Monday, April 12, 2010

Cozy Cozy Granny Squares

It may be getting too warm for blankets, but you can always start early for next year. Granny square blankets might just be my favorite form of crochet. I started crocheting about three or four years ago, then moved on to knit. While I love both, there is something to be said about crochet. It's fast, easy, and really fun. Granny squares are a great way to use up small amounts of yarn and the outcome is this colorful, unique burst of warmth. Granny squares aren't just about blankets though, you can make slippers, hats, scarves, anything really just by creating different squares and joining them together. Here is an excellent tutorial on how to create these squares.  You can make them all the same size or, I personally  love the look for different sizes joined together. If you want to stray away from the square you make different shapes, like  circles or octogons!

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