Monday, January 28, 2008

Houston, we have some Granny Squares

I first learned how to crochet many years ago when my age was still in the single digits. Though I don't know if you can exactly call what I was doing crochet, unless you consider a chain of stitches a mile and a half long crochet.

I have always loved the look of the granny square but for some reason, I could not figure out how to do one. It wasn't for the lack of trying either. I just had some type of mental block which prohibited my hands from completing one.

About a month ago I was talking with one of my girlfriends, a crocheter, about how much I wanted to make a granny square and the difficulties I was having. During the conversation she said the granny square is all about counting. At that moment something clicked. Last night I finally decided to give it another try.

granny squares

granny squares

granny squares

I'm thinking it is going to become a blanket for my best friend's baby, she is due in the next couple of months.


Jean said...

Oooh, that'll make a beautiful baby blanket. The color is lovely.

Woman who knits said...

That blanket is going to be gorgous!