Grannies, But Not Your Granny’s Sweater ~Pattern for the (almost) Teen

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

A few days ago I published the pattern for my ‘Grannies, but not your Granny’s’ Sweater.


After hearing from a few wonderful mothers/Grandmas that want to crochet the sweater for their offspring, I went back to the drawing board. I rewrote the pattern for (Child)Size 10/12, because that was the most requested.

The measurement charts for kids clothes vary vastly. I studied a few, and then went with the average measurements for that age. I do hope that they’ll work for all of you.

Shoulder-to-Hem: 22″
Sleeve (Underarm to wrist): 16
Upper Arm Circumference :
11″
Hips: 30″

For more step-by-step pictures please go to the original pattern. You can find it here.

Happy Crocheting! ๐Ÿ˜

Grannies, not your Granny’s Sweater

It’s not quite finished yet, but I’m certain that everything fits together as it should ๐Ÿ˜Š

Pattern Notes:

Fpdc = front-post dc – Yarn over. Insert hook, from front to back between the first and second dc of the previous row, and then from back to front between the second and third dc. Yarn over. Pull around the post of the stitch (3 loops on hook). Finish dc as usual.

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Bpdc = back-post dc – Yarn over. Insert hook, from back to front between the first and second dc of previous row, then from front to back between the second and third dc. Yarn over. Pull through around the post of the stitch (3 loops). Finish dc as usual.

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You will need:

Worsted and/or medium (4) yarn – appr. 400g/16 oz.

Hook – Size J10/6.00mm

4 buttons

Tapestry needle

Pattern

Front:
Ch 54

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc across ch. Ch3. Turn.

Row 2: Fpdc (see Pattern Notes) around second dc.

Bpdc (see Pattern Notes) around third dc. Alternate stitches to the end of the row.

Ch 3. Turn.

Row 3 & 4: Repeat Row 2 – working the stitches as they appear (work a fpdc around the ‘raised’ stitch,ย  a bpdc around the ‘shallow’ stitch)

Change color (optional)

Row 5: Dc in every stitch. At the end of the row, ch 4. Turn.

Row 6: *Skip one dc. Dc in top of next stitch. Ch1. Repeat from * . End with dc in last stitch. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 7 and following rows: Repeat Rows 5 & 6 until your piece measures 15″ (changing colors according to your desired pattern).

Fasten off.

Make 4 Granny Squares – 2 rounds/each.
Crochet/sew 2 together. Repeat for the other 2.
Mark the middle of your finished front panel.
Crochet/sew the short side of one strip to the right side of the mark.
Crochet/sew the other strip to the left side.

Top-Side Panel

Attach new yarn to one outside corner of your front panel.
Crochet the panel pattern until you reach the height of the Granny Square.

Repeat on the other side.

Close the seams.

Shoulder:
Make 2 Granny Squares – 2 rounds/each.
Attach your yarn to one corner, ch3, dc 1 in same space, dc in each space across (7dc+ch). Fasten off.
Repeat for the other Square.

Crochet/sew a square to the front panel, lining the added row of dc up with the inside edge of the top-side panel.
Repeat on the other side.

You will have about an inch open on each side.

Sleeves:

Make 12 Granny Squares -2 rounds/each –ย  for each sleeve.

If you have multicolored squares, play around, and see which pattern is most to your liking.

Granny Square Join:

Make 3 strips with 4 squares/each.
Lay 2 squares on top of each other.
Attach Yarn to one corner. Ch 3.
Work 3dc in the corner of the second square.
Work 3 dc in the 2nd space of the first square. Repeat, going back and forth between the squares.
Work 1 dc in last space.

Attach the middle strip to the Shoulder Granny Square as described above.

Sew the strips together.

Sleeve Cuff:
Attach yarn to one corner of a Granny Square. Sc to the other end. Dc 3. Work theย linked double-crochet stitch for 3 rows. Fasten off.

Back:
Ch 54

Work in the same pattern as the front until you reach the full height of the front panel (incl. Granny Squares and side panels) = appr. 22″

Fasten off.

Finishing:

Following this diagram, close the side seams (crochet or sew),ย  the armhole- & sleeve seams.

Close the sleeve seams using the Granny-Square join stitch described above – dc for the top 2 squares (closest to the neckline), hdc for 1 square, sc for the last square.

Fasten off.

Neckline:
Sc all around the neckline, including in-between the front Granny Squares.

Sew on buttons. Make corresponding chain-loops.

Weave in the ends, and you can present your lovely handiwork to the young lady close to your heart! ๐Ÿ˜

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and have fun crocheting the sweater! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Please let me know how it went ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m always just a quick message away!

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Grannies, Not Your Granny’s, Sweater ~ A Crochet Pattern

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

It’s finally here! Sweater Weather! ๐Ÿ˜
And isn’t it always nice to add a new one to the closet?!

Today I wanna share this pattern with you, so you can add one, two, three new ones to your wardrobe. ๐Ÿ˜Š

It’s a great stashbuster, or pick your favorite yarn and start crocheting.
As long as it’s worsted and/or medium weight(4) you have everything you need.

It’s a perfect pattern for beginners – all you need to know is chain (ch), single crochet (sc), and double crochet (dc).

So…without further ado I give you the

Grannies, not your Granny’s Sweater

Original design by Tina Patrie

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is for size S/M. You can easily adjust it by adding more chain to your beginning row, and by making the Squares bigger.
I’ll be more than happy to help you with that. Just leave a comment and I’ll get right back to you.

Fpdc = front-post dc – Yarn over. Insert hook, from front to back between the first and second dc of the previous row, and then from back to front between the second and third dc. Yarn over. Pull around the post of the stitch (3 loops on hook). Finish dc as usual.

Bpdc = back-post dc – Yarn over. Insert hook, from back to front between the first and second dc of previous row, then from front to back between the second and third dc. Yarn over. Pull through around the post of the stitch (3 loops). Finish dc as usual.

You will need:

Worsted and/or medium (4) yarn – appr. 700g/25 oz.

Hook – Size J10/6.00mm

4 buttons

Tapestry needle

Pattern

Front:
Ch 70.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc across ch. Ch3. Turn.

Row 2: Fpdc (see Pattern Notes) in second dc.

Bpdc (see Pattern Notes) in third dc. Alternate stitches to the end of the row.

Ch 3. Turn.

Row 3 & 4: Repeat Row 2 – working the stitches as they appear (work a fpdc around the ‘raised’ stitch,ย  a bpdc around the ‘shallow’ stitch)

Change color (optional)

Row 5: Dc in every stitch. At the end of the row, ch 4. Turn.

Row 6: *Skip one stitch. Dc in next stitch. Ch1. Repeat from * . End with dc in last stitch. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 7 and following rows: Repeat Rows 5 & 6 until your piece measures 22″ (changing colors according to your desired pattern).

Fasten off.

Make 4 Granny Squares – 3 rounds/each.
Crochet/sew 2 together. Repeat for the other 2.
Mark the middle of your finished front panel.
Crochet/sew the short side of one strip to the right side of the mark.
Crochet/sew the other strip to the left side.

Top-Side Panel

Attach new yarn to one outside corner of your front panel.
Crochet the panel pattern until you reach the height of the Granny Square.
Repeat on the other side.
Close the seams.

Shoulder:

Make 2 Granny Squares – 3 rounds/each.
Attach your yarn to one corner, ch3, dc 1 in same space, dc in each space across (10dc + ch). Fasten off.
Repeat for the other Square.
Crochet/sew a square to the front panel, lining the row of 11 dc up with the inside edge of the top-side panel.
Repeat on the other side.

You will have about an inch open on each side.

Sleeves:

Make 12 Granny Squares for each sleeve.
If you have multicolored squares, play around, and see which pattern is most to your liking.

Granny Square Join:

Make 3 strips with 4 squares/each.
Lay 2 squares on top of each other.
Attach Yarn to one corner. Ch 3.
Work 3dc in the corner of the second square.
Work 3 dc in the 2nd space of the first square. Repeat, going back and forth between the squares.
Work 1 dc in last space.

Attach the middle strip to the Shoulder Granny Square as described above.

Sew the strips together.

Sleeve Cuff:

Attach yarn to one corner of a Granny Square. Sc to the other end. Dc 3. Work the Linked dc stitch stitch for 3 rows. Fasten off.

Back:
Ch 70.
Work in the same pattern as the front until you reach the full height of the front panel (incl. Granny Squares and side panels) = appr. 29 1/4″
Fasten off.

Finishing:
Following this diagram, check your assembled sweater. Close the side seams (crochet or sew),ย  the armhole- & sleeve seams.

Check carefully…’cause this happened here! ๐Ÿคฃ True story!

Close the side seams (crochet or sew),ย  the armhole- & sleeve seams.

Close the sleeve seams using the Granny-Square join stitch described above – dc for the top 2 squares (closest to the neckline), hdc for 1 square, sc for the last square.
Fasten off.

Neckline:
Sc all around the neckline, including in-between the front Granny Squares.

Sew on buttons. Make corresponding chain-loops.

And there it is…your new sweater

I’m working on a second one – it’s not finished, but I wanna show you how it looks in a more subdued colorway ๐Ÿ˜

If you have any questions regarding this pattern, please don’t hesitate to ask! I will help in any way I can.

