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10 February 2011

Granny Square and Give-Away

I am so proud of myself! I crochet my first granny square today. I got the directions from you-tube. The square came out a couple inches bigger than the demo. I know the tension was loose a bit but I could have used the wrong size needle too. I need to practice a couple more I think . I want to make a afghan of granny squares in shades of blue in memory of my mom. Now for the giveaway!
I had reached over 100 followers, so I am doing a giveaway. I had fallen in love with Little House Needleworks patterns and I found an extra pattern of The Chocolate Shoppe in my stash. I added the DMC threads that goes with the pattern and #26 needles. I dyed a piece of evenweave to a taupe color. The picture shows the fabric is a little pinkish but the majority of the fabric is on the brown side with a touch of a rose color.
All you have to do is be a follower and comment to this post only you wish to be enter in the giveaway. Everyone will get 2 entries to win.
I will pick a winner on Feb 24th, which would have been my brother's 30th birthday. Hopefully I will be able put in the mail before I leave for Virginia on March 4. Good luck!

96 comments:

Ranae said...

I love to crochet granny squares. I have made a couple blankets
Your first square looks perfect to me
Please enter me in your generous give-away
Thanks!!

Mary said...

Way to go on the crochet!! I'm still learning but not nearly as well as you yet. I'd love to enter your giveaway too please. Hugs!

blueladie said...

Vicky, Congrats on your granny square it looks great for your first try! Please enter me in your giveaway. You are so generous. Thanks for the chance. :) Cathryn blueladie at hotmail dot com

Meari said...

Congrats on your first granny square, Vicky!

And congrats on 100 followers! I'd love to be included in your giveaway. I follow you on google reader.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW congrats on your first granny square.

Please include me in your giveaway.

Mary-Anne said...

Congratulations on making your Granny Square. They are my favourite, made a couple blankets for each of my girls when they were babies (still have them to this day). Would love to be entered in your give-away.
Thank you

BrandonParkersMommy said...

Your granny square looks wonderful.....wonderful job!!! I would also love to be included in your giveaway!

Lynn said...

Chocolate? Did you say chocolate? Count me in on your drawing please! I need lots of chocolate to get me through this LONG winter! Stitched or otherwise...ha!
Great start on your crochet too!

Pam in PA said...

How wonderful that you can make these
squares! I can't crochet. I can't seem to make it work for me. I love
blue & this color is beautiful.
Please enter me in your drawing for
the giveaway. Thanks!
Pam in PA

Berly said...

What link on youtube did you use? That is a beautiful square! And, you know I love chocolate so please enter me!

Debra said...

Congrats on your first crochet project.

crossstitchbibs said...

I thought I already was a follower on your blog but I guess not - but I am now!! Congratulations on the granny square - I would love to learn how to do them someday. Please enter me in your give away and thanks for having it!!!

Blu said...

Congrats on the granny square. It looks great!

Please count me in for your giveaway~

socialsue said...

I used to crochet when I was newly married. After raising 5 sons, I switched over to sewing since I needed to learn how to make blue jeans. The boys go through alot since the holes developed in the knee areas faster than anywhere else. LOL

Love ur first granny square! Please enter my name in the give-away. I am a follower of ur blog.

socialsue

socialsue.blogspot.com

vEr0n!c@ said...

Congrats on crocheting your first granny square. I wish I knew how to crochet. Have not been able to master it.

Please count me in on your giveaway. Love chocolates (who doesn't? :P) Thanx!

Harvestangel said...

Great Granny Stitch! I can't crochet like that but my mom did, she could whip up an afghan in no time. I liked pulling them apart when she made errors. Please add me to your giveaway. Thanks!
cherokeewild38@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

How did I miss this one?!! I have had to stitch about every thing you have done. I still can not believe how similar we are in what we want to stitch. And, I do not remember this "Little House" one at all!! I will need to get it.
Congratulations on your crochet endeavor!! It is fantastic and I will be anxious to see what you do with the squares. And, please enter me in your giveaway!!
Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Donna's Stitching said...

