It’s me again! tee hee!
I’ve been working on little wee projects lately, which deserve a whole post in themselves… I think sometimes that I’ll save some of my work for posts in the future when I’m not being so productive, but creativity is a process don’t you agree? I find that I’ll create something, and LOVE it! Be obsessed with it’s beauty! Then a few weeks later, I’ll have improved my skills and look at the original and think “gosh! what c**p!”
So when I was creating my Granny Mandala pattern, I made a mistake which became something quite cool actually! And just in case anyone would like to have a go, here is the pattern!
Granny triangles!!! Did you see kate at Fox’s Lane’s wall of pot holders? I saw them and fell in love with the look, so when I discovered how to make a triangle, I decided to have a go at making a pot holder for the wall above my stove! The first of many, if I’m inspired enough!
So here is how I made it. I’ve only made one so far, so if you have a whirl and find a mistake in my pattern, please let me know and I’ll update it! Every time I try to write a pattern, I get myself so hopelessly muddled! So once again, I’ve written in a different colour, some easier for me to understand guidelines!!!!!
Round 1: ch4, join with slst to make a ring
Round 2: ch3 (counts as 1dc) 8dc into the ring. Join with a slst to 3rd ch of original 3ch.
You’re increasing in this round, so double “grannies” each time. You want to create 3 lots of doubles which have a 3ch space between, to create a corner, and 1ch between each set of doubles.
Round 3: ch3, then between the stitches, 2dc, ch3, 3dc into the same space as you would to create a corner in a granny square. Ch1. Skip 3 dc stitches from round 2, 3dc, ch3, 3dc into same space, repeat once more, ch1 and join with a slst to the 3rd ch of original 3ch.
From here on in, you’re working it like a granny square just with 3 corners instead of 4, and making sure you make a 3ch gap in between each “granny” in each corner to allow room for turning. Then, 1 “granny” in each space down each side of the triangle.
Round 4: Ch3, 2dc into 3ch space, ch3, 3dc into same space. (You have just created a corner here) Ch1, 3dc into next space, ch1, into the next space 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch 1, 3dc into next space, ch1, into next corner space, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch1, into next space 3dc, ch1 and join with a slst into 3rd ch of original 3ch.
Round 5….. onwards! Repeat round 4 as many times as you like!
Edging: I just did a round of sc, then another round of sc with a ch loop on one of the corners to hang it above my stove. I’ve just made a pretty little shell edging for a mandala which I’m going to show you later on in the week, and that would look lovely on one of these, so I may need to alter it!
I’m quite thrilled with this new discovery, and hope you like it too! File it away for when you’re bored with all your WIP’s and want a new and fun project to make in an evening!
Enjoy your day,
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XX