Get your crochet on, It’s Granny Square Day 2020!
The granny square was the first thing that I learned to make when I decided to take up crochet about 7 years ago. I was in Manchester with my sister and we’d popped into a lovely little haberdashery in Didsbury. After speaking to the guy in the shop, I left with some little black and white printed instructions, a hook and several balls of the brightest wool I think I’d ever seen.
I sat until the early hours, determined to crack it. To start off with, everything was round, not square. And then…I don’t know what I did differently but all of a sudden, the circle had corners! The rest, as they say, is history.
This is one of the earlier blankets that I made using traditional Granny Squares and to this day, it’s still one of my favourites.
I’d wanted to fringe something for ages and this turned out to be the perfect project for it. It also got snapped up by a very lovely lady and it’s always nice to know that the things that you make go to owners who’ll love them as much as you do.
This blanket was made up using the ‘join as you go‘ method which is definitely a technique worth spending some time on!
My favourite Granny Square to make is the solid version. It’s super simple and I love how modern it looks. You can work the squares in single colours for a colour blocking extravaganza or change colour each round to create a more traditional look.
I prefer to join my blanket squares using a double crochet and I’ve recorded some FREE video tutorials to show you how to make these squares and how to join them. You can find these tutorials an loads more over in The Craft Hub on Facebook.
This post was written by Gemma