Posts Tagged ‘granny square’

Yes, This IS Your Grandmother’s Crochet! (Because Grannies are COOL!)

Posted in Fun Ramblings on August 12th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 8 Comments

Yeah, I said it! I love granny squares and with a granny square there is almost nothing you can not do! People sometimes say, ‘This isn’t your grandmother’s crochet.’ I know what they mean by that. They are trying to get at the idea that crochet is fresh, hip, and fun. But who said that grannies aren’t all of those things? I think it depends upon the person! Let’s talk about grannies!

My grandmother was a really interesting and cool person for all of her years. She was someone who, while keeping her foundation firmly implanted, kept moving forward, learning, growing, and changing with the times. I learned perseverance from her and she served as a strong role model. Through her example I know that we never have to stop changing, and never have to stop growing.
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How to Make a Crocheted Granny Square into a Granny Rectangle

Posted in Tutorials and Help on July 9th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 15 Comments

The inspiration for this week’s tutorial happened at my weekly crafts group meeting. A new friend of mine, Barbara, is an experienced knitter but recently learned to crochet. She told me that she is working on a continual granny square blanket, which would end up being one big square. She said she would like to make it into a rectangle without adding more squares to the end. I told her that it could be done and then figured out this pattern.

For the purpose of practicing this skill, we’ll make a small rectangular swatch. Yarn and hook size don’t matter for this practice swatch.

This is what your swatch will look like if you use only one color.

This is what your swatch will look like if you use only one color.


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