I got one other Project::GrannySquare object finished in time for Christmas gifting. This one is a table runner made with 20 squares.
Project #7: Christmas Table Runner
For: My aunt + uncle
Squares used: 20 (1 six-round multi-color, 12 five-round multi-color, 3 five-round one-color, 1 four-round two-color, 1 four-round one-color, 1 three-round one-color, 1 two-round one-color)
Step 1: Modify and/or supplement the squares
Most of the squares were the same size, but there were a few that needed additional rounds in order to bring them up to the required five.
As in some of the previous projects, I didn’t like the look of the plain squares mixed in with all of those colorful ones, so I embellished them. My aunt had requested something in Christmas colors, so I crocheted some holly leaves and berries to add a festive touch.
My aunt and uncle have a fairly long table that they use for holiday meals, so I decided long and skinny was the way to go with this one.
Step 2: Join the squares
The original squares didn’t really have a Christmas vibe to them, so I made sure that all of the colors I used in adding new rounds and in connecting the squares together were some form of red or green. If there is one thing I have learned from Project::Granny Square, it’s that you can pretty much start with any random collection of squares, and still bend them to your will, color-wise, with judicious choices for backgrounds and connecting rounds.
Step 3: Finish and enjoy
The runner needed a border, so in keeping with the Christmas theme, I went with a round of white, followed by a round of green and a final round of red.
Then I blocked it, and that was it!
Project #7, used twenty of Granny’s squares (seven of them added to or embellished by me), and roughly 300 yards of new yarn in a various shades of red and green.
The original blocks were most likely made from worsted weight acrylic yarn, or some kind of acrylic/wool blend. All of the additional yarn I used was a washable worsted weight acrylic/wool/nylon blend (Berroco Vintage) a washable acrylic/wool blend (Ella Rae Amity) or a superwash merino/wool blend (Nashua Creative Focus).
I used a G (4mm) hook.
As with the previous two projects, I joined the squares this way.
I used two different tutorials for the holly leaves and berries: Petals to Picots’ Crocheted Holly Leaf with Berries and Attic24′s Jolly Holly.
Before and after.
Next on the list? I have one last little batch of squares left for my cousin. That project isn’t started yet, but it will be soon if I can avoid distractions…