Granny Squares Galore

This week I am ‘wasting my time’, working on Granny Squares. I call this wasting my time because it corresponds to none of my March Resolutions – however, I have pretty much realised I’ve gone as far as I will go with those particular projects, and it is now time for me to spend a few days relaxing with something that is no pressure.

Although I may still try pick up Erquy, I haven’t decided.

Granny Squares practice

I learned to crochet Granny Squares at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show a couple of weeks ago. Remember this?

My first granny square!
My first granny square!

I think I have progressed rather a lot…I now have five in pretty purple yarns that I bought last Friday for a baby blanket, and a schematic laid out for 24 squares to give me all of the combinations of the four colours. I was originally going to do them all starting with the pale purple in the middle, with the gradient to the darkest purple (the middle left square) but realised I would end up with funky yarn quantity requirements with that scheme, so I changed my plans.

My five little granny squares!
My five little granny squares!

I may decide to do 48 and have two of each combination, or I may buy more yarn in complementary colours (possibly a green) and combine the blanket that way. I may decide to just stick with the 24 – the baby is due in June and I have a lot to do between now and then, so I may not finish by then if I get too ambitious.

My printer didn’t give a true-to-screen printout of my colour-scheme, which is a little annoying – I tried it three times with about five different combinations of settings, but I’ve decided to cut my losses and keep it as is.

Everyone knows charts are the best way to arrange things.
Everyone knows charts are the best way to arrange things.

I haven’t decided what colour the borders between the squares is going to be yet – the baby is a little girl and the obvious choice is going for a complementary pink, but I am really against getting too stereotypical here. If I stick with just the purple squares, I will go for a green border in all likelihood. I am really inspired by the colours in this photo.

Gorgeous green and purples.
Gorgeous green and purples.

I’m finding each one a little easier, but it’s still not easier than knitting, as many people have told me it will get…I don’t think I’ve been converted, but I am definitely enjoying having a new skill!

Right, back to my crochet hook!

Much love,

Corrie xx

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10 Responses to Granny Squares Galore

  1. They look nice :) I’m more of a knitter than crocheter too, for me I think it’s because I can’t crochet and watch tv or something at the same time whereas knitting is my mindless activity for when my brain doesn’t want to think about anything else

  2. Donna says:

    Granny squares are great! It’s my default when I make baby blankets. I make a huge one and add different colors as I go along.

  3. Christine N says:

    That green would look amazing with it. I was about to suggest a cream or white but the green sounds way better than my suggestion!

    • Corrie Berry says:

      I did consider cream but I am worried about it getting too dirty as it’s for a baby…I will see if I can find an appropriate green, otherwise that will probably be my fall-back option!

  4. Carol says:

    You are doing an amazing job with these squares considering you just learned this. Pretty colors – I like purple too.

  5. Helen says:

    I love the purple colours! Have you thought about a mint green border? Mint green and purple is my favourite colour combo at the moment but I think green and purple is a great combination full stop! I think it’s so nice to go against the pink grain when making things for baby girls :) xx

  6. Regula says:

    Nice work! I love the purples.

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