Granny Square Sampler Project- Week 10, No New Square This Week

Granny Square SamplerIt has been a busy week here at the wise craft house, so I’ve decided for sanity’s sake to take this week off the granny square sampler. (Find all the assignments listed on this page.)
Or, if like me, you’re a few squares behind (4 squares behind, to be exact), this is the perfect time to catch up.
Or, if you’re anxious to keep going and are all up to date on your squares, pick a couple of granny squares from weeks 1-9 to repeat a few and add those to your afghan.
I was asked how many more weeks we will be doing this project. It was meant to last the summer, the idea being it could travel in beach bags and on trips away from home without too many supplies. I was looking at the squares we’ve done and thinking about the overall size we want this afghan to be. After doing a little research, seems a “standard” afghan size (something you would use on the sofa or in a chair) is anywhere from 48″-50″ x 60″-70″. I would like ours to be about 45″ x 65″. Towards the end of the project we will begin joining our granny squares and spend some time adding borders around the outsides of groups of granny squares, which is all going to add some length and width to the overall size. At this point, I think we’re a litle over halfway done with our squares. Take this into consideration as you look at the stash yarn you are using. I myself have run out of a few colors, but have simple added in other stash colors (seems the stash never runs out in my house). The more I work on this project, the more I like adding in unexpected colors. Let me know what you guys think.
I’ll be back next week with a new square for you. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for crocheting along with me,
P.S.- The photo above was taken on Emma’s bedroom floor. I had to laugh when I laid the granny squares out in there, I never thought in a million years that her floor would EVER be clear enough for a photo like that! Makes me so happy! We’re almost done in there!

  • erin

    July 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    oh good! i need a week to catch up.

  • Isabel Silva

    July 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    thank you! i need to catch up! the yarn store was closed for vacantions! :((

  • Cyndi

    July 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    yours is really looking very beautiful! thanks for the week off… i do need to catch up. happy weekending to you!

  • knutty knitter

    July 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I have plans for this lot (I am up to date at the moment). Will have to start figuring things out 🙂 As for the stash – I just use whatever happens to be on my desk at the time 🙂 I seem to be purple, turquoise and yellow at present with hints of orange and red.
    It took me two days to get to the floor in my almost 14 year old boy’s room. I’m waiting to see how long it will take to return to ‘normal’ 🙂
    viv in nz

  • Lynne

    July 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Good idea! Enjoy your weekend : )

  • Myriam

    July 21, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Even though im caught up that actually ended up working out perfect for me! Been loving it so far! I cant wait to see what my finished product will look like.

  • Megan

    July 23, 2012 at 2:23 am

    This is such a great idea, I am looking forward to seeing the finished afghan.

  • Jen

    July 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you for this crochet along! I’m enjoying it tremendously! My first time crocheting granny squares and I already have ideas floating in my head for my next afghan! I’m glad for the week off as now I *should* be able to catch up with everyone! I’m also using stash yarns and my afghan is coming along quite random!!! But I”m loving it!

  • Mike

    October 10, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Your going to make so many granny square’s that your going to have to give some away.

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