Inspired by an incredible crocheted afghan project I found in a Better Homes and Gardens Treasury of Needlecrafts book from 1982 that I purchased while thrift shopping one day, I decided to embark on designing my own crocheted granny square sampler afghan. I posted about this idea and invited everyone who was interested to join in with me. On May 18, 2012, I began posting granny square block weekly “assignments”, the idea being to work on completing the assignment and learning the square over the following week. Crocheting individual squares like this is a perfect summer project, as well as an ideal take along craft. My plan was to complete the individual granny square sampler afghan by summer’s end (see my finished version here and others in our Flickr Group). The last granny square assignment was week 14, the rectangle granny. The weeks after that, the project wrapped up with discussions of how to block the individual squares and tips on joining the inner rectangle area of the afghan.