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Little Boxes

Crochet Squares
So many little squares to make

I would never in a million years consider myself a crocheter. I have so far always been totally inept at reading crochet instructions. dc tr ch dc ch tr. There are just too many “c”s and my eyesight starts to fail me. Even after a lesson with the queens of crochet, themselves, I still need more experience under my belt before I’ll feel good doing this.

But, I have, as a child, made a number of basic granny squares and feel pretty confident about that. And so, I happened upon Lucy’s instructions for a granny square blanket and broke out my box of scraps. Alexa at Urban Yarns can attest to this… she’s seen my big box of Superwash Worsted and Sport in sooo many colours. I’d been saving them to make colour cards (hello pipe dream) but felt it was finally time to do something with them.

Crochet Squares
Each and every one is special like a snowflake… same but different

The squares are so far quick to make and super portable. In fact, I made four squares on the morning of a Saturday wedding while waiting for the event to start… and then made a handful more in the hot sun while watching the Vancouver Symphony play at Deer Lake Park yesterday. I’m doing three rounds of crochet so far and then going to do the fourth round of all the squares in a unifying colour… and then sew them all together. Don’t know what it will be in the end… but it’s been mindless fun making these little boxes out of scrap yarn… making them them all look just the same.

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founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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22 thoughts on “Little Boxes

  1. Becky says:

    So cute! They look like colorful cookies.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Becky Yummy enough to eat. :)

      @Mia Good idea. Yes, I think Lucy has a blog post about how to crochet the squares together as opposed to sewing them together… it’s something I’m planning on looking up once I get to that point.

      @Ruth Yes! I think Robyn at CrochetByFaye wrote a book about crocheting by charts rather than line-by-line instructions (Blueprint Crochet)… seems like a good way to go. Then I can start attempting to decipher those cute Japanese crochet patterns too…

  2. Becky says:

    So cute! They look like colorful cookies.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Becky Yummy enough to eat. :)

      @Mia Good idea. Yes, I think Lucy has a blog post about how to crochet the squares together as opposed to sewing them together… it’s something I’m planning on looking up once I get to that point.

      @Ruth Yes! I think Robyn at CrochetByFaye wrote a book about crocheting by charts rather than line-by-line instructions (Blueprint Crochet)… seems like a good way to go. Then I can start attempting to decipher those cute Japanese crochet patterns too…

  3. Mia says:

    You might want to crochet the squares together. I will only crochet granny squares and make them about 6 inches. My LYS owner is a wonderful crocheter and she said she would teach me how to crochet them together. It is faster and easier than sewing them together.

    And ou can always keep some yarn and a hook in a baggie in your purse to have on hand.

  4. Mia says:

    You might want to crochet the squares together. I will only crochet granny squares and make them about 6 inches. My LYS owner is a wonderful crocheter and she said she would teach me how to crochet them together. It is faster and easier than sewing them together.

    And ou can always keep some yarn and a hook in a baggie in your purse to have on hand.

  5. Ruth says:

    It’s the simple things, isn’t it? Have you tried crochet charts? No more “c’s”!

  6. Ruth says:

    It’s the simple things, isn’t it? Have you tried crochet charts? No more “c’s”!

  7. Holli Yeoh says:

    Ooo, cute flowery little granny squares. Makes me want to pick up a crochet hook.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @HolliYeoh Crocheting, not too shabby. Would love to see that gradient yarn you are using right now in a crochet motif… that would be quite cool.

  8. Holli Yeoh says:

    Ooo, cute flowery little granny squares. Makes me want to pick up a crochet hook.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @HolliYeoh Crocheting, not too shabby. Would love to see that gradient yarn you are using right now in a crochet motif… that would be quite cool.

  9. Lucy@Attic24 says:

    ooooooooo lovely grannies!!!!
    Just wanted to add that when you do your final round in the unifying colour, you should most DEFINTELY consider using the join-as-you-go technique, it’s a doddle to do and saves a world of angst joining them all afterwards. Tutorial can be found on my blog ::
    https://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html

    Have fun :: happy hooking! ♥
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Lucy@Attic24 Thanks so much for all your super clear instructions, Lucy! I’ll definitely be referring to your square-joining post! :)

  10. Lucy@Attic24 says:

    ooooooooo lovely grannies!!!!
    Just wanted to add that when you do your final round in the unifying colour, you should most DEFINTELY consider using the join-as-you-go technique, it’s a doddle to do and saves a world of angst joining them all afterwards. Tutorial can be found on my blog ::
    https://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html

    Have fun :: happy hooking! ♥
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Lucy@Attic24 Thanks so much for all your super clear instructions, Lucy! I’ll definitely be referring to your square-joining post! :)

  11. Lavender says:

    lol! The crochet bug got you too? I’ve been making hexagons. These little things are so addictive! I’ve been crocheting my hexagons together as I go as I think it would be a real pain to sew together that many little pieces at the end.

    https://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2008/11/hexagon-crochet.html

  12. Lavender says:

    lol! The crochet bug got you too? I’ve been making hexagons. These little things are so addictive! I’ve been crocheting my hexagons together as I go as I think it would be a real pain to sew together that many little pieces at the end.

    https://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2008/11/hexagon-crochet.html

  13. Lavender says:

    Oops! I should have finished reading your comments before posting. I see Lucy added her link here already. That’s the set of instructions I’m following. Easy enough for me – crochet challenged – to understand.

  14. Lavender says:

    Oops! I should have finished reading your comments before posting. I see Lucy added her link here already. That’s the set of instructions I’m following. Easy enough for me – crochet challenged – to understand.

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