I finished up nine granny squares this week to donate to the Crochetlist April charity challenge, the Binky Patrol in Arizona. These were all made with acrylic stash yarns. Since the squares need to be 6 inches, I’ve made minor modifications to each pattern to adjust the size.
You may recognize the next square I finished.
This was one of the bullion squares I was working on as part of my Year of Projects goal. I used the first four rounds of the Hybrid Peas pattern by Margaret MacInnis and then added a half double crochet border.
I used the Star Power block and added three more rounds. I think this pattern is super cute, and since it doesn’t have a photo in Ravelry yet, I will probably need to make another one. You know, just to do my part .
The next three blocks have been sitting around in my stash since 2007 and originated from patterns in 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans by Jan Eaton. I kind of forgot about these blocks after I moved, and they were just rescued from their hibernation in plastic sleeves over the weekend!
The first two blocks were originally intended to be part of a gift for my aunt. I later decided she wasn’t crochet worthy .
Once I started going through my teaching materials, I found this partially completed granny square I made during a granny square class last year. I added a few rounds to finish it off.
And, finally, since I tried to make a project from as many of the books in my granny square collection as possible this week , I made this version of Motif 100 from Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs (reviewed by me here) by Edie Eckman yesterday morning on the way to work.
Overall, these grannies have been nice diversions in a stressful week, where I worked until past 8 p.m. every night (usually 10-11 hours a day). I don’t think tomorrow or Saturday will be any better. But it is comforting to know that I’m slowly dwindling my stash while making something fun for a good cause. Since I’m not making a blanket, I don’t have to stress about coordinating colors. My guess is that these blocks will ultimately make their way into several different Binky Patrol blankets.
Also, thanks to everyone who shared their opinion about where to host a 365 project. The general consensus is that Flickr is the best option since I plan to use a camera and not my phone (Instagram was a close second). Once things slow down, I’ll set up on Flickr. (And yes, I have been taking my daily photos.)
Edited to add: The Galler Yarns blog posted a free pattern of one of my designs today. If you’re looking for a quick gift to go along with a graduation or Mother’s Day gift card, check out the Gift Pocket Bear. You can read more about this critter in this FO Friday post from last year.
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