Welcome to Granny Square of the Week!

 

I love granny squares and when I found out that Nadia of Yarnutopia completed a year-long series of granny square video tutorials, I didn’t hesitate to take on the challenge, but with my own little spin–a granny a week instead of one a day.  Whether you do the complete project or just want to try crocheting a granny square or two, this is a great stash buster.

I’m an advanced-beginner crocheter (is that even a thing?) so these squares are far from perfect. My goal for this project is to learn new stitches, practice my skills, and play with color combinations. Some work, some don’t. I’m sharing what I’ve learned from each square, and hopefully you’ll find the information helpful. Feel free to comment and post links to your squares if you’d like.

A fun thing to do while crocheting is to listen to an audiobook. Each granny square post has an audiobook recommendation by some of your favorite authors. Check out these fantastic titles, and happy hooking!

NOTE: I’m not featuring the squares in the same order as Nadia. If you want to follow her project schedule, check out her post here.

Granny Square of the Week: #1

Granny #1

Audiobook recommendation: Written in Love by Kathleen Fuller

To find out more about my Granny Square of the Week project, click here.

This was my first ever granny square, and I have to say I thought it turned out pretty well. Since I’m using scrap yarn for these weekly granny squares, I don’t have a color scheme in mind, but I do like what I ended up with here. I might make a blanket out of these someday since this was a super easy square to make.

The tutorial for this granny square can be found here. Let me know if you decide to try it! 🙂

 

Written in Love Release Day Contest!

Today’s the day–Written in Love officially releases! Click on the book cover and find out how to get your copy!

As promised, here’s my release day contest. The winner will receive an autographed copy of Written in Love, two hand crocheted kitchen scrubbies made by moi, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

To enter, click on the title of this post, then comment and answer this very important question: milk chocolate or dark chocolate? The winner will be announced on Friday, March 17. 

Good luck, everyone!

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