It is always amazing to me how many projects I have going at once. I sometimes think why can’t I just finish one before I start another one! I have come to the realization that it is never going to happen!! I guess I will never know why it works that way. I get into a project and then my mind starts to wander or maybe I just start to daydream about what else to I would like to make. 🙂 I do eventually finish the projects I do start, well okay if I am going to be honest I do have some that have been put away for years. Hmmm guess I should look into those one of these days!! Below I have a Granny Square Afghan that I started and am still working on.
Here I have the Granny Squares themselves made without sewing them together. I have a total of 5 squares made for the Afghan.
Here I attached the Granny Squares together diagonally. I then proceeded to work on one side of the Granny Squares with a Ripple or Chevron pattern. Here is the link that shows you pictures of how to attach the squares together and proceed with the zigzag pattern. Tutorial Manta Hueco Zig Zag | Buscando Comienzos. You will have to use a translator for English. Below is just another view of what I have done so far.
While working on this Afghan I started thinking I want to make something for myself. Wait for it….. of course I started another project! lol
This is going to be a top to wear over a tank. In the first picture I was using only 1 strand of thread and a smaller hook. I of course changed my mind and started all over with 2 strands of thread and a larger hook. It is of the same stitch, the Marielle Lace Stitch. You can find it here How to Crochet the Marielle Lace Stitch NewStitchaDay.com.
Here is the diagram I am working off of. As you can see it is basically a square with a neck. This is such a simple top to make. The front of the neck just goes down 2 inches and the back just 1 inch. The sides are just sewn up to where the armhole would be. There is not any shaping for the armholes. That makes this a very easy top to create. It is meant to be a crop top but you could always add to the length to make it what ever size you wanted. There are so many possibilities for this top. Make a tighter stitch, longer length, or a different width. Depends on what you want from the top, a tighter fit or looser like I wanted to layer over a tank top!
Oh by the way I am also in the process of finishing up on the Barbie dress. I have to wonder sometimes if I am the only one who has this many projects going at once! lol I sure hope not!!
Thanks for stopping by, Laura 🙂