I’ve crocheted so many one and two-round granny squares from mini yarn scraps, I’m excited to get started planning a Mini-Scrap Granny!
I don’t know exactly how much yarn I’ll need for its background. Since I have five skeins of Red Heart Soft ‘Light Yellow Green’, I’m going with that. I seldom have this much of the same color! I got it in two batches at Sal’s. The two skeins I got in April, along with some black and green, were only 50¢ a skein (half-price)!!
The other three were part of a large lot of yarn and yarn toys that I bought back in May of last year.
Happily the actual colors of the two groups aren’t as different as they seem in the two photos. lol. The skeins all look exactly the same to me.
Let’s figure out how many three-round granny squares I’m going to need for my blanket. Each square is about 3 1/2″ across.
If I do ten squares by fifteen squares, the main body of my granny (before border) will be 35″ x 52 1/2″, about the same size as my usual ripple afghans. So… I need at least 150 (10 x 15) squares in colors that look
good Great! with my Light Yellow Green yarn. Yikes! That’s alot of coordinating squares!
I want to lay them out in a checkerboard pattern, which means I need at least 75 two-round squares…
and 75 one-round squares to go in-between.
As I pick out the squares that coordinate best with the ‘light yellow green’ yarn, I’m tossing the rejects into cool and warm piles – the beginnings of two future scrap grannies?! Yee-ha!