Archive for August, 2011
This post is about the Kaleidoscope border…a simple border to go with the ZiG ZaG joining…
Thank you so much for visiting today!
and thank you for all these lovely messages …I appreciate with all my heart every word you’re leaving here 😀
Have a very nice Sunday eve!
Well well well, it was such a pleasure reading all your sweet messages on my Kaleidoscope blanket! Thank you thank you ThAnK YoU 🙂
This is as promised, the ZIG ZaG Joining method…
Hope that my explanations will be as clear as possible for you to understand… I apologize for those of you who do not understand graphic patterns…this is my only way to explain crochet 😦 sorryyyyyyyyy 😦
So, let’s have a try, shall we?
To begin this is the graphic pattern of the small square:
and then lets take a look to the ZiG ZaG joining graphic:
The red graphic is for the joining …You have every time to make a double crochet in your first square, 2 chain and another double crochet in the second square in EXACTLY THE SAME PLACE YOU DID THE FIRST ONE IN YOUR FIRST SQUARE !
Once this simple thing is clear all will become very easy to follow… Always always make a dc in the first square, 2 chain followed by another dc in the second square in exactly the same place…
I suggest for you, as a trial, to begin joining 9 squares to make a small blanket of 3×3 squares as in this pic:
This method (joining horizontally everything then vertically) will make the joining very fast…I took some pics to make it clearer for you…
Pic4: After all the rows are joined together horizontally, begin the vertical joining (here in this pic above, one vertical joining is done)
Hope it was easy to understand…when you just read this post you’ll feel a little bit confused maybe, the best thing to do is to take a hook and some yarn, make 9 small squares and try joining them …
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Sending you lots of love through this post 🙂
Goooooooooooood moooooorning !
Kaleidoscope is done….after all the joining and the edging stuff I am proud to show it to you in all its glory 😀
Hope you liked it too 😉
Have a colorful day!
Today I want to share with you a book that holds a special place in my heart…it is on my shelves for quite some time now and I keep checking it day after day … It is the most beautiful decoration book I’ve ever seen (and I am not taking any money for saying that 🙂 hehe )
It has the most beautiful pics and brilliant decorating ideas (don’t know if you love decoration books but they are my favorite 🙂 )
I bought it from a local book seller here but you can find it trough amazon here… (I think that the cover has been changed…I just noticed that when I searched for it on amazon to give you the link)
and the author have a lovely blog too… go take a peek (it really really worth a visit)
That’s everything for today…(It’s been quite some times that I wanted to share with you this lovely book , if I could I would shown you all the pages 🙂 )
See you next time for the big tadaaaaa day of my daughter Sarah’s Kaleidoscope blanket…Yes it is almost done (I’m crocheting right now the final border round) and it is, I have to admit, B E A U T I F U L :)) really really…
So, stay tuned 😉
Kisses to all!
P.S: For those who are asking about the GIANT Granny Challenge…Yes it is still going on and you can, of course, still join! There is no date limit for participating or for finishing the blanket! It is just a fun experience that we are all sharing together and you can post your pics here or here ! ciao ciaoooo
Hope you’re having a good time today…
Crocheting small squares and throwing them here:
just using all (most of all) colors of my stash of Nako yarn: 30 colors 🙂
But I promise that if the blanket turns out beautiful I’ll make a detailed pattern explaining this “how to join” special method step by step… 😉
Have to go now…
Thank you for visiting today 🙂
Have a lovely day!
One year of blogging…
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One year of crocheting…
One year of sharing…
One year of having fun…
One year with you my friend…
and one winner….tadadadaaaaaaaaaaaa…..
and the winner is:
Comment number 107: Linda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is what Linda wrote:
WOW! Congrats on your anniversary!!! Your blog is so inspirational and colorful.
I’m crossing my fingers and toes with the hope that my # is picked b/c I want so much to try that Nako yarn!
Congratulations for the giveaway!
Please give me your full address (you can send me an e-mail to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can send you as soon as possible the package!
The package will fly from Beirut-Lebanon right to your home 🙂
Thanks to all those who participated in this first giveaway 🙂 I wish you good luck for next time 😉 …
P.S: Sorry I could not put the small widget directly in my post due to some technical problems 😦 (this is why I took a pic of it and post it) but you can read all about it here !
and before I go I want to wish a happy blog anniversary to my friend Teje who wrote her first post the same day as myself! Happy blog anniversary to you Teje and to Nero 🙂 To many years to come!
Have a super excellent day!