Thursday, January 19, 2023

NEW CROCHET PATTERN: The Blooming Garden Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern by BrennaAnnHandmade

 

🌸 The Blooming Garden Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern by BrennaAnnHandmade 🌸

Happy Thursday everybody! I'm SO excited to share this brand new design (and 1st pattern release of 2023! πŸ™Œ) with you all - the Blooming Garden Granny Square Blanket!




I've always wanted to design a simple, yet fun & cheery, chunky granny square blanket, & I'm so happy to finally bring this one to you all! Each one of the colorful squares are different from the rest (truly like each unique flower in a blooming garden!) & the cute centers of each square look like the center of a flower - thus the name! 😊




Because this blanket is made with super chunky yarn, each square works up super quick, & because each square is different, it makes for a fun & interesting project! Looking at all the different colors while crocheting make me happy! 



Included in the instant-download, printable PDF crochet pattern are notes on the exact colors / yarn combinations used, so you can make my exact blanket design if you'd like, or you can use it as a base template to create your own color combinations! πŸ˜‰



It's finished off with a chunky border in a different color that was used in some of the squares, to help tie everything together with a fun contrast & pop of color!



Are you ready to get started? Great! Here's what you'll need:


Finished dimensions: measures approximately 58” x 68”



Materials needed:

-Approximately 2,936 yds total super bulky #6 yarn (See the colors /
approx. amounts I used in the pattern below, or create your own color
combination )
-11.5mm crochet hook
-Scissors
-Tapestry needle
-Smaller crochet hook (not necessary, but I like to use to help weave in
ends)








Once your new
Blooming Garden blanket is finished, I would LOVE to see finished-product-pics! (It would just make my day!) You can either post them here, OR tag me in a pic on Instagram. (@brennaannhandmade) I hope you all enjoy making this cute & colorful design, as much as I did! 😊





Happy crocheting!

~Brenna 🌻





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FREE CROCHET PATTERN: How to Crochet a Simple, Super Chunky Granny Square by BrennaAnnHandmade


 How to Crochet a Simple, Super Chunky Granny Square by BrennaAnnHandmade


*Finished granny square measures approximately 10" x 10"


Materials needed:

-Any Super Chunky #6 weight scrap yarn (I used Lion Brand Thick & Quick yarn in Fig, Cranberry, Hudson Bay, Navy + Loops & Threads Cozy Wool yarn in “Velvet” in the example tutorial square pics below)

-11.5mm crochet hook

-Scissors

-Tapestry needle or Smaller crochet hook (to help weave in ends)


Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

St = stitch

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet


How to change yarn colors:

When you reach the very last stitch of the round, DO NOT complete the

last “yarn over and pull through” of that stitch – instead, use the next

color to pull through and complete that final stitch. Cut the previous

yarn color, leaving a 4 to 5” tail, and tie it to the tail of the new yarn

color you just attached.


Granny Square Directions:


Round 1: Ch 3, and sl st to the 1st ch to create a loop.

Then, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), and work 2 dc into the loop. Ch 2 (creates

1st “corner”) *work 3 dc into the same loop, ch 2* repeat from * two

more times, creating 4 dc clusters total. Then insert hook as if to sl st to

the top of the beginning ch 2, and pull through with a new color.


Round 2: Ch 2, turn work. Work 2 dc into the 1st ch-2 space from round

below. 

Ch 2, and work 3 dc into the SAME ch-2 space (this creates the

1st corner for this round). *3 dc in the next ch-2 space from the

previous round, ch 2, 3 dc in the SAME space* 

Repeat from * two more

times*, once in each remaining ch-2 space from the previous round.

Then insert hook as if to sl st to the top of beginning ch 2, and pull

through with a new color.

Round 3: Ch 2, turn work. Work 2 dc into the 1st cluster space from

round below. 

Then, work 3 dc into the next ch-2 space from previous

round. 

Ch 2, and work 3 dc into the SAME ch-2 space from the previous

round (creating the 1st corner of the round) *work 3 dc into the next

cluster space from the previous round. 



Then, work 3 dc into the next ch-2 space from previous round. Ch 2, and work 3 dc into the SAME ch-2 space from the previous round (creating another corner)* Repeat from * around, putting a 3 dc cluster into each regular cluster space from the previous round, and 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into each “corner” of the round. Then insert hook as if to sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2, and pull through with a new color.



Round 4: Ch 2, turn work. Work 2 dc into the 1st cluster space from

round below. Then, work 3 dc into the next ch-2 space from previous

round. Ch 2, and work 3 dc into the SAME ch-2 space from the previous

round (creating the 1st corner of the round) *work 3 dc into each of the

next 2 cluster spaces from the previous round. Then, work 3 dc into the

next ch-2 corner space from previous round. Ch 2, and work 3 dc into

the SAME ch-2 corner space from the previous round (creating another

corner)* 

Repeat from * around, putting a 3 dc cluster into each regular

cluster space from the previous round, and 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into each

“corner” of the round. Then insert hook as if to sl st to the top of the

beginning ch 2, and pull through with a new color.

