My delight over the recently finished “Cool Jewels” granny has led me to immediately start on another! I can’t stop thinking about a pastel flower garden granny, crocheted, once again, with Purl Bee’s classic granny square pattern. I’ve imagined the squares’ centers as flower blossoms made from many different colors of scrap yarns and the squares’ second rounds as dark green leaves. A final couple rounds of a lighter green will create a soft background for each flower and once I’ve joined all the granny squares together… the flowers will seem to float on a field of green!
I hope it will be as pretty as it is in my mind!
I happen to have plenty of Caron One Pound “Soft Sage” in my charity yarn stash and I hope this is enough RHSS “Hunter Green” for the leaves. See how nicely they work together?
The four-cluster blossoms will be made from this assortment of flower colors. Most of them come from my scrap box, although the skein of RHSS “Light Fuchsia” was part of some timely donated yarn. I’ve already used up a few of the smallest balls of scrap yarn. Crocheting these quick little blossoms is just like eating potato chips. I dare you; try to make just one!
There are a few things I learned during the crocheting of “Cool Jewels” that I will apply to this one. I’m sure a granny will progress faster if I work on it whenever the urge strikes, going with the flow, so to speak, so, this time, I’ll only photograph when it’s convenient. I won’t keep myself from crocheting on it while waiting for an opportunity to take another progress picture. I now know that weaving in all of a granny’s yarn ends at once can almost bring the project to a halt, so I have promised myself to deal with this granny’s ends in at least a couple batches. I like the simple, yet bold, granny cluster border I put on “Cool Jewels” very much. Something similar could be right for this granny, too.
This blanket will be a good opportunity to try Lucy’s join-as-you-go method. It will save me some sewing time and I won’t have to deal with the extra yarn ends left from sewing either. Good, good!
It’s fun to let of the wave of creative energy generated by a successful project’s finish propel you forward. My new “Flower Garden Granny” and I are on the move!