Sunday, August 3, 2014

Let's Crochet a Granny Square!!!!!!

The feeling of soft yarn going through your fingers and being able to turn it into an item of clothing or a blanket is so rewarding ... it's relaxing, enjoyable, and fun!  It's portable too!  A great project to take camping, to the dentist, or on a road trip.  I don't recommend taking it to the beach though.  Hehe. :)

I have been wanting to do this for awhile now -- even before I did the Granny Square Quilt Along.  (Still have to quilt that bugger!!!!) Aren't these pretty?  (That collage is a little something I just learned in PSE12.)

I remember my Mom teaching me to crochet when I was a very young girl of around 10.  I even had a favorite crochet hook that was given to me by my big sister, Sis.  The crochet hook was purple but I loved it because it was my big sister's!  (I still have it and think of Sis every time I use it!!!!)

Back in the day I had twin beds in my room and Mom let me pick out yarn to make two pillows to go with my beautiful new matching patchwork bedspreads. (Not quilted mind you, just a patchwork design.)   The bedspreads were bright and cheery with pinks, yellows, greens, and lots of other girly colors and playful patterns in them.  I made one pillow out of  hot pink and white granny squares and the other out of lime green and white granny squares.  Each square was a solid color.  I didn't take the time to change the color of the yarn while crocheting.  I remember when I actually sewed and finished them off.  They were just beautiful and looked so store bought on my beds!!!  Hmm...that must have been my first custom made project!

It's funny, my taste hasn't changed much.  I still love patchwork (quilted) and granny squares. And... pink, white, and green are probably still my favorite colors together.

Not sure what I want to make with my pretty little squares yet.  Perhaps something for my Craft Room?

By the way -- I needed to relearn  how to crochet  one of these squares.  If you would like to give it a try here is the tutorial I used as a refresher at Polka Dot Cottage. Blog owner, Lisa, has been inspirational to me.  She seems to be a down to earth type of person with similar interests as mine.  (I think our taste in color might be just a little different though.)  She's a lot better at this blogging thing, too. She has indirectly been teaching me a lot and introducing me to new things that are available out in the web world!  You might want to check out her blog while you're there.

Are you crocheting anything?  I would love to hear about it!!

Hope you have a blessed day!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking to my tutorial! You are probably right about our color taste (although, I will say that the one place I can really appreciate a pink is up against a nice green, so there's that!). As for what to do with your pretty squares, I can enthusiastically recommend a lap blanket. Since I wrote that tutorial (for my first blanket) I have made three more, and now we each have one to cozy up with in the cooler months. And when we're not using them, they dress up the family room decor :-)