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Saturday, 30 June 2018
EMOJI GRANNY SQUARE : IN THE ROUND - 1
THE ROUND - 1
just finished my donation of 200 newborn and preemie baby caps that I donated
over three charities in Australia, and my friend told me about this cute donation. Thank you Prabha for once again helping spread smiles.
have donated to Project Chemo Crochet before and I am thrilled to be able to
The new coordinator
for the drive, Linda Forrstrom, said that they were trying to build up their blanket reserves for
little children – and so the requirement for toddler squares.I was really happy to hear that she was inspired
by my last donation of squares, and has been making animal squares.Thank you Linda for your
appreciation and for spreading smiles.
why the title “In-the-Round” ? The idea of these granny squares is to make a
big circle / round in the centre and then work a square off it – and then
embellish that big circle / round with whatever is totally specific for the
character or animal we are creating.Using this idea, let’s see what all we can create here.
let’s work on some of the smiley Emojis... and spread smiles.
Oh, and in case you find this project interesting, ensure that you follow me here or on Facebook, as I plan on making many many more squares for this donation :)
Materials used : Today I’ve used a 4-ply acrylic baby
soft yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook.
It does not matter what yarn / hook you
use.My pattern here gives you sizes in
inches – so follow the pattern idea and head size chart to make it to any size
Abbreviations used :
: Foundation single crochetdc : Double crochet
: chain space
Stitches used :
Starting slip knot :This is a
neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.
our requirement for Project Chemo Cancer is for 9” x 9” squares, I tweaked the
pattern just a bit.
Tweaks that I’ve done :
started with the centre yellow circle and then worked the white as instructed
by the designer.
Round 5 (using yellow), the designer has said we should work a sc all
around.I chose to work a hdc all
around, as I want to increase my square size – but this does not compromise the
pattern that comes after this.
worked 5 dc in each ch-5 sp of Round 2 of the granny squares (in white).I found that 4 dc pulled my work and made the
yellow circle lumpy.
repeats of the last Round 3 of the granny square (in white), working 1 dc in
each dc, and then the (3 dc ; ch 3, 3 dc) in each corner ch-3 sp. I just
continued till I had a 9” x9”
square.Easy enough, right?
the different ‘emotions’ or emojis, I was inspired by this picture that I found
online.Come along then.. let’s
Facial features and embellishments :
just kept the photos of the common emojis and embroidered in the features.The lovely Ashleigh has offered us two ways
to work in the features.. one using the tapestry embroidery needle and one with
the crochet thread and hook using the tambour method.
For the hand I tweaked this free pattern – using sc instead
of hdc to get a smaller hand.I stuffed
it with an amigurumi ball to give it a little oomph.
What is an amigurumi ball ?For all my
stuff toy projects, I like to stuff my polyfill stuffing inside a little
stocking-net. Even if using hypo allergenic stuffing, the stocking-net keeps
the stuffing in neatly when washing. Here’s what mine looks like.
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