Crocheting, one of my favorites hobbies keeps me going when everything else is chaotic in my world. One of my Facebook friends and fellow crocheters announced that she was making blankets to donate and asked if anyone would be willing to crochet granny squares to donate. I saw this before I moved and just now getting to it. I decided to make the ones I’m donating a little different from the traditional granny squares. This is the first stitch or design I learned as a girl. The traditional granny square. My first piece was a granny square vest.
I wanted to update mine a little more for the project. She also wanted them larger than the normal size for blankets. These are 7X7 and I hope they are big enough. It’s the same granny square I used to make this dress for my daughter three years ago.
I made this blanket for my daughters when they were young, it’s just one big continuous granny square, they loved them and still have them. Thank goodness, my creative juices are flowing now.
I wanted to update mine a little more for the project. She also wanted them larger than the normal size for blankets. These are 7″ X 7″ and I hope they are big enough. It’s the same granny square I used to make this dress for my daughter three years ago.
This is my favorite item I’ve made, 90 granny squares made up the dress. It only took me 2 weeks to make it too. She still has the dress, it’s snug, she has a 17-year-old body vs. a 14-year-old body. I never get tired of sharing this picture of my baby. She loved the dress.
Here are the granny squares I’m making for the blanket. Not the most exciting WIP, but very worthwhile. I’m not sure how many I will end up making, this is a way to get rid of some the yarn stash I have.
I want to start a program to make hats for children in need. Slouch hats and basic beanies would be a great place to start. I would love to find a local yarn shop or large retail chain to sponsor and get some of my crochet friends to help and donate. That’s on my list. I’m gonna crochet a bunch and start at my church or local community center. I’ll keep you all posted.
Enjoy the rest of your week and please keep the families in the greater Houston area in your thoughts and prayers.