Saturday, August 15, 2009

New Obsession: Granny Squares!!!

So yesterday I got my first crocheting lesson from my mom in oh, probably 18 or so years! I used to crochet, knit, and sew as a kid, but once I hit my teen years I dropped it all. I picked up knitting again this past winter with a vengeance, and just lately I've been craving crocheting as well. So yesterday my mom re-taught me how to make the infamous granny square, and I haven't been able to stop since.

Everything I've made since last night.

Three granny squares and a circle -- I'm thinking of making a scarf
and soap sacks out of the squares, and facial scrub pads out of the

I love how these came out -- I used 100% organic and mercerized
cotton to make these, and they have a beautiful sheen to them. I'm
thinking of making a place mat out of the full squares, and I'm also
thinking of making a headband using only the green yarn and only
the two inner "squares".

I love how this one came out, but the photo doesn't do it justice. I used
3 different-colored glittery yarns for this one. I'm thinking of making
these into a place mat as well, and am also thinking of making a head-
band out of only the off-white yarn and using only the two innermost

My newest squares!!! These are available as a set of 4 coasters in my
Etsy shop! I'm also planning on making a scarf out of these!

See anything you like? If you have any ideas of something I could make for you, please contact me through my Etsy shop! Thanks!