The Crazy Granny Square Lady...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Okay, I can explain...

About a week and a half ago I taught myself how to crochet a granny square (and by taught myself, I watched a youtube video). I've now officially gone a bit crazy and have crocheted a grand total of 72 (and counting...) granny squares, including one accidental triangle when I wasn't paying attention (which I actually really quite like, so I am seeing some granny-triangles in my future as well...).

The pattern I'm using isn't the one from the youtube video though. Once I had got the hang of the granny square, I ended up playing around with the stitch count and placement of stitches, presented the 5 different designs I had come up with to David and we both agreed on our favourite. I'm fairly sure the pattern is not new to anyone who crochets, but I am happy to give it to you if you want it (and once I figure out how exactly to write a crochet pattern...).

So, what am I making with all these granny squares? Well, some cushion covers are first on my list and then a blanket. After that, probably some more cushion covers and then perhaps another blanket. I don't foresee my granny square craze stopping anytime soon. They are too cute and quick to make!

And oh the colour combinations you could have! I've changed my mind about the colour combinations for my pillows so many times already, I just can't decide!

I'll get back to you with my finished cushions just as soon as they are done (probably in the next week or so).

9 comments on "The Crazy Granny Square Lady..."
  1. That's a lotta granny squares! Can't wait to see the finished product.

  2. Oh wow! I would love to learn how to crochet, it has been on to do list for yonks! Can't wait to the end result ;)

  3. Wow! Look at you go. Crochet is highly addictive! However, I decided to make a blanket to use up all my scrap yarn. I picked a pattern and yarn and made my first square. That was a month ago. So, I really need to get my act together but I'm knitting 2 jumpers that are getting all my couch time.

  4. Great! I tried crocheting and we just didn't get along, even though I love the craft. I took to knitting instead and it seems to be working for me. Perhaps this will tempt me to try again.

  5. 72! Those are a lot of squares. They are nice and you can make them almost mindlessly. The only problem is weaving the ends at the end of the blanket/cushion state. Don't despair!

  6. I started a granny squeare plaid years ago, but never finished it. When I realised I had to crochet over 200 squares I chickened out.

    Love to see the result!

  7. I love the colours you have chosen. I did exactly the same a few years ago when i first decided to learn to crochet. I made a really cute bag out of all the squares and 12 scarfs, a blanket, etc.

    With so many little squares i hope you are prepared for the hassle of stitching them all together. It is possible to crochet the granny squares together as you go. I found a internet tutorial for it somewhere a few years ago.

  8. Gotta love granny squares. I started crocheting for real with them too. I wasn't adventurous with the design of them as you are. Have fun!

  9. I love granny squares! They're so homey and colorful. I've been wanting to make some, but all my leftover yarn is in shades of gray and navy... not quite so interesting! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them!


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