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Granny Square Blanket

One of the first things I learned to crochet was a granny square. It was my Dad’s forte (Dad crochets and Mom knits). While in high school, one of my mom’s co-workers had me make her a baby blanket that was probably my crowning crocheting achievement. Since then, I’d never really gotten back into it. Well, after finding my stash the other day, I decided to try my hand at a blanket again—in crimson and black to match my living room. It’s coming along nicely…the only problem is that it looks like a huge checker board!  Maybe I should use dinner plates as checker pieces..... ;)


  1. so funny, I'm crocheting my first granny square blanket! It's taking forever! I like doing granny squares though becaue I feel like I accomplished something after each one. If you want to make some granny square slippers then check out the tutorial on the purl bee. They look kind of old fashioned, but fun! Aimee

  2. Very true. It does take a while and I think I'm about 1/3 the way there for a throw, so that's not too bad. I like finishing each square; about a 12x12 inch square takes me about an hour--great during the evening Jeapordy! You'll have to send me that link! I'd like to see it!

  3. Arrange them diagonally? (term in English?) :)


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