Granny Square Notions Pouch

Everybody loves a traditional granny square and without doubt they are one of very my favourites makes. They never cease to amaze and please and with different colour combinations the possibilities are endless. This little pattern was inspired by a cushion I made a while back and is really just a miniature version, by leaving the top part unstitched it creates a handy little purse or pouch to keep your hooks and bits& bobs tidy. I’ve also got one with make up in and it’s fab because it’s completely washable. I hope you enjoying making one or two 🙈 happy crocheting 🧶 🌸💕

Granny square notions pouch is perfect to stash your hooks in 💕 my lovely collection of hooks and scissor keeper are from Pedro’s Plaque’s & Pretty Things http://folksy.com/shops/PedrosPlaques

To make your notions pouch : You will need any aran cotton yarn or similar, a 4.5mm hook, piece of fabric the same size as your completed granny square, needle for sewing in ends and a button to fasten your pouch. You can also use dk cotton you would just need to complete more rounds to make it a useful size 🌸💕

Step 1- Make 1 large granny square with as many rounds as you like, I made my granny square using aran cotton from my stash with 10 rounds on a 4.5mm hook, it measured approx 24cm square. The larger your granny square the larger your notions pouch will be. Use your favourite method to make your granny square or follow our tutorial on our blog page https://sewhappycreativeuk.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/granny-square-love-%f0%9f%92%97-tutorial/

Step 2 – Work a round of dc in the same shade as your final round. Fasten off and weave in a all your ends.

Step 3- To line your pouch, cut a piece of fabric the same size as your square approx 24cm, and turn the edge of your fabric under approx 1cm all the way round, press, place your lining on the back of your square exactly as my photo, leaving an edge all the way round. You lining needs to be slighter smaller than your square. Slip stitch your lining in place or machine round, I machine stitched mine as I was getting impatient and wanted to use it for my hooks.

Step 4 – To assemble your pouch, fold your square like an envelope, leaving the top 2 diagonals open and join the bottom 2 diagonals along the yellow arrows. Either whip stitch or crochet the bottom 2 diagonals together using a ss. I crocheted my edged together using a slip stitch with my right sides together so my seams were on the inside of my pouch. I worked through one loop from each side to join as my photos below. Turn to the right side, stitch your button in place and fasten off Ta Dah! once you have made one of these you will have them flying of your hook and they are also a great way to use up your yarn stash or any granny squares you may have.😉🙈.

Join your seams using a whip stitch or slip stitch together through one loop only.
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Dream Catcher Granny Square Motif

This sweet little granny square started off as a mandala and with just a few tweaks has become a cute little granny square motif. We hope you have fun making it. I’m also using it to make my lovely cosy blanket in Scheepjes chunky monkey and alternating it with some traditional granny squares.

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Pattern notes: My granny square motif is made of 5 rounds, and Round 2 uses cluster stitches, this is where several stitches are grouped together (worked in the same space or stitch) by not completing the final part of the stitch and leaving the loops on the hook, before pulling the hook through all the loops of the incomplete stitches at the end, and forming the cluster stitch. It’s much the same as a decrease is done. I have used Stylecraft classique cotton dk, in shades ivory, peppermint, wheat and teal, but any double knitting yarn will do, I made, my square using a 4mm hook.

Used Stitches:
UK English. US abbreviations below in brackets.
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
dc = double crochet (US single crochet)
tr = treble (US double crochet)
dtr = double treble crochet (US treble crochet)
sp = space space
sk st. = skip skip
beg = beginning. beginning
2trcl = 2 treble cluster ( US 2 double crochet cluster) (use this to for Round 2)

Foundation Round Using Ivory make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join into a ring. I prefer to work with a magic loop.

Round 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch7 (counts as 1dtr plus 3ch), (1dtr , ch3) 15 times into the ring, ss to join to beg ch-4, fasten off Ivory (16dtr, 16x ch-3).

Round 2 Using peppermint and working out of each ch-3sp, ch3 (counts as tr) 1tr, in same sp, ch3, *( 2trcl, ch3, ) in next ch-3sp * repeat from * to* around ss to join into beg ch-3.

Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 4

Round 3 Using wheat and working out of any ch-3sp, ch1 (counts as dc) 2dc, in same sp, ch1, *3dc, in next ch-3sp, ch1, * repeat from * to* around ss to join into beg ch-1.

Round 4 Using teal, working out of the ch-1 spaces only and skip all your dc from Round 3, attach yarn in any ch-1sp, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch2, 3tr, in same ch-1sp, this is your first corner, 3tr in each of the next two ch-1sp‘s, (3tr, ch2, 3tr,) in next ch-1sp for your 2nd corner, 3tr, in each of the next two ch-1sp’s , *(3tr, ch2, 3tr,) for your 3rd corner and 3tr, in each of the next two ch-1sp’s * repeat from * to * once more to complete your 4th corner, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 5

Round 5 Attach ivory in any corner ch-2sp of round 4, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr, in same ch-1sp, 3tr in each sp between your corners *(3tr, ch1, 3tr,) in ch-1 corner sp, 3tr, in each sp between your corners* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. Repeat Round 5 as many times as you like, just as you would a traditional granny square.

Happy Valentines Day

Here’s a quick heart pattern to have fun with.More patterns available here on our blog page and also in our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative including our latest pattern Duvet Days https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/764959180/duvet-days-sock-pattern-crochet-sock

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Let’s get started you will need to be familiar with the following stitches. Please note this pattern is written in UK terms.

You will need:

3.5mm hook

2 stitch markers

Used Stitches:

UK English. US abbreviations below in brackets.

ch = chain

ss = slip stitch

dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

tr = treble (US double crochet)

htr = half treble ( US half double crochet)

sp = space space

sk st. = skip skip

beg = beginning. beginning

2trcl = 2 treble cluster ( US 2 double crochet cluster) use this stitch for Round 2

3trcl = 3 treble cluster. (US 3 double crochet cluster) use this to start Round 3.

dcbl = dc through the back loops

Pattern notes: My happy heart motif is made of 5 rounds. Note that in Round 1 ch3( counts as tr) 1tr, counts as your first 2trcl. Round 1 & 2 use treble cluster stitches, this is where several stitches worked into the space or stitch are grouped together by not completing the final part of the stitch and leaving the loops on the hook, before pulling the hook through all the loops of the incomplete stitches at the end, and forming the cluster stitch. It’s much the same as a decrease is done .I used Stylecraft classique cotton dk, but any double knitting yarn will do, and a 4mm hook.

Tension is not important for this project

Foundation Round Make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join into a ring. I like to use a magic loop.

Rounds 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, *2trcl, ch1, * repeat from * to * 5 more times ss to join to first tr, (not your beg ch-3) fasten off.( total 6trcl,)

Round 2 ch3 (counts as tr) ( 2trcl, ch1, 3trcl, ) in first ch-1sp , and then work (3 trcl, ch1, 3trcl, ch1,) in each ch-1sp around ss to join into top of first trcl (total 24sts) place stitch markers opposite sides with 11 sts between them, *Note that my stitch markers are placed between the treble cluster stitchers rather than in the stitch itself.*see photo below.

Rounds 1, 2, & 3

Round 3 Ch1 (counts as ss) work in the same space as first stitch marker this is the top of your heart, 2dc in next stitch, 2htr in next st, 2tr in next st, 3tr in next st, 2tr in next st, 2 htr in next st, 1htr in each of next 5 st’s, (1tr, ch2, 1tr,) work in same space as stitch marker, 1htr in each of next 5 st’s, 2 htr in next st, 2tr in next st, 3tr in next st, 2tr in next st, 2htr in next st, 2dc in next stitch, cut yarn and pull though your last dc, remove stitch markers, insert your hook from back to front through the ss, and pull the yarn you just fastened off through to the back of your heart, use your photos below to guide you, give it a little tug and weave in your ends.

Round 4 Insert your needle front to back in the space below Round 3, ch1 (counts as dc), 1dc in each of next 3 stitches, 2dc in each of next 6sts, 1dc in each of next 10 sts, ( 2dc, ch2, 2dc,) in ch-2 sp, 1dc in each of next 10 sts, 2dc in each of next 6sts, 1dc in each of next 3 stitches, cut yarn and fasten off as Round 3.

