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my little corner of the world on the NW coast of England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!


22 June 2014

Granny Emily


So excited!
At last I can tell you
 that I have been working with the lovely people from


as you all know
 I am a crochet addict!
I love nothing more than a weekend 
full of crochet therapy
 and
 it is always such a delight
 when the postman brings a new magazine!

I love trawling through my magazine stash
to find new patterns
 and
 inspiration


Simpy Crochet
have now also launched a new free app called
where they are releasing a new
 free granny square pattern each week. 
This is available for Apple users
but
 others can also sign up to receive details by 

the patterns are available in UK and USA crochet terms


You imagine my delight
 when I was given a preview of one of the granny squares
 to be released in their app
 and asked to trial it in my own colour combinations!

Here is

Granny Emily


oooohhhh
 don't you just love that deep swirling centre!
I was given the privilege of naming this square
and have named it after my lovely Mum
 who taught me to crochet as a child . . .
she is nearly 80 and still crocheting daily!


Oh what excitement
 to be able to give this square The Patchwork Heart treatment!
 I dived into my stash and decided to use
which comes in 18 lovely bright shades

it seemed only right
 to make these squares into a gift for my mother
 so I have chosen
 to use her favourite colours of pink and green


I'm often asked by readers what I do with the tails
and as you can see
 colour changing always makes for a lot of them!

I prefer to sew them
 in using a big darning needle at the end . . . 
think of it as embroidery
 and enjoy running them into the same colour stitches
 on the back of the square . . .
they will soon disappear
 and you will have a much more professional finish
 than if you crochet over them!


I decided to make Granny Emily
 in 4 different combinations of the 5 shades


I love to play with colour


and find it amazing how the squares look so different


when the colours are used in different orders!


I chose 2 brighter shades and 2 paler shades with the white
and notice
 that I kept round 3 white
 on all 4 squares to make them match!


the squares were then joined
 using the
and finished with a little picot edging


Simpy Crochet
 have kindly given me permission
 to share the pattern for Granny Emily with my readers

Granny Emily in UK terms

2-ttr cluster (Yrh 3 times, insert hook in sp, yrh and pull up loop, [yrh and draw through 2 loops] 3 times) twice, inserting hook in same sp each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.
With Yarn A, ch8, join with a ss into a ring.
Round 1 Ch5 (counts as ttr), ttr into ring, ch1, (2-ttr cluster into ring, ch1) 15 times, ss to top of beg ch-5. Fasten off.
Round 2 Join Yarn B in any ch-1 sp with a ss. Ch1 (does not count as stitch), dc into same ch-1 sp, *ch3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next ch-1 sp, ch3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice, ch3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next ch-1 sp, ch3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, ss to first dc, fasten off.
Round 3 Join Yarn C in next ch-3 sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr in same ch-3 sp, *ch2, skip next ch-3 sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next ch-3 sp, ch2, skip next ch-3 sp, 3tr in next ch-3 sp, ch2, 3tr in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice, ch2, skip next ch-3 sp, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next ch-3 sp, ch2, skip next ch-3 sp, 3tr in next ch-3 sp, ch2, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Round 4 Join Yarn D in next ch-2 sp. Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr in same ch-2 sp, *ch2, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into corner ch-2 sp, (ch2, 3tr in next ch-2 sp) 3 times; rep from * twice, ch2, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into corner ch-2 sp, (ch2, 3tr in next ch-2 sp) 2 times, ch2, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Round 5 Join Yarn E in next ch-2 sp. Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr in same ch-2 sp, *(3tr, ch2, 3tr) in corner ch-2 sp, (3tr in next ch-2 sp) 4 times; rep from * twice, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in corner ch-2 sp, (3tr in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Granny Emily in USA crochet terms

2-dtr cluster (Yrh 3 times, insert hook in sp, yrh and pull up loop, [yrh and draw through 2 loops] 3 times) twice, inserting hook in same sp each time, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.

With Yarn A, ch8, join with a ss into a ring.
Round 1 Ch5 (counts as dtr), dtr into ring, ch1, (2-dtr cluster into ring, ch1) 15 times, ss to top of beg ch-5. Fasten off.
Round 2 Join Yarn B in any ch-1 sp with a ss. Ch1 (does not count as stitch), sc into same ch-1 sp, *ch3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice, ch3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch3, ss to first sc, fasten off.
Round 3 Join Yarn C in next ch-3 sp with a ss. Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch2, skip next ch-3 sp, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch2, skip next ch-3 sp, 3dc in next ch-3 sp, ch2, 3dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * twice, ch2, skip next ch-3 sp, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch2, skip next ch-3 sp, 3dc in next ch-3 sp, ch2, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Round 4 Join Yarn D in next ch-2 sp. Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same ch-2 sp, *ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into corner ch-2 sp, (ch2, 3dc in next ch-2 sp) 3 times; rep from * twice, ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into corner ch-2 sp, (ch2, 3dc in next ch-2 sp) 2 times, ch2, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Round 5 Join Yarn E in next ch-2 sp. Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same ch-2 sp, *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in corner ch-2 sp, (3dc in next ch-2 sp) 4 times; rep from * twice, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in corner ch-2 sp, (3dc in next ch-2 sp) 3 times, ss to top of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Weave in all ends.




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and now I must get back to my hook
sending you all lots of hooky love

Heather
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8 comments:

Unknown said...

Oh Heather, how absolutely marvellous this is for you. I am thrilled and happy for you my friend, and I love your "Emily" a lot. Lovely colour combo too.
Big hugs, Heike xx

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for this pattern; it's beautiful! And congratulations on your Simply Crochet work! I have the app and I love it. Your work is gorgeous and very inspiring to me. xo

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Hi Heather, you have been busy, I so love the stripey baby blanket. I think it's really cool that you have named the square Emily after your mum. Finally getting around to catching up on everyone's blogs, it's been pretty busy around here. Looking forward to getting my Simply Crochet mag, I have to wait an extra month though for it to get to NZxx

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful squares, x

Pat said...

Oh Heather that is so exciting for you! And I looove the square, I am going to try one tonight! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Simply Crochet is my absolute favourite mag, but being in South Africa it costs too much for me to have posted out here, so I rely on my son in Woking to send me one now and again!

Gillian said...

That's a lovely way to pay tribute to your mother. My mother also crocheted or knit every day.

a tale from toadstoolhouse said...

hi Heather, love granny Emily and love that you named it after your dear mum. Im going to have a go at this :) nearly summer holidays xxx

BumbleBri said...

I love this pattern and the colors you chose are so perfect. I love that you named the pattern after your mother too. Such an honor!