I learnt how to crochet when I was at school and from time to time I made little things just to keep my hands busy, but I had never crocheted anything special . Then, I forgot all about it for many years .
When, I found out that there is a vast new world out there , called blogland and started reading the blogs of some very talented ladies, I was reintroduced into the magic world of crochet!!
I bought a hook and some yarn and started creating my first granny squares.
It didn’t take long for this practice to become some sort of addiction and the little granny squares ...........multiplied ‘dangerously’!
The more I made, the happier I felt and I soon started thinking about how to best put them to use.
Cushions were the obvious choice! I made about 4-5 cushions for the sofa and the armchairs and then I took the big decision: a blanket would be the next step to my quest!
I used soft, cotton yarn with a silky texture and started crocheting granny squares using three or four colour combinations for each one.
This crocheting journey lasted for some months. Most of the work took place while I was on holiday. I used to wake up , make some filter coffee and take my crochet to the backyard . I spent some wonderful, relaxed and happy hours there, sitting in the shade , playing with colours and piling up more and more granny squares.
When summer ended ,most of the work was done, but I had to make some serious decisions that needed courage: how to combine all the squares to make the best of the colour and shape combinations!
When autumn came, I was ready, and started spending many hours and days as a matter of fact, arranging and rearranging, sewing together , crocheting some granny stripes around the first central combination of granny squares , adding more squares around them and finally putting together a lovely , sweet , happily coloured blanket .
I love this little blanket! I never tire of looking at it and I adore its candy colours.
Cushions are never enough!:)
Well, I hope you liked this little story of crochet and I will leave you here my dear readers, for the time being , wishing you a lovely , warm and sunny May weekend .