Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Three Things, Snow, A Ta Dah and A Granny Rectangle Tutorial

 It is snowing! A lot. Crazy, yesterday it was in the high 50's F and raining. Fifty degrees in January is almost unheard of in this part of the country. Overnight it began to snow. I actually love days like this. Work and school are cancelled, my husband is off today too, and it is so pretty outside. This was at 4:30 this morning...
This was at 5:00...
Perfect day for building snowmen and then blankets and cocoa with a movie.

 Last Thursday we were in the middle of some very cold weather. Around 0 F. I made a cowl with some yarn I got for Christmas.
Once again, excuse my just out of the shower face and hair. I should probably think about this before I take these photos. He he. The cowl is so soft. Lion Brand Yarn Hometown. Just chain a circle as big as you want and sc in the back loops only. Don't turn at the end, it took about an hour to make.

 One project I have been working on is a granny rectangle blanket.  I don't like a chain foundation to show, I think it looks uneven. So here is what I came up with...

Ch. 31, then dc in the 6th ch from the hook. Work a dc in each stitch until you have 21 dc.  Join to the first ch with a slip stitch. You should have a loop at each end with 5 chains.

For the second row, change colors. I do it on the side, three dc's from the end.

When you get to the ch 5 loop, stitch 3 dc then ch 3 then 3 dc then ch 3 then 3 dc. That will make your end nice and rectangular.

The next row is where it starts to look like a granny square, only it is a rectangle. When you get to the corner you do 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Just like a granny square. Easy peasy. Continue rounds until the blanket is as big as you want it. I am making a blanket for our couch, I haven't gotten very far yet. I am using up all of the rest of my Bamboo Ewe. I don't think it is being made any more. Bummer.
I hope this pattern is easy to follow. I will talk to everyone soon. I am going to go play in the snow now. :)


  1. Great post Kashi - nice tutorial -
    UK has had a lot of snow lately, we spent two days snowed in.
    Pretty photo of you and your Cowl looks nice and snug.

    love to you all from
    Tracy SC (sorry it's posting me as anon-LOL)

  2. Great job showing us how to make this granny rectangle in such detail. I'm looking forward to making one now. You have a real talent for this.

  3. I love the idea of a granny rectangle! I don't think I have ever seen one before. Thank you for sharing and for the tutorial.

  4. I think I should make me a cowl..I have some hometown yarn...Yesss...I think I shall!!

    Your granny rectangle looks great!

  5. That rectangle looks amazing. The colors are beautiful!

  6. What a cozy and nice colored cowl!! And thanks for sharing the granny pattern :-)

  7. TRYING to get hang of corners of rectangle blanket.Pictures are very helpful.Nice cowl & I don't even like them!!