The humble granny square is probably the most ordinary, common, and well known motif in all of the crochet world. Even non-crocheters recognize this stitch pattern. I’ve had a few students come to a beginning crochet class JUST because they want to learn how to make “the granny square”. It’s a great way to begin your crochet skills, and even after you’ve been crocheting for a while, there’s something comforting about returning this common, ordinary motif. With an artful eye, however, one can transform this ordinary stitch pattern into a feast for the eyes.
In my last post, I promised to bring you another idea for keeping the holiday hound at bay, for using what you have, to make gift giving a joy this year. My FREE! Colorful Granny Throw pattern will lead you step-by-step, through this humble motif, and even give you tips for combining colors and yarns of different weights to create something of rich beauty. These throws (you can make ANY size imaginable!) work up quickly…perfect for making a few as gifts, and maybe even one for yourself. If you use up your stash, then all the better, since you are making room in your house for all the Christmas “stuff” that gets hauled in (tree, trimmings, gifts, etc.) or for more yarn…perhaps all that yarn Santa will be bringing you:)
We have lots of crocheted throws around our house. Some I have made, some that my husband’s grandfather made, and a knitted afghan my mom made. Our family loves these warm, curl-ups pretty-much year round. I have a knitter/crocheter friend who believes that hand-made afghans have healing powers. I don’t know any medical statistics on this, but they definitely make you feel better when you’re sick, cold, or just wanting to be comfy and cozy. I think quilters also enjoy this about the quilts they make for themselves and for friends…tangible love, warmth, and beauty all in one.
And did I say, this is a FREE pattern! Please download and enjoy it this season! You’ll be able to see how I’m writing these patterns…tons of helps for you to make your knitting/crocheting adventure successful from beginning to end!