I confess, the granny square fascinates me.
It is a slow-building affection that has been a long time coming, I think.
Blame Pinterest and all its wonderful, colorful images…thousands of gorgeous afghans in every color combination and square motif imaginable. I am undone.
I currently have several granny projects going. But first, a few don’ts. 🙂
If you like any of the above clothing, my sincere apologies. I confess to rather classic taste, myself. So much so, that while I have tried several variations of colors lately, I have discovered a simple golden rule for ensuring a gorgeous granny every time…are you ready? Ta da…
…make the final round of each square THE SAME COLOR.
You don’t have to, certainly…but I am telling you, it just makes the blanket better. More visually appealing. Whatever. Personally, I get tired of using that much of the same color…but the end result is worth it. Here are a few of my favorites:
Love this daisy pattern? Free here:
Jewel tones, triad and monochromatic:
And some specialty squares…
A little more about color:
I stumbled across a great color lesson recently, with fun visuals and helpful links, including a color combo and stripe generator!
And the online color tools:
Sooo, all of this to say that perhaps you remember my scrapghan from a few weeks back?
Truthfully, I had my sweet daughter hand me random circles as I crocheted. 🙂 She enjoyed snuggling…I think I have perfected crocheting while a child lays on my arm. Not so easy, but they are getting used to the back and forth motion!
It is turning out much as I hoped. I am using a continuous join, but making strips of two rows each, so that I can arrange them at the end and avoid having similar colors too close together.
I am looking forward to playing with the newly discovered internet color tools during my freetime later this week! Happy crocheting!