Saturday, 21 July 2012

Porthole Square


Hi Everyone

So, Porthole Square... intrigued???  This is something I came up with a few months ago, and I thought it was about time to share it with you all.  I love 'em, and can think of lots and lots of uses in many different ways.  I'm planning on making a mobile case and possibly a laptop and kindle case; I also have a couple of ideas to make these into bags.  Anyway... you don't particularly care about that do you...  you just want to know what they are and how to make them right?


Don't you love them?  I adore the way the outer circle is pulled into a perfect circle when you join the top layer to the bottom...  Not difficult to make, I'll walk you through it below.


I NOW HAVE A NEW WEBSITE AND THE PATTERN CAN BE FOUND AT -


http://psicrochet.com/portfolio-items/porthole-square/






One Porthole Square...  but you don't have to put the inner circle in if you don't want to...  Just leave it out, and start with the outer circle...  you can put fabric behind instead if you prefer...



Let your imagination run away with you...  ok, I'm off now to fight my sweet cravings!


Happy crocheting everyone!!

Karen
xx

50 comments:

  1. WWWWWOOOO You always amaze me with very cute and creative crochet!
    Thanks Karen!!!!!!

    Hugs.

    Esperanza✿⊱╮

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  2. It's lovely, thank you so much for sharing it, my mind is going to be full of ideas for these by the morning!

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  3. Easy and amazing!! Thank you!!

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  4. This is such an awesome square! I just love the idea of putting fabric in there, this would make such a fun kids quilt!

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  5. Your new squares are so cool - very unique. :)

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  6. I just love rhis. Thanks for sharing.
    Love, Melanie

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  7. I love it. Thanks for sharing. :o)

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  8. Karen this is brilliant!!!! I love it and have never seen anything like it. Absolutely wonderful, thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  9. I just adore you;you are so talented,inspiring,funny and innovative. So when is the book coming out,I want a signed copy! I enjoy your blog and and love the tutorials,and you are so pretty just the way you are I have no idea why you have to "slim down."
    Seriously,when you get a book deal,I hope I'm one of the first to happily pay for a signed copy.
    Love you,H

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    1. Wow Heidi, can I sign you up as my Agent?? You've made me feel fabulous, so thank you very much!
      Karen
      xx

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  10. oh,forgot one thing-that Porthole square is just pure genius(can't spell to save my life)and it made me smile too. I'm obcessed with circles(and squares,and everything crochet, ummm flowers especially)and I feel a new obcession about to begin-portholes!

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  11. Thanks for posting it...
    Greetings!

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  12. I've been on a coaster kick recently - these look like a great addition to my ever growing collection! Thanks for the clear and easy to follow instructions!

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  13. What a great idea! The squares look fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Really nice!Thank you for sharing!

    greats from Holland
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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  15. Brilliant! I think you have created the very first crochet quilt. Linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Wishing you a very happy Monday. :)

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  16. Oh I do love this, I really do! I've been wanting to combine my love of crochet with my love of pretty fabrics for so long, but as I can only sew by hand (machinery and I don't get on...oh no!), I hadn't come up with any good ideas. Now you have, and I thank you muchly :)

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  17. Ohhhhhhhhhh wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...They are just pretty.I would love to make.

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  18. I love this, it is so amazing and i think it will become my "holiday work"....
    Perhaps, should you have a PDF way of working ?
    Thank you in advance

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  19. These are so creative! I crochet a lot of squares for a group called Knit-a-Square (http://www.knit-a-square.com/), they distribute blankets to AIDS orphans in South Africa, I'd love to share this pattern with them if it's ok with you. I plan on making many of these to send to them!

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  20. These are amazing!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Wow, beautiful.... Thanks for sharing!
    ;0)
    Norma

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  22. Hi Karen, What a great idea! I am thinking of a cushion cover with different colored centres. Do you think it will look nice? Could you show the back of the fabric centered square so that we may see how you have attached the fabric to the square. Thank you.
    Love.

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  23. I love this! What a brilliant idea- and I love the fact that fabric can put in the hole as well. Amazing :)

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  24. this is so cool. Your amazing and talented thanks for sharing your talents. Adding you to my blog:)

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  25. Thanks so much for sharing ... I love the pattern ... I'm on vacation but I'm going to try it as soon as I get home !

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  26. I really love this. Your color combos are gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing because I definitely want to try it out.

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  27. Great idea!!!

    Thank you for the tutorial.
    Regards

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  28. I love this! I hope it is ok that I have linked to you in my blog?
    http://janetberg.blogspot.no/

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  29. Oww...I have been surching for a nice coaster pattern for some time...and saw soooo many coasters, but they all just didn't 'do' it for me, but these are something completly different and exactly what I'm looking for...thank you so much for sharing! They are now on the top of my "to-do list"!!
    Grtzz...Maddy

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  30. que original.Muy bueno!!!!
    lo voy a intentar,gracias por compartirlo.

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  31. Yes, gorgeous... how did you attach the fabric? I'm sure you can make inner circle (red) then the gray and then slip in the fabric --- but if you didn't do the inner square, did you sew it with invisible thread? thank you,

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  32. c' est génial!! j' adore tu as beaucoup de talent bravo a bientôt biz

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  33. I am in love with this square and am currently making squares for an exchange. I plan to switch my pattern over to this one and was just curious about using fabric. I haven't mixed the two mediums before and I'm just wondering the best way to attach the fabric to the yarn.

    Thanks so much, looking forward to hearing from you and working this square up.

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  34. Love this square! I linked to both this one and the Granny Bobble Spiral on my blog this morning. You make fantastic tutorials - thanks so much for sharing them!

    The post is here if you want to check it out: http://www.mooglyblog.com/2012/08/20/10-more-perfect-crochet-squares-for-afghans/

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  35. Brilliant! Thanks so much for showing us how too :) Jill x

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  36. Hi Karen, I am the editor of AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns. I would love to feature your patterns on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

    Nicola Trumbull, Editor
    www.AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
    nicola(at)primecp(dot)com

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  37. Complimenti per i vari tutorial, sono molto ben fatti e li ho condivisi sulla mia pagina di facebook

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  38. What a fabulous idea! I can see this hole made in numerous ways! I have a huge stash of fabric leftovers that are to nice to throw away and this would make a tremendous use of those scraps and at the same time clearing out my wardrobe!

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  39. Great idea and great tutorial! I'm already considering to use this for a couple of projects! Thanks!

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  40. Hi. Along time ago we made several blankets and scarves with a crochet block very similar to yours. Done a bit differently we used an inserted crochet flower in the center that priteuded out a bit. I will have to look and see if I still have the pattern.

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  41. I love this! It is very pretty. I too, though, am wondering about how to attach the fabric. My sewing skills consist of mending teddy bears and putting patches on my children's jeans. Any tips, advice, or instruction would be greatly appreciated. Great blog, Thanks!

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  42. muchas gracias es hermoso<!!!! thanks this is beatiful!!!kisses from Argentina

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  43. I love this porthole. It is so cute. I am going to try it.
    Thanks for posting.
    Donna
    New follower from http://blackberrywintercrafts.blogspot.com/

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  44. Muchas gracias por compartir, lindo e interesante grammy, besos

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  45. Love the design. So different than the granny squares I have crocheted. Thanks for sharing.

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