Will you be adding this sweater to your closet? Please let me know in the comments!

I wish you a glorious Fall Season! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’•

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On Your Hook, Ready, Set, Crochet ~ Happy Hippie Handkerchief Top

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Show and Tell Time! ๐Ÿ˜ I just finished the last picot on this top, and have to share.

When I saw this lovely top on Pinterest, I knew I had to have one. Luckily the link lead somewhere…to the free pattern on Ravelry

I looked through my yarn stash, but the perfect yarn didn’t jump out at me. So I put it on the back burner.
But when I received a yarn order a few days later, the perfect yarn for the top was in it.
Honestly, that was a lucky coincidence…I had only put it in my cart to get free shipping. ๐Ÿ˜†

The picture on the website did not do it justice. It’s a beautiful, silky yarn in very vibrant colors. Simply gorgeous.

I pulled up the pattern, and realized real quick that it doesn’t really work with my choice of yarn.ย  It has some wool in it, so I was afraid that the rows of close crochet stitches would make the top too heavy and warm.

See…

Change of plans. I found this diagram at inspirations-tricot-crochet on Blogspot.
It’s an awesome blog with tons of crochet- and knitting patterns and tips.

That worked. The loose mesh is perfect for an airy, flowy summer top.

Take a look…

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I did make a few more changes…

To make it fit better, I lengthened the seams joining the squares by 1″.

I shortened the shoulder straps. The suggested 8″ (plus they stretched quite a bit) simply didn’t work on me. The top looked like a high-waisted skirt with suspenders ๐Ÿ˜œ
So I made them 4″ long. Plus I crocheted them separately (lengthwise, to avoid the stretch) and sewed them on.
I worked it in the linked double-crochet stitch. 2 rows were enough for the required width.

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Then I wove in the ends…not too many, yay!…and thought I was done.
I really wanted to be done, because – truth be told – it seemed a bit of a chore at times.
Since I have the attention span of a gnat, working with the same yarn, the same color, on rows that get longer with every round…there was a lot of sighing and eye-rolling going on. ๐Ÿ™„

But – turns out I wasn’t done. ๐Ÿ™ˆ I looked at it, and looked at it, and looked at it some more…and finally decided it needs a picot edge. I worked the picot around all the edges – neck, arms, and bottom hem.
Now I really love it! ๐Ÿ˜

I hope this inspired you to make one for yourself. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Let me know what you think! I’m looking forward to your comments ๐Ÿ’•

Wondering What Iโ€™ve Been Up To? ๐Ÿ˜

Keep reading and you’ll find out ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

It feels like it’s been forever that I ‘talked’ to you. See – I’m going through an ‘obsessive’ crochet phase. I get that once in a while.

I thought about you and this little blog of mine often. I outline posts in my head, grab the iPad…then one glance toward the yarn – and that’s all she wrote. Or in this case – didn’t write. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But maybe the fact that you’re actually reading something I wrote is a sign that the phase is ending. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now back to why you’re here…you wanna know what I’ve been up to. Here you go

I made a few hats

I shall call them ‘Never get lost in a snowstorm again’ ๐Ÿ˜œ

I found a great pattern on Pinterest – How to size and crochet the perfect hat/beanie.

It’s a written pattern, and really easy to follow. If you want to make a hat or two…take a look

It doesn’t get easier than that. ๐Ÿ˜

The only thing I changed, I added the ribbed edge using alternating fpdc/bpdc to give them a tighter fit. ๐Ÿ˜Š

A scarf and another hat

For this scarf I recreated one of my jewelry designs The two ends wrap around the neck, then get tucked through a loop behind the flower. That way you can wear it tight for extra warmth, or, if that gives you a ‘choking’ feeling, loose for looks. ๐Ÿ˜ŠI do plan to write the pattern over the weekend, so you will see it within the next few days. Pinky swear ๐Ÿ˜˜The matching hat

My New Purse

I really love how this one came out ๐Ÿ˜Š And it’s so much fun to make…I see a few more of them in our future ๐Ÿ˜

A Puzzle Sweater

I made a little progress on this sweater. I took the pieces that were joined together apart, and started over. There is an idea behind the madness ๐Ÿ˜œ You’ll see!

I’m currently working on a Puzzle Poncho for a constantly shivering friend. That poor girl is always cold, and since we are expecting another arctic blast ๐Ÿ˜ฉ she needs something warm and yarny asap. ๐Ÿ˜Š By next time I’ll have a picture…hopefully of her wearing it! ๐Ÿ˜

Oh….one more thing! Last weekend was the Fantastic Bake-Along, hosted by Tracy on her blog It’s a T-Sweets Day

On the menu this weekend were ‘Mary Berry Gingersnaps’. Rebecca was kind enough to share her amazing (sounding) recipe. Rebecca is the author of a fabulous blog – Twinklehook

If you don’t know them – you should hop on over to their blogs. Tracy and Rebecca are both awesome and inspiring crafters and wonderful friends! ๐Ÿ˜

I did not ‘bake along’ this week ๐Ÿ˜• I knew if I baked those cookies, and have them in the house, then any chance of wearing my jeans, which I accidentally shrunk in the wash ๐Ÿ˜‰, any chance of wearing them in the near future would just be gone.