Round 4

Rounds 5 Working into the back loops only for this round. Ch1 (counts as dc) in centre dc of the top of your heart, dcbl in every stitch though back loops, (dcbl, ch1, dcbl) at base of your heart, dcbl in every stitch cut yarn and fasten off as before all yarn ends should be at the back of your heart, fasten off tightly to shape your heart, add a little loop to hang up your heart or alternatively join with a chain to create some pretty bunting . 💗.

Round 5

Optional Rounds if you want to make a larger Heart

Round 6 Insert your needle front to back in the space below Round 6, ch1 (counts as dc), 1dc in each of next 6 stitches, 2dc in each of next 6sts, 1dc in each of next 15 sts, ( 1dc, ch2, 1dc,) in ch-1 sp, 1dc in each of next 15 sts, 2dc in each of next 6sts, 1dc in each of next 6 stitches, cut yarn and fasten off as Round 6.

Rounds 7 Working into the back loops only for this round. Ch1 (counts as dc) in centre dc of the top of your heart, dcbl in every stitch though back loops, (dcbl, ch1, dcbl) at base of your heart, dcbl in every stitch cut yarn and fasten off as before all yarn ends should be at the back of your heart, fasten off tightly to shape your heart, add a little loop to hang up your heart or alternatively join with a chain to create some pretty bunting . 💗.

Spring Bloom

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Used Stitches:

UK English (US)

ch = chain (chain)

ss= slip stitch (slip stitch)

tr = treble (US double crochet)

sp = space (space)

st = stitch. (stitch)

htr = half treble (US half double crochet)

sk = skip stitch ( skip stitch )

2trcl = 2 treble cluster. (US 2 double crochet cluster) (use this to start Round 2)

3trcl = 3 treble cluster. ( US 3 double crochet cluster)

Pattern notes: My granny square motif is made on a 4mm hook. Round 2 uses trcl = treble cluster stitches, this is where several stitches are grouped together (worked in the same space or stitch) by not completing the final part of the stitch, leaving the loops on the hook, before pulling the hook through all the loops of the incomplete stitches at the end, and forming the cluster stitch. It’s much the same as a decrease is done. More patterns available here on our blog page and in our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative

Use the photos below to guide you.

Foundation Round using any yarn, I have used Stylecraft classique cotton in shades 3665, Soft Lime, 3663, Sunflower 3662, & Sage 3964, from my stash and a 4mm hook .Make a magic loop or chain 5, ss to join into a ring. We make ours with a magic loop.

Round 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 15 tr into ring ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. Use the photos below to guide you.

Round 2 Working out of alternate spaces between treble stitches, attach a new colour in the space between any treble stitch, ch3 (counts as tr), 2trcl, ch1, 3trcl, in first tr sp, sk next sp (you will have 2 tr between each petal), *(3trcl, ch1, 3trcl) sk next sp* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into the top of 2trcl, fasten off. (8 petal groups)

Round 3 For this round you create a long dc “spike” stitch this is made by working a dc into the sp of the row below and creates your petals. Working in the skipped treble sp of Round 2, attach a new colour yarn by pulling a loop through any tr sp, ch1 (counts as dc), ch4, *dc “spike” in next tr sp , ch4,* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-1, fasten off.

Rounds 1, 2 & 3

Round 4 Working out of the ch-4 spaces, and using the same shade as Round 3, ss into the first ch-4sp, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch2, 3tr, in same ch-4sp, 6htr in next ch-4sp, *(3tr, ch2, 3tr,) in next ch-4sp for the corner, 6htr in next ch-4sp, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4

Round 5 Attach a new colour in any corner ch-2sp of round 4, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch2, 3tr, in same ch-2sp, 3tr in next sp, 3tr in sp between 6htr group, 3tr in next sp, *(3tr, ch2, 3tr,) in ch-2 corner sp, 3tr, in next sp, 3tr in sp between 6htr group, 3tr in next sp, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 5

Round 6 This round is optional you could continue using rounds of a traditional granny square or add this pretty border prior to joining your squares. For this round you work out of alternate stitches, attach a new colour in any corner ch-2sp of round 5 ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch2, 2tr, in same ch-2sp, ch1, *sk st, 1tr , ch1, * repeat until next corner work (2tr, ch2, 2tr ) for the corner, repeat from *to * for each side and corners as before around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

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Round 6

Round 7 I worked a round of dc, working a dc in every chain stitch and the top of every treble, with (2dc, ch2, 2dc,) in every corner. I then blocked and joined my squares with a flat braid join, there’s a fab tutorial for this joining method over at The Patchwork Heart Blog https://www.thepatchworkheart.co.uk/2016/08/continuous-flat-braid-join-tutorial-in.html

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My squares are joined using a continuous flat braid join.

