Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Nine)

Week nine of the Granny Square Crochet Along already. Where has the time gone? All the squares posted have been wonderful and I cannot wait to see your finished blankets.

For those just joining us you can find all the information about this crochet along here:

I sponsored the last week of the granny square crochet along so if you posted last weeks squares on the Facebook page then you would have been in the draw to win one of my eBooks. Congrats to Karyn Yates for being our winner.

This weeks sponsor is Sissyanne's Stamps & Stitches. She has kindly donated $5 towards any purchase in her store. If you browse through her Facebook album there is sure to be something you will love. I have already found my favorite.

Now for this weeks patterns:

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Lego Scarf

My sister is visiting from Australia and while she was here she made this fun Lego scarf for her son. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you.

She can't read patterns so there is no pattern for this scarf as such but I can tell you how she made it.

This Lego scarf is a great beginners project, it uses all the basic crochet stitches and incorporates bobbles which give it texture.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Eight)

You know those weeks when you just don't want to do anything? Well I had one of those. Although I did manage to get some more of my Smaug done. I can't wait to show you all the finished dragon.

As a result of a very non productive week I failed to organize a sponsor for this week of the crochet along, oops. So this week I am going to sponsor it again. I think this is still pretty exciting. If you post your squares on my Facebook page wall before 8 am Tuesday morning NZST (22/7/2014) you will go in the draw to win an eBook of your choice.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Seven)

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Week seven of the Granny Square Crochet Along is a fun one. My favorite has to be the mitered granny square (number  19) If you click through the link you can see it used in a few different blankets.

I sponsored last weeks CAL and if you entered you were in to win a copy of one of my eBooks. Congrats to Chantelle Daigneault for grabbing this prize. 

This weeks sponsor is Rachel from The Country Hooker. She has kindly donated a pattern from her Ravelry store. If you are our winner you can pick which one you would like. She has lots of fun designs, I would have a hard time choosing.

To enter all you have to do is post your completed squares on my Facebook page wall before 8 am on the 15/07/2014 New Zealand Standard Time. You can find more information about this Crochet Along here:

A little about this weeks sponsor....

Hi my name is Rachel, I'm a stay at home mom of 2 boys (15 and 10) I've been crocheting since I was a little girl. I started a business selling finished items online and at craft shows about 5 years ago. I wrote and listed my first crochet pattern a couple years ago but didn't go any farther with that then. This year I have written a few more so far and have plans to do more. 

Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/thecountryhookerdesigns
Ravelry Page - http://www.ravelry.com/stores/the-country-hooker-designs
Twitter https://twitter.com/countryhooker
Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/CountryHooker/
Instagram Username -  countryhooker

For this week only 8/7/2014 - 15/7/2014 you can get 20% off all patterns in her Ravelry Store using the code nana2.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Six)

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This is an exciting week. You all know about the competition over on my Facebook page right? Make all three squares and post them on the wall before 8 am Tuesday morning NZST (8/7/2014) and you will get three entries into the draw to win that weeks prize.

Last week we had the Twinkle Star Bonnet pattern up for grabs. Great 4th of July themed pattern from Cozy Cactus Creations. You can also get it for $2 at the moment using the code nana2 on Ravelry. Big congrats to Miya Henry for being week fives winner.

So we have a really exciting prize this week. If you enter the draw you will be in to win (drum roll please) one eBook of your choice from my Ravelry Store. With four to choose from how can you go wrong?

Now onto this weeks squares. Some relatively easy ones compared to last week. You can find all the information needed to complete this Granny Square Crochet Along here:

16th Granny Square

To make this square 8 inches I added 2 rounds of dc and omitted the sc round. I also couldn't get the picot border to look 'right' for me. But feel free to add it to yours.

17th Granny Square


To make this square 8 inches I continued in the classic granny pattern for 2 more rounds

18th Granny Square



Continue with the granny pattern until you get 8 inches.

Don't forget if you need any help I have a group set up so just come over and ask.



Friday, 27 June 2014

10 Frozen Inspired Patterns.

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My kids love anything to do with the Frozen movie. Here is a roundup of 10 patterns inspired by the movie. I am sure there will be something here your children will love.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Five)

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That's the first month done. I hope everyone is keeping up okay. Remember the end result is totally worth the few hours each week to get them done. We also have a few sponsors this time around so lots of great prizes to be won throughout.