Round 5: Ch 2, turn work. Work 2dc into the 1st cluster space from

round below. Then, work 3 dc into the next ch-2 space from previous

round. Ch 2, and work 3 dc into the SAME ch-2 space from the previous

round (creating the 1st corner of the round) 

Continue around, putting a 3 dc cluster into each regular cluster space from the previous round, and 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into each ch-2 space “corner” of the round. Slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 6: Ch 1 (do NOT turn), and work 1 sc into each stitch (or between each cluster space from previous round), 


and work 3 sc in each ch-2 space “corner” from the previous round, working around the entire round. 


Slip stitch to the 1st sc of the round to join. 


Cut yarn, and pull through. Weave in all ends into the “back” (wrong side) of square. All finished! 😊



I used this granny square pattern to design my Blooming Garden Blanket in the pics below!




You can find all the details (which yarn colors / combinations I used for every single square, how to sew them together, how to finish the blanket off with a fun border, etc.) in the instant-download, printable PDF crochet pattern in my etsy shop HERE.


Happy crocheting!

~Brenna 🌻





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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: The Summer Strawberry Purse by BrennaAnnHandmade

Hi everybody! Happy Wednesday! It's the last day of summer, & I just had to squeeze in one-last warm-weather, nature-inspired project before fall starts tomorrow! 😊 

This fun purse was designed with one of my favorite summer berries in mind - strawberries! I couldn't resist turning the bright red, black, & green remnant yarn I had in my stash, into this cute little cinch tassel-tie closure bag!

This is also my 1st crochet pattern I've ever created using the color changing & "carrying" of the colors inside the stitches techniques to create a "smooth" texture inside the bag, (rather then having a bunch of loose ends / knots) so I've included a bunch of step-by-step pics + video tutorial links below to help, for this intermediate level pattern. πŸ‘

For the printable PDF version of this pattern, you can find the inexpensive, condensed, instant-download in my Etsy shop HERE, or keep scrolling down for the full FREE step-by-step photo tutorial below! πŸ˜‰ 

Let's get started!

πŸ“ The Summer Strawberry Purse Crochet Pattern by BrennaAnnHandmade πŸ“

*Finished bag measures approximately 7.5” wide x 7.5” tall* 

 

Materials Needed:

-A 9mm crochet hook 

-Worsted weight #4 yarn in the following colors - 1 skein (364 yds) red yarn, 1 skein (364 yds) black, and 2 skeins ( 184yds each) green. I used Red Heart Super Saver for all colors & a soft fuzzy green yarn held with Super Saver green for the green parts of the bag. 

-Scissors 

-A tapestry needle or smaller crochet hook to weave in ends 


Abbreviations: 

Ch = chain 

Sl St = slip stitch 

sc = single crochet 

hdc = half double crochet 

dc = double crochet 


Notes:

 - Yarn is held “doubled” throughout the entire pattern, by pulling from both ends of the skein at the same time.

- For a video instruction on how to crochet in the back & 3rd loop, see my IG reel here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiLFvU2ImBG/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M 2Y= 

- For a video instruction on how to change & carry colors in crochet, see my IG reel here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiRJNz9qWNV/?igshid=YmMyMTA2 M2Y= 


Directions: (Starting with red yarn) 

Round 1: Ch 3, and put 7 hdc in the 1st ch made. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 3 to join the round. (8 hdc total) 

Round 2: Ch 2, and put 1 hdc in the SAME stitch. Crochet 2 hdc in each stitch around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 

Round 3: Ch 2, and put 1 hdc in the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc in the next stitch, then 2 hdc in the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 

Round 4: Ch 2, and put 1 hdc in the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, then 2 hdc into the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round.

Round 5: Ch 2, and put 1 hdc in the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, then 2 hdc into the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 

Round 6: Ch 2, and put 1 hdc in the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, then 2 hdc into the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 

Round 7: Ch 2, and put 1 hdc in the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc in each of the next 5 stitches, then 2 hdc into the next stitch. Repeat from * all around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 

Round 8: Ch 2, and put 1 hdc in the back & 3rd loop of the same stitch, and in each stitch around. (This will cause your work to stand up from the base of the basket, and form the sides of the purse.) *See the pictures below showing where the back and 3rd loop is. When you reach the end of the round, Sl St into the top of the beginning Ch 2 to join the round. (56 st total)


Here my finger is pointing to the "regular" front & back loops you'd normally put your stitch into:


Here my finger is pointing to the "back & 3rd loops" you'll be placing the 8th round of stitches in:


Here is what the completed stitches will look like, when placed in the "back & 3rd loops" they'll "stand up" from the previous "base" stitches of the bag, starting the "sides" of the bag:



*In the following rounds, you will be switching between yarn colors to create the “seeds” of the strawberry. Please see the note below for how to change colors. 


