Tuesday, 27 July 2010

In love with Granny Squares

I am in love, passionately, madly, deeply in love with my Granny Squares.  I have always loved crochet, my mum has always crocheted blankets for me but has never been able to teach me.  I have always wanted to make one of those beautiful, colourful blankets and when I saw one with a How-to on Lucy's blog, Attic 24, (fabulous blog well worth a visit), full of scrummy colours, I was determined to have a go and teach myself.  Lucy's patterns are an eye-opener, they are clear and concise and she has pictures to help you along and I have learnt from her blog.  I am so, so pleased I've cracked it.

After many days of doing and un-doing and trying and trying, sweet success.  Even flowers, they were so cute, I had to try.  So, here are some examples of my hard work.  I love them and have promised myself to do at least one a day.  I have even been getting out of bed earlier to sneak one in - oh dear, it has hit me badly.

Teeny weeny flowers too, also from Lucy at Attic 24.

I adore the colours and it allows me to express myself  in a way I do not with sewing.

J'adore :)


  1. oh my gosh! I can see why you are hooked. These little squares are precious! Love them. jealous of the mad crocheting skills!!!

  2. Uh, oh! You have been bitten by the bug! =] These are your first efforts??? Wow! The very first blog that I'd ever seen was "Curlew Country". She loves these blankets, too. On her bloglist is "Attic 24". These two sites are very similar - so bright and cozy and pretty and cheery. I'm so glad that you found her and are having so much fun!

    Love, Katy Noelle

  3. Bravo Elizabeth,
    Comme tu le sais déja,j'aimes beaucoup les travaux manuels qui te permettent de t'exprimer.
    De la Tour Eiffel,aux chateaux à la mer,les champs,les animaux,les fleurs,je ne saurais à qui je donnerais la préférence,mais alors pour le crochet Bravo,ta mère va etre fiere de toi.
    Continues,d'ailleurs je ne suis pas sure que tu pourras t'arreter.

  4. This is really great, I love the colourful granny squares but I have a preference for the little flowers, which are sooo cute!! :)
    You are really creative, I love how you arrange your photos and your little texts! Keep it fresh and funky! It's wonderful!

    Toopy ;)

  5. It will be a beautiful blanket/throw !
    I'm glad I got to see these lovelies for real : it was so nice to meet you !
    ... and from now on I'll enjoy following your blog, too :)