I think your granny square is perfect. I love the fabric you died it is perfect for the pattern please enter me in your contest. Can you tell me how you died your frabic thanks Donna

luvmyqsnaps@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

Love the granny!! I am doing my first granny afghan too I need 280 squares and I'm on my 51 you can see them on my blog tab also I have a couple of links that are cool if you haven't checked out mikys mail you gotta his videos are awesome and he is on i-tunes (free) and u tube also.

Jackie Njeri said...

I am a follower. I love to crotchet but lately my greatest obsession is quilling. I would love to win. greetings from Africa.

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on your work. Crocheting such a square is a nice hobby. I did it about 30 years ago and the blankets still cover my legs.
Please count me in your giveaway. We know from ILCS.
Chocolate is a thing I extremly need in a worst time.
So may be I am lucky.
My best wishes to you
Judith/Germany

Amanda said...

Someday I hope to learn to crochet also. For right now, I am still learning knitting and cross stitch.
I would love to enter your giveaway please. Thank you for giving us all the chance to win.

Kimberly R. said...

Congratulations for over 100 followers!!
Great work on your granny square, I love them - crochet was my first needlework, I knit and cross-stitch also :)
I'd love a chance to enter for your chocolate shop giveaway!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Mouse said...

OOO well done on the crochet bit am useless at it and knitting :( Can you enter me please as I am a follower ;) and it is one I haven't got heheheh yet !!!
love mouse xxxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

Binky's Blog said...

Nice granny square. I love the color. It always feels good when we accomplish something like that. Congrats.
Please enter me in your drawing. Nice, 100 followers.
threadsandneedles@yahoo.com
Brenda

Gretchen said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.

Mel said...

Ohh... Love that fabric.
What a great giveaway. Love to be entered.

The granny square is so cute!

Kitten said...

Looks good! It will make a cute blankie. Please enter me in too.

requilt said...

I can't wait to see more granny squares, especially in blue. I just became a follower so please enter me in your wonderful drawing. I found you from your post in the yahoo group for LHN

Linda said...

Hi Vicky, Your granny square is great. Over the years I have made well over 1000 granny squares. They are my favorite. I even like to sew them tog. Awesome giveaway. Please enter me in your drawing.
Thanks, Linda

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on the granny square.i have never been able to crochet.That reminds me of my mother she always had a crochet hook and thread in her hands before she died in 1998.I love to be in your drawing
for your giveaway.Thanks!!!
Jammiebama67@yahoo.com

Terry said...

Your granny square is pretty. Love that blue color! I need to try it again. I have tried off and on for years to crochet and can never get any straight sides. Always end up shorter/longer than what I started with and no, it's not on purpose. lol

Please enter me in the giveaway. I love all things LHN!!!

Blu Stitcher said...

You did a great job on your Granny Square. I would love to learn how to crochet but I can't seem to put down my cross stitch.

I would love to be in your giveaway also.

Linda
linda_breault@yahoo.com

Loves Christmas said...

My squares never turn out the size they're supposed to. Just can't seem to get the tension right.

Please put my name in your drawing cause I absolutely love chocolate.

Debra

Sarah said...

Oh my what a wonderful give away Vicky, so generous, I would love to be added for a chance to win, I love coming over to your blog to see what you are up to. Great work on the crochet, it is so pretty. Will put a link on my blog for your give away too.

♥ Nia said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway! Please, count me in :)
Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

congratulations on your crochet sqaure, I would love to learn to crochet one day
I am a lover of LHN designs and have lots of the charts but I do not have this one,and love chocolate so would be perfect stitch for me LOL I just love the colour of the fabric you have dyed, perfect for the design

please enter me into your draw, and thanks for the chance to win x

Virpi said...

I have been your reader for a some time already but now I'm also a follower. That fabric you dyed looks fabulous.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Love the crochet! I used to do this, but haven't for ages :( Please enter me in your giveaway - I love LHN! Viv x

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your first granny square. I can't crochet lol. I'd love to enter your giveaway please.

Renee said...

Your granny square looks fantastic!!! Way to go!!!

