Oh how I love the classic granny square! To many the humble granny square is their first memory or introduction to crochet. But for me, despite loving crochet and loving the granny square look, it’s not something I’ve personally crocheted very much of.
So my next project is a granny square blanket…
My crochet for Part 2 of the International Diploma in Crochet course has come to a halt as I have submitted my first three samples but not heard back or had feedback on them yet. I don’t want to proceed any further until I know I’m on the right track so I need an easy project to bridge the gap…
I really love this ‘Drops Karisma’ yarn. It’s 100% wool, washable (important for a blanket) and affordable- only £2 per ball!
I have this book…
…and it’s taught me the ‘join-as-you-go method’ which I think is absolutely brilliant! I’ve always been daunted by all those squares to join together when making a blanket but this is a great alternative to waiting to the end and having a huge task on your hands. The blanket grows as you go and as you can see, it’s getting there…
It’s so simple – instead of the chain 1 between the trebles you double crochet 1 into the space of the next square and so on.
For those of you who read my ‘Snow Dogs’ post last week you may remember I mentioned a fluffy snow dog that I still wanted to find. Well this weekend we managed to find it! It’s just inside the entrance to the Brighton Dome and is affectionately named ‘Roodle’- adorable!
Isn’t it gorgeous!
And we also found a ‘disco dog’…
So I’ll carry on with my granny squares this week. They are certainly easy to crochet anytime, anywhere – no pattern to follow and very satisfying seeing the blanket grow before my eyes. 🙂
Happy crocheting 🙂
The book looks lovely and your granny squares are fab. Glad you found your fluffy snow dog. The disco dog did make me laugh 🙂
Thanks Bekki- yes the disco dog was brilliant! 🙂
Love the snow dog. Granny squares are gorgeous. May get that book! It looks good.
Thanks Cathy- I’m really enjoying these granny squares at the moment 🙂
I love the colours on your new project – must check out that yarn too. Your photos are always super and make me wish I lived near a coast!
Thanks so much Sharron. I can certainly recommend the yarn- nice to crochet with. 🙂
i love your blog! lol When I’m bored I come back to catch up on anything I’ve missed reading, and i love to see the dog sculptures and your colors! do you think one day you could post a picture of all the crochet books and magazines on your shelf?
Thanks so much- so kind of you to say! I’m glad you enjoy the blog, I certainly enjoy writing it. What a great idea to post a picture of the books and magazines on my shelf. That’s a blog post coming soon… 🙂
I love the colours of Drops Karisma. And no one can resist a Granny square!
Great Squares and great photography !
Thanks so much- I appreciate that 🙂
I am a granny squares addict!!! I always try to find more and different ways to use them and make stuff!! Good luck with the blanket! I love the colors 🙂
Thanks so much- yes I’m loving the granny squares too! 🙂
Nothing better. I love them.
Drop yarn is just so yummy, your blanket is going to be fabulous. I borrowed that book from our local library and made the granny stripe scarf from it. It has some lovely ideas… Loving the fluffy and disco dogs too. Looking forward to seeing your finished blanket.
Thanks so much Catherine. Yes, it’s a great book full of inspiration. I’m about a third of the way through the blanket now but have to stop so I can make some Christmas gifts! 🙂 x