Sunday, May 10, 2009

Granny, how do I love thee?

Aim's patio awaiting spring clean-up; the violets are happy to dress it up!

I'm continuing my infatuation with the granny square. I was surfing around flickr at the granny along pool, and saw some amazing things. Two of them are from Cottage45, a cute blog, that gives instructions for them. Her creations are so cute, I feel I need to point everyone in that general direction!

First, I really love her English Cottage granny blanket. So lovely, and I like how the brown border looks like basketweave--like a lovely basket of blooms! I'm so starved for flowers by early spring....

And she gives directions for a Granny hexagon. Looks like Grandma's Flower Garden quilts from the 1930's...

There are some amazingly colorful grannies here at Attic24 (you have to scroll way down to see the post). I love her color choices--she used some Rowan DK Handknit Cotton and that yarn must come in some super yummy colors b/c I love her beautiful cushions and blankies....Like sherbet! Some other variation on the overflowing granny flowers decor seen here at Rosehip. Cute!

And a cool idea: on the new Bagsmith Crochet book cover is pictured a rug made with a central giant-sized granny square.

What a great idea!

Now, for my newest favorite granny pattern, it's free!! Isn't that the cutest motif ever? Kinda star/southwestern/flower looking. I think I'm gonna try that block with my size U crochet hook, what a great rug one of those blocks would be, huh?! There is a person on Ravelry, WarpSpeedLinda, who has made tons of blankies with this pattern, you should check out her page....

Happy spring crafting!


TattingChic said...

I like the colors of that Granny square in that photo. Happy crocheting! :)

hetty said...

I love granny squares! Thanks for all the links!