Flower Bunting

Here’s a quick bunting pattern to have fun and decorate your walls or shelves with.

Block your triangles and make a chain to join them by chaining your desired length to attach your flag dc across the top of your flags or slip stitching across and add the same length chain to attach the opposite side.

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Let’s get started you will need to be familiar with the following stitches. Please note this pattern is written in UK terms.

Used Stitches:

UK English. US abbreviations below in brackets.

ch = chain

ss = slip stitch

dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

tr = treble (US double crochet)

sp = space space

sk st. = skip skip

beg = beginning. beginning

2trcl = 2 treble cluster ( US 2 double crochet cluster)

3trcl = 3 treble cluster. (US 3 double crochet cluster) use this to start Round 3.

4trcl = 4 treble cluster. (US 4 double crochet cluster).

Pattern notes: My flower bunting motif is made of 5 rounds, and an optional round for a pretty shell edging. Note that in Round 1 ch3( counts as tr) 1tr, counts as your first 2trcl. Round 1 & 2 use cluster stitches, this is where several stitches worked into the space or stitch are grouped together by not completing the final part of the stitch and leaving the loops on the hook, before pulling the hook through all the loops of the incomplete stitches at the end, and forming the cluster stitch. It’s much the same as a decrease is done .I used Stylecraft classique cotton dk, but any double knitting yarn will do, and a 4mm hook.

Tension is not important for this project

Foundation Round Make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join into a ring.I like to use a magic loop.

Rounds 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, *2trcl, ch1, * repeat from * to * 5 more times ss to join to first tr, (not beg ch-3) fasten off.( total 6trcl, 6 x ch-1)

Round 2 ch3 (counts as tr) ( 2trcl, ch2, 3trcl, ch2 ) in first ch-1sp , and then work (3 trcl, ch2, 3trcl, ch2,) in each ch-1sp around ss to join into top of first trcl.

Round 3 Attach a new colour in any ch-2sp of round 2, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch3, 3tr in same ch-2sp, ch1, (3tr, ch1,) in each of next 3 ch-2sp’s , *(3tr, ch3 , 3tr, ch1, ) in next ch-2sp, for the corner, (3tr, ch1, ) in next 3 ch-2sp’s* repeat from * to * around your, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4 Attach a new colour in any ch-3 corner sp of round 3, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch3, 3tr in same ch-3sp, 3tr,in each ch-1sp *(3tr, ch3 , 3tr,) in ch-3sp, for the corner, 3tr, in each ch-1sp * repeat from * to * around your, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 5 Attach a new colour in any ch-3 corner sp of round 4, ch1 (counts as dc), 2dc, in same ch-3sp, *dc in top of next 8tr, sk st, dc in top of next 9tr * until you reach the corner 3dc in the ch-3 sp, working from * to * along each side and 3dc in each corner continue around your triangle ss to join.( 3dc in each corner and 17 dc along each side of your triangle ) Do not fasten off yarn.

**If you are not working round 6 there is no need to skip the stitch on the side of your triangle on Round 5 instead dc in the top of every treble stitch and 3 dc for the corners.**

To work the shell edge,

Round 6 Start your round in the centre dc of your corner after the ss join, (2dc, ch2, 2dc,) in same stitch, *(skst, 1dc in next st, skst, 4dc in next st,) work all in brackets a total of 4 times, then skst, 1dc, skst , * repeat from * to * for each side of your flag working (2dc, ch2, 2dc,) in each corner, ss to join into beg ch-1.

