Saturday, 2 October 2010

Guilty confession

I have a terrible admission to make.

I don't like making granny squares.

I know I know, a crochet-addict who doesn't like granny squares, like an alchoholic who doesn't like cocktails (mmmm, cocktails...)

I just find them a little tedious, all that going round and round in circles..ok..squares...the same stitches over and over and over again. to create lots of little identical, or very similar, componant parts.


You know what I really like?  Crocheting them all together...

...seeing them come together to create the whole...

Joining the squares of my "Li'l Monkey" blanket

...finally seeing the fruits of my labour...

Joining the squares of my "Li'l Monkey" blanket

And it's always handy to have a little helper on hand to test the softness...

Joining the squares of my "Li'l Monkey" blanket - some help from Lillia!


  1. Well, even if you don't enjoy making them, the result is just beautiful. Such yummy colors! And it looks nice and soft and squishy -- those are two very happy little feet in the last picture :)

  2. I actually dislike the sewing together the most, funny! It looks beautiful, Ali.

  3. it is beautiful! Well done on persevering with the squares you didn't enjoy much!
    What method did you use for joining? I love the colours too! Nice blankie!

  4. I'm the opposite to you. I love doing the squares...but hate sewing( I can't crochet them)together! Can you come round and do mine?!
    Love your blanket..very pretty. :o)

  5. Haha - I don't like stitching them all together - probably why I make giant granny square blankets!! Loving yours - such great colours.

  6. what cute little feet! ;o)

    ....and I now get more of sense on how big the "squares" are, lol!


    hello gorgeous xxx


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