Monday, 15 June 2015

Lucky Ladies

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time and trouble to leave a comment on the first post on my new blog.  The lucky ladies who will receive a little something are:


I know that some people had difficulty leaving a comment and I am going to look into this as I want it to be as easy as possible for us to stay in touch.

My apologies to those that missed out...I shall be having another giveaway soon so watch this space!

Bye for now,
Rx

Monday, 8 June 2015

Back to square one with Cicely: an off-centre granny square pattern

Unable to access my old blog for some time, I have decided to go back to square one and start a brand new one.  Staring at a blank page is always daunting...where should I begin?  How about a crochet pattern?  People have been asking me about the pattern for the off-centre granny square that is my Facebook page background at the moment, but I didn't have it written up so I spent yesterday afternoon crocheting a new version, taking photos, scribbling down the pattern and here it is: 

Cicely: an off-centre granny square pattern

Cicely: an off-centre granny square pattern

Abbreviations
ch        = chain
sl st     = slip stitch
tr        = treble
beg       = beginning
sp(s)     = space(s)
RS        = right side

To begin:  Ch4, sl st into 1st ch to form a ring

Round 1:  4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch), working into the ring (1tr, 1ch) 7 times, sl st into 3rd of beg 4ch to complete round (8sts & 8ch sps)

Fasten off

Round 2:  Join new colour in any ch sp, ch3 (counts as a tr), 1tr in same ch sp, 1ch, (2tr in next ch sp, 1ch) 7 times, sl st into top of beg ch3 to complete round (8 2tr groups & 8 ch sps)

Cicely - rounds 1 & 2

Fasten off

Round 3:  Join new colour in any ch sp, ch3 (counts as a tr), (2tr, 1ch, 3tr) in the same ch sp (corner), *3tr in next ch sp, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next ch sp (corner)*, rpt from * to * twice, 3tr in next ch sp, sl st into top of beg ch3 to complete round

Cicely - rounds 1,2 & 3

Fasten off

Row 4:  With RS facing, join next colour in any corner sp, ch3 (counts as a tr), 2tr in same sp, 3tr in each of next 2 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner), 3tr in each of next 3 sps, turn

Cicely - end of row 4

Row 5:  Ch3, 3tr in each of next 3 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner), 3tr in each of next 3 sps, 1tr in top of ch3 at beg of row 4

Cicely - row 5

Cicely - end of row 5

Fasten off & turn so that RS is facing

Row 6:  Join next colour in sp between 1tr and 3tr at end of row 5, ch3, 2tr in same sp, 3tr in ach of next 3 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner), 3tr in each of next 4 sps, turn

Cicely - row 6

Row 7: Ch3, 3tr in each of next 4 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner), 3tr in each of next 4 sps, 1tr in top of ch3 at beg of row 6

Fasten off & turn so that RS is facing

Cicely - end of row 7

Round 8:  Join next colour in corner sp of round 3, ch3 (counts as a tr), 2tr, 1ch, 3tr in same sp, *3tr in each of next 4 sps, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr) in next sp (corner)*, rpt from * to * twice, 3tr in each of next 4 sps, sl st into top of beg ch3 to complete round & fasten off

Cicely - round 8

Cicely - finished!

 ...and here is the finished square ready to be used for cushions, blankets and other projects.  I do hope you like it and I'd love to hear what you decide to make with Cicely.


Cicely: an off-centre granny square

To celebrate the start of my new blog, I am having a giveaway.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and, on Monday 15th June 2015, I shall select six names, who will each receive a little something from rebeccamaryjane's.

Bye for now,

Rx

P.S.  Cicely was my great-grandmother in case you're wondering where the name came from!