Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 2

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 1

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial See Part 1 of Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial for how to crochet the centre section of the granny square — rows 1 to 7  — which crochet stitches are used to make this square what kind of yarn and hook we used create the square in this tutorial.

In Part 2  —  row 8  — I'll show you how to edge the centre section and make the loops with picots.

If you simply want the pattern instead of the tutorial see Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Pattern.

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 Row 8

sc 3 into chain space of corner, sc 2 into next ch space

loop

ss into post, ch 7, skip 2 spaces [chain space, post, chain space] and slip stitch into next post,

turn work


continue row 8

working into ch spaces under loop (the spaces we skipped earlier) with sc 2,  sc 2,

turn (for bulky yarn like this I find it beneficial to chain 1 then turn)

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - the loop

continue loop

continue working into the loop space

sc, picot (ch3), sc2, picot, sc 2, picot (top of loop), sc 2, picot, sc 2, picot sc 1 (total of 10sc and 5 picot)


Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - the picots

continue row 8

sc 2, sc 3,
that completes the first side of row 8

repeat 3 more times, ss to finish row

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - finishing

Continue to Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 3