Wednesday 22 June 2011

Designing a One Round GRANNY SQUARE or pom pom rug

as i have a new pompom maker 

Been giving it some thought over the last few days and came up with the idea of lots of punched circles in lots of colours and placing them in a design....
A more formal but simple design 

....taken from the cross stitch design below
Not sure its simpler than graph paper and coloured pencils but...

You could make a throw/rug from any cross stitch or grid design...replace each stitch/square with a punched circle or square on graph paper

A simple stripe

Below is a spot variation on the first cross stitch pattern..
another very simple design...
Collage of the cross stitch pattern as a repeat to make a large throw
I can see lots of simple cross stitch design that could be made
Hows this for a great use of  cross stitch...
another variation...
from Bloesem

One round granny square measures about 3/4 -1" in cotton yarn.
 4mm hook

A small almost cushion size piece from the red flower cross stitch 

Happy Hooking all x


  1. Oooh, now I wanna see what you come up with!!

  2. Does your amazing brain never rest?!!! I love that cross stirch rose on the wall - can't see G going for it tho - lol.

  3. This is going to be gorgeous, but you have way too much time on your hands......I wish I were you.

  4. I love the flower-y ones best. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Hope you're having less rain there! We were supposed to have summer all this week and it only lasted ONE day. Gah!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)