2014/75 – really cute top idea – great for tops that are too short!

So this one is a bit of a weird one.

I found a picture tutorial for it on pinterest and it links to a blog but the post is gone. So you won’t be able to see the full explanation, but I still recommend you go explore the awesome blog it came from!

Pin Them All has created a quick tutorial for turning granny squares into a really cute top decoration. I guess you could use any granny square pattern you like as long as you fit the dimensions of the shirt you’re adding them to.

And with winter on its’ way, what better way to convert summer tops into winter ones?

The key (middle right) translates the stitches into US patterns so click here for our translation.

Check out the blog it came from here:

http://pinthemall.net/pin/52849e050991b/

2014/61 – granny squares bag idea

So this one is more of an idea for how to turn unused afgans or granny squares into a cute tote bag!

There are instructions about the handle and lining, and she describes the squares as 4 inches across so you can make any design of granny square which fits. There’s a diagram too. It’s really easy.

Find it here:

http://ragingwool.blogspot.nl/2011/02/granny-square-tote-bag-is-done.html

2014/54 – Granny triangles

You may already have done something similar to this before, such as granny squares or bunting, but I thought that this one looked a little different so might be something you’d like to experiment with. You can alternate row colours quite easily by the looks of it too.

Home-made At My Place have already put this in UK terms, and looks relatively simple.

(Edit: I made a mistake and misread the pattern – it’s in US terms, not UK! Therefore:

US single crochet = UK double crochet

US half double crochet = UK half treble crochet

US double crochet = UK treble crochet)

Find the full instructions here:

http://homemadeatmyplace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/make-it-variations-of-crochet-pattern.html?m=1#links

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/42 Genius invisible joining for crocheters and knitters

This clever lady has made me feel a bit daft for not thinking of this myself!! Join your crochet pieces invisibly … wish I’d seen this before I starting joining the squares of my giant curtain with zipper stitch!

Visit doyoumindifiknit for the beautiful photo tutorial! Prepare to have your crochet mind blown!