Granny Squares

There are lots of books out there with wide arrays of crochet patterns and tips and tricks that, to be honest, can be found free of charge most the time. I find myself to be hard pressed to find a good crochet book that is really useful to me. One such book that I have managed to find is The Granny Square Book by Margaret Hubert. This book is full of nothing but beautifully delicious granny squares.
The granny square has been around for as long as our grannies have been, pun intended. In the 70’s they were plentiful in the form of shorts, vests, and all other forms of clothing. The beauty of the granny square is that, while you can make them as large as you like, you can also make them smaller, more traditional in size. Because of this traditionally small size, it makes the perfect scrap stash buster! All of those little balls of yarn floating around all lonely and feeling unneeded in the bottom of your stash or project bag can see the light of day again, or at least the light of the reading lamp by your bed.
Granny squares can be sewn together to make just about anything from pillows to blankets to bathing suits to wash cloths to purses and so on. The Granny Square Book provides its readers with so many granny squares to choose from in bright attractive colors that the possibilities are endless.

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The Beard Beanie

One of the best things about crocheting and knitting is making things for my family. I love creating a great piece and putting it on my little guy and seeing the smile on his face. When I make him something new I let him pick the pattern and the colors so when he finally gets to use it he is so excited. My little guy loves Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty and he loves beards, so naturally I had to make him a beard beanie. I looked all over the internet for a perfect pattern and finally found I’m Topsy Turvy’s Crochet Bobble Beanie pattern. It took no time to whip it up and put it on him and he thought it was just the coolest thing ever. So, without further ado, here is the beard beanie cuteness!!

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