The crochet granny stitch is probably one of the first stitch patterns you will learn
when starting to crochet, the stitch is normally used for squares, but I have added
to my stitch collection the instructions on how to crochet it in rows this way it can
be used for many things.
I have used two colors but you can create it in as many colors as you wish.
Flat slip stitch joining is the ideal method of joining granny squares together.
If you are like me and love making granny squares but do not like stitching
them up, there are many ways to do this and I think one of the easiest ways
is with a slip stitch seam, I feel it gives a more professional finish and look
Below is a pictorial on how to do a sl st and how to seam the squares together.
I have added the waffle stitch to my stitch category. I have used a worsted weight #3
yarn but as it is quite a chunky design to crochet you may find it crochets up better
using a slightly thinner yarn like sport weight.
I’ve worked the swatch with just one color, but lots of combinations can be made
by using more colors as well, try changing color every two rows for a stripy look.
Make things with this pretty pattern for around your home ie cushion covers,
lapghans or bags etc.
I have added a crochet brick stitch to my crochet stitch category, it is a lovely close
stitch made with a main color yarn and a splash of contrast color to bring it alive,
use for place mats, coasters, dishcloths, pot holders or blankets and throws.
I have used 2 colors, but you could use a few different contrast colors if you wish.
I love this solid shell stitch, I have used it for many of my projects, it is a close
together stitch which makes it an ideal design for baby items, there is less chance
of little fingers getting caught in the yarn.
It can also be used for dishcloths, place mats, blankets etc. play with your colors
to get a good combination, I have used 3 different shades but you can easily use
more or less if you wish.