Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lacy crochet squares

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For Christmas I was gifted the wonderful "Granny Square Book" by Margaret Hubert. A book I couldn't get enough of flicking the pages back and forth and wanting to try out a number of squares... The book is very well executed with diagrams and written patterns, pictures and basics for the beginner. It has all the user friendly things needed without being too much or too little. And it has a ring back which makes it easier to open a spread when working on a pattern.

I tried out some squares in delicate pastels and they came out beautiful. But still I wanted something more... So, I have designed my very own new lacy square for my special project. It starts with a popcorn flower in the middle... More will be shown when the pattern for it is written.

I am loving it and more new crochet square ideas has popped up in my head since making this particular one... I seldom crochet after patterns but when I do I realize how it opens up for new ideas when learning new shaping and stitch techniques. I would encourage any crocheter to at least every now and then just give a small block pattern a go, or a doily, just to discover something new in the art of crochet.IT helps you grow within your skills because as much as we all love the traditional granny square, we just sometimes want something... different. Step out of your comfort zone and make something lacy and challenging. I am sure you will get hooked all over again.

Kärlek
Annette

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24 comments :

  1. These squares look very lovely - I like your colours too. Happy weekend! Sam xx

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  2. They are SO beautiful! Perfect colours too. I agree about trying something challenging; you never know what you will discover about yourself and your abilities.
    Annette, your blog is so lovely and your passion for crochet is really inspiring.
    Denise x

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  3. beautiful pastel blocks!!!!
    you are absolutely right about to dare to get out from your crochet comfort zone!!! That's why I try different patterns taken from my collection of Japanese books! They are a great source of design and stitches : a very good challenge for almost a beginner like me!!!
    Have fun crocheting, xxxxxx Ale

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  4. I completely agree with you, you can learn so much from these things. When I was making doilies last year across a few new little techniques that were interesting and unusual. Definitely all useful for the future. I love the look of your new square too, can't wait to see more!

    S x

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  5. OLÁ ANNETE,ESSE LIVRO PARECE PERFEITO E BONITO,PRECISO COMPRAR UM DESSE.FELIZ SABADO.VALÉRIA.

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  6. What a fab gift. I love that the squares are done in a fine yarn.
    I have been given a lot of white and cream crochet cotton so after the Granny Ripple blanket (in DK yarn) I shall have a go at something like this.
    Hugs

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  7. What a great book, lovely squares, lots of exciting projects to put together there :) x

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  8. Hi Annette,

    They look beautiful! Gotta love crochet! :-)

    Miep

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  9. Annette I'm just commenting on this to see what happens, I posted a comment from my ipad clicked publish but it wasn't there so came onto my laptop and tried again but that one isn't there. So this is a test comment. If it gets to you please feel free to delete it :)

    Peg x

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  10. Que bonitos y mucha variedad,conglatulation

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  11. Hi Annette, these are gorgeous and I cant wait to try your popcorn pattern as it is gorgeous.

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  12. Beautiful! I love the colours you have used and the yarn you are using gives such a neat finish!

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  13. Hello, I am new to your blog but looking forward to reading your blog. Your squares are lovely, as a relatively new crocheter something I aspire to being able to do one day! xx

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  14. So pretty! You make it sound easy, that book does sound good :)

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  16. Very pretty squares :-) I've had my eye on that book for awhile. I look forward to seeing the new square you've created. Take care :-)

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  17. I've got that book too. I like the ideas for using granny squares which are not blankets, gives loads of inspiration.
    S xx

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  18. I love those squares - the pink one in the middle is particularly pretty! The yarn and its colours look beautiful, too - I can't wait to see your pattern, you clever lady! Chrissie x

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  19. That looks like a super book and your granny squires you made are just beautiful.
    You do such beautiful work.
    Happy crocheting,

    Yoka

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  20. Hi,

    What a beautiful blog you have... I love the colors, the radiance and all your patterns. I am a new blogger and an amateur crocheter and I just became a new follower

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  21. Looks a wonderful book, and your crochet squares look beautiful. Am looking forward to seeing the square you designed!

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  22. Oh, så många olika sorters rutor det finns! Jag blir verkligen sugen på att starta upp ett nytt virkprojekt när jag ser det här!

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  23. Beautiful squares, Annette! Really wanted to do this with my Summer throw, but it's just not working. Sigh.

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Kärlek
Annette

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