A while back I showed you the seventy-some 3-round granny squares that I crocheted from tiny “dark” scrap balls – not nearly enough for a blanket.
Laying them out helped me to decide what color of squares I should make next.
I showed you the large scrap balls that I had already picked out.
To them I added the green tweed “I Love This Yarn” (top skein) that Chrissy of TX gave me last fall
and a small skein of royal blue from Sandi of MD.
With the help of my yarn fairies, I now have a total of 117 squares,
enough for a kid-sized granny of 9 by 13 squares.
While weaving in all the yarn ends I thought about joining methods and decided, once again, to go with the zig-zag. Not only does it accommodate squares of slightly different sizes, it’s fast, making it the perfect choice for a scrap blanket like this. I don’t know about you but, by the time I’ve crocheted 117 three-round scrappy squares, I’m more than ready to see the things joined and bordered! lol.
I had a hard time deciding what color to use, ecru, black, off-white, or even RED! I settled back on my first choice, ecru, mostly because I have plenty, enough for a join and a border. – There are several more skeins waiting in the attic. –
I’ve never done a zig-zag join in a highly contrasting color before, but it sure looks great on DoctorMomCrochet’s Tundra Scrap Afghan, so I’m willing to give it a try! Her zig-zag looks a little different from mine will because she crocheted not only into the spaces between granny clusters, like I’ve always done, but also into the center dc of each cluster – an interesting look.
P.S. I’d appreciate your ideas for a more appropriate name.