The Windows Border is an easy two round pattern that can work with just about any pattern, but it is particularly suited when you're bordering squares or blocks that have been joined by one of the loopy methods, where chain loops are made all the way around the square. This would include the Tight Braid Join, Scallop Join, Flat Braid Join, and more! And I think it looks like little windows with pretty curtains - but the modern, graphic style will work with tons of patterns! For the hook and yarn, use whatever you've been using for the rest of your project.
Add some flower power to your next project when you create the Loopy Daisy Crochet Granny Square. Variegated yarn in shades of pink results in a vibrant three-dimensional design in the center of the crochet granny square. The remainder of the pattern includes an ornate design that incorporates yarn in a variety of bright colors. You'll love how easy this crochet pattern is to make, and you'll also enjoy including the design in a pattern for a bag or scarf. As this pattern uses yarn in an assortment of colors, you might only need to look in your yarn stash for supplies!
A couple of years ago I made the Snowman Granny Square. And updated the pattern this year (2016) with my newest blanket pattern I made using these squares together. These smiling snowy faces can stay looking at each other in this Christmas all the time! Attaching these Snowman Granny Squares together, you can make any size blanket or afghan. It means this is a free size pattern. And also Snowman Granny Square Blanket can be worked with your favorite yarn weight. I used sport weight and made 20 squares. These all squares I joined with Join As You Go (JAYGo) method.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge: 20 dc x 7.5 rows = 4” with 4mm crochet hook.
Finished Size: Finished size of one granny square: 4.5″ x 4.5″
Materials (for one square)
sport weight yarn (16 WPI)
Blue color (13 yards)
White color (17 yards)
Small amount of black and orange color
4 mm crochet hook
This textured 9-patch granny square was designed for the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with Marly Bird. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting in the round, increasing, crocheting into chain spaces, skipping stitches, crocheting in the back loop only Seaming or using join-as-you-go (with tutorials for seaming/join-as-you-go methods linked in the pattern) Special stitches: pf and FPsc (with video tutorials linked in the pattern) Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square. Gauge Through Rnd 5 = 3.75” (9.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
"The Leaping Stripes and Blocks Squared is my latest twist on this fun stitch pattern! Before, I shared how to make this stitch pattern in rows and in the round. Now, you can add granny or motif style to the list as well! Make a 12” square as shown here or go as big as you like with this free crochet pattern on Moogly! Getting to 12 inches was challenge enough, but I wanted to be sure to create a stitch pattern that could keep on growing to make a full-sized blanket! It took a lot of trial and error, but I did finally find a 4-row repeat that should let you make this blanket large as desired. As long as you end on the same row as I did, you can go right to the border provided. And then add a fancy edging if desired!"
Though a little time consuming, pixel art projects are so fun! I think I like most that it kind of resembles a quilt, but also that it uses my favorite join-as-you method - the Pull Loop Through Method! Makes for an easy join, and no worrying about how to assemble later - can't say I enjoy sewing squares together. BUT! If you do, you could always make the squares separately, and then use the mattress stitch (or your preferred technique) to join them later. WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS SQUARE? It's the perfect size for a 16 throw pillow, use it as an afghan square, and build a blanket, add more squares all around to make a larger blanket, use it as a doily, attach it to a dowel rod, and hang it, use it as the star of the show for a sweater/top, even changing up the weight of yarn used will open doors!