I had all these little leftover pieces from making beanies. So I decided to make a leftover blanket. But I didn't want to use granny squares since there are so many threads that has to be fastened. So I decided on this little square instead. The original square was made from a thicker yarn and a size 5,5mm hook, and measured 21x21cm, but fore these I use a 3,5mm hook so these are a mere 10x10cm (4x4in). So, to even get a baby blanket I would need something like a 100 squares. And to have that luxurious sofa-blanket I would probably need 200. I counted this morning. 37. Why do I start these projects???
Well. Here's a few reasons. It is SUPERSOFT. Really cuddly. And sure a good way to use lefterovers (although I have to admit that I need to buy more yarn to be able to finish it). And my daughter is already carrying it around whenever I am not working on it.
That is one of the pros for making a blanket from squares. You can do most of the square with just a tiny ball of yarn and a hook. And then save it to crochet it into the blanket when you find the time. So. I usually carry yarn and and a hook in my purse, which actually gives me plenty of opportunities to craft. You would not believe how many times of the day you are just sitting around waiting for something...
Also. Making squares seems to go with my psyche. Knitting an entire sweater will most probably make me loose interest somewhere halfway through the back. It takes forever to finish it!
Well dooooh! A blanket would probably take even longer, but since I finish off each little square it doesn't feel that bad. But, the next blanket I make I will definitely use a larger hook for. Perhaps something in turquoise and purple??