Today I want to share with you my two latest crochet projects; a Granny Square cushion and a Granny Square blanket.
Lately I’ve really not felt tip top and it has been hard to face crafting, baking or housework! I’ve been living in a house filled with WIPs, ironing piles and blankets.
Despite feeling sorry for myself recently, I did find a few moments to pick up my crochet hook and yarn for some hooky time.
Granny Square Cushion
I’m so pleased with this project. I didn’t follow a pattern and when I started it, I just wanted to practice the pattern following my crochet class with notsogranny. I got some luscious cotton yarn from Yves Town which came in the most gorgeous selection of pastel colours.
Once the Granny Square rounds started to grow, I knew I wanted to make a cushion cover and turn it into a housewarming present for a friend. I did make an error in the number of rows I did at one point, but I don’t think it notices that much (I hope).
The scalloped edge is a series of treble stitches. I think it looks really sweet and the cotton yarn feels so so so soft!
I worked the rounds until it measured approximately 14″ x 14″ and made an envelope cushion in some polka dot blue Clarke and Clarke fabric. It was a little fiddly to stitch the crochet square on, but I managed it with a bit of patience.
Before I began to crochet 6 months ago, I hadn’t ever managed to sustain a craft project for a lengthy period. It’s been really good to break that habit.
Granny Square Blanket
The next crochet project is a WIP which I hope to have finished by Christmas. I started this in my Granny Squares class with blue and white shades of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. It is a beautiful yarn to work with. I’m working 3 rounds per square and eventually it will be 9 squares x 9 squares to make a lap blanket for my craft room.
Any ideas on an edging?
Finally I want to share with you some really cool Granny Square themed things I found on Pinterest this week. How cool are these cookies and the giant felted Granny Squares?
I am also working on some Granny Square slippers (pattern from Mollie Makes, issue 19) which I hope to share once complete.
What have you made using the Granny Square pattern? Please share a link to your projects in the comments below!