normally i don’t post about a project until it is finished, but i’ve made a lot of progress on the granny square afghan that i started last fall, so i feel like sharing! i started this project sometime in october, i think, because i remember working on it when i worked at the november election and that i had started it recently before then.
the fella said that he doesn’t like that they are called “granny” squares, because it makes it sound like i am an old granny. he asked me if they have any other name, and when i said they didn’t, he said we should come up with one. i proposed “hipster squares” and he loved it. so now he keeps asking me how my hipster square afghan is coming along. 🙂
120 granny squares later, here is the current status of the project:
- all 120 granny squares crocheted
- all squares blocked (the last are ready to be removed from the blocking board)
- initial ends are woven in on about 20 squares (meaning the ends from making the square…more ends will come with attaching them)
- 2 inner rows are attached, ends not woven in yet
this afghan is not from a pattern. initially, i was going to make it red and green checkered with a black border. then, joann fabric ran out of the red yarn i was using, so i bought some grey and decided to incorporate that as well.
at some point, i started making the squares one round too small – i hadn’t worked on it in a couple of months and when i started making them, i just forgot how big they were. i had made a ton by the time i realized it, so i decided to incorporate it into the design.
so now, my plan is to make the inner portion with the larger green and red squares, and then surround with a row of grey and then a row of green. because the outer rounds are smaller squares, i am going to have to be a bit creative in combining them. i am using carina’s method of joining the squares, which is pure genius. normally i hate the way granny square projects look because i hate the way the seam looks. with this method, it looks like a big continuous project with no seam!!! i just love it. pretty easy, too!
here are some photos of the process!