Once upon a time, a long, long, long time ago I learnt how to crochet. It was one of my New Year's resolution for 2010. Probably the only one I kept. My Mum taught me.
|My very first granny square, January 5 2010|
I remember being so proud of my first granny square. I was going to make a big blanket for my queen size bed. Except I only got up to 27 squares. Then I realised I had been making my squares in English double crochet which meant they were tiny and took forever and fell out of love with it. They got packed away in a box and left until the first days of 2014. Pretty much exactly four years after I first learnt to crochet.
In between this time I have made various other crochet items, including a large granny rug for my sister to cover her queen size bed in big squares with only one colour per square. This is called smart crocheting as it involves less stitching together and less sewing in of ends.
However, now I wanted to make a blanket for the couch at my house and these squares sitting in a box were bugging me in their unfinished-ness. So I laid them out and got to work. No starting the new blanket until I'd finished this one!
|Snipping off the last stitched in end|
No big reveal yet though. It needs a good blocking and I have no foam things to block on, not having ever blocked anything before. Once I've hunted down one of those foam alphabet puzzles and blocked it I'll be able to show you the results... but in the mean time, I can show you the start of my next blanket. Crochet mojo is running high around these parts!
Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along, for the very first time!