Sunday, 15 January 2017

Stabby Granny

You know when you just want to try something, for no particular reason and with no end project in mind?

This is what happened here...


It's a "Stabby Granny", a fun and funky granny square from Set Free My Gypsy Soul and Make.E - you can find the pattern here.

Mine is a bit twisted, which is a common issue with granny squares.  I think some blocking would sort it out, if I decide to actually use it for anything.

I really like the stabby design - the way the colours almost seem to bleed into each other.  It's created with spike stitches and I love the effect it gives, especially in these blues.  When I saw the pattern I could picture it in these gorgeous colours from my stash, which is why I had to drop everything and try it out.  I just love different blues together!

There are a couple of specific patterns to go with the stabby granny design - a cowl or fingerless gloves - but my square is a lot smaller than it should be for those patterns (without adding extra rows).  My yarn is DK, rather than the aran recommended, and I have tight tension.  (I used a 5mm hook, rather than the 4mm recommended on the yarn, or the 4.5mm recommended in the pattern, and my square measures approx 12 to 13cm across.)

I didn't really have a project in mind, anyway - I just wanted to see the square in these colours!  But now I'm thinking maybe I should try to make something... but what?  Not a big project, like a blanket, but a small quicker one - any ideas?!


Check out my completed crochet items here.


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8 comments:

  1. It is still a pretty square though. I like the colours that you have chosen x

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    1. Thanks! I do love how these blues look together x

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  2. Cushion? It is a very pretty square and a shame to not put it to use. Can you make on giant square and just let the colours flow? xx

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    1. I am not sure I'm committed enough for a full cushion, but I like your other pot-holder idea! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy - the pattern is very effective isn't it!

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  4. Very cute! Have a lovely Day! ❤️❤️❤️

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