Thursday, December 9, 2010

American Beauty Finished

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).

#120
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.

#120

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!

My Throws

Alaska Crazy Colors
American Beauty
Merry Kringle


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!   
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21 comments:

  1. Hi Sandy, this American beauty is a true beauty! Wonderful, I also like the edging very much, gives me inspiration for the blanket I am working on...
    Love, Maaike

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  2. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I've been loving this blanket as it progressed along - I very much love your detailed edging, too. What a marvelous creation. Like you, I'm in love with granny squares, especially joining as you go. No matter what else I'm working on, I always seem to come back to my grannies. :-)

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  3. How precious is the deer and snowman. As for your blanket, absolutely stunning! I just love this so much that there another I am going to have to make. What a beautiful job you did.

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  4. It's definately a beauty - great work. :)

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  5. This is stunning. It's just the right blue too, as it has an American feel, without being to 4th of July-ish at all. Great border.

    So, what's next?

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  6. I LOVE it, Sandy! I just adore all things granny and I really like your edging, so lovely. xx Josie

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  7. Lovely blanket Sandy. I like the border, that sounds like a great book, I'll have to see if I can find that at the library.

    That snowman looks worried he's going to lose his nose.

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  8. Another great blanket, love it! xx

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  9. Well done you!!! It's lovely, I really love the border!!!
    Great work.

    Best Wishes

    Chris

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  10. Now how did you do that so fast? I didn't expect you to be finished with it already! It turned out great though. I love it.

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  11. Wow, that is beautiful. I have that borders book and love it.

    That deer and snowman are so cute, too.

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  12. Oh my those throws are wonderful it's hard to pick but I'd say my favorite is the Merry Kringle. I bought a couple foam balls today to try Elizabeth's snowman. We'll see how I do.

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  13. Sandy- lovely,lovely,lovely that's all I can say about all three throws. Love the red,white and blue- always.

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  14. The blanket is so so pretty. I love the shade of blue that you used. I do hope you plan to snap a picture of your village.
    Teresa

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  15. WOW...i love the Colours!
    Your Blanket is very, very beautiful...Great Work of you and nice Pictures!
    Enjoy your Weekend and send you many Greetings,

    Marion

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  16. Great job Sandy. The colours are so clean and crisp.
    Can't wait to see the whole Christmas Village, plus photos of details (to sticky-beak) :-)

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  17. Sandy~thanks for linking up at LH!
    The crochet on this is fabulous~lovely little snowman

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  18. OOh I love this post! Love to see your Blankets. The book sounds good too!
    We always had a train running around the base of the christmas tree when the girls were little.
    I haven't even put up my tree yet, only a little one I recently bought. Great post, great blankets!
    Hugs suex

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  19. I love this American Beauty!

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  20. Wow, another really great afghan. Love the colors and the pattern.

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  21. OHHHHHH! Now I'm stalking your blog. . . I LOVE THIS Blankie so much!

    Seriously want to run out to Michaels NOW and get the yarn. Or I suppose I could run downstairs to my hoard of yarn to see what I've got!

    :)

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