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Just pretend it is. Because there’s nothing like a big reveal, right?
Just before we went to China, I went through my Pinterest boards, and I re-stumbled upon Lucy from Attic 24’s way of joining granny squares. Now I can’t even count how many granny square afghans I’ve made in the past. I know it’s close to 30. But I’d never joined them this way, and I’d stopped making them because I hated the joining process.
But my little girl started growing. She’s not so little any more. We’re nearing her 2nd birthday, and her toes peep out from under all her baby blankets. Growing up Minnesotan, this is a travesty. Winters can be brutal, and there’s nothing like a cozy afghan to make you feel all better. So I thought I’d throw together a quick afghan for Christmas.
I let Jubilee choose some of the yarn, but it looked like the sugar plum fairy had exploded. She’s a HUGE fan of the pink and “pipples.”
So I toned down her choices a little bit, muted them out but kept some pinks and purples.
I think she’s going to love this delightful little afghan.
All yarn, with the exception of the gray surrounding the squares, is from the Stylecraft DK collection. I need to block it a touch, and I’m contemplating adding a pop of color on the border, but I might just leave it as is.
It was a really easy and relaxing crochet and made me fall in love with the potential that granny squares have. I intentionally randomized the square placement, and some of the placings drive me a little batty. But there’s always another afghan to make when she turns six. Or thirteen. Or twenty-one.
I do have one more afghan in the works currently– a throw for our homeschool room. I’m hoping to be able to share that here by the end of the month.
Are you creating anything at home? If not, what’s your favorite handicraft to do?