Since I have learned to crochet (see this post), I decided that my next “unplugged” project (read: no sewing machine, something handmade I can make listening to music, watching television or traveling) would be a crochet project. I liked the simplicity of the basic granny square motif, so I finally landed on the idea of a giant granny square blanket to cover the sofa bed in my baby’s bedroom.
I chose DMC Natura Cotton yarn, it’s made in France and I like the colours available. It’s also nice and soft. I picked ten yarns, a mix of pastel shades and brighter colours. I used a 4 mm hook. I find it a lovely project for in front of the tv, because the stitches are simple, and it’s the same the whole way round, so you don’t have to concentrate too hard. Here’s a good tutorial from the purlbee.com for the basic granny square, you just carry on to make a giant one!
I think I will do about 20 more rounds like this, and then crochet on a shell border. I’ll show you when it’s all done!