GIANT granny challenge

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29 06, 2011

Giant granny challenge

By | June 29th, 2011|Crocheted blankets, GIANT granny challenge, granny squares, Uncategorized|25 Comments

Hello hello hello 🙂

I was so happy reading every single word you left on my last post ! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

It really gives me a lot of pleasure reading all your comments! I wish I could thank you in each and every one’s blog 🙂

Until now we have participating in the Giant granny challenge:

Jacquie (maybe), Pauline (maybe), Jane (maybe), Rene, Lizzie, Ohangelina, and Sonieta.

Jacquie, Pauline and Jane you have to make your best to be with us:) We are counting on you!

Rene, Lizzie, Ohangelina and Sonieta: Welcome welcome welcome to the GIANT granny challenge! Waiting for your pics 😉

To all the others who did not join yet I tell them: we are waiting for youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! 😀

To Ohangelina: I did not think about any link, I thought about sharing our progress in each one’s blog:( but it will be great to have a place a link or address where we can all put our pics and progress…do you have something in mind?

To Sonieta: I think 100 rounds will be too much! hehe:) If I can make something between 50 and 100 rounds it will be perfect 🙂

To Rakkie: Sorry but I don’t think that Nako yarn have an online shop:( Their website is: www.nako.com.tr and I did not find there any online shop…It is in Turkish and maybe I did not understand where to search…

To Esther: Thank you soo much for giving me the address of the Nako shop in Istanbul 🙂 It is PARADISE 🙂

To Pati from London: I wish you a very smooth delivery 🙂 Good luck and don’t stress 🙂

To Lizzie: I made for you a graphic pattern for the classic granny square…Here it is:

Sorry but graphic patterns is all I can make 🙁

You have always to add in every new round: “3treble, 1chain, 3treble” in each of the 4 corners of every round…

Here is, before I go, a pic of what I did so far (16rounds)

 

Hope you can join us too in this GIANT challenge 😉 All you have to do is crochet and crochet and crochet a very big colorful granny square…as big as you can 🙂 Very simple and very addictive too 🙂 It will be fun!!

Have a great evening!

Sucrette

27 06, 2011

Two new wip and some lovely turkish stuff…

By | June 27th, 2011|colors and yarns, Crocheted blankets, GIANT granny challenge, granny squares, Istanbul, Lovely things, Stripes, Uncategorized|44 Comments

Good morning !

How’s your morning? Are you enjoying like myself the first days of summer with the birds singing outside and the sun shining high? Mmmmh it feels so great when the weather is good…

So today, as promised, I’ll show you some crochet goodies I brought with me from Istanbul and two new projects I started when I got home …

First, there is some colorful crochet hooks I could not resist buying as I can not find any here in Beirut… I paid 1T.L (Turkish Lira) for each hook…that makes 0.38 british pound (or 0.6 USD) 🙂

some cute little buttons…

and of course yarn 🙂 the best yarn I ever touched in my whole life… soooooo soft and with bright colors 🙂

It is called Nako baby …It is a mixture of 50%acrylic and 50%polyamid…I think this polyamid thing is what makes it soooo soft …and a pure pleasure to work with …

As for the price it is really cheap as I bought one (100gr) for 2.5 T.L (Turkish lira) that makes 0.95 British pound (or 1.5 USD) for one ball of 100g! Can you believe it ???

So, as you already guessed, I started something with this new yarn…a blanket 🙂

a stripy colorful baby blanket…one color for each row…all with treble…

but as you can see in the pic above, I am working the trebles in the back of every stitch…(inserting the hook not in all the stitch but in the back side of the stitch only) that makes it looks like this and I love how the lines are appearing…did you notice ?

and this is my second wip…

a granny square??? pffffffffffff

No, no, no, not any granny square 🙂

These are the first 6 rounds of a giant granny square…a real G I A N T one….with like 100 rounds !!!

So, who wants to join me in this great adventure and make your proper giant granny??? It will be a great challenge to make a really big one with all the leftover yarns you have …and it will become a beautiful loved blanket I am sure!!

Ooooh I am so thrilled with this project 🙂 Join me join me join me !!! pleaaaaaaaaaaase!! 😀

Have to go now my friend!

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Have a wonderful week wherever you are!

Sucrette