Thursday, 5 June 2014

Mini granny squares into a cowl !!!!

… I have only KNITTED one cowl before ( here and here ), not crocheted one….. never ….

….. but from today I can say that : I DID IT !

It all started with crocheting some granny squares ( 3 rounds each, with a 3,5mm hook), in 3 different colours ( light grey, turquoise and teal ), joined together with the "join as you go" method, forming some rectangles…





…. it was an easy project to crochet and so relaxing at the same time …..




I choose to work 3 stripes for my cowl and each one is made of 6 "rectangles".
In a couple of days it was completed and sewn …





…. and I had to try it on !!!! …..



…. but I was not able to leave it as it was …. so imagine what happened next….

I choose a fourth colour ( black : beautiful colour, but a nightmare to see the stitches …. sigh! ) and I crocheted 1 simple row with granny shells, one for the top and for the bottom of the cowl …

…. honestly, I couldn't avoid to crochet even a pompom edge ….. so sorry …. ;oD !!!!! ….








… I have then added some black whip stitches around the light grey rectangles ….



… and tried again on me ….


…. my dummy friend was getting a little bit envious, so …. I had to share …..





…. you know, we are such good friends ….. !!!!!!!

xxxx Alessandra

Today links : Link your Stuff ! and Craft Schooling Sunday !!!

41 comments:

  1. I love the pom-pom edge!

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  2. It's gorgeous! love the colours :)

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    1. Thank you Helen !!!
      Congratulations for your wedding!!!!
      xxxxxxx Ale

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  3. Very nice edge! :) and I love the photo of you wearing your new cowl!!

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    1. …. yes, me and my crazy hair!!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxxx Ale

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  4. E' bellissimo, fresco e giovanile. Proprio il genere che piace a me.
    Lo indossi molto bene,è un piacere per gli occhi.
    A presto
    Maria Luisa

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    1. Grazie Maria Luisa, sei davvero gentilissima !!!!!
      xxxxxx Ale

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  5. Dear Ale, It really looks great. The colors you used could be my choice. Love Tinie

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  6. It's beautiful Ale. I love the colors you used, and the black pompom edge is perfect for it. Have a great day. :)

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    1. thank you ! thank you ! thank you, Debi !!!!!!!!
      xxxxxxx Ale

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  7. Fun! I love the colors!
    Kate :}

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  8. great the edging really sets it off. Nice to see you! Heather x

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  9. Gorgeous!
    It looks better on you than on your dummy friend. I like you in it. Those naughty eyes!

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    1. You are really sweet Brigitte!!!! Thank you !!!!! ;oD
      …. my naughty eyes …… eh! eh! eh!

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  10. Great!! ♥ Nice colors, lovely border and I like the stitched seams :-). Suits you well!!!
    Nata xxx

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  11. It's gorgeous! I love how the grey stands out, and the black crocheted trim is the true touch!

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  12. Great colours, and the black trim and detail stitch really stand out!

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  13. I love the colors you chose! And that pom-pom edging!

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  14. It is very beautiful, Ale! gray and blue combination is always nice!
    Thank you for waiting for me ... your comment made ​​my happy!
    Thanks ...

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  15. That black edging is definitely the finishing touch!!! I liked the combination of grey and blue squares but I certain like it much more with the black enhancing it!!!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  16. ♥ ooo, very beautiful! ♥xxx Riitta

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  17. Mi piacciono tantissimo i colori.In sto periodo ho la passione per il turchese e le sue varie gradazioni!Però mi fai caldo solo a guardarti:qui oggi si schiatta!;-))Buona domenica

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  18. Just brilliant Alessandra - loooooove your embellishments ie. the pom poms and stitching :) :) Re. your dummy - well it's good to have friends, tee hee!!!
    Alison xx

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  19. Ciao! Sono capitata qui dopo aver visto il tuo mandala per Yarndale su Pinterest...e ho gironzolato un po' qua e là guardando i tuoi lavori e il luoghi che ti circondano...tornerò a trovarti presto.

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    1. Grazie Laura!!!
      Sei la benvenuta, a presto
      Xxxxxx Ale

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  20. Firts I read owl and thought...ohhh Alessandra is busy with little granny's again like with the fox,but than I saw it was a cowl!!!Whahaaa...but it's also very lovely...you did again great work!

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  21. Fantastic and love the colors! And that edging, is so much fun to crochet and looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  22. What a great cowl! I especially love the fringe. xoxo

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  23. I'm loving that edging ... pure fun :)

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  24. Gorgeous cowl, Ale! I love the colours and the black bobble edging is perfect!
    Helen xox

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  25. Very nice! And very cute edge!

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    1. that edge!!!!! People really love pompoms!!!!! ;oD
      thank you, xxxxxx Ale

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