crochet catch up

Thanks to sitting and watching the Olympics with the family, I am almost completely caught up on my granny squares for our sampler. It feels really good to pick up the hook again and work on these after several weeks off.

Week 9– I love this one's 3d effect, an easy square to do.

Grannysquarewk9

Week 11– Crocheted popcorn stitches are so satisfying to make for some reason.

Grannysquarewk11

 

Week 13– This one has a little something going on with the cream stitch rows (it was the first one, you know, the one where you work out how to make the square). The square on the right actually uses 2 different shades of gold yarn. The difference is subtle, but it was fun to try a tonal version.

Grannysquarewk13

Once I got started in catch up mode, I was able to do these in just a few evenings, so don't worry if you feel like you've fallen behind. I tried Week 12 and my first attempt was a hot mess. That one is tricky because you have 4 strands of yarn (each color you use in the square) all dangling at the same time. I am hoping to try it again tonight.

Look for a new granny square assignment on Friday!

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And thank you so much for all the lovely tweets, instagram messages, and comments about Lisa's quilt!

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11 Comments
  • Michele H.

    August 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

    i love seeing your squares each week. it’s certainly inspiring me to learn how to crochet:) i love, love, love week 9. the layering effect is beautiful:)

  • Seanna Lea

    August 15, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Week 9 and 11 are the two squares that remind me most of the crocheted blankets my grandmother would make. She was a queen of granny squares.

  • Sarah

    August 15, 2012 at 9:01 am

    That week 12 square was tough. I only made one as I just didn’t like it. It will be the “mystery square” or something.

  • Linda

    August 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I still have one of week 12 to do, I enjoyed making them and love the finished result, I will be blogging about my progress too soon 🙂

  • Akhila

    August 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I can’t wait till Friday. My favorite square is week 9 I think I will do some of those today 🙂

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you Michele! I was surprised how excited I was about Week 9’s square, but I was smitten. We’ll convince you to crochet yet!

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks Seanna. Its funny how I get more into the more traditional looking squares the more I crochet.

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I agree, I have yet to get it! I think I may look for one to add to that post as an alternate. Several have said they’re stuck on it.
    I like Mystery Square!

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Glad to hear it! Enjoy Linda!

  • blair/wisecraft

    August 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks Akhila!

  • sonja

    August 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

    the spiral squares were difficult at first – I struggled for quite some time; but I searched a videoo clip demonstrating this technique using 4 stitch holders (I use quilt safety pins) to hold the stitches … that does the trick…I have one to go… Thanks for all the hard work, Blair. Crocheting the afghan led to crocheting 3 pillow covers the last couple of weeks – they were all gifts:-)