Fan & Feather Baby Blanket, same pattern new look!







Finished this baby blanket yesterday for my Etsy shop. I used the Fan & Feather pattern with green, cream & brown color. This is one of my favorite pattern, quick knit for a heirloom quality blanket. I used Knit Pick's Brava worsted weight yarn in 3 colors. This is 100% soft acrylic yarn which is easy to take care of. Pattern is available for purchase at Etsy, Ravelry & Craftsy shop. All my patterns come with full support via email .

Granny Love!

I have always been fascinated by granny stitch. I have created lots of things with this stitch and my latest addition to this is the Granny Cushion covers.  They are easy to make even for a beginner crocheter, and add lots of color to any room or couch.  They also make the perfect gift and are great stash busters. I prefer using 100% cotton yarn as the colors in cotton are more rich and vibrant. You can make different color combinations according to your theme. I hope you feel inspired to create some. If you're interested in buying some, head on over to my Etsy shop.










Granny Hearts



The heart is such a sweet representation of love, as well as everything that comes with it. And with Valentine Day being just around the corner it is only appropriate to express that love with a beautiful Granny heart. I wanted to crochet a non traditional heart using my favorite granny stitch with colors other than red, cause love comes in every color, doesn't it?
I used 3 different colors (Green,Brown & Cream) of worsted weight yarn with a Size H hook. 
The size of the yarn and hook only determines the size of the heart. Bigger size of yarn & hook makes a bigger heart and vice versa. With worsted yarn & size H hook, my heart measured at 5" wide x 5" height at the longest point which is perfect size for a coaster.
I have written down the pattern at the bottom of the post and included the picture tutorial here.

 I started out with first round of Granny square with the Green color.


Second round is done with the brown color .


Fill two of the adjoining Ch 1 spaces with 12 Triple crochet's each with the Cream color .


Finish off the rest of the heart with hdc's and Wallah! There's your Granny heart.

Now, you could make this heart with 1 color if you want or 2 or 3 as I did. More colors add more life and more pizzaz . This is a quick crochet project and a great project for scrap yarn. This would make a great coaster, but make sure that you use 100% cotton yarn for that cause wool will melt with the heat. 


Here's pics of the other hearts I crocheted using the same pattern.


"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." 
- Nelson Mendela

Pattern:

Granny heart with 3 different colors

With first color
Chain 4, join in round with a slip stitch in first chain .

Round 1. Chain 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in circle, *chain 2, 3 dc in circle, repeat from * twice more, chain 2, join with slip stitch in top of starting ch-3.
You will change to second yarn at this point.
**This round gives you four 3-dc shells, separated by ch-2 spaces**

Round 2. With 2nd color
Slip stitch in the next ch-2 space, chain 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in same space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, repeat from * twice more, ch 1, join with a slip stitch in top of starting ch-3.
You will change to 3rd yarn now.
**After this round you will have 8 3-dc shells. ch-2 spaces in the corners, and ch-1 spaces in the middle of the sides**

Round 3. With 3rd color
Slip stitch in the next ch-2 space in the corners, 
*ch 2 12 trc (triple crochet) in next ch-1 space, slip stitch in next ch-2 space, repeat from * once more. 
** Here you are filling up the ch 1 spaces as in pic 2.**

Round 4: With the 3rd color,
ch 2, hdc in next 8 sts. 
You should be at the ch 2 space at bottom edge of the heart.
(Hdc dc hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc in next 15 sts.
2hdc in next 7 sts, Sl st in the next st
2 hdc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 5 sts
Sl st in top of ch2
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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