Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Crochet and Granny Squares


I would really love to learn how to crochet (more specifically Granny squares in lovely bright colours). I thought I could follow do you mind if I knit's step by step 
pattern. Or perhaps I could go to a local class teaching beginner's crochet. I even thought about buying all the bits I needed and getting a book.

Sunburst granny square
The problem is time, when would I have to time to sit and crochet, realistically how would I fit it in. Even though I'm a great believer in "if you really want to do something you will find the time" I just know that at the moment I simply don't have the time.

Granny Square blanket

There is always something I should be doing and so I've reluctantly decided that crochet will have to wait. It's a shame but I'd probably be rubbish at it anyway and I'd just end up with lots of half-finished bits so I should look at it as a) saving me money b) saving me feeling guilty about half-finished project and c) saving cluttering up the sitting room. 


  1. Has there been a subliminal “pick up a crochet hook” message going around? I’ve just crocheted my first granny squares. They look a bit garish and girly so I think I’ll stick to knitting.

    1. No carry on .... because I think you know someone who is having a birthday next month? Why don't you make them something ....

  2. I reallly want to learn Crochet too so I can make a granny square blanket... I bought a kit, and a Crochet for Dummies Book (uhum last September) but somehow my squares are circles (sob) so I've gone back to basic knitting for the moment!

  3. oh you should give it a go, crochet is great because it's so portable, little projects that you can pick up and do a few stitches of whilst waiting at football matches, swimming lessons, at school pick up.....

  4. I am hatching a plan ... will email you.


Thank you for leaving a comment. I like to reply if an email address is given but often they are "no reply" so please don't be offended if I can't reply. Thank you. x