August 15 is national granny square day. A granny square was the very first pattern I learned to crochet and since then I’ve used it in many, many patterns.
In honour of granny square day I’m sharing some of my favourite items. Here is my very first blanket from about 1976. I’ve improved a lot since then.
My favourite granny square purse is Inga’s crocheted bag. I just tweaked it a bit and took out the squares that formed the bottom.
I liked it so much I made more in different colours.
And here are some bags all stacked up, lots of ‘purse’onality to use. These bags are the start of lots of conversations when I’m out.
My granny stripe shawl gets lots of use over the winter.
Granny square lapghans are perfect for wrapping over your legs on a chilly evening.
Granny square and granny stripe afghans use up all the odds and ends of yarn.
These are van-ghans, kept in the vehicle and perfect for grandkids to wrap up in after swimming lessons.
Have you got a favourite granny square to share for National granny square day? Mine is the Thoroughly Modern Granny pattern, by Kathleen Reber. I love the loops at each corner that are pulled through to the next round. This is now considered a vintage pattern originally from The Ultimate Book of Scrap Afghans (book out of print)
You can see a lot of my finished knit and crochet projects on my Ravelry page.