I WON'T BACK DOWN

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

MOD JADE FLOWER GRANNY SQUARE LAPGHAN

This pattern is not one of my own, though the design of the squares and how they are pieces together is my own design.

Finished MOD JADE FLOWER LAPGHAN
JADE FLOWER vine of the Philippines. My inspiration ;-)

I will post the original pattern titled, “Baby Granny” as it was originally printed waaaaay back in the 1980’s, with notation of original yarn used which you will have to research and substitute because it is no longer being made: but I made MOD Lapghan using worsted weight yarns and patterned it after the Philippine Jade Flower vine one day when I was really missing my handsome little 4 year old Filipino grandson – so I went online to see what type of flowers grew in the Philippines and was captivated by the pretty Jade Flower vine … and I just happened to have the right color yarns in my cache too, so I worked a design around the flower and the yarn:

Squared pieces being pieced together

This lapghan is another hospital donation item – I want my donation items to be bright and cheerful because the hospital can be such a depressing place. I designed my lapghan around a quilt pattern placement which differs from the original pattern granny squares placement, so my count of total squares designed was also different – and that is okay ;-) The original pattern is simply a stitch pattern … use it as a guide and design your own finished item: or stick to the original if you wish :-D

==BABY GRANNY

Materials: Winsome Yarn by Bucilla – 8 oz. White (A) & 4 oz. EA of Delft Blue (B) and Tapestry Pink (C); crochet hook #F; yarn needle

Gauge: 1 square = 4-1/4 inches

Method: Number 1 Square – Rnd 1 (right side): With B ch 4, join with a slip st in first ch to forma ring, ch 4, work 1 dc in ring, *ch 2 for corner, work a shell of – 1 dc, ch1, 1 dc – in ring; repeat from * twice more, ch 2, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4; 4 hells with ch 2 spaces at each of 4 corner.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sl st into ch 2 space, ch 4, 1 dc in same space, ch 2 for corner, work shell of – 1 dc, ch1, 1 dc – in same space, *ch 1, skip next shell, work – 1 shell, ch 2 for corner, 1 shell – all in next ch 2 space; rpt from * twice more, ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4; 8 shells and 4 corner spaces. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Turn, join A with sl st in any ch 2 corner space, ch 4, 1 dc in same space, ch 2, work 1 shell in same space, * ch 1, skip next shell, work 1 shell in next ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next shell, work 1 shell, ch 2, 1 shell in next corner space; rpt from * twice more, ch 1, skip next shell, work 1 shell in next ch 1 space, ch 1, join with a sl st in 3rd ch or ch 4; 12 shells and 4 corner spaces. Fasten off A.

Rnd 4: Turn, join B with sl st in any h-2 corner space ch 4, 1 dc in same space, ch 2, 1 shell in same space, + *ch 1, skip next shell, work 1 shell in next ch 1 space *; rpt between *’s once more, ch 1, skip next shell, work 1 shell, ch 2, 1 shell in next corner space; rpt from + twice more, rpt between *’s twice, ch 1, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4; 16 shells with 4 corner spaces. Fasten off B.

Rnd 5: Turn, join A with sl st to any ch-2 corner space, ch 4, 1 dc in same space, ch 2, 1 shell in same space, + rpt between *’s of rnd 4, 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 shell, work 1 shell, ch 2, 1 shell in next corner space; rpt from + twice more, rpt between *’s of rnd 4, 3 times, ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch 4; 20 shells and 4 corner spaces. Fasten off A. Make 31 Number 1 Squares in all.

Number 2 Square – Work same as Number 1 Square, but work Rnds 1, 2, and 4 with C; Rnds 3 & 5 with A. Make 32 Number 2 Squares in all.

Finishing: Arrange squares alternately (Number 1 Square-Number 2 Square-Number 1 square, ect.: 7 across & 9 down), keeping seams as elastic as crochet fabric, from right side sew squares together with color A, using and overhand st and sewing through single top loop of each square, leaving inner loops free to show on each side of se

CUFFED STRETCHY RIBBED HOSPITAL BABY HAT Pattern



Is a gorgeous day and the sky is robin-egg-blue with sparse thin clouds in the far distance. Birds are chirping and it feels like Spring is quietly settling in: last night, about 8:30 p.m., while walking home from a Craft Meet at the Club House it was pleasantly warm at 70-degrees – it felt good. And it was difficult to remember that surprise snowflakes were falling just a short week and a half ago!

I am still recovering from my bout with influenza, and while not contagious, I am still a bit weak and wheezing – but at least I have a full-up inhaler now (I finally broke down and had a friend drive me into ER a few days ago), so breathing is not so difficult or painful anymore. And another friend dropped of a 2-pack DayQuil/NiteQuil the other day which helps with the coughing. Hopefully sometime this week this thing will move along and pester someone else:


While I have been laid up this past month, I worked up some more little baby hospital hats. I had been saving a horde of baby fingering yarn that Bob found for me a few years ago at a Bazaar event we were participating at in Winlock, but since none of our granddaughters 28, 23, and 21 feel inclined to give us great-grandchildren to carry our bloodline into the next generation; and our grandson is only 4 years old and I will be with Bob in the great celestial city beyond the clouds by the time he reaches maturity, there seems to be no real point to continue hoarding the yarn … and making these little hats for the hospital donation foundation would make Bob smile if he were here.

This little hat pattern is not one of my own … I found it doing an internet search for hospital donation items. If I am going to spend countless hours making a donation item for a needy purpose, I want it to be something that will actually be appreciated and used. This little ribbed hat is an item hospitals across the USA ask for and recipients enjoy :-D

I am posting the original pattern without any changes whatsoever; and I am adding pictures of my work as I followed the pattern:

Cuffed Stretchy Ribbed Newborn Hat (worked in the round)
(sized for normal weight newborn baby)

Sport-weight Yarn
Size 6 double pointed needles

Cast on 68 stitches, placing stitches on 3 dpns (24, 20, 24). Join in the round.**


Work Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing for 6 inches.

Start decreasing:
*Knit 2 together, Purl 2 together* repeat from * for the entire round.
(34 stitches on needles now)

Knit one round.

Knit 2 together around.
(17 stitches on needles now)

Knit one round.

Knit 2 together around.
(9 stitches remaining, including the one stitch left over)

Cut yarn about 6 inches from knitting, then attach yarn needle. Sew the yarn through all 9 stitches, then pull tight.


Thread needle to the inside of the hat, then weave in loose ends.

Give your stretchy hat to the hospital!

STRETCHY BABY HOSPITAL HAT AS IT WOULD LOOK ON BABY
STRETCHY BABY HOSPITAL HAT - CROWN VIEW