Black & blue

I have made another felted granny square pillow cover:

This is just one big square with an extra edge. Before felting it measured 50x50cm, now it’s 40x40cm. Before felting:

The best part of this project was that I crocheted over ALL the ends as I went πŸ™‚ Look, no ends to weave in!

Along with the pillow cover I felted these two dice bags with similar colors:

Just two more bags to go, and all eight are done! Woohoo πŸ˜€

April squares & other squares

Today is April 1st, but as far as I know I haven’t been fooled yet :p The patterns for this month’s squares is posted on Ravelry, the 6” pattern is Friend Family Square. It looks a little complicated, I hope I can shrink the square down to 4 inches…
A while ago I found a picture of an afghan (but I can’t remember where) that I liked, and the pattern seemed simple enough for me to make something similar, and I made up these squares:
If you are interested I have written a pattern/tutorial for these squares, you can find it HERE. I made nine squares and crocheted them together by slip stitching from the back, and crocheting in the back loops only, which I think makes a neat finishing. Then I added three rounds of edge around the whole thing and felted it in the washing machine.Β 

Along with the pillow cover I also felted these granny square bags, which have been finished for months, just waiting to be felted. The pattern for the bags is HERE.

The past month or so I have been working on the biggest project I’ve ever started, but it’s already almost half-finished πŸ™‚ I wanted to make a granny square blanket that looks like a tetris screenshot, but now that it’s half-done it’s already the size of a regular blanket, so I guess it will turn into a bedspread instead. It’s huge!

I used an extra large hook (10mm) because I planned on felting the blanket, but I’ve realized that it will be too big to put in our washing machine… I have to make two halves and felt them separately and stitch them together afterwards, and then I can only hope it will never have to be washed again :p