Another amazing friend from high school was tying the knot with her high school sweetheart!! Melody and Alex have been married for a few years now and have two stunning little girls. Melody told me their colors were going to be teal, purple, and brown – kind of a peacock theme! I was so excited to expand my horizon and try something new.
I ventured into the realm of….. the GRANNY SQUARE! Now, I decided to just choose two of the three colors because, woah, baby steps here… I was still a crochet noob. A Granny Square is a type of crochet pattern where you make small, or large depending on your project, squares starting from the center and working outwards. Once you get the hang of it, it is one of the easiest patterns to mess with.
Here is a photo of the start of the different Granny Squares and the pattern I decided upon! Obviously it is quicker and easier to make a Granny Square in all one color because you don’t have to stop and switch colors! But…. it is also a lot more boring. Once you figure everything it out, you just calculate how many of each type of square you need… and crochet, and crochet….. and keep crocheting.
When it is time to start to attach the squares together, there are a number of ways I researched to do it. Some of the ways left visible ridges, some of them added an extra length in-between the squares… but – I FINALLY found something called the “invisible seam.” You use a color yarn that it is already in your blanket and a darning needle and you sew them together loosely. Then, you pull the yarn tightly and what you just sewed becomes INVISIBLE!!! It’s like magic!!
Here is a close up:
The sewing part takes almost as long, if not longer than the actual crocheting part!!
Pop on your favorite Netflix show to marathon, grab some easy snacking foods, wear comfy clothes, and settle in!! Because once you just buckle down and get it finished, it is completely worth it : )
All in all, I am pleased with how my second big project turned out. There is always room for growth, but at least I didn’t have to rip it all out and start over!!
The blanket was laundered after outdoor photos!!
That is my parents’ sweet pup Ramona keeping guard!
Another one of my sweet childhood friends Steve married the love of his life Hannah…
I was a freshman in college moving into the dorms. Across the hall, this girl…