Mittwoch, 21. Juni 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Halftime Post for Part 3

 Welcome to my almost traditional halftime post! This one is for part 3 of the Rainbows after the Rain CAL and again it was an absolute pleasure to gather all those photos of the fantastic "Over the Rainbow Squares" our fellow CALers made. I'm beyond words, so have a look at the photos below! If you haven't joined us yet, hop over to the Zooty Owl Crochet-A-Long Facebook Group for more CAL fun!


Anita Henry (Dark grey makes the colors pop!)


Elaine Tuttle Schrock (Just WOW!)


Kokopelli Design/Andrea Müller (My own Over the Rainbow Square, whcih will become a cushion cover.)
 

Babsie Loubser (Love the red border, which frames the squares nicely.)
 

 Darlene Strasburg (Lovely seaside colors!)


Jamie Thorpe Woolums (Ah, more bright Colors! Can't wait to see this blanket finished.)


Lisa Stewart (Love the shads of green with the little bit of violet and yellow.)


Michelle McIaughlin (Michelle is working on a prodcution line with four squares at the same time.)


Nicola McAree (Lavender Fields! Yes, I can see and smell them.)


Pat Wilkinson (This really Looks like tie-dye.)


Shannon Visser (Love those "vintage" colorway. Like beautiful roses!)


Susan Hall (Pinks, purples and blues! What can be wrong with that? Nothing!!!!)


Susan Kuhl (How different these both squares look due to the color placement. Well done!)


Suzanne Struble (Suzanne says, she an old hippie in her heart. And this poncho is so perfect for you then! Looking forward to seeing this one finished! Tie-dye!)



Zooty Owl/Zelna Olivier (I'm a big fan of Zelna's color placement and with every new CAL I'm looking forward to the colorways she will come up with.)

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Part 3

Are you already excited? Yes? So here's part 3 of the Rainbows after the Rain CAL with the "Over the Rainbow Square"! I'm so proud, that I'm co-Hosting this CAL with my dear friend Zelna from Zooty Owl.

Since I didn't use this particular square in my Rainbows over the Namib Desert Baby Blanket, I decided to make one (or maybe two) in the neonmelon colors and use it in the floor cushions for my nieces.


Here's my version of the Over the Rainbow Square, which I will use for a floor cushion cover. So if you want to make your own Over the Rainbow Square, hop over to Zooty Owl's post for the pattern and of course a photo tutorial with step-by-step photos.

Previous Posts
Introduction and Layout
Color Inspiration
Color Inspiration 2
Part 1 Traditional Granny Square
Part 2 Dreamcather Square and Wheel of Time Square


Here's the first set of squares (Traditional Granny Square/part 1) made in the neonmelon colors.

Have fun and make sure to share your squares in the Zooty Owl Crochet-a-Long Facebook Group, so we can include them in the halftime post (click the link to see the halftime post for part 2).

Part 2 featured my Dreamcatcher Square, my very first original design. The pattern can be found here.



Donnerstag, 8. Juni 2017

Convergence Top: Rückenteil/Back


Mein Convergence Top entwickelt sich gut. Das Muster von Linda Skuja ist wirklich gut geschrieben und einfach nachzuhäkeln. Und das Garn (Alize Bamboo Fine Batik) ist ein Traum: weich und leicht und damit toll für ein Sommertop. Super!
My Convergence Top is coming along nicely. Paid pattern by Linda Skuja, nicely written and easy to follow. The yarn (Alize Bamboo Fine Batik) is gorgeous and soft and also very lightweight, which is great for a summer top. Love it so far!

Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Halftime Post for Part 2

I must admit that I closely follow the Zooty Owl Crochet-a-Long Group these days for part 2 of the Rainbows after the Rain CAL to see if people use my Dreamcatcher Square pattern and make their own squares with it. And I also have to admit, that you ladies absolutely amaze me with your Color combinations and works of crochet art!

Look at all these beauties made for week 2!


Elaine Tuttle Schrock (Such a lovely rainbow!)


Tricia Hoffman (Another lovely rainbow! And look at those granny squares from part 1!)


Kokopelli Design (What can I say? Nieces! ;) )


Kim Ryan (You know, I love this blanket, Mrs. Ryan, and your friends do, too)


Annelien Voss (My nieces would have a BIG Argument who would get this blanket!)


Babsie Loubser (Splashes of color! Love the hippie-ness of these squares!)


Darlene Strasburg (stash busting! LOVE!)


Elaine Tuttle Schrock (Just WOWOWOW!)


Hilarie LittleOne (Oh Boy, love these soft colors!)


