Thursday, March 6, 2014

Granny Squares

I have a granny square obsession.  I love them!  I don't know what it is about them, but I seriously love the look of them.  I even love just talking about them.  One might think that all I crochet is granny squares.  In actuality, I've only made a handful of granny squares.  I didn't have any real project in mind when I made them, but mostly just crocheted them for fun.  Well, now I'm joining the big leagues and I'm crocheting my first granny square baby blanket.  

I'm not making a traditional granny square blanket where you make a bunch of granny squares and join them together.  Rather, I'm making one continuous granny square that just grows and grows.  These are actually my favorite granny squares.  I often describe this type of granny square blanket as a "modern take" on granny squares.  I don't know why I've waited this long to start a project like this because I've certainly spent a lot of time talking about making a blanket like this.  

This particular blanket is going to be 5 colors of Berroco Comfort.  I went with a G (4.0 mm) hook for this yarn weight and I love how it's working up.  It is soft and squishy and is going to be perfect for my new nephew.  I'm planning to have this blanket end up around car seat cover size, which I think will come in handy up in MI, which will be the blanket's final destination.  If all goes well, I'd like to have this completed before the end of the month and shipped out.  Wish me luck!

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