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"life is meant to be colourful"


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Granny Squares – How I connect them

Hi dear friends! Finally finding inspiration and idea for the long going on granny squares, I squeezed some time to start to connect them.

granny squares

I started to crochet these few winters ago without any plan. Just loved the colours and enjoyed crocheting.

Alize Cotton Gold

crochet squares

Somehow I always thought that I shall mix all the colours but when I now started to arrange them, it looked nice to have similar colours together. All the red/purple/pink squares in the first photo will be the back piece for the jacket. And for the front pieced I shall use the blue/turquoise/green squares. Sleeves will have white/grey but I’m not sure yet if I shall add there other colours. Maybe I shall by more red and blue and leave the orange and olive green out.

granny squares

Easy way to yarn your needle is to fold it, press it between your fingers so that you can barely see it and then ‘push’ your needle between your fingers. Yarn slips easily in the needle’s eye.

This time I shall simply sew the squares together. I shall use the ends of the yarn to get similar colours for sewing. At the same time the ends will be finished. If you like, you can sew the squares also in lines and rows with one yarn.

sewing granny squares

I arrange the squares so that the ending yarn is on the right upper corner. Like this I can sew two sides. First the side I show here …

With simple stitches picking the outside of the loops there comes stitched line that doesn’t show too much but shows enough to ‘separate’ the squares.

Then I continue with the same yarn to the left side …

If I haven’t left enough long yarn when crochet the granny squares, I just take piece of yarn to continue.

sewing granny squares

granny squares

Finished piece looks now like this. At the moment my idea is that this will be the back of the jacket … but you never know … you know me … new ideas come and go and plans may change.

crochet granny squares

Next I shall arrange the blue/turquoise squares for the front pieces.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crocheting!

TEJE


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Bracelets, crochet, bags …

Hello friends! It’s time to fly to Finland. Tomorrow morning Finnair’s blue-white wings are waiting for me.

laundry day

Last minute laundry … I’m so looking for to wear my fresh washed knitted jacket! and boots and scarves! Which colours to take with me?

scarves

This time I go with purple and blue. I feel so autumn-purple! and wanted to make a new bracelet for my vacation.

bracelet

So I did make one purple bracelet … and few more …

bracelets

Then I had to decide what to take with me because I need to travel very light … you know what happens when I return. These come with me … the lether one was Foxy’s collar (it was too big for her and for me it’s perfect double wrist-band).

jewelries

Hmm … I shall leave the coral bracelet home; I’m sure one bracelet is about one fat quarter!

bags

I don’t like to leave things to last minute, so I finished these custom order bags today in the morning and then managed to deliver them. More about these in an other bag post.

crochet

I have made more crochet squares for my shawl project and these are at the moment the last ones. When I return I shall spread these and see if they are enough and hopefully can start to sew them together. It will be a colourful shawl!

sleeping cat

Weather has been gorgeus! Few days the wind was from south and it was really hot but mostly it’s now so perfect. Nelli loves to sleep in the sun. I leave you now with this scene, still so much like summer …

Crete

… and next time I shall send you autumn (I hope not yet winter) postcards from Finland.

Thank you for stopping by! See you soon in North!

TEJE