I’m enjoying the process of making this granny, one little square at a time. Watching the tiny scrap balls of yarn disappear is fun!
You might want to savor this next shot for a moment, (pause to savor) because in reality…
I think it’s fun to retrace the path our minds take to arrive at a particular destination, like the Christmas in Grannies design. It started when I ran across this gallery of Granny’s Daughters blankets quite a while ago. (more ideas here.) While I crocheted #57 Peppermint, a scrappy ripple, I realized I was still going to have alot of Christmas yarn left after I finished it and that the yarn would be in little scrap balls. I recalled all those blankets I had seen.
As I considered making a Granny’s Daughter blanket from all those tiny balls of yarn, two things dawned on me; Granny’s Daughters (sometimes called yo-yos – the four “petal” center of a Granny) are very little motifs! and I would need a Large amount of a single color of yarn for the background in a blanket like those shown in the gallery.
First the thought of making two-round granny squares popped into my head. They’re still small enough to use up my tiny scrap balls, but large enough that I could actually imagine making a whole blanket out of them.
Then this idea quickly followed – alternating white/red and green/white squares eliminates the need for any background color!
And so Christmas in Grannies was born.
P.S. – A Big Thank You to Kathy for the gift of a very appropriate name, Christmas in Grannies!