Work~in~Progress Wednesday ๐ŸŒบ Join your Granny Squares and Crochet some Lollipopsย 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• Thanks for popping by to see the progress on the Granny Square Cardi ๐Ÿค—

Here’s the reason why I’m so late today….

  The Lollipops ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ll show you what I did with them in a minute.

But first…all the Squares and Triangles are finished. Time to join everything together. You might remember that I had joined some already  – just to see where I was going with this. ๐Ÿ˜Š There are different ways to sew/crochet them together. I didn’t want them to be attached to closely, so I chose this ….


It’s easy to do…take a look ๐Ÿ‘€ 

Start with 2 squares, and crochet one double-crochet into one corner. Yo, 3 dc into the corner of another square. 


Come back to the first square and place 3 dc into the second square. 


I found that this is the best way to hold the two pieces 


Keep going back and forth until the last square. Work 1dc into it. 


Alright…now that all the pieces are joined I noticed that there was a gap in the back! ๐Ÿ˜ณ The pieces didn’t fit as perfectly as I thought. 

I forgot to take a picture….here’s one from the first attempt to fill it in. That’s quite a gap, isn’t it?! ๐Ÿ˜


I didn’t just want to fill it in with the yarn color on either side. So I tried Granny Squares in the contrast color โฌ†๏ธ Meh….nah 

Then I tried bigger blocks to place in the middle and go from there 

  
Well, that looked waaaaay better in my head ๐Ÿคฃ 

Next….


Hmmm…. Getting closer – I love the yarn, love the mandala….just not on the cardi. 

Show of hands – who knew that, eventually, I’d add something oddly mismatched, wild and colorful? ๐Ÿ˜ You were right! Here we go 


And there are the Lollipops ๐Ÿ˜‚


Because just a square of outrageous yarn just wouldn’t do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

That’s where I am so far. I was really hoping I could show you the finished cardi today….but the Design-Goddess had other ideas. ๐Ÿ˜Š Hopefully next week. 

So…what do you think? Too much? Not enough? ๐Ÿ˜ See, I’m almost tempted to add some more of this yarn – I love this yarn…can you tell? ๐Ÿ˜œ – somewhere else. 

Have you ever made anything that went so completely ‘out of the box’? 

I’m looking forward to hearing from you! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MrsCraft
    Jun 15, 2017 @ 05:24:09

    Lol! They’re fab, crafting really does turn you into a problem solver!

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  2. Tracy @ It's a T-Sweets Day!
    Jun 15, 2017 @ 12:33:28

    Now THAT is AWESOME!! Wild and crazy fun! I hope you are going to have a photo shoot and let us see it out and about:). I love your creativity!

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  4. Tami
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 10:32:21

    Tina I โค this!!! The lollipops just put it right over the top too!!! I haven't made anything with granny squares in a while. I want to now because I love your zigzag join!! Well done!!

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    • Kristabella's Hodgepodge
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 15:39:33

      Thank you, Tami ๐Ÿ˜ I do like the craziness that yarn adds to an otherwise ‘just nice’ cardigan. It is one of my favorites…now I’m so afraid that they’ll discontinue it that I buy it whenever I see any ๐Ÿ˜„
      I love Granny Squares! Haven’t always, I admit ๐Ÿ˜‰
      But now they’re a part of pretty much everything I design. ๐Ÿ’•
      Thanks for chatting ๐Ÿ˜€ I really enjoy our talks! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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