Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hey y'all.

It's been a while since I've crocheted anything substantial. So when I saw this *free* pattern in the WEBS catalog I knew it was the perfect pattern to get reconnected to my crochet hook. Granny squares were the first thing I learned to crochet and I even have a clear memory of my little brother learning how to bust out a granny square too (it was a little wonky).
This is a simple pattern called Grantangle by Amy O'Neill Houck and is based on a "half granny". The pattern has only two increase points and is finished off with an easy scalloped edging. Perfect stashbuster potato chip crocheting!
I used 2 skeins of Noro in different bases and half a skein of DK Merino Style by Knitpicks. This resulted in a medium size but extremely cozy shawl. Since making it any bigger would result in too heavy of a garment, I stopped with two skeins. Next time I will use a lighter weight and make it the appropriate size. 
As many of you know, I LOVE bright colors and I think granny squares are the perfect way to show off some happy colors. I love how this turned out and I'm sure once it gets cooler it will be my go-to accessory for gloomy days.
I added a button to allow me to wear it the way I want to without worrying about it falling off. My kids call this the "Elsa" button. I'm sure you can guess why...
That's me longing for colder weather.
Happy hookin' everyone!


  1. That looks so cozy!! I love quick projects like this! The noro really stands out!! Great work! Xo

  2. What a great outcome here. I like the mix of colors and how it can be worth worth anything. I also really like how you're wearing it.