Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Granny Square Spring Flower Baby Blanket

My Granny Square Spring Flower Baby Blanket is finally complete.  Yay!

I have been crocheting for many, many, many years and for some reason had never made Granny Squares.  I also had never messed much with changing colors, thinking it would be too much of a hassle.  I saw a beautiful afghan and decided a baby blanket might be a smaller project to give these Granny Squares a try for once.
I actually misinterpreted the pattern I found, not realizing it wasn't in U.S. abbreviations, and by the time I realized it, I had too many squares done to turn back - I actually love my squares now, and am pretty happy with the overall finished blanket.  Since my eyes get tired so frequently this project took much longer than I wanted, but I had a lot of fun with it.

Crocheting is in my blood, as my Mom, my Grandma, and my Great Grandmother always have had a ball of yarn in their lap and a crochet hook in hand.  Anyone who loves to crochet most likely can't remember the last time they watched a tv show without turning a few rows on their afghan.

Running low on useful dishcloths?  Whip up a couple for the drawer.
Dog needing a new sweater?  Dig through the yarn bin and get 'er going.

I love making things for my home, for gifts and even for a few extra dollars for more yarn.

Since I hate to think of using the vintage potholders I have in my hopechest from Grandma, I managed to figure out the pattern and now enjoy using them in the kitchen.  With the vastness of the internet, one can find a pattern for almost any project.  I recently completed a grocery tote that will be used over and over and washes well. 
I'm planning on posting my Granny Square Spring Flower Baby Blanket on my Etsy store site, so if by chance anyone is interested in this, please see it here.      I would love for you to share your current project with me, so don't hesitate to leave me a comment with pic or link!                                                     


  1. Jo, it turned out gorgeous! I love the colors! They just shout SPRING!
    Love you! Nan

  2. Thank you! You are so sweet -- Love you too :)