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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Cover Your Ears!

It's here!!!

It arrived yesterday afternoon and I've already started making some lovely new squares :-D  There's a lot I like about this book-it doesn't have 200 blocks in any way though (I knew this before I bought it as I'd read the reviews), the author gives a square pattern and then shows a picture of the same square in different colour combinations and adds those to the totals so it's a little misleading.  There's also a lot of squares that are made with rows of single crochet which I'm not too keen on.  Yet in general, so far I like the layout of the books and the way the patterns are presented (it's written with British terms which I'm having to mentally translate as I go because I use American terms)

So here are my first efforts:

These are relatively simple to make but look so pretty.  I've made a couple more that I'll photograph tomorrow that are a bit more complex-I think I should really upgrade my crochet level to 'intermediate' now!

I managed to get a couple more shades of green so it's been fun adding those through some of the squares.

I have also made some more of the traditional granny squares-

Total number of squares to make-126 (63/63)
Brown edged granny squares-32 made.  31 to go!
Special Square Motifs-4 made.  59 to go!

Total number of squares made so far-36 (90 to go!)


  1. Wow Liz - you really are powering through those squares! Can't wait to see how your blanket turns out and I totally think it is about time you did some crochet for yourself :-)

  2. Wow Liz - you really are powering through all those squares! Love what you've made so far and I totally think it is about time you did some crochet for you to keep!

    1. Thankyou darling-I've wanted to make another blanket for myself in lovely Autumn colours but you know how it is, you almost feel guilty making something for yourself, especially when there's so many on your to-make list! xx


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