Tip I like to work ch-3 in one of my corners on Round 6, it’s handy if you want to attach a tassel to the bottom of your flag or trim

Block your triangles and make a chain to join them by chaining your desired length to attach your flag, I like to join my flags using the same shade as my border in the ch-2 corner sp and then ss across the back of each of my flags just under the shell edging. If you are omitting the shell edging the ss across the top of each of your flags to join. Finish off by adding the same length chain as your starting chain, so they hang evenly.

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Granny Triangle Tutorial

My blog post has been inspired by my lovely friend Karen from Pedro’s Plaques & Pretty Things, Karen has been busy making bunting to decorate her walls after her Christmas decorations came down. Karen makes gorgeous crochet hooks and stitch markers which I love using and you see in many of my photos, her shop is on Folksy http://folksy.com/shops/PedrosPlaques .Seeing Karen’s beautiful bunting reminded me of some I had unfinished in my work in progress box and after digging it out it seems lots of people like making bunting too. So he’s a quick tutorial for a basic granny triangle to inspire you to get creative with. It’s a really quick pattern to whizz up some “flags” and easily adapted to make bunting by joining them all with a chain. You can alter the size of flags by adding as many rounds as you like, just as you would when making a traditional granny square .

Here’s how we make our Granny Triangles.(instructions in brackets are worked into the same space) Pattern is written in U.K. crochet terms.

Used Stitches:

UK English (US)

ch = chain (chain)

ss= slip stitch (slip stitch)

tr = treble (double crochet)

sp = space (space)

st = stitch. (stitch)

Foundation Round using any yarn, I have used Stylecraft classique cotton from my stash and a 4mm hook .Make a magic loop or chain 5, ss to join into a ring. We make ours with a magic loop.

Round 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch3, *3tr, ch3,* repeat from *to* once more, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. Use the photos below to guide you.

Round 2 Attach a new colour in any corner ch-3sp of round 1, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch3, 3tr, in same ch-3sp, ch1, (3tr, ch3, 3tr, ch1) in each ch-3sp, around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 3 Attach a new colour in any corner ch-3sp of round 2, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch3, 3tr in same ch-3sp, ch1, (3tr, ch1,) in next sp , *(3tr, ch3 , 3tr, ch1, ) in ch-3 corner sp, (3tr, ch1, ) in next sp* repeat from * to * around your triangle, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Repeat Round 3 Working (3tr, ch3 , 3tr, ch1,) in each corner of your triangle and (3tr, ch1,) in each of the spaces between the treble side clusters. Weave in your ends as you go or crochet over the ends of your yarn and weave in later. I have added a round of dc to my flags, by working 3dc in each corner and 1dc in each treble and chain stitch. Block your triangles and make a chain to join them by chaining your desired length to attach your flag dc across the top of your flags or slip stitching across and add the same length chain to attach the opposite side.

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Star Granny Square Motif

Star granny square motif is a Christmas square for you to enjoy, here’s something fun and festive for you to make over the Christmas period. I have used Scheepjes stonewashed which I purchase myself, I choose this yarn because I wanted a square with a nostalgic Christmas vibe and this gave me exactly the look I was after. It’s basically a star within a square and as it it evolves it becomes a star in a circle before the square happens.

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Abbreviations (US in brackets)

Used Stitches:

UK English (US)

ch = chain (chain)

ss= slip stitch (slip stitch)

tr = treble (double crochet)

sp = space (space)

st = stitch. (stitch)

dc = double crochet (single crochet)

htr = half treble ( half double crochet)

skst = skip stitch

dtr = double treble (treble crochet)

Here’s how we make our Squares.(instructions in brackets are worked into the same space throughout the pattern) We have used Scheepjes stonewashed for our squares.

Foundation Round Make a magic loop, which is the method I always use or chain 5, ss to join into a ring. We make our squares with a magic loop.

