Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Crochet Granny Square City, baby!

I've literally been crocheting my fingers off lately and finally have some finished pieces to share.  I started both of these afghans when I was in my teens and have worked on them on and off over 2 decades!  It's hard to describe what finishing an afghan is like to someone who hasn't done it before but it's an amazing feeling.  It's this beautiful creation that you've spent hours, weeks, months and years with.  In my case, it might've even travelled with you around the globe.  You've nurtured it along to perfection.  Sometimes you wake up next to each other or fall asleep in its arms.  With every finished row, your pride grows.  When you're finally finishing off the edges and hiding all of the ends, you are so excited, you can barely steady your hook.  And best of all, when you've finally finished one afghan, now you can start work on starting or finishing the next one!



If you're interested in purchasing either of these afghans or other work that I've crocheted or would like to request a custom order, please don't hesitate to contact me directly or visit my etsy shop.


  1. I love the rainbow afghan! So beautiful!

    1. Thank you! It was so much fun to make but it took A LOT of yarn.

  2. love it. what is your trick for getting the blanket completely square. everytime i've tried it ends up being really wonky shaped.

  3. Hmmm, maybe if I saw an example of one of your squares I could better advise you on what you're doing wrong but the key is to keep everything symmetrical. Make sure you have an even number of scallops on each corner and the same amount of rows on each side. When in doubt, count!

  4. do you do continuous rounds of the same colors or do you fasten off and start on a different corner every time?

  5. I fasten off at the end of each round. Also, when I start the next round, I start it at the opposite side. This helps to keep the squareness.

  6. okay thats the only thing i haven't tried. thanks!