Tuesday 8 February 2022




There are several versions of the Granny Square on the internet, some good and some not so good. The design of a granny square has holes, that do not need to be made bigger bye adding chain stitches between granny shell, unless extra stitches are required.

Starting with the granny shell first then completing the second granny shell and corner chain stitches means the join on each round moves across the side of the square...not good practice.

If you use more chain stitches than pull throughs you will have a line through your square that is ugly to look at. And also means a different start to each round, not good for a beginner.

My version is beginner friendly, easy, neat and starts and finishes in the same place every round. I also prefer a slightly padded centre circle for neatness and look.


A finger wrap of 6 wraps, slide off finger carefully and work all stitches into circle.

ROUND 1: ALWAYS Start with a corner, ch5 [2ch as a dc, and 3ch as the corner], 3dc into circle, ch3, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch3, 2dc, into circle, sl st, into the 2nd ch, of the first 5ch, this completes the first round.

ROUND 2: Sl st, into the corner sp, and repeat, ch5, 3dc into first corner sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, into next corner sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc into the next 2 corners, complete the round with 2dc, sl st, into the 2nd ch of first 5ch. 

ROUND 3: Sl st, into the corner sp, and repeat, with 3dc, granny shell in the side sp, 

again start in the corner, ch5, 3dc into same corner sp, 3dc into side sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, 3dc in the side sp, repeat for remaining sides, complete with 2dc, sl st, into 2nd ch, of first 5ch.

ROUND 4+: REPEAT ROUND 3. Each round with have another side sp to add a granny shell of 3dc in that too.


Change direction every round, so that it dopant start to 'spin', crochet has a tendency to spin when worked continuously in the same direction. So by changing the directions each round, it stays perfectly Square, and also becomes double sided, no right or wrong side. Win, win.

Am I loosing it?....

Its my kitchen floor, my feet from under my dressing gown and the leg of the chair, my dinning chairs....BUT, I had no recollection of making this blanket for several minutes.

TO THE POINT, I had to enlarge the picture and look at the floor and my feet first, before realising I did recognise it. Maybe I've got arthritis in my brain too?

How very strange and no idea where I've put it either?

Quite like it though, let's hope I can find it some where in the creative piles of work.

SICK AGAIN...not covid, I did a test although not sure how accurate these home tests are?

Been in bed for a week with so much pain, sore throat, cough, ear infection that bled, still can't hear anything in my left ear and an infection in my right eye, still can't fully open that either, although the pains have almost gone but I still have a bit of a cough...is this ever going to end?  I need a sunny beach.

GIANT CUBES from October 2021
I remember this one because its on a dress dummy I look at every day, as a very long and wide wrap....but I'm not sure whether I was aiming for a blanket or not?

trying to clear out all my blue a green stash

 And this small black and aran lap blanket, because its on the table in my work room, but no idea what I did with the first one?