Round 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into the ring, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. (12tr)

Round 2 Attach a new colour between any tr of round 1, ch4 (counts as tr, ch1), 1tr, in same space, (1tr, ch1, 1tr,), in between each tr around, ss to join into 3rd ch of beg ch-4, fasten off.(24 tr)

Round 3 Attach a new colour in,any ch-1sp of round 2, ch5 (counts as tr,ch2 ), 1tr in same space, (1tr, ch2, 1tr ), in each ch-1sp around, ss to join into 3rd ch of beg ch-5, fasten off.(12 x 1tr, ch-2 1tr groups)

Round 4 Attach a new colour in, any ch-2sp of round 3, ch3, ( counts as tr ), 6tr in same ch-2sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, * 7tr in next ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. (6dc, 6 x 7tr groups)

Round 5 Starting in the centre tr of any 7tr cluster group, ch 3, (counts as dc plus 2 ch), dc in same stitch, 1 dc in each of next 3 tr, ss in dc, 1dc in each of next 3 tr, *(dc, ch2, dc), in centre tr of 7tr clusters, dc in each of next 3tr, ss, in dc, dc in each of next 3tr * repeat from * to * and ss to join into first ch of beg ch3.fasten off

Round 6 Starting one stitch to the left of any ss of round 5 where my needle is, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr in each of next 2 stitches, 1 htr in each of next 2 stitches, 1dc in next stitch, 1 dc in ch-2 at point of your star, dc in next stitch, 1htr in each of next 2 stitches, *1tr in each of next 3 stitches, 1 htr in each of next 2 stitches, 1dc in next stitch, 1 dc in ch2 at point of your star, dc in next stitch, htr in each of next 2 stitches, * repeat from * to * and ss to join into first ch of beg ch3. Fasten off.

Round 6 complete

Round 7

Round 7 Please note it’s not critical which stitch you start this round in but working into the centre dc will make your star look even when you look at your square. Attach yarn in the centre dc at the peak of your star (where my needle is), ch 1,counts as dc), 1dc in each of next 3 stitches, 1 htr in each of next 2 stitches, 1tr, in next stitch, and for the corner 1 dtr in next stitch, ch2, 1dtr in next stitch, 1tr in next stitch, 1htr in each of next 2 stitches, 1dc in next 7 stitches, *1 htr in each of next 2 stitches, 1tr, in next stitch, 1 dtr, in next stitch, ch2, 1dtr in next stitch, 1tr in next stitch, 1htr in each of next 2 stitches, 1dc in each of next 7 stitches * repeat from * to * around omitting “1dc in next 7 stitches” on your last repeat instead work 1 dc in each of next 3 stitches, ss to join into first ch of beg ch3, fasten off. ( 60sts)

Round 8 Attach a new colour in, any ch-2sp corner of round 7, ch2, ( counts as htr ), 1htr, ch2, 2htr, in same ch-2sp, 1 htr in each stitch until you reach the corner *( 2htr, ch2, 2htr) in the corner ch-2sp, 1 htr in every stitch* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-2, fasten off.

Round 8

Round 9 For this round you work dc in alternate stitches with ch-2 between them, and (dc ,ch2, dc,) in the corners. Attach a new colour in, any ch-2sp corner of round 8 ch3 ( counts as dc, 2ch ), 1dc, in same sp, ch2, skst, (dc in next st, ch2,) repeat all in the brackets until the next corner, (dc, ch2, dc,) for the corner, (dc in next st, ch2,) repeat all in brackets until the corner*. Repeat from * to * ss to join into beg ch-3 fasten off.

Round 10 Attach a new colour in, any ch-2sp corner of round 9, ch2, ( counts as htr ), 1htr, ch2, 2htr, in same ch-2sp, 2htr in each ch-sp until you reach the corner *( 2htr, ch2, 2htr) in the corner ch-2sp, 2htr in each ch-2p* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-2, fasten off.

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Christmas Rose Granny Square

Here’s something festive to make while the mince pies are in the oven, it’s very quick and would make a lovely cushion or throw and easily adapted by adding more rounds, 🎄 I hope you enjoy it and have fun making lots of festive crochet treats.

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Let’s get started you will need to be familiar with the following stitches. Please note this pattern is written in UK terms.

Used Stitches:

UK English. US abbreviations below in brackets.

ch = chain

ss = slip stitch

dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

htr = half treble (US half double crochet)

tr = treble (US double crochet)

dtr = double treble crochet (US treble crochet)

sp = space space

sk st. = skip skip

beg = beginning. beginning

Any aran yarn. I used Scheepjes chalista cotton purchased myself and hiding away in my stash, the colours I used were old lace 130, light silver 172, silver green 402, saffron 249, candy apple 516.

