Thursday, September 17, 2009

Here A Square, There A Square

EVERYWHERE a square-square!.. All over my dining room table! Here are a couple of new granny squares I made recently, as I've been working on one of my afghans. The first square, slightly modified to fit into my own project, is made using the pattern from HERE. It's called "Trip Around The World".


I have to admit a sense of accomplishment on this next one. I really don't like following a chart, when I'm so accustomed to following a pattern with words. But this one looked simple enough for me to give it a try, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out! Thanks to Luna, for sharing this pattern HERE! (This link is her blog, but I'm afraid I have misplaced exactly which page... Not to worry, though. If you don't find this specific pattern, you will certainly find something else you can't wait to try!) I cannot tell you the name of this square, as I cannot read or speak Spanish, and Dear Daughter wasn't around to ASK! I just thought it was pretty, and I think I followed the chart pretty well! It really wasn't so bad! I just may try my hand at a charted table runner or doily sometime soon!


This afghan is really coming along, and is almost done now!.. Just in time to snuggle up in, as the Fall temperatures set in! Honestly, though, I'm also very anxious to get it off my dining room table!

20 comments:

Keri said...

I love the squares and especially love the colors! In the first one, did you use a spike stitch, or did you change colors to make it look like a spike? It's really unique. The second one is very nice, too. You did a great job. Can't wait to see the finished project. :)

Sally said...

You've done an excellent job on them and your colors are awesome!!! Have you just made these 2 squares or are they all different squares using the same colors?? Can't wait to see it completed.

Michelles Cozy Cottage said...

Oh Beansie, its so pretty, that second one would make a great pot holder. Hows the cable? I bet your finding interesting things to watch.
Talk to you soon!
Michelle

nannykim from spindle cottage said...

That is pretty and it is a different design than I have seen before. I just do not like to afghans where you have to stitch everything back together. I also like the monotonous kind where you just do the same thing over and over and over so you can do something else while crocheting .

Vicki said...

I am loving those granny squares. I especially like the design on that second one. How wonderful to be able to snuggle up under a granny comforter on cold winter nights. Have a beautiful day. Vicki

hpabate said...

What a pretty design.

I hope you are doing well today, and all is going good for you this week.

Blessings,
Heidi

Beverooni said...

B E A U T I F U L!

Neabear said...

Your squares look great! I love the colors you have chosen too!

Shana said...

Love the squares. Great to see you. Hope you have a great day tomorrow and God Bless You!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

These squares are going to make a gorgeous afghan...the color combination is wonderful!
♥, Susan

Susie's country cottage said...

I love those squares. If only I could crochet like that! I really need to learn!

Beansieleigh said...

To Keri.. In the pattern I used the term spike stitch was not used. I have heard it called a Long/Loose double or triple crochet though. In fact, I used this term in my own pattern that I've posted here!.. My very first pattern, a granny square, called "McGregger's Garden"!! The stitch used there is much the same used in this square with the only difference being a double or triple crochet used.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Tina!
How beautiful is your work. I love the color combination. I so wish I could crochet. I am a hopeless cause. I have two left hands you know. I always thought a lap blanket would be so nice crocheted. My legs are about the only thing that get cold during the winter. Is this going to be a large afghan to cover up totally with? I can't wait to see it, I bet it is stunning as the squares are just gorgeous.

I would love it if you would come and go shopping with me. Anytime sweetie, just come on to Phoenix.

I don't know yet what I am going to do with the buttons. They may just get put into a jar or two or three. I don't know, but they are loved and will get used. I believe the wire container I am going to get a Fall garland with a string of lights to put in it, and it will add twinkle to my dining room. I am tickled that someone else loved it too.

Have a great day honey and I will be watching for you on Pink Saturday. Are you posting that afghan? Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love your squares. I'm especially intrigued by the first one. I'm going to have to try that one. I love making granny squares. I'm proud of you for getting it done, I have a couple in the works and no end in sight. You've inspired me! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Luna said...

Thanks for always visiting my second home.Thanks from my heart,as you know it is a pleassure sharing with all of you,all my ideas , patterns and pictures are for all of you to look ,see and to enjoy.Thanks for advertising my blog with yours .Thanks so much.I wil look forward to share a lot more with you all.
Thaks and Blessings !

Hugs ,
Luna

Keri said...

Hey, Tina! I hope you get this message, way down here underneath the gazillions left by other bloggers! :) I just wanted to send you a quick message to say thanks for coming to my blog and sending your sympathy my way. It's been a rough week, and your kind words were very much appreciated. I'm sorry to hear about your family situation. I know I should really count my blessings for having the wonderful family that I do, and that's what makes it so hard when one of them leaves us. Thanks again for your friendship!
Keri

blushing rose said...

Love colors & pretty squares. Anxious to see them put together. Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Doris Sturm said...

I admire your patience. I've made many of afghans in my life, but never one where I had to sew all those squares together. I love the way they look, but I don't like the assembly part.

Will you sew the squres together or crochet them together?

MiniMadWoman said...

Oh, these are so pretty! I love the colors and you did a fantastic job putting them together. What a wonderful and cozy afghan you're going to be snuggling with this winter!

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Teresa

Lisa said...

Your squares are just lovely! Isn't it funny that tables always seem to be used for anything but eating! I cannot wait to see it all put together!
Hugs, Lisa