|Presenting My American Beauty Throw|
I finished my American Beauty Throw yesterday.
She is 10 granny squares by 10.
I love her colors of red, white and blue.
Previously posted about (here).
Around The Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman
I had fun crocheting the edging. For the edging I made up the first eight rounds - single crochets of white (2 rounds), then one round of single crochet in red, white and blue; then three white rounds of double crochet, chain one, skip one repeated around (corner has three double crochets).
I used an edging in my new book, Around The Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman, to complete the last three color rounds of blue, red and white. I love this book! I highly recommend it for your crochet library. It has beautiful photos of each border in color with both the written pattern and diagrams. It's loaded with tips too.
Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 2 + 1 corner sts.
Begin 2 sts to left of corner st.
Rnd 1 (blue): Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), skip 1 st, *[dc in next st, ch1, skip 1 st] to corner, (dc, ch1) three times in corner st, skip 1 st, rep from * around, join with slip st to 3rd ch of ch-4.
Rnd 2 (red): Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *2 dc in each dc to corner st, 6 dc in corner st, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 3 (white): Ch 1, *sc in next sc, FPdc in next st; rep from * around, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
FPdc: Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch indicated and pull up a loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) two times.
|I Love Granny Squares!|
|American Beauty In All It's Glory!|
Alaska Crazy Colors
I'm crazy but I love crocheting the granny squares. I just find it so comforting to work this stitch.
I'm almost finished with decorating. Hubby and I are setting up a model train track on our dining room table and having so much fun setting up our modest Christmas village. It's a work in progress. Here's a sneak peek.
|Isn't This Deer and Snowman Cute. We bought it at Michaels.|
Have a wonderful day!