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More grannying-along

This was the full collection of my squares for Blair’s Granny Square Sampler crochet-along as of Saturday morning. I say “was” because I have since made another 5 squares, but that’s for another post on another day…

I was eager to get to Week 3, and I must say, I really, really like this variety of square with it’s tighter fabric. Someday, I can see myself making a whole color-block afghan with squares like these…

I wish I had the same enthusiasm for Week Four.  The way I see it, making a square that is almost a traditional granny just ends up looking like you were trying to make a traditional granny but screwed it up. I’m not a fan of these squares.

Still, mixed in among all of the others, you don’t really notice the perceived flaws of a single square, so it’s all good.

I can’t wait to show you my Week Five squares! Yes, I’m all caught up, and I’m really loving the circular-ness of the current assignment.  I may have to throw some “squircles” into the colorblock afghan I’m constructing in my mind…

I’m so glad to have this project to occupy my evenings. It’s a relaxing change of pace from the busy-ness of my days right now.

Speaking of which… that’s the end of my lunch break! Back to business 🙂

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9 thoughts on “More grannying-along

  1. I’m loving this week’s squares too. I kind of just want to make a bunch more squircles.

    1. Yes, I could easily become a squircle fanatic 🙂

  2. I really like your colors Lisa! Mine is very bright and I already wish I had planned my color choices a bit more carefully. However, I’m liking the project so much I might make two…or just make extra squares to create pillows or something.

    1. Thanks! You know, there are still so many squares left to make (I am assuming) that you could change gears color-wise now, and the first few squares you’ve already made would just serve as “pops” of interesting contrast peppered into your new color scheme. That’s what I’d do. I’m seeing each week as an opportunity to compensate for any color issues I may see with the whole bunch.

  3. Love the colors you chose. I’m working on the Babette blanket and those are just like the Week 3 square, but with multiple colors. I thought I would share my “Aha Moment” with these blocks. After you finish your first color, end it. Start your next color in the corner. It will change your life. Trust me. You won’t have that itty bit of color moving into your second color. It doesn’t bug most people, but I do enjoy the crisp lines.

    1. Thanks for the tip. I actually don’t really notice the blip of color when they are all together (at least in this sampler setting – it might be different if the colors were less riotous). It’s worth it to me not to have to weave in the extra ends. I am lazy.

  4. Loving this project, Lisa. Your colors, as always, are great. I have that Babette pattern that Carrie mentioned and will get it made one day! I have a new grandchild on the way and have been thinking about what kind of blanket to make (I made one for both of my grandgirls so it’s a tradition!). I think traditional granny squares are too “holey’ and little fingers could get caught in them. But what about your week 3 squares. Do you think they’d work because of the tighter fabric or would those “holes” still be an issue? I knitted the last two baby blanket but am wanting to crochet now!

    1. The week 3 squares are pretty tight, except for the corners. The holes in the corners are bigger, but maybe there is some way to construct the corner more tightly, like instead of 2dc, ch2, 2dc, you could do something like 2dc, 1tr, 2dc? It might require a little experimenting. Congratulations on your new grandbaby!

  5. […] finished the poor old blanket, but I do fairly clearly remember some of my favorite squares, and one of them would be perfect for this […]

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