Saturday, 21 February 2015

CUTE KID GRANNY SQUARES



CUTE KID SQUARES FOR PROJECT CHEMO

I’ve been slowly building up my granny square collection for donation to the lovely project for cancer patients http://www.projectchemocrochet.com/.

So I after my initial set of 24 squares (http://shyamanivas.blogspot.com/2015/01/jus-granny-squares.html), and my flower granny squares,  (http://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2015/02/flower-power-granny-squares.html), here’s my first collection of absolutely fantastic kiddie squares.  Listed below are the links / patterns that inspired my creations.

Some of the patterns used did not reach the required dimensions of 9” x 9” – so once I’d completed the square as per the original design, I just added a few more rounds following pattern of the last round (or last 2 rounds) till I got to our desired size specifications.

Materials used : A combination of our local Indian acrylic yarns (3-ply, 4-ply as well as Vardhaman Millenium DK ply)




Small note here – obvious, but let me add it anyway .. The pattern doesn’t say that the palm leaves and tree base need to be stitched down .. so rather than have them flap away, I’d say let’s stitch them down.


So this is a really really cute little square – much too small for the one we need here – so obviously I just used a different color (just so the little owl would stand out on its own) and finished off till we got our 9 x 9” square.  I now think I could’ve used a darker pink.. or maybe a lighter yellow to show off the owl?? Hmmm








 4. MOUSE GRANNY SQUARE : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-square-mouse. There is a video link (in 3 parts), which is not in English, but wonderfully self explanatory.. and what a cute end result.. you’ll love it J




There is a video link (in 3 parts), which is not in English, but wonderfully self explanatory.. and what a cute end result.. you’ll love it J





In this pattern, just for a twist, I tweaked a bit, and started with a dc round (instead of hdc) and then on Round 4 (where it says hdc in each st without increase.. the 32 st round), I once again used dcs – so as there was no increase, the first 3 rounds already made ‘stood up’ and my monster has a cute 3D finish.  Of course that said, the green makes my cute fella look flowery and not monster-y at all.. hahaha !!








There is a video link (in 3 parts), which is not in English, but wonderfully self explanatory.. and what a cute end result.. you’ll love it J
For the purpose of our Project Chemo, this one does not fit our specifications, so as usual, continue with increasing rows till we get our 9” x 9” square.





9. PEACE SIGN GRANNY SQUARE
With the yarn I’ve used, this pattern works pretty well size-wise – just a small tweak (one round) and we’ve got the size needed.. so yaay J








S0 this pattern is for a 7” x 7” square – so just a few rows after the last row in all dc with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) for the corners, and we’ve got our 9” x 9” square!




  
12. PIRATE GRANNY SQUARE
In this last pattern sheet, you can get a pattern for a cute pirate (patch and all), a pirate ship, a parrot as well as skull n cross bones J Yaay to repeatcrafterme !

Enjoyed this ?? I sure did.. come back right here for more freebie patterns.  I have a few more granny squares lined up - I *hope* to make a minimum of 100 squares for Project Chemo.. and then there are other lovely projects in the pipeline (or hook) as well. J

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Have a great day and see you soon. J