Granny squares and Coraline; Work in Progress Wednesday

Last evening I did something for the first time… 

I started crocheting granny squares!

The reason to get moving with grannies has everything to do with the wonderful Pammy at Scotty’s Place.

She posted a picture of a gorgeous floral afghan. And I wanted to learn how to make those squares. What I didn’t know was I’d have so much fun making them.


Granny Square afghan 2

With a printed tutorial in hand, I didn’t find it hard to make crocheted granny squares. The green and brown were my test squares…

Granny Square afghan 1

I decided I wanted to try citrus colors and chose the lavender, and lime green. I thought the colors would work well together.

Once I completed the lime, I loved how the colors looked great; but I thought something was missing? And so I added another row with  the mustard yarn. I love the look; it’s so bright and cheerful, that I most likely will turn this into a project.

 Eventually I’ll be making a floral granny square afghan, but will be deviating from this floral granny afghan square a lot. I already sketched out the afghan that I’ll be creating.

Amigurumi crochet Coraline 2 05 09 12

I’m still working on my daughter’s amigurumi Coraline. The poor girl still needs a haircut!

I had to put this project on hold while I worked on some last minute Mother’s Day gifts. I should be finished my crocheted Coraline by the end of this week.

What am I reading?

Well, I’ve been reading a lot of granny square tutorials. Who knew there were so many ways to make them? 😉

 Sites I’m linking too

  1. Tami Amis WIP
  2. Yarn Along
  3. Frontier Dreams
  4. Crochet Addicts CFS
  5. The Crochet Way


Notify of

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Opal, instead of images, all of your pictures in this post show a message “Warning. Do not hotlink images and steal bandwidth.”
Mike recently posted..Eyes of the Great Depression 058

Marie/Underground Crafter

If you think there are a lot of ways to make the basic granny square, just wait until you find the 1,000s of patterns for variations!
Marie/Underground Crafter recently posted..Synchronicity


Nice amigurumi Coraline. How do you do the hair?
Jazz recently posted..En proceso


I love those colors! Granny squares are so cute.
Emily recently posted..Yarn Along


Lots of luck and fun with your grannies. I love the look, but hate all those ends, one has to be in the right frame of mind.
Sandy recently posted..The Sea Shore

[…] didn’t even bother checking her books. We had so much fun playing outside. I even was able to crochet a few granny squares while hanging out on our porch. It was a perfect […]

Minding My Own Stitches

Careful! Granny squares can be addictive! Make sure poor crocheted Coraline still gets her day!
Minding My Own Stitches recently in progress Wednesday


Your Coraline is looking gorgeous – totally loving her hair colour.
Enjoy those grannies they sure look like spring flowers.
Mistea recently posted..Fortunately…


[…] I do think when we go on vacation in July, knitting needles will be accompanying my crochet hooks. Of course, I’ll be bringing yarn too.  I’ll most likely add knitting back into my routine at the end of July or sometime in August. After all,  I do have a few long-term knitting projects on my to do crafty list.  So you’ll definitely see me knitting socks, and perhaps at least one gorgeous knitted cardigan, as some of my works in progress. […]

[…] Today, I’m a bit too busy to post photos and link to other works in progresses… […]


[…] week’s goodies is for ALL you granny square loving, afghan making crafters out there ( yes Opal, I’m talking about you ), I got this list from Stix On The Beach: Tales from the Happiest Hooker On […]