One Step Closer to Solving My Granny Square Problem

While I still haven’t decided exactly what I’ll be doing about the missing granny square in the crocheted afghan I bought at the yard sale, I now have a great resource to help me work on the problem.

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My copy of The Granny Square Book: Timeless Techniques & Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square by Margaret Hubert arrived in the mail this week. The first thing I did was page through the 75 granny square patterns, looking with crossed fingers for this pattern:

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Of course, it’s not in the book. But I was excited to find this:

Square 22: Forget Me Not (page 55)
Square 22: Forget Me Not (page 55)

The center of this granny square perfectly matches the one I have. The border is very different, but I think I might be able to figure the border out using some of the other patterns.

Square 43: Flower Garden Square X (page 77)
Square 43: Flower Garden Square X (page 77)

While this square isn’t a perfect match, the borders are similar enough that I might be able to tweak them to look more like the original blanket. I’ll have to play with it for a bit and see if I can come up with something I like.

Even if it doesn’t work out, I can tell I’m going to have fun trying some of the patterns in this book. I’ve never seen so many variations of granny squares or so any intriguing ideas for how to use them. I can’t wait to get out my crochet hook and brush up on my stitches.

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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

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