Thursday, November 10, 2016

Two colour granny squares

Hi friends,

In this post I wanted to show you my embroidery finish.  But, since it is cloudy here I was not able to take clear photos of it.  So I am showcasing a crochet WIP.

All crocheters are familiar with granny squares in different forms.  Traditional granny, flower in a granny, granny stripes, ripple granny.  I have also done some projects with these grannies.  During october I watched a youtube video from crochet crowd of making two color and four color granny squares.  I immediately tried it and got hooked on making those grannies and after a month this is what I have come up with. 

This again is inspired by quilt blocks.  I have selected star patterns coz these are going to get displayed during the month of December.  

Traditional Eight point star block
For this block I made 4 granny squares in white and 4 white and red squares, 4 orange and white squares, 4 red and orange squares. Each square is made up of 4 rounds.

Saw tooth star block
For this I made 4 white color square, 8 red and white squares, 4 orange color squares of 4 rounds.

I have decided to finish these squares into cushion cover.  To make the cushion cover one more row on all sides.  So totally 40 more white color granny squares has to be done for both the cushions.  For the back I am going to attach a fabric.  For the time being this is the only project in focus and each day 100 stitches on mega cross stitch project are also done.  

When I get bored of doing the same craft I switch over to another craft and this is what I have done last week.  Quilled wall hanging.   It's easy and I have to frame it. For the next years sale in the church I thought of doing one or two quilled wall hangings.  

Since I am not doing any big embroidery projects I am learning Long and short embroidery stitch now and then.  Now I am following the lessons of Mary Corbett of Needlenthread.  I have also purchased One of the Trish Burr books.  So in 2017 I will take up a project with long and short stitch which is a dream for me.

Hope all of u r busy with your crafts.  I will be back with my embroidery finish if the weather allows me take good snaps.  Till then, Happy crocheting and have a nice day.


  1. They will make lovely cushion covers! Beautiful quilled wall hanging too.

  2. With these two coloured Granny Squares you can make so many patterns. The blanket will be perfect for December.
    I haven't seen quilling in a long time and your wall hanging is so beautiful.
    With the Long and Short Stitch you can really paint a picture. I made a red poppy for a birthday card, which was loved by the recipient. I got the inspiration from one of Trish Burr's books. You will enjoy

  3. I liked the way you creatively arranged the squares, Shami ! Your quilling piece is beautiful.
    I have a Trish burr book which I purchased I think 4-5 years back but still did not try sincerely. I find long and short a very slow moving embroidery stitch, slower than cross stitch.

  4. Such lovely crocheted quilt blocks!

  5. wow..this is a brilliant transformation of granny square...

  6. thats a beautiful granny square! i also want to do something like that. quilling is amazing


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