Note: As you are finishing the last st of the old color, complete the last “yarn over and pull through” of that stitch by “pulling through” the new color instead of the old color. See the pictures in the step-by-step instructions below, and the link in the notes at the top of this pattern for a video tutorial on this if needed. ;)


Note: Since we will be changing colors so often, do NOT cut and tie off each time you change colors, but instead “carry” the color you are not using behind your work in the inside of the purse. (Hold the color not being used alongside the “edge” of the row you are working & complete the stitch around it, so it’s hidden within the stitch)

 

Round 9: (Red) Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), (Red) work 1 Hdc in each of the next 2 st. When you complete the final "pull through" of the 2nd Hdc stitch, you will switch to the black yarn:



Then, (Black) work 1 hdc in the next st, completing the final "pull through" of that stitch with the red yarn:




You will continue the pattern sequence by completing *3 red hdc, & then 1 black Hdc*, repeating from * to * around the entire round. (Hold the color not being used alongside the “edge” of the row you are working & complete the stitch around it, so it’s hidden within the stitch) Here is how to "switch back" from the red yarn, to the black yarn, to back to the red yarn again:







Here's what it should look like on the "inside" of the purse:

Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 



Round 10: (Red) Ch 2, Work 1 Hdc into each st around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round.


Round 11: (Red) Ch 2, 


Then, work 1 hdc into the next st. On the final "pull though" of that stitch, switch to the black yarn & use that to "pull though" & complete that stitch:


Here is what the "inside" of the bag will look like, carrying the black yarn from the previous round that you used it, to this new round:

(Black) work 1 hdc into the next st, using the red yarn to complete the final "pull though" of that stitch:

(Red) work 1 hdc into the next st, *(Red) work 1 hdc into each of the next 2 st, (Black) work 1 hdc into the next st, 

(Red) work 1 hdc into the next st*, repeat from * to * around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 



Round 12: (Red) Ch 2, work 1 hdc into each st around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 


Round 13: (Red) Ch 1, 

(Black) Pull through and ch 1, (2 ch total), 


(continue Black) work 1 hdc in next st, completing the last "pull though" of the stitch with the red yarn.


*(Red) work 1 hdc in each of the next 3 st, (Black) work 1 hdc in the next st,* continue from * around until you reach the last 2 st of the round, then (Red) work 1 hdc into each of the last 2 st. Sl st to top of beginning ch 2 to join the round. 



Round 14: (Red) Ch 2, work 1 hdc into each st around. When you reach the last st of the round, switch to the black yarn before joining round & sl st to top of beginning ch 2 to join the round. 




Round 15: (Black) Ch 1, 

(Red) ch 1, 


*(Red) Work 1 hdc into each of the next 3 st, (Black) work 1 hdc in the next st*, 

continue from * to * around & sl st to top of beginning ch 2 to join the round. 

Round 16: (Red) Ch 2, work 1 hdc into each st around. Sl St into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round. 

Round 17: Repeat row 9.

Round 18: (Red) Ch 2, work 1 hdc into each stitch around. 


Sl st with the GREEN yarn into the top of the beginning ch 2 to join the round: 

Round 19: (Green) Ch 3, *skip 1 stitch, work 1 hdc in the next stitch, ch 1. Repeat from * all around. Sl st to the 2nd ch (of the ch 3) at the beginning of the round to join. 

Round 20: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in the SAME stitch. *Work 1 hdc in the ch space from the previous round, and then work 1 hdc on top of the hdc from previous round. Repeat from * around. Sl St into the 1st stitch at the beginning of the round to join. 

Round 21: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the SAME stitch. *Skip 1 st, work 5 dc in the next stitch, skip 1, work 1 sc in the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the beginning sc to join the round. Cut yarn and tie off. Weave in all ends. 


Cinch Tie Directions: 

Step 1: (Green) Ch 100, cut yarn (leaving a 5" tail) and pull through to secure. 

Step 2: Weave the tie you just made, in and out through the ch 1 spaces in round 19, until both ends are sticking out of the front of the purse together. 

Step 3: Add a tassel bundle to one end of the tie by cutting 3 pieces of yarn 10" long, and attaching as follows: (using the crochet hook to help you) insert crochet hook from back to front, wrap the middle (half point) of your yarn bundle around, & pull the loop through (not all the way). Then, take the "tails" of the yarn & pull them through the loop you just created, tightening to create tassel. Repeat on the other end of the tie. 


Purse Strap Directions: 

Step 1: (Green) Attach yarn to one side of the purse with a sl st (it is easiest to attach it to one of the hdc stitches from round 19.) 

Step 2: Ch 90, and attach to the other side of the purse with a sl st. (Make sure the drawstring tie is centered between the straps, when you attach the straps to the sides.) 

Step 3: Sl st into each ch st all the way back to the other side of the purse (1st side you attached). Finish off & weave in all ends. All finished! πŸ“


*Please Note: You may NOT resell/share this pattern or the pictures included, but you MAY sell the finished items made from them, as long as you use your own photos, and give credit to the original designer. ALL content, patterns, pictures, and designs are property of BrennaAnnHandmade 2014-infinity. To shop more patterns + finished knitwear, visit my shop: brennaannhandmade.etsy.com





Please feel free to contact me or comment below with any questions you may have concerning this pattern, I'm happy to help! 😊


Happy making everybody!

~Brenna🌻





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