Crochet Diploma: Module 7

Let’s level up! This module is called Advanced Techniques and moves into stitch patterns, using open stitches for aesthetic, adding borders and working with motifs.

I have not yet made a waffle or basket weave blanket so the run down of how basket weave works was really informative and I can’t wait to give it a go. You know, once I finished my bazillion other WIPs *sigh*

One of the borders mentioned was Crab Stitch aka Reverse Double Crochet (UK). My first encounter with Crab Stitch was a massive battle as I struggled to “go backwards” to finish off the pretty coasters I had made. I swore and stitched and bitched my way through that first coaster edge. Every move was so unnatural. Once I got it though, it was so pretty and polished and I of course got better slowly. I have used it a few times to finish the edge of jumpers.

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Today’s exercise was to create a simple granny square. Here is a shot of one of my first granny square blankets.

I have made a few classic blankets by stitching granny squares together as most crocheters have. This unit discussed designing pieces around motifs and various other design techniques such as colourwork, cables and freestyling.

The assessment was only 8 questions and was fairly straightforward.

Happy Hooking!

Liz x

EDIT: I passed this module with a mark of 100%

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Little Hearts for Grace ❤️

I came across this beautiful CAL for little Grace through my favourite crochet artist Laura from Happy Berry Crochet.

‘Little Hearts for Grace’ is run by Lindsey Newns of Lottie & Albert and Jen of Just Litte Jen to raise funds for the charities that have helped Jen’s daughter, Grace, and their family. This CAL open to anyone in the world to crochet one of 9 granny squares designed by 9 amazing crochet artists and send it in to create a beautiful blanket to be auctioned off next year. The proceeds will go towards Little Hearts Matter and Bristol Children’s Hospital in the UK and contributions can be sent in from 2 December 2017 to 31 January 2018.

I could not be more excited to make a contribution to this amazing cause. My first square was made using Kaidalys‘ beautiful bobble heart pattern – find it here. I can’t wait to make more of these beautiful granny squares.

More about the project, details on where to post your hearts to and how to donate can be found on the Little Hearts for Grace CAL page at Lottie & Albert -> http://lottieandalbert.blogspot.com.au/

Love Liz xx