Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Granny Crochet Stool for a friend


Every home needs something handmade to feel cozy and warm. My friend Jenny has just moved house and what can be better than adding something handmade to her new fabulous home?

I thought about Pillows, about Hearts On A String, about putting together a Quilt even... but as I haven't seen her new home yet I found it hard to pick colors and style. So I made her a Granny Crochet Stool and she was delighted. It is now the first thing you will see when you enter her big and light entrance. Perfect for her boys to sit on when putting on shoes. It always feels extremely good to give, especially when the receiver gets so happy.

Here you can see the first Granny Crochet Stool I made. I alternated the edging a bit this time and made a simple shell edging.

Kärlek
Annette

23 comments:

  1. Both the stool and your shirt are gorgeous! I really want a stool for our entry way but I need to wait until my little monkeys aren't climbing on everything in their site.

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  2. A handmade gift is always so much more special and this one is just lovely!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  3. Yay Annette, I have 4 of these in the shed, and with my new crochet skills, well I know what to do with them now....thank you! :) x

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  4. You might be the best friend ever, what a great gift.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. muy bonito y los tutos muy interesantes. SALUDOS.me hago seguidora elrincondemaleni.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful, what a lucky friend to get such a colourful and pretty addition to their new home. I love your top too :)

    S x

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  7. I love the stool cover, what a nice gift to make for someone and lovely that she likes it so much.It's really cosy and welcoming. I think the top you are wearing is really nice too!

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  8. Ett sådant överdrag har jag virkat i massor av olika färger till vår tråkiga pall som står i hallen. Nu är den betydligt trevligare att titta/sitta på.
    Kram

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  9. yippee!!!! My hubby just TODAY made a stool in his barn that he wants me to crochet a topper for! And tonight (I just got home from work) here you are posting a pic and a tutorial for the very same thing! I promise(cross my heart!) I will take pictures *grin*
    Your stool is gorgeous as always Annette! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Annette... I posted a pic on your facebook page of the 2 toppers I made for the tables that my hubs made :-)

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  10. I'll call you next time I move!!!!
    xxx happy weekend!
    Ale

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  11. my sister is due to move into her own home..... this is a lovely idea! x

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  12. Lovely colours! Your friend is gonna love it.

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  13. What a lovely house warming gift :)

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  14. It is a lovely present, your friend is a lucky one :)

    Have a nice weekend!

    Lluisa x

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  15. You are good friend! :) Really, lovely present! J.

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  16. Ooh! That stool is lovely. As is your blouse. Beautiful as always.

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  17. Such vibrant colours....I read somewhere that the colours of our crafts/clothes reflect our true inner self...you must be a very bright, cheerful and happy person judging from the colours of the granny square. Wishing you a great weekend churning up more beauties.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  18. I am Jenny - the happy receiver of this fantastic stool from my fantastic friend Annette! What an original gift; beautiful and practical at the same time. And HOMEMADE! But I have to admit what touched me the most is the time that Annette has spent on this gift, 4 hours... for little me. To receive TIME for a mother of 3, with a house, with a husband and with two jobs in paralell... that's what I call generosity! Tusen tack Annette!!

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  19. Oh, the versatility of crochet! This is lovely, it adds color and personality.

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Kärlek
Annette

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