Monday, April 9, 2012

The Granny Square Project

As soon as anyone finds out that you crochet, they put in a request for an afghan, like their grandma used to make.

I make a fair amount of baby blankets, but in general, I don't do many adult size blankets because I have a short attention span, and tend to lose steam about a third of the way through. I think non crocheters/knitters underestimate just how long it takes to crank out a blanket.

I have realized that folks also drastically underestimate how much the materials for such a blanket cost. Even if you use the cheapest acrylic yarn available, you're still talking about probably between $30-$50 for a blanket.

This year, I've decided to try to combine something I've been getting requests for, (lots of blankets,) with something I want, (to trim down my ginormous thrifted-clearanced-inherited yarn stash.) I'm going to spend the rest of the year making granny squares, and assemble the resulting pile into however many blankets I can come up with, to give at Christmas.

Granny Squares.
In an ideal scenario, I'd have enough to make about a half dozen blankets by Christmas. I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. you are so talented! :) I can't wait to see how the blankets turn out.

    I'm going to try to teach myself how to crochet this summer. Wish me luck I need all the luck I can get :)

  2. Great idea. It's probably about time for me to get started thinking about Christmas too...