It’s Hip To Be Square! {and Awesome Yarn Storage!}

Happy Saturday! Yesterday I was determined to learn how to crochet a granny square (boy, my ambition was just staggering this week, wasn’t it?) And I am happy to report that I succeeded!

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I love these colors and the yarn was a dream to work with. I do not know the brand because I grabbed 3 skein packs at Mardens for $3.99! The content was Wool/Bamboo and it was made in Turkey which is known for its fabulous yarn. I bought a couple of packs and tried it and promptly went out and grabbed more. I bought enough pink to make a sweater but…well you might remember how that project turned out…if not you can find out here. So, anyway I wanted to share my new yarn storage, my librarian was going to throw away a paperback book spinner rack and she asked if I wanted it (crap about to be tossed, oh yeah, I’m in!) so I took it home, dusted it off and oiled the spinner part and it was as good as new!

DCF 1.0

I crammed all of the little wire baskets with my yarn, it was chock-a-block, stuffed to the max 2 weeks ago so you can see I have used some, yay! I can see what I have so I will actually use it. Full disclosure: I still have some yarn in a tote, in my bedroom closet and in a basket..OK 2 baskets…but it basically all fits in here. I’ll try not to buy any more yarn until all that I own can fit on this rack but if I come across $1 wool skeins at Mardens I make no promises! I am taking on another knitting group too so I’m sure I will knit through some of my stash with my students! Well that’s it for this Saturday, we have a pretty low-key weekend with basketball, cheering and a birthday party thrown in so there should be plenty of time for some more granny square making… any idea what I should make with my squares? BTW I have put the video that I watched to teach me this technique here, It is not me of course but it’s I great video! I think the “trebble” crochet she uses is what we call a double crochet in the states but don’t worry about the names, watch her and you can follow right along:) Til next time happy crafting!

12 Responses

  1. Your ideas are always wonderful! Very nice color too. Granny squares was the only thing I could do and I used to make everything from them, from pocketbooks to vests and more! I tried to knit a baby blanket once and the squares turned into triangles and my mother-in-law did each one over in time for my first child!

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  2. Love your new storage space, but your square is just downright beautiful! The video was just awesome, thanks for sharing! *Hugs*

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  3. I used to do a lot of granny squares for afgans and for sweater vests (one large square for front and one for back). It’s been a long time since I thought about them. The vests have been out of style for decades!! LOL!!
    A treble stitch is actually like a triple crochet not a double crochet.

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  4. Good thing you do not have a cat…. LOL mine would have it all over the floor.

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  5. Good for you Lindsay! I did this as a child, but not since and have forgotten how. Great video!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  6. Yup, when I made the bag, I used muslin for a lining.
    I used that more recently in denim bags too.

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  7. I got a display rack from an auction which also spins with metal plates on two sides and hooks down the whole other side. Yeah!!! bargains.

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  8. Awesome display rack, bet you can use it at the craft fairs too, that is after you empty all your yarn. Thanks for the video too!

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  9. adorable colors .. I love crocheting and knitting too… oh my gosh what do you think… don´t we have less hours a day than we need?
    I have to order time.. do they sell this on walmart Lindsay – can you check this for me? LOL!

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  10. I just taught my daughter how to make a granny square and now we are both crocheting our little hearts out. I hadn’t done it in maybe 20 years. WoW~ Love your storage idea.

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  11. YAY for the yarn spinner!

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