Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Granny Square Challenge Begins

Happy New Year to all, I hope 2013 is a good year filled with lots of memorable moments!

My Granny square challenge begins today!
Here is my first square:

This is a classic granny square, I used the pattern from a blog called the Purl Bee. You can access the pattern here. I am planning to use a different pattern for each granny square, so some of the squares will have links to the patterns and some will come from books. When I get the pattern out of a book I will post the link to the book.

For my granny squares I will be using patterns for 6 inch (about 15cm) squares. My squares will measure about 5-1/4 inches (about 13.5 cm) since I am going to be using  DK yarn and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook.
Most of the yarn I will be using will be Stylecraft Special DK, I love this yarn since it is soft, light weight, and comes in many different colors. I cannot find Stylecraft yarn in the U.S. so I buy the yarn online from Deramores, you can access their website here. They have pretty fast shipping to the U.S. 
I ordered yarn from Deramores and JoAnnes (based in the U.S.) on the same day and it took about 6 days to get the yarn from Deramores and about 14 days to get the yarn for JoAnnes.

From today I will do my best to post my finished granny squares and their patterns every Tuesday.

Happy Crocheting!

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