4dtrcl = 4 double treble cluster. (US 4 treble crochet cluster) (use this to start Round 2)

5dtrcl = 5 double treble cluster. ( US 5 treble crochet cluster)

Pattern notes: My granny square motif is made on a 4.5mm hook with 4 rounds, Round 2 uses cluster stitches, this is where several stitches are grouped together (worked in the same space or stitch) by not completing the final part of the stitch and leaving the loops on the hook, before pulling the hook through all the loops of the incomplete stitches at the end, and forming the cluster stitch. It’s much the same as a decrease is done .

Foundation Round: make a magic loop or ch6 , ss to join into a ring.

Rounds 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch2 (counts as htr), htr, ch2, (2htr, ch2), repeat all in brackets 7 times in total (16 htr and 16 ch-2sp), ss to join to beg ch-2, fasten off. This makes a little flower shape it may seem a but frilly but it won’t after round 2.

Round 2 Working out of the ch-2 sp’s of Round 1 attach yarn in any ch-2sp, ch4 (counts as dtr) 4dtrcl, ch4, (5dtrcl, ch4) in every ch-2sp around ss to join into first stitch after your beg ch-4.

Round 3 Working out of the ch-4sp’s of Round 2, attach yarn in any ch-4sp, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, in same sp, ch3, *3tr in next ch-4sp, ch3, * repeat from *to * around and ss to join into beg ch-3.

Round 4 Working out of the ch-3sp’s of Round 3, attach yarn in any ch-3sp, ch4 (counts as dtr ), 1dtr, ch2, 2dtr in same sp, 3tr in next 3tr, 3tr in ch-3sp, 3tr in next 3tr, *for the corner (2dtr, ch2, 2dtr) in next ch-3sp, 3tr in next 3tr, 3tr in ch-3sp, 3tr in next 3tr,* repeat from *to * and ss to join into beg ch-3.

Add more rounds as Round 4 or add a round of dc to complete and join with your favourite joining method. Happy crocheting 🎄🌟🎄🌟🎄🧶

Semi solid Granny Square Motif

Here’s a handy little motif when you want to ring the changes from making a traditional granny square. The yarn we are using is Christmas lights in dk our own hand dyed yarn from our Etsy shop, there’s also 🌟10% off in everything our Etsy shop until December 4th 2019🌟. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative

Abbreviations (US in brackets)

Used Stitches:

UK English (US)

ch = chain (chain)

ss= slip stitch (slip stitch)

tr = treble (double crochet)

sp = space (space)

st = stitch. (stitch)

dc = double crochet (single crochet)

Here’s how we make our Squares.(instructions in brackets are worked into the same space throughout the pattern)

Foundation Round (using any dk yarn) Make a magic loop or chain 5, ss to join into a ring. We make our squares with a magic loop.

Round 1 Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch1, *3tr, ch1,* repeat from *to* twice more, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. (4 x 3tr clusters and 4x ch-1sp, these ch-1sp’s, form the corners of your square)

Round 1

Round 2 Attach a new colour in any corner ch-1sp of round 1, ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, ch1, 3tr, in same ch-1sp, (3tr, ch1, 3tr,) in each ch-1sp around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 2

Round 3 Attach a new colour in any corner ch-1sp of round 2, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, 2tr, in same ch-1sp, 1 tr in each tr, *(2tr, ch1, 2tr,) in corner ch-1sp, 1tr in each tr* rep from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. ( 2tr, ch1, 2tr, in each corner, 6tr on each side )

Round 3

Round 4 Attach a new colour in any corner ch-1sp of round 3, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, 2tr, in same ch-1sp, 1 tr in each tr, *(2tr, ch1, 2tr,) in corner ch-1sp, 1tr in each tr* rep from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. (2tr, ch1, 2tr, in each corner, 10tr on each side )

Round 4

Round 5 Either continue adding rounds of tr as Round 4 or attach a new colour in any corner ch-1sp of round 4, ch1 (counts as dc), 2dc, in same ch-1sp, 1dc in each tr, *(3dc,) in corner ch-1sp, 1dc in each tr* rep from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-1, fasten off.