Kim Ryan (I want his poncho when finished!)


Michele Vincent (Miami Doplhins colors!)


Michelle Mclaughlin (a first time CALer!)



Pat Wilkinson (what a striking color combo!)


Nicola McAree (Lavender Fields! Perfect name!)


Montag, 5. Juni 2017

The Adriatic Squares: Nummer 20/Number 20

Nummer 20 bei den ,,Adriatic Squares" ist das Cross Square von Jackie Carreira. Eine ganze Decke damit würde bestimmt ein tolles Muster ergeben.

Number 20 of the "Adriatic Squares" is the Cross Square by Jackie Carreira. A whole blanket with this square would mae for a gorgeous overall pattern.



Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

The Adriatic Squares: Nummer 19/Number 19

Die Nummer 19 bei meinen Adriatic Squares ist das Battenberg Square von Clare Trowbridge.

Number 19 of the Adriatic Squares is the Battenberg Square, designed by Clare Trowbridge.


Dienstag, 30. Mai 2017

Rainbows after the Rain CAL: Part 2




Hi and welcome for part 2 of the Rainbows after the Rain CAL hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design. This part 2 is especially exciting for me, as it includes my very first original square design ,,The Dreamcatcher Square" as the alternative/additional square for part 2! You can bet, that I'm excited. What a feeling it already was, when the wonderful Kim Ryan of Kim's Handmade Kreations tested the pattern for me and came up with this beautiful blanket. Awesome sauce, isn't it?


So here we go! In the photo and the chart below, you can see the placement of the Dreamcatcher Square in the finished blanket. For the Zooty Owl's patterns follow these links for the blanket, the poncho and the overall post for part 2.

Previous Posts
Introduction and Layout
Color Inspiration
Color Inspiration 2
Part 1 Traditional Granny Square






Dreamcatcher Square by Kokopelli Design


Also available as a Ravelry pattern to add to your queue or your library.

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
Hook: 4 mm/G
Pattern is written in US terms.
Sl st = Slip stitch
Ch = Chain stitch
Sc = Single crochet
Dc = Double crochet
2dctog = 2 double crochet together

Round 1: Start with a magic circle, 3ch (counts as 1dc), 11 dc in magic circle, sl st in third ch to close round. Pull the circle tight. (12 dc)





Round 2: Ch2, 1dc in the same stitch as join (counts as 2dctog), ch1. [2dctog in each dc of previous round, ch1] x11, sl st into first 2dctog to close round. (12 2dctog, 12 ch1 spaces)






Round 3: Ch2, 1dc in the same stitch as join (counts as 2dctog), ch2. [2dctog in each 2dctog of the previous round, ch2] x11, sl st into first 2dctog to close round. (12 2dctog, 12 ch2 spaces)


 

Round 4: Ch2, 1dc in the same stitch as join (counts as 2dctog), ch3. [2dctog in each 2dctog of previous round, ch3] x11, sl st into first 2dctog to close round. Fasten off. (12 2dctog, 12 ch3 spaces)

 

Round 5: Join new color into any ch3 space. Ch4 (counts as trc), 2trc, 2ch, 3 trc into the same ch3 space (corner), 1 dc into the 2dctog of previous round, 4dc into the next ch3 space. 1dc into the 2dctog of the previous round, 4dc into the next ch3 space, 1dc into the 2dctog of the previous round. [3trc, 2ch, 3 trc into the next ch3 space (corner), 1 dc into the 2dctog of previous round, 4dc into the next ch3 space. 1dc into the 2dctog of the previous round, 4dc into the next ch3 space, 1dc into the 2dctog of the previous round] x3. Sl st into the fourth ch to close round. (11dc along each side, 6 trc and 2ch in each corner)

Round 6: Ch3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in each of the next two stitches; 2dc, 2ch, 2dc into the corner space, 1 dc in each of the next 17 stitches. [2dc, 2ch, 2dc into the corner space, 1 dc in each of the next 17 stitches] x2, 2dc, 2ch, 2dc in the corner space, 1 dc in each of the next 14 stitches, sl st in the third ch to close round. Fasten off. (17 dc along each side, 4 dc and 2ch in each corner)


Round 7: Join new color into any corner space. Ch3, 1 dc, ch2, 2dc into the corner space. 1 dc in each of the next 21 stitches. [2dc, 2ch, 2dc into corner space, 1 dc in each of the next 21 stitches] x3. Sl st into the third ch to close round. Fasten off and weave in all ends. (21dc along each side, 2dc and 2ch in each corner)


If you have any questions, leave me a comment or join us in the Zooty Owl Crochet-a-long FB Group!