is the sixth of the astrological signs
, spanning the period from 23rd August to 22nd September. The zodiac symbol
incorporates the letter "M" and the crossed legs of the virgin maiden.
With the Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo symbols complete, it's time for crocheting and attaching the rest of your astrological signs to your crochet granny squares. The Virgo horoscope sign is next.
If you've decided not to display astrological 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, and finishing any remaining dusty pink squares.
Not decorating your cream granny squares at all? This is the time for you to finish crocheting all of the granny squares, so you will be ready to assemble your afghan crochet patterns and add your chosen edging.
If the terminology used in this zodiac signs rug crochet-along differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.
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Virgo Horoscope Sign
Use the leftover twisted cord from your Leo star sign to make your Virgo 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 cords, and the number required - If your squares are half the size of mine, use half the amount of crochet yarn.
Materials: 1 100g ball 8 ply synthetic burgundy crochet yarn, knitting needle, sewing needle, burgundy sewing thread, elastic threader or small safety pin.
Twisted Cord Crochet Yarn Lengths: 4 strands x 4.5 metres [180ins] long.
Print out the 10.5cm x 12.75cm [4.2ins x 5.1ins] Virgo pdf file, the 6.75cm x 8.5cm [2.7ins x 3.4ins] pdf, or the 4cm x 4.75cm [1.6ins x 1.9ins] pdf, depending on the size of your squares.
Carefully cut out the Virgo horoscope sign. You will need to sticky tape the outer edge to mend the Virgo horoscope sign 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 lower left tip of your Virgo astrological signs. Pull through until the knot sits firmly against the back of your motif.
Position and pin the twisted cord into place, inside your template, forming the first leg of the letter "M".
Thread your twisted cord from front to back between the stitches at the top left tip of the Virgo symbol. Pin or tack in place.
Step 2: Thread your twisted cord from back to front, through your cream square, at the beginning of the first shoulder of the letter "M".
Position and pin the twisted cord into place, inside your Virgo template, forming the second stroke of the letter "M".
Thread your twisted cord from front to back between the stitches at the end of this stroke.
Step 3: Thread the twisted cord from back to front at the lower right tip of your Virgo horoscope sign.
Form the tail of the letter "M", and thread your twisted cord from front to back at the point where the second shoulder of the letter "M" begins. This completes the letter "M".
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 outer leg.
Step 4: Thread your twisted cord from back to front at the lower tip of the outside leg of your Virgo horoscope sign.
Following your Virgo template, form the curved leg by crossing over the tail of the letter "M", and pinning your twisted cord in place. Thread your twisted cord from front to back, between the stitches at the point below the shoulder, where the curved leg meets the last leg of the letter "M".
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 [Libra].
Remove your template. Using your sewing needle and burgundy thread, carefully stitch your Virgo astrological signs into place.
Once you've finished attaching your Virgo symbol, continue crocheting your cream granny squares, dusty pink granny squares, and any remaining mixed granny squares.
When all granny squares are complete, you may assemble your rug and finish it off with a decorative edging.
Like to make more crochet blankets? My free learn to crochet 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 astrological signs.
Free patterns for astrological signs - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Sun, and Moon.
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