Friday Favourites and 2019 Crochet Goals


This week I thought I would write about one of my favourite things to make.

For a long time one of my hobbies has been crochet. I was taught by my Mum when I was little, but I didn’t make anything much until recent years when I taught myself how to make traditional granny squares.

Granny squares are the basis for many projects, especially blankets. You can either make one big square or lots of little ones and join them together.

The pattern I follow is always the one where the stitches are in clusters of three with gaps between. The solid granny has always been a mystery to me.

However, yesterday I finally figured it out for myself! It was obvious once I knew how. I’m so pleased as this gives me a whole new scope in the blanket making game, and it’s an accomplishment. Well done me!

You can see my most recent make on my Craft Owl Blog, where I mixed stripes and squares. I had also just figured out how to make an offset square, which made my blanket look very random.

I am trying again to make a stash busting blanket. If you read the post above you will see that my last one went a bit awry.

My crochet goals for 2019

  1. Shop my stash > this means checking what I have before I buy more, and making sure I start projects which will use up my stash.
  2. Organise colours > I tend to mix everything up, which suits me but isn’t to everyone’s taste.
  3. Label my WIPs > WIP stands for Work In Progress. If I start something and then leave it a while I often forget what size hook I’m using etc, so my plan for 2019 is to label my projects with details of the hook, yarn weight, date started etc.
  4. Buy only neutral colours that I can use to join my stash busting squares with > this speaks for itself really, and goes along with me trying to organise my colours.

Offset granny square

As you can see from my photos I have lots of “tails” of yarn to weave in now, which I shall do before I make the next batch of squares – promise! 🙊

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10 Responses

  1. lottie hill says:

    Good luck with the stash. I have made a spreadsheet to try and keep track of mine, but it means I need to keep it up to date to be of any use.

  2. hanmwill says:

    I wish I had the talent to do this! Maybe one day I’ll try and teach myself, good luck with your goals, Marie!

  3. Chloe Jane says:

    Good luck with your goals, I’m sure you’ll achieve them. What a relaxing hobby, I’m glad you have found something you love to do ♥️

    Chloe Chats xx

  4. Marts says:

    Lovely crochet, enjoy!!!

  5. Geraldine says:

    Aww the crochet square is so cute and neat!! Shopping your stash is a great idea, that way you can get rid of those first before buying new ones!! 😁

  6. ellesecrit says:

    Good luck with your goals!

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