Comic Con Geurilla Yarn Bombing

I am starting squares soon!! I have a couple of projects already on a time deadline so it may be a week or two but I am so doing this. I think I will dedicate one skein of at least one color. How many squares do you think I can get out of a Super Saver Red Heart skein? We’ll see!!

YARNBOMB PROJECT: “RUBIX CUBE PARK”

I haven’t finished making up the advertisements to go with the Comic Con project, however the ball needs to get moving! I will need 2,700 squares and ANYONE/SKILL level can help. I need 450 squares in each of the colors listed below. I chose a specific brand and colors for this project to keep it all cohesive. Who doesn’t have a skein of Red Heart laying around, right?

Yarn: RED HEART

RED: Hot Red ID# 0390 (Super Saver)

YELLOW: Bright Yellow ID# 0324 (Super Saver)

ORANGE: Pumpkin ID# 0254 (Super Saver)

GREEN: Paddy Green ID# 0368 (Super Saver)

BLUE: Blue ID# 0886 (Super Saver)

WHITE: White ID# 0311 (Super Saver)

SQUARE PATTERN

Hook: I

Form a magic ring OR ch 6 and join with SL ST

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 DC in ring, TR in ring, * 3 DC in ring, TR in ring, repeat from * twice more, join with SL ST to the top of beginning Ch 3

Round 2: Ch 3, * DC in each DC to TR, ( 2 DC, TR, 2 DC) in TR. Repeat from * three more times

Repeat round 2 until square reaches 7.5 inches

Finish off and weave in ends!

Squares can be mailed to:

Crochet Grenade

PO BOX 17188

San Diego CA 92177

Deadline for squares: June 25th

It will be installed guerrilla style, w/no permission, in the middle of downtown San Diego, during Comic Con. I am asking for 2,700 7.5 inch crocheted squares. I will be making an event page for all who want to help. More details about it will be made available in the upcoming days or week, but if you’d like to participate then let me know so I can send you an event invite.

Thanks so much for your interest and I look forward to collaborating!

Crochet Grenade

via Comic Con Bombing – chauntelensey@gmail.com – Gmail.

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My Adventures in Designing a Granny Square Coat

This is my granny square coat.

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I found a photo array of a granny square coat through a friend on Facebook and since the original was written without directions and in another language I decided I would just tackle it all on my own, adjusting as I go.
I started with 44 squares.

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Once I had the majority of my granny squares done I felt the need for a break from squares so I worked on the sleeves and the large square for the back.
The sleeves are a 12 round granny square with shaping at the top for the shoulders and granny stripes down to the wrist.
The back is a 14 round square.

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Once I had the sleeves done and the back square completed I could lay out the small squares with the large square for the back and sides.

 

 

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Then it was time for the sewing (truly it was slip stitching) to commence.

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Once the sewing together of squares was complete and I had the sleeves all set & sewn in it was time to work on the edging.
I chose to do granny stripes around the bottom edge first, then I worked granny stripes from the front left bottom corner up & around the collar back down to the right bottom front corner. After 6 granny stripes were worked in multiple colors I used the red to do one full round of edging; start at the front bottom left corner, around the bottom, up the right front, around the collar and back down the left front to join it to the start.
Then I did one final round of half double crochet in each stitch all the way around the edging just to give it a finished edge.

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Unfortunately as you can see in the photo below when you are doing a lot of color changes in granny squares (and sewing in ends as you go) there can be a few errant ends that un-crochet.
Since finishing the coat I have spent more than a fair amount of time sewing ends & double checking joins.

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I plan on taking more photos of the finished coat but since washing & drying I have found a few things I want to improve so I will get those taken care of and then I will re-shoot.

 

Plain Jane Boot Topper Pattern

Another new PDF pattern for sale!

Simple crochet pattern for boot toppers/cuffs to be worn with all height boots. Wear either end up as shown in the first photo for versatile use. Fold the longer cuff up & over the top of your boot to help keep snow & rain out.
These make fabulous gifts!!
You can find the link to buy this pattern on the left sidebar with my other patterns as well as on Ravelry.com.

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Thanks for shopping!!

Alright, so here I am!

Okay, all of my archives are moved over & I think I am ready to tackle a post.

The new Knitty is out today. Very lovely items but none as fantastic as the Laminaria shawl. Oh how it speaks to me! The green Estonian lace in a winged shape. Ah, how it makes me sigh. I guess I am feeling the need to move on to lighter knits now that we are in the full swing of spring here in SB.

I haven’t worked on much of anything in the past week. On Saturday I decided that it was time to pull out the Picnic Blanket & get it moving along again.

 

I have one more round of squares to crochet, that’s 34 squares more to make. I can do about 14 in a long day. Probably 6 in a regular evening. If I really push myself I could have it done to go on our picnic on Sunday. Of course, it needs a bag to be carried in so I will have to sew one up real quick like.

The single crocheting of all the squares together is another matter altogether. Yesterday all I was able to do is get two rows sewn vertically together. Today, one so far. The second isn’t far from being done and then I can move on to the horizontal seaming. See all those ends? For the most part they are all crocheted into the actual squares so I just need to go through and cut them all off. It would look much neater, don’t you think?

I ripped out the Transition Gloves as well as a pair of socks that just weren’t to my liking. I did a few rounds on the Venezia a few days ago. I am hoping that the Picnic Blanket will be my shining beauty to show I actually have done something useful!