|American Beauty - The first three rounds of color!|
I was inspired by Elizabeth at Bluebird Papercrafts (here).
I've featured Elizabeth before because I'm in love with her creations.
Everytime I visited her blog...which is frequently...I would drool over a crocheted blanket in red, white and blue she has featured in a sidebar photo. I would go away thinking someday...someday... I want to make a throw like hers.
Well, the other day I was in Michaels and thought of Elizabeth's Red, White and Blue Beauty and started grabbing yarns in those colors.
|Edged in white|
For the blue I'm using my old stand by...Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn in "Blueberry". My Michaels use to carry a huge selection of colors of Simply Soft but lately their color selection has shrunk for some reason unknown.
So... for the other two colors I am trying Loop & Threads Silky Soft acrylic yarn in "Bright Red" and "White". This is my first time using Loop & Threads yarn. I'm using an H hook. The first row is ten granny squares. I want a small throw so I'm thinking maybe doing ten by eight granny squares in size.
|Using the "join as you go" method|
I love connecting the granny squares with the "join as you go" method. Here's an excellent video to learn that method. This is Part 1 of 2. You can find fantastic videos on YouTube on crochet.
|Three new yummy crochet books!|
Yesterday to celebrate my birthday we went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. We had never been to one. This is a brand new restaurant built in a mall in Delaware. The food was delicious but the portions were huge and sadly we had no room for cheesecake for dessert.
While at the mall I couldn't resist visiting Barnes & Noble (a two story B and N!!) and bought some books for my birthday...three of them were new crochet books. These are fantastic books...great photos and in addition to the lovely patterns they have excellent diagrams. I love doing borders and fancy edges.
More REDs to enjoy with our lovely host, Sue, at
It's A Very Cherry World
Don't forget to enter my First Give Away (here)! It runs until Sunday night 11/21 at midnight.
It features RED and Christmas!