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Granny Squares – did you know they were back in style … with a vengeance and a whole new look? Search for Granny Squares on Pinterest and hold on to your hat! I did that and I couldn’t believe what I found. So many different kinds of Granny Squares in some awesome color combo’s that I couldn’t gather yarn fast enough.

And then I found it – the Granny Square blanket to end all Granny Square blankets –


It’s Granny Squares – ala 2015!! Isn’t that gorgeous? I spent a good part of an afternoon exploring her site, and even though it’s all in French, I seemed to understand some of it.

Then I realized I wanted to make one. And I thought, omg – all that yarn to buy – even though I already have enough to last until the late 3000s. I saw one post where it looked like she hand dyed most of her yarn.

I had recently organized my yarn bins into worsted, fingering and lace wt wool. Another realization – I could combine yarns! A strand of fingering with a strand of lace, and suddenly I had all the yarn I needed – and more!

See the four 2-round squares sewn together at the top right? That’s my center.













Close-up of the center


You can plainly see the combination of yarns in this picture.


My first grouping of yarns, to make the entire center. I’ll pick another grouping for the next round of 10-15 rows or squares that size.






































































I realize this is not an ‘easy, weekend project’! I think this will probably take me a couple years to make. But that’s okay – something that beautiful is worth waiting for. I also like the fact there is no pattern. I get to make it up as I go along. If it’s not exactly like the original, that’s even better! Because it’s mine 🙂



Author: Karen

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2 thoughts on “Crocheting – The Blanket of a Lifetime!

  1. That’s going to be beautiful! You go girl.

    Posted on November 7, 2016 at 1:42 pm
    1. Thank you – I’m working on it very slowly 🙂 But that’s okay – not every project is a race to the finish!

      Posted on November 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm