CAL anyone???

April 14, 2010

I am getting ready to take on a very interesting home decor crochet project that involves several large granny squares. Amazingly enough, I have never done a granny square in my life, and I am a little scared. :)

I definitely think I need to get some practice before I start on my decorative grannies, so I was wondering if you'd be interested in a granny square crochet along (CAL).

According to Wikipedia, a granny square is "a crochet technique for producing square fabric by working in rounds from the center outward." Sounds easy enough.


Aren't they pretty?!!!

Now we could do this CAL one of two ways: all crochet the same pattern or crochet the same size item but with our own favorite granny pattern.

I'm pretty sure I have chosen my pattern. It is a granny square lapghan that includes 20 granny squares. So, however we choose to work the CAL, you will need to crochet 20 granny squares.

The CAL will start on May 3 and run until June 30, which is a little over 8 weeks. So, 2-3 granny squares a week. How 'bout those math skills? :) That sounds very doable. By the way, does anyone know what June 30th is??? If you do, it will give you a little clue as to the pattern I will be crocheting. :)

Sound like fun? Leave me a comment if you'd like to join and whether you would like to choose your own pattern or crochet the same pattern. I'll be gathering my yarn this weekend, hopefully from my very own yarn stash.

Ooh, what a great destash along project this will be too!!!

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6 comments

  1. oooh I'm in! I've always wanted to learn how to Granny squares and learn how to crochet better. I mainly knit. I'm in if I can de-stash. No cash to go out an buy new yarn! =)

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  2. OOH! I'd love to join! I can't decide if I'd want to pick my own pattern or make it simple and be given one. I think I will enjoy whichever you choose.

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  3. I SOOO wish I could commit to this but we're in the process of trying to pack & move. If you do it a second time I'll be in :)

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  4. I'm in! I'm actually making up some grannies for Operation Granny Square (http://amylapi.typepad.com/creatingmyself/2010/01/operation-granny-square.html) at the moment but those will be in the mail today and I'll be ready for another granny project! I'm down for whatever you choose. If we're left to our own devices I'll probably just add to a pile of squares for a blanket to be gifted at Christmas.

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  6. What Yankee Girl said goes for me too. My [Grand]Mama taught me to sew, knit, embroider and crochet but crochet has always been a challenge.

    I first and last attempted Granny Squares way back in Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-seven. Same number in stitches in each one but some were small and some were large.

    I say you choose a pattern for us to try and we'll choose the yarns (hopefully from our stash.)

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