Joined up

Remember these? My pile of granny squares at last has a purpose – it’s becoming a blanket for a friend’s soon-to-arrive little one. I’ve joined them using Lucy at Attic24’s fabulously easy to follow tutorial, then worked a row of dc all around the edge.

The finished result is smaller than I’d hoped (how on earth do people make enough squares for a king-size bed?), but perfect for a pram or cot.


Choosing an edging was tricky – more dc, picot, or something fancier? In the end I went with the Shell Edging from Craftsy, which is beautifully easy to work but gives a pretty finishing touch. If you ignore all the ends to weave in (which I’m doing my best to), it’s nearly done!


Square eyes

Well, that escalated quickly.

One minute I’m making my first bobble stitch and getting into the swing of treble clusters, the next there are granny squares turning up all over the place – in my purse, on the coffee table, in project bags that were supposed to contain other things entirely…

I’m up to 32 and counting, and given that I was aiming for a baby blanket and not a king-size afghan, it may be time to stop.

Just one more? Oh, go on then.

SarahLouKnits Summer Garden


Hooked on granny squares

SarahLouKnits Summer Garden

Well, I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Wherever the words ‘granny’ and ‘square’ appear, the words ‘addiction’ and ‘obsession’  are never far behind. And for good reason – these little squares are just so satisfying!

I’d been looking for a use for my Sirdar Summer Stripes for a long time – what on Earth to make with 11 balls of variegated yarn, each in a different colourway? After a bit of swatching I discovered that the colour changes are long enough to allow each ball to be rewound into lots of small nearly-solid skeins. Perfect!

As for the pattern, it had to be something from Lucy at Attic24. I’m pretty new to crochet, and her walkthroughs are really clear and simple, ideal for a beginner. My Summer Garden blanket is on the hook, and I’m down the rabbit hole…