My Granny Love

dear diary,

you all know that my first love is knitting, this has been proven many a time. However, I am also known to like a bit of crochet now and then and when it comes to using  Captain Hook, I like squares best of all.

Why?, because I can sit at the end of the day or in between boring chores and make them without thinking what I am doing too much. The other VIR (very important reason) is that I simply adore beautiful cotton yarn in delicious colours and all who know me also know that I am simply not the ‘I like knitting with fine cotton yarn person’ at all!!!! So what better way to use some of the loveliest scrummiest cotton and make lots and lots and lots of squares that will in turn become a useful something.

Have you ever wondered why these delightful squares are called Granny Squares? …well I have but it is almost impossible to find out anything about them really. This is all I know:

The Granny Square is a crochet technique that is used to make a  square fabric by working in rounds not rows. You start from the center and work outward and most crocheters make lots of small sized squares which they then assemble into blankets, cushions and more.

Multicolour granny squares are also an effective way to use up small amounts of yarn left over from other projects and for the basic granny square motif simple beginners crochet is all you need.

We all know that Granny Squares where all the rage in the 70’s but does anyone know how old they really are and when the first ever one of these little gems was made?

If you know more about the history of these little treasures…please let me know by leaving a comment!

Thanking you in anticipation 🙂

PS: I just found this link to another blog where you can read more about the history of the Granny Square: http://goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/history-of-granny-square.html