Ah, granny squares! The base of some of the coolest and also the most hideous crochet out there! Granny squares tend to be associated with the 1960's and 70's, but did you know they've been around since at least the 1800's? I'm currently working on a granny square project - it's a different take on one. You'll be seeing it, hopefully in not too long, but the instructions might as well be a puzzle so it's taking a bit to get through them!
Before I started my current project, I looked around for interesting ways to use granny squares. Here are some of the stand outs:
I love this granny square bodice for a child's dress! It looks so crisp in the off white color shown, but I can also see it with a bit of color. The pattern is available as a free download here.
Robyn Chachula's Butler Street Cowl is a great modern interpretation of granny squares. I'll be making this as soon as I find the right yarn!
This shawl by Regina Weiss makes me think of summer, music festivals, and fun! It looks like a great one to use up scraps and is free.
And finally, it's not exactly a granny square, but this granny stripe blanket has been on my list for quite some time. I'm gathering leftover scrap yarns to make it - I probably should just crochet it as I have leftover yarn, but I have this idea of arranging the colors I end up with ... The download is free here.
And now it's back to deciphering crochet hieroglyphics!
Happy Creating! Deborah