Tanyusha said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower now. And I love LHN.

Penny said...

My first afghan was granny squares they are fun to do and then crochet them together. Mine always come out on the larger size but thats ok cause it makes a larger afghan. Please enter me in your drawing as well.
Have a great weekend.

Cindi Loo Who said...

I used to crochet. My Granny taught me many years ago...Good luck with your endevor.
I just found your blog and became a follower. Lovely giveaway..please inclued me. I Love LHN charts!

Sherry M (BC) said...

great job on your first granny square - I also manage to have loose tension so I end up using a smaller sized hook than is called for.

Jodie said...

I love your granny square...crochet is something I just can't seem to get the hang of! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway, I love that LHN pattern :-)

Kate said...

Congratulations on your first granny square. I haven't done any crochet for years.
Please enter me in your giveaway I love LHN designs. I am a follower.

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Congrats on your granny square, I don't know how to crochet!
Many thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I'm very happy to follow yours.
I would love to enter your giveavay...
Love
Françoise

Lesley said...

Hi there, I'm so pleased to have found your blog. I am now proud to be a follower/ I love to crochet, although my first love is embroidery/ I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Blessings

angel parker said...

My mommy several years ago to make a granny square, not sure now if I remember how! You did a great job on yours! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks, Angel

Katrien said...

Congrats on your granny square.
That's a yummy-looking pattern, I'd love to be included in your give-away

Kathy Bradford said...

isn't it fun to learn a new craft the granny square looks great
Sincerely Kathy B in Ohio

Judes said...

Oh enter me! I love LNH! Have you ever thought about a granny square exchange?

Judes

kmaurer said...

Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway!

By the way, I love the background you have here on Blogger.

maurer dot katie at gmail dot com

Niina said...

Here is one follower that would like to participate!

Mare said...

Your square looks good and after a few more you will be a pro! I love crocheting. Your brother and I were born on the same day but not the same year. Congrats on 100 followers and please enter me. I have been following you for ages & really look forward to meeting you in June. Nice job on the fabric dying!

Ukka said...

Ooooh gorgeous blog candy Vicky. Thank you for the chance to win. I am following you and have put a link in my sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/. Congratulations on your first 100 followers I'm sure there will be many more. xx

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Shelleen said...

cute granny square. Would love to be entered in the drawing.

Janet said...

I have several afgans made of granny squares. I love the.

Please enter me in your giveawy as well.

Peggy said...
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Peggy said...

I'd love to enter your give-away Vicky. Thanks.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Peggy said...

I'd love to enter your give-away Vicky. Thanks.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
Forgot to mention that I follow you also. And will also post about your give-away on my blog.

Carol's Stitching said...

Vicki,

Congrats on making 100 followers. The afghan will be a lovely remeberance of your Mom and will look forward to seeing your progress on this endeavor. Please include me on your giveway and looking forward to seeing your stitching projects too!
Thanks! Carol

craftygal43 said...

I want to learn how to crochet. I am a "lefty" and it all seems backwards. Yours looks wonderful for your first one!
I would like to be entered in your drawing. I love LHN! You fabric turned out pretty.
Thanks, Debbie

Scattered Threads said...

Hi Vicky.
Congratulations of your first granny square. What a special way in which to remember your mom. I think that will be so special. My sewing and needlework are some of my constant reminder's of my mother too.
I just wanted to come by to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comment and to let you know that I appreciate it very much.
...and so, please do not enter me in your giveaway. I wouldn't want such a precious gift to be sitting in a drawer for years.
Thanks again for your visit.
Hugs.
Jackie.

Shelley said...

What a beautiful offer to share with us LHN addicts. Please enter me in the drawing!!

moreofhim said...

Your crochet is wonderful! Great job!
Please enter me in your giveaway. I adore LHN and would love to win this. It's one I don't have. Thanks!

God bless you - Julie

Tricia said...

Wonderful crocheting! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, too. I really enjoy stitching LHN patterns!

Valda said...

I love to crochet. I haven't in so long. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Rebecca (Becky J) said...

