NOTES OF INTEREST:

Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: It's been a very long time since I have posted anything to my Blog. Due to family and life in general, I got a little detoured. I will try to get time to type up some new entries. I have created a lot of items, gave them away and did not take pictures or type them up. We lost both of our boys this year. Jiggy in March and Stubby in July. We have a new friend her name is MayBee (due to the fact that we weren't quite sure about keeping her). She's 4 years old and full of energy. I make her Kitty Strings with yarn, it was such a hit, I donated some to the local animal shelter. I'll try to put them on the Blog next week. As usual, if you have questions about crafting or crochet, I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie



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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jo's Berella Granny Throw

I was the youngest of 5 siblings. I have 2 left, 1 brother and 1 sister. For some reason or another, we all had bladder/kidney ailments. That is what brought this granny throw in mind. My sister just went on dialysis and having been around that business for a while when younger, I know how cold those places are. So I made the berella throw to keep her comfy during her treatments. She's my hero, she still works at 79 ages young, a garden center manager, lifting dirt/manure/plants, etc. and she's all of 100 lbs. soaking wet. She's doing great and anxious to get back to work. She amazes me! Enjoy the pattern and let me know if I have booboo's.
Jo's Berella Granny Throw
By Berta Gilholm
Materials: Used – Bernat Berella “4”, 100% Acrylic, 100 g - 3.5 oz. worsted weight
3 - Soft Forest Green (A), 1 - Rich Pink (B),
1 Light Taupe (C),1 - Dark Taupe (D)
Note: Colors can be replaced with your choice. Size 43" x 59".
Crochet Hook I
Stitches used: Ch – Chain, Slst – Slip Stitch, Sc – Single Crochet, Hdc – Half Double Crochet, Dc – Double Crochet, Trc – Trc Crochet, Scdec – Single Crochet Decrease
Instructions:   Granny Square: Make 46
With (B) Ch 4, Slst in first ch to make ring, ch1
Rnd 1: Sc 16 times in ring, join with slst to first sc, ch 3
Rnd 2: Dc in next 3 sc, ch 3, *dc in next 4 sc, ch 3, repeat  from* 2 more times,  join with slst to first ch 3, Fasten off (B) and join (A)
Rnd 3: With (A) Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 space, *dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 space, repeat from* 2 more times, join with slst to first ch 3, Fasten off (A) join (C)
Rnd 4: With (C)  Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 space, *dc in next 7 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 space, repeat from* 2 more times,  dc in next 2 dc, join with slst to first ch 3, Fasten off (C) and join (D)
Rnd 5: With (D) Ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 space, *dc in next 11 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 3 space, repeat from* 2 more times,  dc in next 4 dc, join with slst to first ch 3, fasten off and weave in ends.
Joining Squares and Finishing rows:
Set 1: For the 9 Box Square, make 2.
With matching yarn join 3 squares x 3 squares, (check out in picture of throw above) whip stitch together using a yarn needle, fasten off each joined section and weave in ends.
Set 2: For the 7 Box Squares, make 4.
With matching yarn join 1 square x 7 squares, (check out in picture of throw above) whip stitch together using a yarn needle, fasten off each joined section and weave in ends.
Center Throw Section: Start here to make crocheted rows for putting main throw together.
Around/Row 1: Working around first 9 Box Square, join (B) in any right hand corner st,  Ch 3, 4 dc in corner st, *54 dc across the 3 joined granny squares (spaced evenly), 5 dc in next corner st, repeat from * 2 times, 54 dc across the 3 granny squares (spaced evenly),  join with a slst in top of ch 3, slst in next 2 dc, turn,
Side to Side row 1: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, dc in 2 dc of corner, turn,
Side to Side row 2 and 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, turn, Fasten off (B), Put square aside.
Around/Row 2 : Working around second  9 Box Square,  join (B) in any right hand corner,  Ch 3, 4 dc in corner st, 54 dc across the 3 granny squares (spaced evenly), 2 dc in corner st, 3 sc in corner st, 54 sc across the 3 granny squares (spaced evenly),  3 sc in corner st, 2 dc in corner st,  54 dc across the 3 granny squares (spaced evenly), 5 dc in corner st, 54 dc across the 3 granny squares (spaced evenly),  join with a slst in top of ch 3, slst in next 2 dc, turn,
Side to Side row 1: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, dc in 2 dc of corner st, turn,
Side to Side row 2 and 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, turn, Fasten off (B)
Complete Center Section: Sew the bottom dc row of the first 9 squares to the bottom sc row of the second 9 squares, Fasten off , weave in ends.
Sew a 7 box square to each vertical side of the center section using matching yarn.

Join (A) in right hand corner st of the top of one of the 7 squares on the center section,
Rnd/Row 1: Working around center section  Ch 3, 4 dc in corner st, *92 dc across section to next corner (spaced evenly), 5 dc in next corner st, 132 dc across section to next corner (spaced evenly)*, 5 dc in next corner st,, Repeat from * to * one time,  join with a slst in top of ch 3, slst in next 2 dc, turn,
Side to side  Rows, You will be working across 7 square section.
Side to Side row 1: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, dc in 2 dc of corner st, turn,
Side to Side row 2 through 6: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, turn, Fasten off (A)

Go to opposite side of work on the other 7 square section, join yarn in right hand corner st
Side to Side row 1: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, dc in 2 dc of corner, turn,
Side to Side row 2 through 6: Ch 3, dc in each dc across, turn, Fasten off (A) 
Sew the other 2 – 7 square sections to the horizontal ends of the completed center section (across top and bottom of throw) with matching yarn.
Outside Rows: Holding the throw horizontally starting in right corner st Join (A)
Round 1: Ch 3, 4 dc in corner st, * dc in each dc across section to next corner (spaced evenly), 5 dc in next corner st, repeat from * 2 times, dc in each dc across last section (spaced evenly),  join with a slst in top of ch 3, fasten off (A) and join (C) in any corner st
Round 2: Ch 2, 4 hdc in corner st, *hdc in each dc across section to next corner (spaced evenly), 5 hdc in next corner st, repeat from * 2 times, hdc in each dc across last section (spaced evenly),  join with a slst in top of ch 2, fasten off (C) and join (B) in any corner st
Round 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in corner st, *dc in each hdc across section to next corner (spaced evenly), 5 dc in next corner st, repeat from * 2 times, dc in each hdc across last section (spaced evenly),  join with a slst in top of ch 3, fasten off (B) and join (D) in any corner st
Round 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in corner st, *dc in each dc across section to next corner (spaced evenly), 5 dc in next corner st, repeat from * 2 times, dc in each dc across last section (spaced evenly),  join with a slst in top of ch 3, fasten off (D) and join (B) in any corner st
Round 5: Ch 3, 4 dc in corner st, *dc in each dc across section to next corner (spaced evenly), 5 dc in next corner st, repeat from * 2 times, dc in each dc across last section (spaced evenly),  join with a slst in top of ch 3, fasten off (B) and join (D) in any corner st
Round 6: Ch 2, 4 sc in corner st, *sc in each dc across section to next corner (spaced evenly), 5 sc in next corner st, repeat from * 2 times, sc in each dc across last section (spaced evenly),  join with a slst in top of ch 2, fasten off (D) and weave in ends.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the pattern. Hope your sister is doing well.

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