Mittwoch, 24. Mai 2017

The Adriatic Squares: Nummer 17/Number 17

Von der letzten Reise habe ich einige neue Quadrate mitgebracht. Das hier ist Nr. 17 und heißt: Ich-hasse-schlecht-geschriebene-Muster-Quadrat. Fünfmal aufgeribbelt und dann gemerkt, dass das Muster falsch ist. Also einfach frei Schnauze weitergehäkelt.

I brought some more squares home with me from the last road trip. This is No 17 and I officially call it the "I hate badly written patterns square". Frogged five times, until I realized that the pattern was wrong. So I winged it.

Montag, 22. Mai 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Show your part 1 squares!

So how is the Rainbows after the Rain CAL going? Make sure to join us in the Zooty Owl Crochet-a-long FB group and show us your squares! Here are my squares I'm making for three floor cushion covers.

Dienstag, 16. Mai 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Part 1 Traditional Granny Square (with or without a twist)

Hello and good morning for the beginning of the Rainbows after the Rain Blanket and Poncho CAL! The BIG day is finally here and Zelna and I are looking forward to seeing a lot of beautiful crochet art again after the fabulous Wade's Blanket CAL in 2015.

Remember that Zelna's blanket and poncho differ a bit from my baby blanket layout called "Rainbows over the Namib Desert", which you can see in the photo and in the layout chart below. But you can always make a certain amount of squares and mix and match them in the end with or without the stripe patterns we will post during the CAL. The patterns will be published every second week on Friday. Joining the single pieces of the blankets and poncho will be the last part of it.

OK, so let's go with the first pattern which is:

Traditional Granny Square (with a Twist)

The Granny Square was a part of Wade's Blanket back in 2015 and is very simple square design, suitable for all crochet skill levels. In the photo above you can see the set of Granny Squares I made for my Wade's Blanket. For my Rainbows over the Namib Desert I only made five squares (see photo above). A photo tutorial for making the Wade's Squares (with the ,,twist") can be found here. Zelna created a slightly easier version for the RAR CAL, in which you don't have to turn your work after each round (the ,,twist"). This might be easier for beginners to follow. The choice is up to you! :)

If you join the CAL and would love to share any squares you made, make sure to join us in the Zooty Owl Crocht-a-long Group on Facebook!

Sonntag, 14. Mai 2017

GIANT Gorgeous Granny Bag: Ta-daaaahhh!

Und da ist sie!!!!! Bin ganz verliebt. GIANT Gorgeous Granny Bag, frei nach dem Muster Gorgeous Granny Bag von Zooty Owl gehäkelt, allerdings mit Chunky-Garn und nicht mit DK. Das Muster musste ich wegen des dickeren Garns etws abwandeln und auch die Griffe habe ich durch festes Baumwollband ersetzt, so dass auch schwerere Sachen transportiert werden können. Gefüttert ist sie ebenfalls.

And there it is!!!!! I'm in love. GIANT Gorgeous Granny Bag, loosley based on the Gorgeous Granny Bag pattern by Zooty Owl, crocheted with chunky yarn instead of dk. I had to change the pattern due to the thicker yarn and chenged the handles from crocheted to solid woven cotton handles, so I can carry heavier projects in it, too. I also lined the bag.

Freitag, 12. Mai 2017

Gorgeous Granny Bag: Update

Die Gorgeous Granny Bag ist ein Muster von Zooty Owl, das gerade überarbeitet wird. Normalerweise wird es in DK-Garn gearbeitet, ich jedoch wollte eine große Garn-/Projekttasche haben und habe deshalb Chunky-Garn verwendet. Und nun muss ich das Muster anpassen, ein bißchen zumindest. Aber die Tasche wird super. Und sie wird GROSS! :)

The Gorgeous Granny Bag is a pattern by Zooty Owl, which will reworked and republished later this year. Usually the pattern is worked in DK yarn, but I wanted a bigger yarn/Project bag, so I used chunky yarn. And now I have to tweak the pattern a bit. But the bag will be gorgeous. And BIG! :)

Donnerstag, 11. Mai 2017

Chunky vs. DK yarn

What happens when you use chunky yarn instead of DK? Correct! You will get a HUGE bag instead of a big one. *LOL* Love the colors so far and the Stylecraft Special Chunky yarn is great to work with.

Mittwoch, 10. Mai 2017