The third of the star signs
in the zodiac
. The sign of the twins covers the period from 21st May to 20th June. The symbol represents the duality of twins, using two horizontal and two vertical lines.
With Aries and Taurus complete, it's time to make and attach the rest of your horoscope signs to your crochet granny squares.
If you've decided not to display zodiac signs, but to use monogrammed letters, Christmas motifs, or flowers instead, now is the time for you to make and attach them to your crochet granny squares.
Not decorating your cream squares at all? This is the time for you to complete all of the crochet granny squares, so you will be ready to assemble your horoscope blanket and add your chosen edging.
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Gemini Horoscope Sign
Use the leftover twisted cord from your Taurus star sign to make your Gemini horoscope signs. You will need a total of three twisted cords [the length given below] to make the twelve free horoscope star signs [if you're working your squares the same size as mine]. If you're making your squares smaller, you will need to adjust the thickness of your twisted cords, and the number required - If your squares are half the size of mine, use half the amount of strands.
Materials: 1 100g ball 8 ply synthetic burgundy yarn, knitting needle, sewing needle, burgundy sewing thread, elastic threader or small safety pin.
Twisted Cord Yarn Lengths: 4 strands x 4.5 metres [180ins] long.
Print out the 11cm x 11cm [4.4ins x 4.4ins] Gemini pdf file, the 7.5cm x 7.5cm [3ins x 3ins] pdf, or the 3.25cm x 3.25cm [1.3ins x 1.3ins] pdf, depending on the size of your squares.
Carefully cut out the Gemini symbol. You will need to sticky tape the outer edge to mend the zodiac signs template. Trim, position, and pin the template in the center of your cream square as you did with the Aries template.
Attach elastic threader or small safety pin to one end of your twisted cord.
Step 1: Working from the back of your cream square, thread your twisted cord through your crochet granny square between the stitches at the left tip of the top horizontal line of your horoscope sign. Pull through until the knot sits firmly against the back of your motif.
Position and pin the twisted cord into place, inside your horoscope template, forming the top horizontal line.
Step 2: Thread your twisted cord from front to back between the stitches at the right tip of the top horizontal line. Pin or tack in place.
Step 2: Thread your twisted cord from back to front, through your cream square, at the top point of the right vertical line.
Step 3: Thread your twisted cord through your cream square from front to back at the bottom point of the right vertical line.
Step 4: Thread your twisted cord from back to front at the right tip of the lower horizontal line.
Thread your twisted cord from front of cream square to back at left tip of lower horizontal line.
Step 5: Thread your twisted cord through your granny square at lower tip of left vertical line, and from front to back at top tip of left vertical line.
Knot your twisted cord firmly, so that the knot sits snugly against the back of your cream square. Make another knot approximately 2cm [.75ins] from the previous knot. Cut between knots. Use the remaining cord for your next horoscope sign [Cancer].
Remove your Gemini symbol template. Using your sewing needle and burgundy thread, carefully stitch your Gemini horoscope signs into place.
Once you've finished attaching your Gemini symbols, continue completing your cream granny squares, dusty pink granny squares, and any remaining mixed motifs.
When all granny squares are complete, you may assemble your rug and finish it off with a decorative edging.
I have three matching pillow designs, square cushion, and bolster cushion.Return from Gemini to Afghan Crochet Rug
Like to make more crochet blankets? My free crochet instructions are available for my picnic blanket, Granny Square Rug, Granny Square Afghan, Ripple Afghan, or Afghan Bed Rug.
Granny squares with a plainer center are best for displaying monogram letters, flowers, Christmas motifs, and zodiac signs.
Free patterns for zodiac symbols - Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Sun, and Moon.
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