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The square I didn't make!

Saturday night my boyfriend asked me if I wanted to go to Michaels and or Joann's before we watch a movie together.... Generally I would jump at the chance but just this past week  I got a LOVELY shipment from Lion Brand and more yarn would just be distractions! He then said well I want to help you with your granny square inspriation blanket but I will not use a pink hook....
So off to the craft store we week! My first thought was lets get him a Crochet Dude Hook... those are manly right? He went for one of my favorites A soft touch by Clover. ( pattern is at the bottom )
We picked out a size J since that is what I start most of my students on, it's easier to see the stitches and not crochet tooo tight! He also picked the color Autumn Print in the Vanna's Choice line from Lion Brand. He said it reminds him of Iron Man almost...  I found this art of Iron Man by Pulse Graphiks 
Super heros are how i eased my youngest into sitting still long enough to learn finger crochet.. I had him make webs ( finger chains) in different colors to represent different powers! 

He comes to my looming and crochet group that meets 1-3 times a month depending on our schedules and he normally reads comics on his tablet. However I have caught him paying attention....... Check out the end of this video to see him surprise me by helping of of the new loomers in my group!

I did round 1 and 5 for him, I think he deserves some kudos for his first EVER crochet anything! comment and leave him so love so maybe he will crochet with me more!!! Tell me if  For those that are wondering this is a 6 round hdc granny.

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**** See My other #aprilinspiration squares HERE
Basic HDC Square use Vanna's choice by Lionbrand and a J hook to got the IRON MAN version

make a magic circle

Round 1 ch3, 2dc,ch2,3dc,ch2,3dc,ch2,3dc,ch2 sl to beginning ch3

Round 2 sl to ch2, ch3 ( in ch2 sp) 2dc,ch2,3dc, ch1,, *in next ch2, 3dc,ch2,3dc,ch1* repeat 2       more times sl to beginning ch3.

Round 3 sl to ch2 ch3,2dc,ch2,3dc,ch1, in ch1 space dc3, ch1, *in ch2 sp, 3dc,2ch,3dc,ch1, in           ch1 sp, 3dc,ch1* repeat 2 more times sli to beginning ch3

Round 4  sl to ch2 ch3,2dc,ch2,3dc,ch1, in ch1 space dc3, ch1, in next ch 1 space dc3, ch1,**in ch2 sp, 3dc,2ch,3dc,ch1, in ch1 sp, 3dc,ch1 in next ch1 space 3dc ch1* repeat 2 times sl to beginning ch3.

Continue on with this pattern until you have the size you want! 


  1. Absopositively gorgeous! Wish my first had been this gorgeous! <3

    1. Me too LOL I think I watched Teresa Richardson's youtube video for days before I could half way get a granny!

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  3. Wonderful job!. My middle Granddaughter would love an afghan out of this yarn. Will have to try to find it on line. Again wonderful job. Kudos!

    1. Thank you!! It's on the Lion Brand website :)

  4. I like the colors, only I'd use a darker red, blue, and light blue, gold. I think I do have those colors. OOO...a new project! :)

  5. He did great! It looks like he has a natural talent for it. Great job!


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