Saturday, 31 January 2015

Crochet House Card

I crocheted this cute little granny square house after seeing it on pinterest and then made it into a card for a very lovely friend.

Crochet Granny Square House
This post has been a long time coming. It's nearly my friend Angela's birthday again! Somehow this got temporarily misplaced in my archives. When I was invited to join the 2015 Pinterest Challenge* I remembered this project and how much I had enjoyed making it.

I saw this lovely little adaptation of a granny square to crochet on pinterest (of course) from Polkadotted Rainbows and knew I had to give it a try.
Here's the pin link too if you want it. 
There is no pattern but there is a link to a variation on the house pattern. It was not too difficult to follow what Polkadotted Rainbows had done (just squared off the bottom corners basically) and I love how it came out.
Crocheted House Birthday Card
My lovely friend Angela is a very crafty person who even has a sewing room (not jealous, not jealous, just happy for her!) so I figured she would appreciate this little bit of crochet.
I just stitched it loosely onto this cute sewing themed paper and mounted that on card. This is what the back looked like.
I thought maybe Angela could snip it off and use it as a coaster in her lovely aforementioned sewing room.
Card with Crochet house
I would love to make this again sometime and use it for a house warming card or picture.

*The 2015 Pinterest Challenge is a group of creative bloggers who plan to share something they've made each month inspired by something they first saw on pinterest. For me this is a no brainer, I see a lot of things on pinterest that inspire me! 
Here are the contributors for January, check out their lovely project and be inspired!
The 2015 Pinterest Challenge January

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38 comments:

  1. So cute Julia! I'm trying to conquer knitting atm, trying fair isle next week! But I'd lve to try crochet soon :)

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    1. Fair Isle - that's pretty advanced! I love to knit and crochet but I have to say, crochet is much quicker. When you do decide to have a go there are loads of great tutorials on you tube which are a massive help getting started.

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  2. I love how colorful that little house is! I'd totally use that for a hot pad.

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    1. Oooh, what a great idea. You could use a super chunky wool, or even double up normal wool and a nice big hook. It would make a lovely thick house for a hot pad.

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  3. What a special gift for a friend! Handmade things always carry so much more meaning and you know that the person giving it to you must really care. I have no crochet abilities whatsoever, but I'd love to be the recipient of this beautiful project :)

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    1. It's nice when people appreciate handmade things, people who know me get a lot of them! Hopefully they are not just humouring me!

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  4. That is really cute, love the vibrant colors, very clever into a card.

    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features
    Have a great day!!
    Karren @Oh My Heartsie Girl

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  5. Oh, how sweet is this. I love it! Xx

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  6. Super cute!! Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. Love THIS! "Ideas" are already running through my head! :-D
    I'm a diehard Crocheter. Got the Card-stock. Plus a "burial-HOARD" of YARN! And I have been wanting to do SOMETHING with little Houses or Boats... Just need the "Assembly-is-Required" time!
    :-D

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    1. I think every knitter or crocheter has a stash of little bits that might just "come in for something"
      I'm now thinking these would look cute if there were a little row of them, all different colours, on something, maybe the bottom of curtains, or a draught excluder...I'm thinking out loud now! I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  8. So cute! I love the house and the paper on the card!

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  9. What a lovely idea, love the house so pretty

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  10. What a fabulous and striking card.

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  11. Aww I love this, it is so sweet :)

    Great work. Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays, pinning...

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  12. I love this cute little house. I am sure your friend appreciated it.

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    1. Glad you like it Mlissabeth, she most certainly did (but as I mentioned she is a very lovely friend!)

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  13. This colourful little house is so cute and turning it into a card is perfect :)

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  14. Lol! I saw yours on Pinterest the other day and pinned it! I think it is just so cute! Thanks for sharing it on #TotallyTerrificTuesdays.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I love a little bit of pinning myself and it's so nice to hear when people like my stuff enough to pin too.

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  15. That is very cute! I'd be so happy if somebody gave me a card like that :)

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  16. I adore this. Its quaint, and for a card or afghan its perfect. I found you on EyeLoveKnots linky love this week. I love to find new blogs to follow. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Crystal
    Crochet A Day In The Life
    http://krystlewv.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Crystal, I'm so pleased you found me!

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  17. So sweet. i haven't gone past the granny squares when it comes to crochet. i need to conquer my fears :-)

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    1. This is only a step away from a granny square - honestly. It's all the same stitches you just tweak the shape a little bit.Good luck!

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  18. Julie, I'm so pleased to be on the receiving end of your craftiness! This decorates my sewing room beautifully. I hadn't thought of using it as a coaster, I thought of framing it. x

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    1. Hi Ang! Framing it is good too - if you prefer! Glad you like it, but it is almost time for me to think of a card idea for you for this year!

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  19. That is DARLING!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!

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  20. I love it! I never would have thought of this in a million years!

    I'd love to have you link this up at my Yarn Fanatic Party (and enter the giveaway while you're there too)! http://philwife.blogspot.com/2015/02/yarn-fanatic-party-22-heartspun-by.html

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  21. So Sweet!!Stopping by here from the Pretty Pintastic Party...Smiles.Cindy

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  22. Thank you for submitting to Motivation Monday!

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  23. I love, love, love this! Thanks for linking this up this week at Merry Monday's!

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  24. I really love this. especially the frame idea. pinned

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  25. SO cute! I love your Pinterest monthly challenge - great idea! xo Bre

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    1. Thanks Bre, Pinterest is just such an amazing source of ideas, it's nice to have an excuse to try some.

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