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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Crochet


Crocheting in the winter seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it? Using warm and fuzzy yarn to make hats, scarfs and blankets keeps us warm as we're making them. Several times through this winter season I've had to lay my work aside to cool off! One time I had sweat running down my back! 

So what about the rest of the year? Spring and Summer are excellent times to work on projects a piece at a time. Granny squares and other motifs are great for warm weather crocheting.



As you can see from this picture, I've been busy! What you can't see (because I've got them in storage) is the sixty-eight 2 round Granny Squares that I made with a size H hook. I love making the squares as well as other motifs, what I hate is joining them all together >.<


I hope to add a black border around these squares then I'm going to try the "Carina" method of joining. I'm not sure what the actual name of this method is but I love the way it looks. Maybe I'll use a gray shade for the joining, I haven't decided yet. I experimented with the mitered Granny and decided I like it a lot, so a I made a few =D

 
These four squares have a black border and I whip stitched them together. That can make a person go blind if you do it for a prolonged period of time! Will take them apart? Probably. 

Another thing you can do in the warmer weather is play around with making toys. Amigurumi is fun and so cute!  This picture is a set of bears I made for my husband. Keep in mind that they aren't perfect and were some of my first amigurumi attempts.


After making these guys I decided my embroidery sucked and started using the plastic safety eyes. For some reason I can't seem to get the hang of making eyes with thread. Noses and mouths were not that hard.

Now this next one is from a free pattern on Ravelry. I made him for my niece in Florida but to be honest, I had a hard time sending him! He turned out so cute!


So I suppose the point of this post is to encourage you to keep crocheting through the warmer months. Don't be discouraged by 80 or 90 degree weather, experiment with new patterns and new stitches. Our craft is non-seasonal and perfect all year long!

Keep on creating with crochet!


2 comments:

  1. Living in England, we are still waiting for spring ;) I agree smaller projects work better in warmer weather. Love your granny squares. Im planning on learning the mitred granny soon. (It's on my To-make list)

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    1. That mitered square was on my "to-do" list for quite a while. LoL
      Thank you for the wonderful comment.
      Here's to hoping Spring rushes in and warms you up!

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