The seventh of the zodiac signs
, influencing the period from 23rd September to 22nd October. The zodiac symbol
reflects the image of the scales.
With the Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo symbols complete, it's time for crocheting and attaching the rest of your zodiac signs to your crochet granny squares. The Libra horoscope sign is next.
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 be crocheting and attaching them to your granny squares.
Not decorating your cream granny squares at all? This is the time for you to finish crocheting all of the mixed, pink and cream granny squares, so you will be ready to assemble your rug and finish it off with a decorative edging.
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Libra Horoscope Sign
Use any leftover twisted cord from your Virgo horoscope sign to make your Libra horoscope sign. You will need a total of three twisted cords [the length given below] to make the twelve horoscope star signs [if you're working your squares the same size as mine]. If you're making your squares smaller, you may need to adjust the thickness of your twisted cord, and the number required - If your squares are half the size of mine, use half the amount of yarn.
Materials: 1 100g ball 8 ply synthetic burgundy yarn, knitting needle, sewing needle, burgundy sewing thread, elastic threader or small safety pin.
Twisted Cord Lengths: 4 strands x 4.5 metres [180ins] long.
Print out the 10.5cm x 9cm [4.2ins x 3.6ins] Libra pdf file, the 7cm x 6cm [2.8ins x 2.4ins] pdf, or the 4cm x 5cm [1.6ins x 2ins] pdf, depending on the size of your squares.
Carefully cut out the Libra horoscope sign. You will need to sticky tape the outer edge to mend the Libra horoscope 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 granny square pattern between the stitches at the left tip of the lower portion of your Libra horoscope motif. Pull through until the knot sits firmly against the back of your motif.
Step 2: Thread your twisted cord from front to back between the stitches at the lower right tip of the lower portion of your Libra motif. Pin or tack in place.
Step 3: Thread your twisted cord from back to front, through your cream square, at the right tip of the upper portion of your symbol.
Step 4: Thread your twisted cord from front to back between the stitches at the inside edge of this horizontal line.
Step 5: Thread the twisted cord from back to front at the inside edge of the adjacent horizontal line.
Step 6: Thread your twisted cord from front to back at the outside edge of this horizontal line.
Step 7: Thread your twisted cord from back to front, between the stitches at the same point as Step 5, on the inside edge of the horizontal line. Position and pin your twisted cord around the curved section.
Step 8: Thread your twisted cord from front to back at the same point as Step 4, on the inside edge of the horizontal line on the right side of your Libra symbol.
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 any remaining cord to form the next horoscope sign [Scorpio].
Remove your template. Using your sewing needle and burgundy thread, carefully stitch your Libra horoscope motif into place.
Once you've finished attaching your Libra horoscope motif, continue crocheting your cream granny squares, dusty pink granny squares, and any remaining mixed granny squares.
Like more patterns to make? My free instructions are available for my picnic blanket, Granny Square Pattern Rug, Granny Square Pattern 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 to make - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Sun, and Moon.
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