Just when you thought I’d finished with the Crochet Granny Square Cardi

Just when you thought it was all over ……

Following on from my previous granny square cardigan – I’ve made another based on the pattern below, this time it was a childs size 24 inch chest.

Original pattern, Granny cardigan by Yarnartist

This time I used Knitcol trends – 052 by Adriafi which was purchased om my trip to bath a few weeks ago.

~the cardi took just under 3 balls on a 5mm crochet hook, the wool is just shy of being Aran weight – ball label tension is 16 st x 22 rows.

Latest Project : Crochet Granny Square Cardi

I’ve wanted to do an adult crochet project for a while and came across this post a couple of weeks ago

Granny cardigan by Yarnartist

So I’ve used this pattern as a basis for this Cardigan.  Basically you make two hexagon granny squares – 6 sides instead of 4 untill you get to the size you require.

I used Rowan Purelife organic cotton in 4 ply – the colour is Rhubarb.  It is great to crochet with as it does not split.  I used a 4.5mm hook and did 22 rounds to get my size – 44 chest.  I did 10 extra rows on each side  of the back for the back neck.  I finished it off with 2 rows of double crochet and a third with a bead above every cluster.   As the cardigan wraps slight at the front I made a rose and have attached it to a pin to secure the front.

I’m pleased with the result it fits well, but I’m going to have to get used to the flared sleeves.  I will probably make another one in maybe Aran like the orignal one.

I must also get better at showing and photographing my projects.

Learn to crochet workshop – 21/01/2012

We had another Learn to Crochet day on Saturday.

It was a long tiring day but at the end of the day another 7 ladies left us having learnt how to crochet.

One of our ladies brought in homemade cheese scone (Thank You) and the cake for the day was Beetroot cake- which was great. (Thank you Jane’s mum)

Intarsia Gloves

Just finished my first pair of gloves.

Knitted in the round on 4 needles (Knitpro) with stripes and intarsia.

Knit Noro Pattern book
Knit Noro Pattern book

Knitted in Noro Silk Garden sock wool and Rowan Pure Wool 4ply, the pattern was for 2 shades of Noro but I think they have come out OK using a plain and a variegated wool.  The pattern is also a Noro Pattern from the Noro Knits book.

Noro silk garden sock & Rowan pure new wool 4 ply intarsia gloves
Noro silk garden sock & Rowan pure new wool 4 ply intarsia gloves