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July Block-A-Month

Lisa 12″,  Sweet Sixteen 6″ and Denna 12″

Lise 12 612 FramedThis month was different, we have two squares by the same artist. Care to guess which ones? That’s right Lisa and Denna, these two squares have a lot of color changes in them but the patterns are very well written Denna 12 612 Framedwhich makes these difficult looking squares a breeze and a joy to make and if you crochet your ends in as you go, that will save you a lot of time and then you won’t have that yukky job waiting for you at the end. That makes changing colors much more enjoyable! On Denna I had to omit the last two rows and manipulate row fifteen to finish the square and keep it at a 12″ square. On Lisa I had to omit the last row. On both of these squares I went with a G/4.00mm hook which is a smaller hook than what was called for.

As I was crocheting these two I couldn’t help but feel like the colors I chose at the beginning of the crochet-a-long were meant for the Polly Plum patterns which was very exciting for me. Sometimes I don’t think about what I’m going to do with the squares as I crochet them and it’s turning out that I have several color schemes going because of it,  but I will find a place for the squares at some point and time. That is how these squares started out, but just before I started taking pictures of these squares it came to me that they would make great place mats for my dishes which are assorted solid colors. I  like the look of the table with these squares on it, I think they have found their place in my home.

Sweet Sixteen 6 612 Framed

 

Sweet Sixteen is this months 6″ square and if I would have been thinking about using this square to wrap silverware, I would have used different colors to match the colors in the other squares, but I wasn’t. What I was thinking is that I want all of the 6″ squares to be the same color scheme. These I will use in a lapghan or afghan something of that nature.

Until Next Time

Keep On Hook’n

Credits

Lisa,  Sweet Sixteen and Denna: Hand Crocheted by Artisan Patricia Geraghty-Gaddis

I want to give a big shout out to these Designers for all of their hard work and sharing these patterns.

Thank You,

Lisa: Polly Plum

Denna: Polly Plum

Sweet Sixteen: Melinda Miller

 

June Block-A-Month

Fountain of Roses 12″ ,  Wrap Flower 6″, and Rachel Block 12″

Fountain of Roses 12 612 Framed

 

Fountain of Roses was an interesting square. What I was trying to achieve was the different hues of water coming out of a fountain, I don’t know that I did that, but I think the square as a whole turned out nice. I made no changes to this pattern except for the hook size, which is a G/4.00 mm.

Wrap Flower 6 612 Framed

 

The Wrap Flower square is really pretty, I love this square. It has a dimensional flower in the middle which makes it unique and fun. I did have to leave the last round of the square to stay true the 6″, but that is due to my crochet gauge not the pattern which is well written.

 

Rachel Block 12 612 FramedLast but not least is Rachel Block,  this is a pretty flower. I messed up on the petals, I liked the way it looked so I kept it. I also had to leave off the last round to keep to a 12″ square. The way the fpdc and fptrc (front post double crochet and front post triple crochet) look crocheted around the flower on the border kind of reminds me of an Irish or Scottish kilt, I don’t know if anyone else see’s that but I just can’t get that image out of my head.

 

Until next time,

Keep Hook’n

Credits

Fountain of Roses,  Wrap Flower and Rachel Block: Hand Crocheted by Artisan Patricia Geraghty-Gaddis

I want to thank the Designers of these blocks for all of their hard work with out which I wouldn’t have been able to crochet these beautiful blocks.

Fountain of Roses: Shan Sevcik

Wrap Flower: Chassity Oquendo

Rachel Block: Melissa Green

 

January’s Block-A-Month

Pizzazz, Granny4, Prince Protea
Pizzazz           Granny 4           Prince Protea

I found out about Ravelry through a blog I had been following that had some great instructions for crochet hats and headbands, so I decided to check it out and I liked what I saw and signed up. I hadn’t been doing too much in the Ravelry community because about the same time, I had decided to start a blog about crocheting and what ever else tickled my fancy at the time. So needless to say I got side tract for a time, but it was worth it because well………..I’m here now crocheting and learning some awesome techniques. There is a community on Ravelry called the 2015 BAM CAL or (2015 Block-A-Month Crochet-A-Long). I will be crocheting 3 to 4 blocks a month for the next 12 months and I have to say so far this is a wonderful experience. The blocks generally have different authors or creators and so although the abbreviations for the instructions are pretty much the same the writing styles differ a bit so at times it can be a bit of a challenge to read them. I am finding that the gauge that crocheters use really vary quite a bit, what I mean by that is the pattern may call for an H hook size, but for me most of the time I have to go down to a G or F to get the size of the square right,  I tend to crochet a bit looser it’s more comfortable for me. Every now and again I get a surprise and the creator of the pattern also crochets in my gage……I can already tell this can be a bit tricky at times,,,,,,  I am up to the challenge though :).  If you could see me now you would see me flexing my arm muscles, getting ready ha-ha

Until next time,

Have an awesome day,

Patricia

Credits:

Pizzazz, Granny 4 & Prince Protea: Hand Crocheted by Artisan Patricia Geraghty-Gaddis

Here is a big Thank You to the Designers

Pizzazz: Designer Melinda Miller

Granny 4: Designer Woodshoppe1

Prince Protea: Designer Virginia Burrow & Dedri Uys