I missed my YOP post last week (only the second time I’ve done that), and that was a real bummer. But today I’m back with some more bullion stitch blocks! These will be going to the Binky Patrol in Arizona by way of the Crochetlist April charity challenge.
This one was really fun. I used the Granny’s Gone Bull-istic pattern by Donna Kay Lacey. As you can probably tell, it’s a variation on the standard granny square patterns using bullions instead of double crochets. She is a really inventive designer, and if you are at all interested in the bullion stitch, you should check out her tutorial, which is available as a free Ravelry download. I think my bullions have become much more even as a result.
And, I decided this exploration of the bullion chapter wouldn’t be complete until I made a few squares by the featured crochet master, Bonnie Pierce.
This is her Amazing Grace pattern.
And this is her Katie’s Bliss pattern.
I had a lot of fun with these and I’m definitely going to be playing around more with the bullion stitch. I can see why the freeform folks love it so much.
I’m up to 38 (!) six inch squares to donate, so I’m rushing off to make two more. I figure since I’m this close to 40, I should just make two more before I mail out the box tomorrow.