So I finished crocheting a granny style shawl a few weeks ago from this pattern and felt that I needed some gloves to go with them. I used this pattern as an inspiration however modified it heavily to make it into a granny squares vs the lacier look. Below is the pattern I created so I can make them again for gifts.
Yarn: Worsted weight
Hook: 4.5mm/U.S. G
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch 28, join with sl st, being careful not to twist the chain,
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in every stitch around, join to ch 1 with sl st
Round 2-4: Ch 1, DC in each around
Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch, *skip 2 stitches, 3 dc in third stitch, repeat from * around until there are only 2 stitches left, join to ch 2
Round 6-10: Sl st in middle dc of dc cluster, ch 1, 3 dc in same stitch, *3 dc in every open space*
Round 11: Repeat Round 6 until the last dc cluster, skip the last dc cluster, and join to 3rd chain of ch 4 with sl st
Round 12-14: Repeat Round 7
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in every stitch around, join to ch 1, fasten off.
As you may start to notice a keyboard, pens and notebooks are normally in the background of most of my crafting photos. I spend a good amount of time crafting at work as I work in a call center so there is some down time in between calls. I am not slacking I promise and crafting is AWESOME stress relief from the yelling and crabby people I speak to daily. I have had a few coworkers ask me to teach them to crochet so there will be more of that on another day as I am teaching macho men to create crochets bunnies and scarfs.
Well during some free time I was checking out Wee Folk Art which is one of my favorite blogs to visit. If you have never been... You need to. Tons of crafty fun goodness.
For the last 3 years I have wanted to learn how to knit. I would sit down with directions from here and get a good cast on and end up with a knotted mess. Several swears later it would be in a ball and I would pick up my crochet hook for something more comforting. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't figure out: In, Around, Under, Off. Until now.
I figured I would Youtube it as Google and Youtube can teach you how to do ANYTHING. Ask my husband. He has learned how to fix nursemaids elbow, completely rebuild computers with motherboards and hard drives and rewire our vans. The internet is wonderful, but back to knitting.
So I ended up here which had a wonderful step by step video. I finally figured out it was the wrong prepositions for me to understand it. For myself I have to go: In, Under, Around ( wrap) and (push) off. The story I tell myself in my head is quite a morbid one pushing someone off a cliff but whatever works right?
The final result.
It is not straight or even but it is beautiful as it is the furthest I have ever gotten before. I am very proud of myself and am looking forward to making my first scarf. Knit on!