One of these days I will learn how to crochet and would love to make a Granny Square blanket. Please enter me in your drawing, Thanks.

Chrizette said...

I don't crochet much but I have done a few granny squares. It is a great first start - you are a natural!

I would love to be entered if the giveaway is international :)

Chriz’ stitchy spot
baychriz at gmail dot com

joyceclark said...

Good job on the square. Please enterme in the give a way.
Joyce
c f
tx

PamelaSueJames said...

What lovely stitching and your crocheted square is very pretty. I enjoy your blog, rading your updates is very enjoyable.

You are so generous to be gifting us with a giveaway, I hope you will enter my name.

Pamela in Kansas

Karen said...

Great start on your afghan. They will get easier.
Enter me in the giveaway contest.
Hope your snow melts soon. Ours has here in Nebraska!
Thanks,
Karen

Loretta said...

Way to go on the granny square. I wish I could get the hang of crocheting.

I love LHN designs (and chocolate) and would like to enter your giveaway.

~*Shar*~ said...

Your crochet looks great hun; please enter me in your drawing; I love this design and the material is beautiful.

Hugs, Shar

nutmegg said...

would love to be entered in your give-away thank you.

Marlene said...

Please entre me into your giveaway, I love the colour of the fabric. As for crochet, I learnt to do squares years ago, I must try and learn a bit more.

MrsB said...

A great blog!

Love your granny square - I knit some now and again, until I'm bored of them, so I'll have enough for a blanket by the time I'm 80!

Please enter me for your giveaway...

Lynn

Summer said...

wow,what a wonderful giveaway!
Please enter me.)))
http://lepestok26.blogspot.com/

Quiltsmiles said...

Be careful Vicky, those granny squares are like potato chips, very adicting!
Nice going for your first. Sweet little giveaway, please through my name in your drawing. I did become a follower. Sorry to learn of your brother's early passing. Family is such a precious thing.
{{{hugs}}}
Jane

LyndaB said...

I love your granny square! I always wanted to learn to crochet but couldn't master it. Cross stitch, I can do... :)

selene said...

Congrats on your first granny square, Vicky!

And congrats on 100 followers! I'd love to be included in your giveaway. I follow you!!

Marcy said...

Your granny square looks good to me.
Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

qtlildawgs at yahoo dot com

Natalija said...

Congrats on your 1st granny square :) and reaching 100 followers.
I would love to be included in the drawing.

Natalija (Italy)

P.S. I have become your follower.
My email:
natalija (dot) shkomare (at) gmail (dot) com

Good luck to everyone!

Deborah said...

The granny square looks pretty good to me! i am a new follower and would like to be entered in your generous giveaway. I have enjoyed reading your older posts.

El jardín de mis Rosas said...

I love LHN designs. The fabric is beautiful.
I am a follower.
Count me in your drawing.
I posted the giveaway on my blog.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Rosay36@gmail.com

Miss Yaya said...

I would love to join your drawing, beautiful LHN design.
I'm new follower. your Granny are precious.

Happy day.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I just found your blog and I will be back to continue to browse through. Congratulations to you and all of your followers.
Be always in stitches.

Emma said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win a chocolate shop! Or well um The Chocolate Shoppe. :)
Congrats on 100 followers.

Kathy H said...

I used to make granny squares and just loved them. Have gotten away from crochet, do more cross stitch now. Your block looks great. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Theresa said...

Granny afghans are my fav - good work on your first one! Would love to enter your give-away! Be blessed!

Carin said...

Ohh I would LOVE to enter this give away. As you maybe know I just LOVE the LHN designs :-)
You did a great job on the dyed linnen, that color looks great.
Fingers crossed !

Zarazjuka Natali said...

I want to take part in the raffle, come to visit
http://zarazjuka.blogspot.com

Natasha, Ukraine

Carissa said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway Vicky! I've been a follower for a while.

I've always wanted to learn to crochet and I keep saying maybe once the youngest gets a little older I can learn a new hobby. We'll see - the stitching keeps me plenty busy for now.