Friday, March 23, 2012

Crochet Along Week 7

So.... our first week back how did everyone do??

I actually kicked butt this week and even managed to work ahead a little.  That is a good thing because from here on I will be playing catch up (in addition to the weekly goal) on the rest of the assignments.  I am actually behind having many of my circles only done through the 2nd or 3rd rounds.  That makes quite a bit more work for me from here forward but seeing this come together is pretty motivating so I am hoping it'll keep me going!

Oh how I love stacks of grannies!

Oh how I don't love tails.  
I have weaved in some but clearly not all of them.  You may want to start working on your tails while watching shows or with a glass of wine ;)

and the motivator shot
Sorry for the dark pic!  I didn't want to spread them out on the grass and the sun was already down leaving my house dark.

Again, this week you'll want to complete 44 rounds in some way, shape or form. If you are working complete grannies you'll want to make 6 grannies. If you are working a round at a time you'll want to 44 squares completed through round 6 I am going to be wrapping up my grannies so my goal is get 14-15 grannies completed through round 6 (complete through 7 if doing 7 rounds total on your grannies).  I originally was going to have 7 rounds but am fairly certain that I will be using this joining method which pretty much adds an extra round.  

Have you started thinking about how you are going to join your squares? Here are a few tutorials I found online that look good!

4.  Bethintxl's whip stitch (video) she also has a few other videos for joining if you prefer videos
6.  Carina's Craftblog joining method (this is the one I am using)

These are just a few of the joining methods and tutorials out there.  If you don't care for any of them google away, I promise you'll find others!

Don't forget to share your pictures on Inner Hooker's facebook page so we can all OOOH and AAHHH over them!!  


Craftnique said...

Wow! That looks awesome! It has been a while since I have made granny squares but I do love them.

Charmaine said...

I absolutely love your white grannies. There's a purity and spirituality about it and it just makes me feel good when I see a white afghan on the bed.
As I have a rather short attention span I stick to making small items like cell phone covers, nook & ipad covers and sew animal and flower motives on them. I've just crocheted a little pink cell phone pouch with a felt penguin motive on for my $15 Tracfone SVC cell phone for seniors. I like this phone because it has large keys and letters on the screen & it only costs me $7/mnth for service.
It seems most ladies love cute animals and flowers on whatever is made.