Since last week, I’ve finished another 17 (!) six inch squares for Crochetlist‘s April charity challenge. These will eventually become blankets for Arizona children through the Binky Patrol. I can definitely see how people get excited by granny a day projects. Once you get on a roll, it is pretty hard to stop!
I made three blocks from Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman.
Motif 105 (Ravelry project page)
Motif 114 (Ravelry project page)
Motif 115 (Ravelry project page)
I personally have trouble naming patterns, so I totally understand why Eckman went with numbers. But it does make the names less than memorable :).
I also rescued two more squares from 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans by Jan Eaton. These were started back in 2007 for class samples. They’ve been sitting in plastic sleeves and needed to be put to better use.
Begonia (Ravelry project page)
Willow (Ravelry project page)
I also made two squares from 99 Granny Squares to Crochet.
8 by Carole Prior (Ravelry project page)
90 by Mary Jane Protus (Ravelry project page)
True story: When I first ordered this booklet used on Amazon, it arrived missing about 6 pages in the middle. I was fuming! But Amazon promptly refunded it and I was able to find another used copy for the same price a few days later.
I also picked up Contest Favorites Afghan Squares and chose two squares.
10 by Mary C. Abadir (Ravelry project page)
13 by Martha Sadler (Ravelry project page)
I even returned to two other books I used to make my first batch of grannies.
Paula’s Pendant by Margaret Hubert from The Granny Square Book (Ravelry project page)
Pick a Posie by Ellen Gormley from Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook (Ravelry project page)
At this point, I was determined to make blocks from as many sources as possible.
Squared Circle by Melody Griffiths from 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas (Ravelry project page)
April Square by Julie Bolduc from JPF Crochet Club (Ravelry project page)
And these last four were transformations of swatches or patterns from my brain.
Double Treble Granny
I had to make some modifications to almost every pattern to get the squares to be six inches. You can find the details on my project pages.
I was originally planning to mail these out on Saturday, but I found some awesome bullion stitch patterns online last night, so I thought I’d make a few of those to share in my year of projects post on Sunday. Now that I’m extending my deadline until Monday, there is time to make even more grannies!
I had a lot of fun making these and going through all of my granny books looking for the “perfect” grannies. (You can read reviews of most of my granny books here.) And, so far I used up about 2-1/2 skeins of stash yarn. Every little bit helps!
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