Last Sunday was Granny Square Day 2021. This crochet holiday took me back to where I actually started my hooky journey. The picture above is the first ever granny square blanket I made. I crocheted it while breastfeeding our third baby. It was 2010, 11 years ago.
My first ever granny square
Bloom Blanket – my second granny square blanket
I was so in love that I immediately went onto my second Granny Square blanket Journey which I made into my first ever written crochet pattern. The Bloom Blanket crochet pattern. And so the list of Granny Squares project made here in CrochetObjet became huge.
Fast forward to Granny Square Day 2021
My finalists for Granny Square day 2021
This year I decided to share two very special Granny Squares. One which is a work in progress and one is something I developed a few years ago, following a crazy idea I had in mind.
Wild Daisy Granny Square
The first square I shared is still a work in progress. On this video on Youtube I chat more about it. My Wild Daisy Square is made out of THE most gorgeous wool from mYak. It was during the first lockdown when I received my first package from mYak. I wish you could have see my face while I first touched this Tibetan yarn. I couldn’t believe how soft and dreamy the yarn was. My hands have touched quite a few fibers during my years as a textile designer. What can I tell you. This wool is something else. And this post is not sponsored by the way. It is my very honest opinion.
- Baby Yak & Silk (50 / 50) in col. Anada and Savitri
- Tibetan cloud 100% wool in col Wild Daisy (wink wink)
- Kupa – Baby Yak & Cotton (50 / 50) in col Samana
My Wild Daisy square pattern is still a work in progress but I will update you when it’s done. Hope to publish it soon so you can crochet your own Wild Daisy squares using any yarn that floats your boat.This granny square was also on my blocking board. Made out of the same mYak yarns. I prepared several options to post on Granny Square Day 2021. I love it and wish I had a magic stick to turn it into a full throw size without pushing my wrists to the edge. Which I did already btw.
Curly Granny Square
The second granny square that I shared was taken out of a box full of goodies hidden on one of the shelves in my studio. When I searched in my photo gallery I found out that this Curly happy thing was made in May 2017 together with a bunch of different types of Curly granny squares. They were all made using my GrannyKit cotton with an imaginary projects running in my creative brain. Which might become a real object some day in the future. The colours I used here are: Rose, Citron, Framboise and Ebony – all from my 4ply Sport weight GrannyKit cotton collection.
On the blocking board above there were these tiny little Nipples squares which my photo gallery told me, made together with the Curly one. I really like them but somehow choose to share only two on my IG grid. After all I have my little blog corner and I knew I can share everything here with you later this week. S0. I did!
So that was the little contribution I made to take part in Granny Square Day 2021 and that I wanted so much to share here with you. Have you had the chance to fall in love with something from this colourful festival? Or maybe you shared one of your granny squares creations? Try to type #grannysquareday2021 on Instagram so you can enjoy a grid full of this beauty. It makes me happy to be part of this celebration. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my GSD Instagram pictures, you made my heart sing. Wish you all a peaceful weekend. Stay safe, xxMo