craft, crochet, granny love, rag rug

good granny lovin’

my first granny square !

Hello there!! Teaming up with some girls on a giant granny crochet group! This was just the thrilling little newness i needed today, thank you Ang!  I have done a good bit of motif learning here lately , and was fully confident to tackle the little granny square this time. An hour outside with the kiddos, and lookey !   I did it !!  I just love it … i will keep going and going … I am using sz 5 hook and various colours of a Debbie Bliss Chunky Cashmerino i’ve had in my stash for years. It feels so good to finally give it a project !


I’m no stranger to the round repeatedness of crochet. This was originally intended to become a floor RUG. .. . however .. I got about this far ( its 12×12 currently ) and can go no more. Its big, it takes forever to go round now.  I have no idea what i’ll do with it.  (Any ideas?)

Some more roundness. This was a successful attempt at a floor rug! Still in progress. . . made with Thrifted Bias Tape ( which cost nearly nothing ) and a child’s hacked off TOOTHBRUSH. (Hence the name ‘Toothbrush Rug’).  I did a big blog post about how to make these on my old blog , and deleted it . OoOps. If you google, you’ll find heaps of instruction on these rugs. Easy. Fun.

This dear little blanket is what has been receiving FULL ATTENTION for the last two weeks. No other crafting project of any kind. (which i think is why i was so eager for this granny square business today).  I have finished the crocheting, now I just have to work on the correct joining method and the silk edging. It’s gonna be novel baby, novel. You can go here to see just how long i’ve been working on this blanket. (so embarassing!)

Wishing you all a wonderful fuzzy filled weekend !



13 thoughts on “good granny lovin’

  1. Well done on your granny square – love the colours. Your second picture – turn it into the bottom of a bag. Lucy at Attic24 has an excellent crocheted round bag tutorial. In fact, when I first looked at your pictures that’s what I though you must have been doing! Your blanket at the bottom also looks terrific.


    Posted by Lionesslady | July 1, 2011, 5:29 am
    • oh my goodness !! LUCY at attic 24 has the answer – – thank you for the suggestion!
      the bag pattern is here ::

      has anyone reading made this bag?

      i am wondering , , do i just stop increasing and keep going round? that’s what it sounds like.
      WOW ! head is spinning a bit , in a joyful kind of way ~!


      Posted by ohangelina | July 1, 2011, 6:24 am
      • Hi Anelina – you’re right – if you stop increasing and just crochet evenly around it will form a tube. Looking at your rug you will end up with a huge bag. If you don’t want a huge bag, you might want to remove a few rounds before continuing to crochet on it. :)


        Posted by Debi Y. | July 2, 2011, 12:48 pm
      • hey thank you debi. i did unravel a few rounds… i think you are right, HUGE bag! My count was 200 stitches. thank you , now i know i’m doing it right, round and round !


        Posted by ohangelina | July 2, 2011, 1:36 pm
  2. Love your idea of using thrifted bias for the floor rug. I’ve made one using old tie dyed t’shirts that I just cut around and around to make looonnngg bits! They curl up really nicely and are great to crochet with – just like thick wool.


    Posted by Evi | July 1, 2011, 10:41 am
  3. I remember being astonished at how my first granny square actually came together like magic. Oh how I wish all my yarn wasn’t packed right now.


    Posted by crooked little house | July 1, 2011, 1:50 pm
  4. Granny Squares are so appealing, and such a thrifty way to use scrap yarn. All of your projects are so nice.


    Posted by Twirly Curly Bird | July 1, 2011, 2:12 pm
  5. I love the colors of the square –
    I was thinking pillow when I saw the first circle –
    thanks for stopping by!
    God bless


    Posted by Karen | July 1, 2011, 3:16 pm
  6. Hi Angelina – your granny has started out great – can’t wait to see it grow. :)

    (thanks for visiting my blog)


    Posted by Debi Y. | July 1, 2011, 3:38 pm
  7. Congratulations on your first granny square. It is looking good:)


    Posted by Elisabeth | July 2, 2011, 11:47 am
  8. Ohhhh, I really need to learn how to make these! Great job! I bet you made a great Martha.


    Posted by Jodi | July 5, 2011, 9:54 pm
  9. Hi Angelina
    Here’s the link to the crocheted dishcloths:

    Toni :)


    Posted by Toni Coward | July 6, 2011, 12:53 pm
  10. Oh, great stuff! I used to know how to crochet many, many moons ago. My grandma taught me about 35 years ago when I was around 10 I think. I probably haven’t done it for over 30 years which is really sad. I love the look of crochet, such beautiful things to be made! I love your blanket and the colours you’re using. It’s winter over here in Aus, so it would be a wonderful time to sit down and pick up a hook again.

    Linda. x


    Posted by Linda from Heartfire At Home | July 15, 2011, 11:43 am

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