When I started with crochet one of the first things I learned to crochet was, of course, a granny square. But it was a difficult one. It involved clusters. As I didn’t have a single clue what clusters were, I managed to make them. I know now this wasn’t exactly a basic granny square, but …I loved that granny square with clusters. Now, nearly nine months later, I decided to make my own granny square. Yes. Really.
I never had thought, back then, of making my own granny square, but I gave it a go. I had this absolutely amazing pattern in my head, one night when my body just refused to go to sleep, but when I tried to make it the next day it turned out to be crap. It was all wobbly and crooked and it looked absolutely ridiculous, I should have photographed it, just for a laugh.
“Remember, when auntie Corine thought she could design a granny square, many, many years ago? Yes, we remember. It looked very stupid indeed. What was she thinking?”
And I immediately had so much more respect for people who DESIGN crochet patterns. But I didn’t want to give up, so I tried something else, and tried again and unravelled quite a few times. What I had in my little creative mind was a granny with a ‘flower’ in it, or something that looked a bit like a flower, or petals. So it needed a round centre. And finally I had that ta-daaaahhh moment, I made my own granny!! Whoopee!!! The plan was to make a blanket with it but it instead I made a cushion cover. You have to start ‘small’. Plus I have lots of other blankets I am currently working on. Four to be precise.
I usually close my cushion covers with buttons so that you can wash the covers. But this time I didn’t and I sewed the squares together. I am not sure about the colours I have chosen, they are just not quite my colours but the main thing was to make the granny squares.
So, want to have a look?
This one with the red edge is not blocked yet.
Here are some of the finished granny’s ….
And here’s the finished cushion cover! Nine granny squares on each side.
I am so pleased with it. ♥-skipping-pleased. I am sure some people’ll think: Is that all?? or: What is she thinking?? but I don’t mind. No, I don’t. As I said: ♥-skipping-pleased. It was so much fun to make something that I came up myself. Try it too. Really, it’s fun.
PS: I am working on the tutorial.
Edit to add: You can find the tutorial here.