My all time favourite things to crochet is, Granny Squares. Each one is individual, a masterpiece of possibilities. They work up fast and give you that wonderful feeling of accomplishment.
There are hundreds upon hundreds of patterns on line, giving you the opportunity to pick the perfect one and as I come close to the end of my “Nuts About DNA Afghan” journey, picking the last few squares fills my soul with so many different emotions.
With so many incredible squares out there, what will they be?
My 103rd square, is the beautiful,
Ellen Ripley Afghan Square by Diana Krenz.
The Ellen Ripley Afghan Square is just perfect for one of my last 8 squares, not only it so very pretty, full of texture and detail, it’s a soothing, most enjoyable make.
If you haven’t made it, it really is a must, so please pop on over to Ravelry and treat yourself. It’s cheaper than a costa coffee and will bring you so much more pleasure. It’s a steal at only €2.66 which is about £2.38.
Just like all of Diana’s patterns the colour possibilities are endless. It would work wonders as a stand-alone Afghan or mixed up with Diana Krenz other breathtaking squares. You could make it in to a cushion, bed runner, table runner, bag, a scarf, anything your heart desires.
Trust me you can’t go wrong with this square or any other of Diana Krenz creations. She even has a gorgeous border pattern called Persian Dream Border, which is free on Ravelry, it would look splendid with any of her squares and showcase them beautifully.
As you may have read, I’m using Scheepjes Stonewashed for this humungous afghan, in colours, Moon Stone, Garnet, Corundum ruby, Citrine, Malachite, Enstatite, and Rose quartz. I purchased them from Wool Warehouse and Lusciously Loopy Yarn.
For the Ellen Ripley square, I decided on a limited colour pallet of, Moon Stone, Garnet, Citrine, Malachite and Enstatite. And I used the following colour order-
Round 1 – Citrine
Round 2 – Malachite
Round 3 – Enstatite
Round 4 – Moon Stone
Round 5 – Enstatite
Round 6 – Moon Stone
Round 7 – Moon Stone
Round 8 – Enstatite
Round 9 – Moon Stone
Round 10 – Moon Stone
Round 11 – Garnet
Round 12 – Garnet
Round 13 – Garnet
Round 14 – Garnet
Round 15 – Garnet
Round 16 – Moonstone
Round 17 – Garnet
Modifications made for size and stitch count were –
Round 16 – Back post double crochet across, 3 dc in corners.
Round 17 (Border round) – hdc in back loop across, making 2Hdc chain 2, 2Hdc in 2nd corner stitch (44hdc each side)
If you love Diana Krenz beautiful Ellen Ripley square as much as I do and want to see more, keep up to date with her new patterns or want to share you creations of her outstanding patterns, you can find Diana on –
Facebook Group – Koernerklaus Crochet Design
Ravelry Group – Koernerklaus Crochet Design
Until next time,
Too-da-loo for now.