In which I get going on some granny squares

One of the first orders of crochet business that I addressed today was finishing this mandala for Wink (you can read more about this project here):

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A crochet mandala for Wink

With the mandala done, I was then able to take my hook and focus all of my attention on the hundreds of granny squares I need to make for my 2015 North Carolina State Fair project.

While I will be using four-round, three-round, and two-round granny squares, I also need a lot of one-round granny squares, so with 5.0 mm hook in hand and several piles of yarn within arms reach, I got to work.

I spent most of my efforts working on the one-round granny squares because they are very labor intensive for the square area crocheted:

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Some one-round crochet granny squares, all in a row (or two)

but occasionally I took a break from the one-round granny squares and made some three-round grannies:

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Five three-round granny squares

Before the sun set on another increasingly shorter day, I got this group photo of the day’s efforts:

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A group photo of my day’s crochet efforts

As the days grow ever shorter, the urgency of finishing this project is beginning to descend on me. I still have no clear idea what elements there are that I have yet to make, but at this point, I just need to keep crocheting and hope that everything is revealed to me with sufficient time for me to finish crocheting it.

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4 thoughts on “In which I get going on some granny squares

  1. I’m enjoying the suspense, as well as what you have already shown us. As soon as you find out where you are going with this, let us know. In the meantime, happy crocheting. Love the colors in the one round grannies.

  2. Hello! I am just about to begin the BH&G Granny Sampler Afghan and discovered yours on Ravelry. (I am Bluebird Stitches there) It led me to your blog and your post about it. I have to tell you I laughed out loud. It was such a sweet and funny post. I’m so glad you kept with your afghan so that all these years later I would come across it and be inspired. Thanks! Elizabeth

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