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Friendship Granny Projects

We started the tradition last March when our friend Mee Leng left for Beijing. This week around 20 ladies in Lagos Crochet group made granny squares for our going out friend Kasia who is moving out to Praha then to Mexico. Kasia also made some grannies not knowing we are collecting the grannies for her. Hence, it was a surprise party for Kasia and it was a success because she had no idea what we were up to.
We made Kasia a bag. Here below are the progress till delivery of the bag…
We start with a simple and popular flower granny but modified it a little to accomodate all skill levels in the group. This granny only has 3 rounds.
Step by step photos for the granny square is at the end of this page.

 

So far we have been collecting 180 grannies. Above are some of the grannies.

 

 

The bag project we made require 34 grannies. Above is the lay out of the grannies before sewing.

 

 

We choose single crochet joining to give strenght and shape to our bag. 
 

 

We could not find the best handles for the bag so we decided we will make it ourselves.
 

 

Checking the bag impatiently to finish the joining and completing it with edging and lining…

 

Cutting the fabric and interfacing and preparing to sew the lining. I have forgotten to take more photos during the lining making but shoot videos instead. I haven’t edited the video, hopefully I can do that soon and upload to Youtube.

 

Voila, the bag is done and it’s roomy…
We added a tassel to the head of the zipper for added beauty and convenience.

 

Kasia looking beautiful showing off her friendship granny bag. Photograph by Agung Sukawati.

 

 

 

A few of our Crochet friends.
Step by Step Pictures for the flower granny.
R1. Start with 4 ch, 11 dc in first ch. join with a sl st or yarn needle as you wish. Cut off yarn.
R2: Join new yarn with either a sc, 2 ch,  2 partial dc in same space, yo, pull thru all loops (beg cluster).
Make 3 dc cluster in each st around. Cut off yarn.
R3.Make a standing dc, 2 dc. 3 dc in next cluster. 3 dc, 1 ch, 3 dc in next cluster. Repeat 3 more times. Cut off yarn, sew all ends.

 

Blocking.

For videos, look for Youtube with keywords: Iinwibisono, granny, crochet, flower, spiral, handle
A huge thanks to all my friends at Borderless Crochet Group for a great team work we have.

 

 

Spiral Crochet

I have been wanting to learn how to make this spiral crochet for ages. I tried it and gave up because I didn’t understand how to read the pattern very well at that time. After seeing an image in an afghan and read the instruction thoroughly now I get the idea. Here below I was experimenting using four colors. I posted a request to people in a group if they have done the same thing. What came out was remarkable. I learned that you can actually create this using as many colors as you like to make a spiral rainbow. The one I made below started with 12 stitches.
Here below are step by step pictures of the spiral up to round 6. At the bottom of this post are some fabulous photos I found on the internet with the link to the original photos for your inspirations only. Please respect the copyright of the person who own it and read carefully before distributing the pictures in any way.
FOUR COLOR SPIRAL CROCHET
YARNS: DK; 3: purple (A), light purple (B), glitter grey (C), cream (D)
HOOK: G/4mm
NOTIONS: yarn needle
GAUGE: 8 dc = 1 inch
Notes: Do not cut yarn unless otherwise stated. To start a new single crochet: yo, insert hook in next st, pull through 2 loops. Elongate the last loop about 20 cm or place marker to hold the loop. Do not turn and do not join after each round. The new round start with the last color used in previous round. Place marker on the last stitch of the last round for easy stitch counting.
PATTERN
Rnd 1: (RS) With A ch 2, *sc, hdc, dc into 1st ch, elongate the loop about 20 cm, remove hook.** Pick up B, repeat from * to ** in same 1st ch st. Repeat in the same manner with C and D. (12 st)
Rnd 2: With A, 2 dc in each of next 3 st; Repeat in the same manner with B, C and D. (24 st).
Rnd 3: With A, *(2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times**. With B repeat from * to **. With C repeat from * to **. With D repeat from * to **. (36 st)
Rnd 4: With A, *(2 dc in each of next 2 st, dc in next st) 4 times**. With B repeat from * to **. With C repeat from * to **. With D repeat from * to **. (48 st)
Rnd 5: With A, *(2 dc in each of next 3 st, dc in next st) 4 times**. With B repeat from * to **. With C repeat from * to **. With D repeat from * to **. (60 st)
Rnd 6: With A, *(2 dc in each of next 4 st, dc in next st) 4 times**. With B repeat from * to **. With C repeat from * to **. With D repeat from * to **. (72 st)
Finishing: With A, * (hdc, sc, sl st)** in next st. With B repeat from * to **, With C repeat from * to **, With D repeat from * to **
Cut all the yarns if you decide to stop and use this as an applique. Sew all ends to finish.
Here are some pictures of spiral crochet arts to inspire you.
Free spiral cushion pattern from The Jolly Stitch
Best Flickr photo
Free Pattern from Craftbits.com
And my favorite is this shawl by Rensfiberart.
Show me what you have made with this design. Thanks for viewing and happy crocheting.

Lacy Granny

Wednesday is always a special day for us in Lagos Crochet Group (LGC) and this week is extra special because we are all struggling and racing against ourselves to master a new pattern.
No one get up of the floor, and those who came late will have to wait a while at the door because all seems reluctant to go to the door to open it lol.  Anyone wishing to go to the bathroom has to do it before the class begun because class cannot be distracted hahaha.  A new kindergarten school is born with one lessen on the list, crochet.Our special teacher for the day is Agung Sukawati who designed  this top and jacket. Aren’t these adorable? Agung is letting me drawing the chart for her design and allowed me to share it with you.  Find the chart at the bottom of the page. Not only that,  she also  shows us how to connect the lacy block together.  Now, it’s your turn to improvise with it.

Photo by Iin Wibisono 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015

Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
 
Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
Photo by Agung Sukawati 2015
Lacy Granny Chart