Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Scrap-ghan


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This is a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn from other projects, while trying out different granny square patterns.  To pull it together, I connected all the squares with white yarn and single crochet. This picture was taken before adding about a 2 inch wide ruffly border - comprised of a few single crochet rows and ruffles made by chaining 5, then slip stitch to the single crochet, repeat. Easy and pretty!

The bottom picture shows another scrap-ghan, complete with ruffly border. I love incorporating 3-dimensional squares like the flowers, and textural elements like popcorn stitch.

Both of these blankets were donated to children in poverty here in Toledo, via Love Squared.