So I lived vicariously through the success stories of all the other bakers – while gnawing on a carrot ๐Ÿฅ•

Now I’ll go back to wielding the crochet hook so my lovely friend will be cold no more ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Have a lovely weekend!

I’m sending you Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs ๐Ÿค— and Love ๐Ÿ’•

In the Spotlight – The (finished!) Puzzle Poncho ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ†

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Would you please raise your glass…

and help me celebrate the completion of the Puzzle Poncho! ๐Ÿ˜

…with cozy (attached) Infinity Scarf

Some details…

The ends are all tucked away…finally! It happened again this morning – just when I thought I got them all, I discovered another cluster. But now, about an hour and a half later, I reeaaaly got them all (I checked all around, inside and out) twice ๐Ÿ˜œ

I will bask in the feeling of satisfaction for a bit. But, as we all know, there is no rest for the wicked – I do have a few WIPs to tend to. One is near completion, let’s talk about that tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜

A little hint – I finally figured out what to do with the ‘They-don’t-match-anything’ yellow/grey Granny Squares

Thanks to the advice from the lovely Brenna from the wonderful blog Crochet 539 – she had told me to set it aside, and wait for a flash of inspiration. ๐Ÿ˜Š I did just that, and I am quite pleased with the result.

I hope you will join me tomorrow for some WIP talk, and some random ramblings. ๐Ÿ˜

Until then ๐Ÿ’•

WiPs โ€˜n Things

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I really dropped the ‘blogging-ball’ last month. ๐Ÿ™ƒ So one of the things I have to change – not calling it a resolution … ’cause they tend to come here to die ๐Ÿ˜œ – is getting back into the rhythm, writing more, visiting with you! I did miss you all! ๐Ÿ˜

It’s already the 6th, so I am getting a late start, but we can call this a Trial Month, I guess ๐Ÿ˜

It’s ok… I read it on the Internets, so it’s the truth!๐Ÿ˜‚

Besides the usual holiday craziness last month, there were a few things that kept me busy, leading to falling behind in some endeavors, put things on the back burner.

One of the ‘distractions’ was a custom order for a poncho and a hat

The lovely lady that gave Feronia a new home, contacted me and ordered another Poncho and a Tassel Hat…this time in all black ๐Ÿ˜ณ You know me… I love my things crazy and colorful. So it was definitely a challenge. A few times I had to fight the notion to put a pink stitch in. Just one…right here ๐Ÿ˜‚

But – I fought it, and it was worth the struggle. She looooved it! ๐Ÿ˜

In between all the Christmas ‘duties’, presents, and planned projects, the son of dear friends of ours and his wife welcomed a baby boy into their midst…a little early. But he was close to 8 pounds – so he was ready to meet the world ๐Ÿ˜ We think he wanted to see the Christmas tree ๐Ÿ˜ and his ‘ Granny Square Blanket’ ๐Ÿ˜

Then this one here took a lot of my time… The Puzzle Poncho ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you remember – probably not, since you have a life…so let me jog your memory – it started as a Cowl.While I was working on that, and really liking it, my mind wandered to the possibilities of all things fabulous that would look great in this color combo.

I decided on another puzzle piece…’cause I really enjoy making small pieces and putting them together.

After it took shape I worked on it like a woman possessed ๐Ÿ˜

And it’s done! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well, almost – the neckline will be an Infinity Scarf…it’ll look like a loose turtleneck, and the dreaded ends. Still gotta weave in some ends. ๐Ÿ˜ซ I’ve woven in a ton already. Every time I think I’m done I discover another cluster.

It sure is a crazy piece…I can’t wait to wear it out and about! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Also…some ‘ Bohemian Queen’ cowls are close to being finished. Miss Katherine (โฌ†๏ธ the one with the hat) is giving you a sneak peek ๐Ÿ˜Š

That’s all the news from the hook and drawing board. I’m looking forward to showing you the finished pieces, and some new WIPs that are – for now – just floating around in my head. ๐Ÿ˜

Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿค—

Your ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Advent ๐Ÿ•ฏ Calendar ๐ŸŽ„ ~ Day 19

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

In case you don’t know yet what to wear to Christmas dinner ๐Ÿ˜

Have a lovely day ๐Ÿ’•

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