March 18, 2022 by

    It’s the little things that make life big – so remember to smile, help others, be grateful, connect with nature, slow down and live in the present. Enjoy the simple wonders of life. an intermediate skill level written pattern; users can click on links to go back and forth from a word/stitch and the corresponding… Read more

  • Fancy Nancy Square

    November 22, 2021 by

    The Fancy Nancy Square is an ending-intermediate to beginning advanced skill level written pattern with rnd-by-rnd pictures and videos. Links allowing users to go back and forth from a word/stitch and corresponding picture are embedded into the pattern. No more scrolling when you need to check a definition or rnd-by-rnd pictures for details; 39 stitches… 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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.