Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Granny Rectangle (as opposed to a Granny Square)

Before

After
Quick post today. March break and trying to keep the youngest busy. Here is something I thought was quite magnificent. Ever wanted to granny something but it was NOT a square? Well here is your chance. I grannied this lovely stool/storage thingy and BELIEVE me it is 100x better than what it used to be.



See pretty granniness? If you want to granny a rectangle here is what helped me. If you would like specifics on how to tighten near the end to get that secure tucked in edge, email me and I will tell you how.

And I have storage as well!


And crocheting trim on pillowcases. What are you up to?







21 comments:

Sal said...

I love the crochet..beautiful colours!
;-)

made with love said...

Fab crochet, I love the pillowcase,
Have fun,
Rachael XX

Hen said...

Wow, both are lovely.
Hen x

summerfete said...

patchworking!

Quiltnbee said...

Very nice !

Rebecca said...

I love the crochet, this is something I really want to learn but imagine it is quite hard! x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love it!
I am currently cleaning out vintage tins and patching up the insides of a vintage trunk.

topchelseagirl said...

They're lovely.

vintage flair1 said...

What a lovely Idea!
I am rubbish at crochet,keep having a go though.
Take care
Bridie x

Vee said...

Now that's wonderful! I've never seen crochet used in that way and it is just great. Your sense of color is so pure. I wish I had some of it!

lynnie said...

lovely..it does the soul good when you create wonderful things..nice work...lynnie

The Vintage Kitten said...

Lovely!..........

P.S The LA duvet cover is the one in your sidebar. Im disappointed as I assumed the pillowcases would be included but they aren't. The material feels lovely though X

bellaboo said...

Grrrr! I spent three HOURS trying to crochet a granny square yesterday and I STILL can't get it!Going to go on to you tube for a demo AGAIN and try to follow it.
Your crochet cover looks great...will I EVER get there?

Bellaboo :o)

A Country Girl said...

A great makeover!

Country Style Living said...

What a transformation! The crochet makes all the difference....

Brabourne Farm said...

What a great idea! I love crocheting these gorgeous things but only ever use them for rugs. Thanks for the inspiration. Leigh

twiggypeasticks said...

Looks gorgeous, well done.
twiggy x

Andrea said...

Thats Fab!! I have also just finished a box like that....note to self, go take a piccie and post it on my blog too!!! I love the crochet cushion in an earlier post, would love to know how you put the final product together because I too am in the middle of a granny square which was meant for a blanket but boredom is taking over with it!!! xx

melanie said...

Great make over, very nice indeed.
I am planning on making some crochet trimming for our pillow cases too, makes them look much nicer. :) xxx

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your grannies! I'm new to crocheting and can't do anything nearly as wonderful yet. I also like the crocheted edge on the pillowcase. Just lovely!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Krawuggl said...

What a brilliant idea, love it a lot!