Round 5

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Let’s See What Happens Shawl

This shawl is very much going with the flow, making it up as I went. I’ve never really worn many shawls, much preferring the practically of a cowl or snood, mainly because these stay attached to me and I’ve less chance of leaving it somewhere 🙈. When the temperature suddenly dropped this week and we had our first frost, the chilly weather got the better of me and my “Lets See What Happens Shawl was on my hook in a blink. I’ve used our popular hand dyed yarn Vintage Rainbow in a dk 100% superwash merino. I have 2 X 100grams skeins and 1 mini 20gram skein and I’m using a 5mm hook to give my shawl some drape. If you’d like to make my shawl I’ve included how I made mine below. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2019.Please note that patterns that are free on our blog are far less detailed than our patterns that are available in our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative which all have full photo tutorials.

You will need:

Any yarn you have in your stash I have used dk our own hand dyed yarn Vintage Rainbow 220 grams.

5mm hook

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Used Stitches:

UK English. ( US)

ch = chain (US chain)

ss= slip stitch (US slip stitch)

tr = treble ( US double crochet)

sp = space (US space)

skst = skip (US skip stitch)

beg = beginning. (US beginning)

WS = wrong side

RS = right side.

Gauge not important for this project and dependent on your choice of yarn use any yarn you have in your stash.

Pattern notes: Lets see what happens is a really simple design, the pattern of 9 rows is repeated throughout the shawl, it’s made up of treble stitches worked between the treble stitches of the previous row and has 3 rows of traditional granny clusters, each row is increased by 6 stitches creating and even triangle shape. All instructions worked in brackets throughout the pattern are in the same space or stitch.It’s up to you if you’d like to add a border to your shawl I’ve worked a round of dc evenly around my shawl working 3dc into my corner stitches and I’m going to add simple tassels to my 3 corners to complete. A simple picot border would look fab too, I’ve worked my picot edge as dc, (dc, ch2, dc), in alternate stitches and (dc, ch2, dc) in each corner of my shawl, there’s a photo below. So grab your hook and a cuppa and let’s get started…

Foundation Round Make a magic loop or chain 4, ss to join into a ring.

Round 1 Into the magic loop ch3( counts as tr), 2tr, ch2, 3tr, turn.(6sts)

Round 2 Working out of the sp between your trebles, ch3( counts as tr), 2tr in first sp, 1 tr in next sp, (2tr, ch2, 2tr), for peak of your triangle in next sp, 1 tr in of next sp, 3 tr in the last sp, turn. (12sts)

Round 3 Working out of the sp between your trebles, ch3(counts as tr), 2tr in first sp, work 1 tr in every sp, between your tr’s, (2tr, ch2, 2tr), in the peak of your triangle, 1 tr in each sp between your tr’s, 3 tr in the last sp, turn.(18sts)

Round 4 6 Repeat round 3.

Round 7 –9 Pattern notes: These are 3 rows of traditional granny clusters stitches the first round is worked into the top of your treble stitch of the previous round and subsequent rounds are worked into the spaces between your treble clusters.

Round 7 Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr, in first sp, sk 2sts, 3tr, in top of next st, *sk 2sts, 3tr in next st* repeat from * to * until you reach the peak then (3tr,ch2,3tr,), repeat from * to * again and work 3tr in last sp. turn. (stitch count for row 7=14 x 3tr clusters, ch-2 x1)

Round 8-9 Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr in first sp, 3tr, in next sp, *3tr in next sp* repeat from * to * until you reach the peak then (3tr,ch2,3tr,), repeat from * to * again and work 3tr in last sp. turn. (stitch count for row 8 = 16 x 3tr clusters, ch-2 x1)

Repeat these 9 rows throughout the pattern until you reach your desired size for your shawl, I have used up 2 of my 100gram skeins of vintage rainbow and a 20gram matching mini skein for the dc border and tassels, making my total amount of yarn 220grams of dk. My shawl measures 150cm (55″) by 110cm (42.75″) after blocking. You could use any weight yarn for this pattern.

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Shawl Row 1-5

Row 1-7

Row 1-7 close up 

Picot edging

Looking for some inspiration then I snowflake shawl below is made using a mix of Scheepjes stonewashed in shades moon stone, yellow jasper and amazonite and mini skeins of our own hand dyed yarn shade Winter By The Lake.

Snowflake shawl

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