Recently I've been doing a bunch of small crochet projects. Little things like baby booties, beanies and teeny tiny flowers. I realized the other day that I'm ready to tackle another big project. So I decided to design a blanket and nothing says "come cuddle under me" like a crochet patchwork blanket! ^.^
This new blanket design started with me flipping through my 200 Crochet Squares book on the lookout for beautiful & simple patterns to build with. I went over & over a few motifs before settling on two. Only thing, once I actually started making them- I didn't like them so much. So back to the drawing board I went. Literally. I took out my sketchbook, drew up a blanket & planned out the colors. This approach definitely helped, and I went back to the pattern book to find blocks to highlight my color choices. ...still no dice... -___-
What to do now?
I took it back to basics. In my mind, there seems to be nothing quite like a good, traditional granny square ^.^ So I will hopefully have a new snuggle worthy granny patch blanket before June! The colors I originally chose for it were white, grey, yellow & blue, but in the spirit of using up my yarn stash, I added black, green, and a darker blue. It feels good to potentially use up quite a bit of yarn that's just been waiting to be used.
So far, I have all 61 of the white centers done and I've started working on the color rounds. I actually used up a brand new skein of white yarn on them. That was pretty cool. :) The thing about granny squares that I love the most is their simplicity. I can totally crochet them with my eyes closed... well everything after the first round. What that means is, I can make them while watching YouTube or Netflix or while on lunch at the mall. They're also super portable since I'm changing colors each couple rounds. So I can easily carry a bunch of them in my bag with the necessary yarn color and work on them on the go.
Why would I ever stray from the wondrous granny square!?!? *shrug*
Anywho, that's what's currently on my hook and I'm quite happy about it. I can't wait until I start joining them together... I suppose I should decide what kind of join I want to use. I'm leaning towards a single crochet join. We'll see soon enough. (BTW I just spelled soon incorrectly twice o.O 'sune' then 'soone'... what the heck?!? That's what I get for writing them up at 1 am. *sigh*)
Peace! I hope you're having a wonderful week :)