My Personal, main Crochet plan, is to crochet a Granny square a day. Yes, Plain old Granny Squares!! I really do love them and the only variety that they will get is the colours. Some will be one colour/ plain and other with be up to 4 colours per square.
I will be continuing with other crochet projects at the same time so don't think that a little Granny Square a day is all I will be blogging about!!
I have ordered lots of lovely wool / yarn in a double knit weight from Ebay in colours like Wisteria, Plum, Soft Peach, Sky Blue, Citrus, Saffron, Spring Green & Candy - they were only £1.25 per 100g ball (the P&P came to about £5, so cheaper than getting in my car, parking fee's & my time shopping) & I can't wait for them to arrive. Hopefully they will arrive today, in time for tomorrow, but if they don't I will start off using similar colours from my Yarn Stash and use the new colours once they arrive, however I will probably add odds and ends from my current YS as it's a great way to use them up!
I am going to make small Granny Squares - no bigger than 4 rows in each square and I am going to join each Granny Square as I go along. You could either use this method, which I will try to make a tutorial about OR you could make a stack of squares and join them up as and when - that's up to you!
I have joined squares on previous blankets by double crocheting them together, but I like this idea of crocheting them together as I go, as this saves the "chore", which it can turn out to be and it also saves having a Granny Squares Stack!! (My Squares Stacks in previous projects, have mounted up to 30's and 40's). I also like the finished product as I like the texture that the raised join on the right side of the work, gives you.
Here's a sampler that I made before I went on holiday........
Each square measures 3 inches across, so bearing in mind that there are 366 days next year (leap year) then this blanket, this time next year to be exact, is going to be rather large!
Now the next question to you, reading this blog, is:
ARE YOU GOING TO JOIN IN?
Could we all get together and get a GLOBAL Granny Square a Day Crochet Theme going? Can we do it? Do you want to join in?
Here's what you need to do:
1. You can make any Granny Square of your choice - do it your way, in your colours, add flowers or anything you want to. I am choosing to do mine plain because that's what I want to achieve from this 366 day project, but you do your Granny - A - Day YOUR Way!
2. If you do want to join me in a Granny Square a Day, then just leave a comment and I will (a)follow your blog or follow you on Twitter PLUS (b) I will add your blog to the new Blog Roll that has started (see Granny - A - Day'ers at the top right of the blog) or (c) if you don't have a blog then it would be great to get an email from you on a weekly or a monthly basis with some photo's of your Granny Square a Day project as it progresses. (d) I will post photo's (daily if my time allows me to) on this blog under the *Granny-A-Day* tab (see above)
(If you are emailing/sending me links or posting me pictures via twitter then you are allowing me to publish your photos on this blog & therefore giving me permission to use them - however I will not use your full name directly - only initials or your blog name and if supplied the area/country that you come from.)
3. Remember you can do it YOUR WAY - you can add flowers or motifs, make different size squares, use any colour YOU like, any yarn that you like & join the squares in the method you prefer - the choice is yours!
4. There's a button that I have created, so that you can copy this to your blog and encourage others to join in! Just take a look in the border at the very top right of the blog (you might have to scroll back up ------------>
Remember to let me know that you are joining in the fun as I have posted a group on Ravelry - so if you are joining in from there just leave a comment below.
The More the Merrier!!
My current Crochet Project is a cover for a draught excluder that I have at my Guest Bedroom door. It's simply a rolled up fleece blanket from IKEA that I am am going to makeover with a Crochet Cover in "Rainbow" colours!! It's a great way to use up odds and ends from my Yarn Stash. - Picture will follow later as I will probably finish it today, but here's what's happened so far.
The current draught excluder is just a rolled up fleece blanket - effective but boring
The "Rainbow" cover so far - not boring at all!