Friday, 31 January 2014

Crochet granny square scarf

Inspired, once again!, by lovely blogs I decided when I first started crocheting that I wanted to make a granny square scarf.  In particular two scarves made by Gillian inspired me.  I have had the yarn for ages, bought half price!, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino no less.  However, I had a bit of a wobble recently as to what my next project should be.  Scarf, CK inspired blanket - which I had also started collecting yarn for - and then the ripple threw me for a loop as I really want to make a ripple blanket as I think they are so beautiful.
 

Decisions decisions.  Well, the decision was made for me.  I was informed no more yarn until you do something with what you have.  The ripple would have needed new yarn (!) and I don't have all that I need for the other blanket yet, so the scarf it was!


I have been busy crocheting squares for a week.  Six different colours, four in each square, all different.  36 squares in total.


What do you think?  I love them and have spent ages just arranging them in different patterns and looking at them!  Hopefully that doesn't make me weird or something!! 




I have loved working with this yarn.  It is the first time that I have used it, but having seen it adored on several other blogs I decided to give it a try.  It is so soft and smooth and flows nicely in your hand and is not all splitty!!  If only I could make everything in this yarn.  Oh well, a girl can dream!!
 



I haven't finished it yet, despite crocheting and crocheting, it is nearly there, just the border to complete.  I will show it to you in a day or two!





What is coming next....  well I can tell you that it is planned to involve 210 squares.  More to follow next week.....

I am joining with Marianne and Chrissie for this weeks Crochet a Long which they both kindly host.

Amy

41 comments:

  1. Lovely colours Amy, and a really pretty pattern. Looking forward to seeing the end result.
    Kate x

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  2. Those squares looks scrummy. Gorgeous colours and gorgeous yarn, you're going to be so cosy wrapped in your beautiful scarf.

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  3. Oh my word Amy, what beautiful crochet. Your colours are stunning, and I love the different colour combinations.
    On your table they look amazing, and I can hardly wait to see the finished scarf. Such beautiful Vintagy colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. Oooooo! So much prettiness! Those squares are absolutely gorgeous! Oh my dear, of course you should play with them I'd arrange them over and over all day...well done you, that is some very beautiful work. Thank you for linking it to the CAL, I bet you're hoping for extra weeks of winter so you have more time to wear the scarf! ;-) Chrissie x

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  5. Love the colours you have chosen, I agree you must play with them, arranging them is part of the fun. I have not tried the yarn but so glad you mentioned it as I want to make a babies ripple blanket and it sounds as though this wool would be just right.

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  6. Ooooh those colours are so pretty! I am excited to see the next project of... 210 squares... wow!! Hazel x

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  7. Amy, your squares are beautiful and what fun you are having. It does give you a great sense of accomplishment. I have had a desire recently to pick up croqueting again. We are talking the last time I made anything was before children!!!! My kids are grown and have kids of their own. I made a granny square afghan with three colors in each square in the 70's and the colors were orange, green and cream. Since those colors have been out for some time I got rid of the afghan. Why didn't I put it in the attic for my children to know I actually made something like that? It is nice to have visual examples of your time.
    Have you viewed the blog Happier than a Pig in the Mud? She does cute little croquet outfits for a Barbie doll. I have been tempted to try several of her projects because I could give the clothes to my granddaughter and they are very small projects. The first step is thinking about it so maybe I might give them a try.

    You have been so sweet visiting me. I really appreciate your visits. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Granny squares are so good for the soul - so rearrange to your hearts content!! Can't wait to see it all finished. I'm starting a granny square project soon, just need to go and buy the yarn in a week or two...so looking forward to it. Have a great, albeit soggy, weekend XX

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  9. Beautiful! I've always loved blue and brown together!

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  10. Fab squares Amy - great colours looking forward to your completed project. I love going round in circles - so therapeutic!
    Love the table and chairs too - my mum and dad have a coffee table - like one I spied in a previous post...and the chairs in this post too!
    Great to see you over at my blog - thanks for your comment!
    Ali

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  11. I enjoy crocheting a couple of squares in the evening. I find it a lovely thing to do in the middle of a larger project. I can't wait to see your finished project.

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  12. Those are pretty. I have yet to learn how to crochet.

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  13. My word you have been busy. Such delightful colours. 210 squares wow. Your squares are coming along nicely well done .I love Debbie bliss yarns so soft and it is such a delight as it flows through the fingers I just bought 12 balls in various colours I don't have any idea what I'm making I simply adore the yarn. Have a lovely weekend

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  14. Gorgeous colours. I've been buying the baby cashmerino when I see it going cheap but I've only managed to stockpile 4 balls so far - it's a slow burner! x

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  15. Looking good. I love making up the squares and joining them much more than doing a continuous granny. Not sure whether it's the matching of the colours and squares ready to join that I like the best.

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  16. All so wonderful great work ! I love all the colours . Looking forward to seeing all complete ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  17. Those squares are lovely and your eye for colour is absolutely spot on. I was struck by how the colours would be perfect for autumn, winter AND spring - quite some feat!

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  18. Such gorgeous colours, and a wonderful extravagant project for you. Looking forward to seeing the finished item. x

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  19. Half-price always makes everything twice as nice! :) Your crocheting inspires me!! xo

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  20. I love the colours you're using and look forward to seeing your finished scarf.

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  21. Lovely Amy your granny squares look stunning and I cannot wait to see what they become - I seem to have done granny squares to death for a while now so I am hoping to branch out into something different, I fancy a blanket but am not sure my skills are up to this yet! Another fabulous post Amy, thank you, big hugs
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  22. Lovely colours - can't wait to see the finished result.

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  23. Gorgeous squares Amy, your scarf will be lovely. I agree that Baby Cashmerino is yummy yarn. Thank you for linking up.
    Marianne x

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  24. Hey Amy,

    I can only dream about creating somehting as lovely. I have a friend who is going to guide my huge sausage hands through the art of crochet. I would love to make a granny blanket for Betty. It may take me forever though...

    Your colours are gorgeous. I love those shades.

    Leanne xx

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  25. The yarn looks lovely, so soft, can't wait to see it finished with it's border :) xx

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  26. Wow, that is quite a project!! The yarn looks so soft and the colors are beautiful.

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  27. AMY!!! Look at you go girl!!! AMAZING! And no that doesn't make you weird at all...ha! I would be doing the same thing and if there was a camera in my back yard someone would catch me moving pots and flowers about 300 times a day! Your work is so pretty and the colors you have chosen are so soft and lovely! I can't wait to see more friend! I hope that your weekend is filled with wonderful things! Nicole xoxo

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  28. I love the colours of your yarn Amy, its so pretty and look forward to seeing the completed project. x

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  29. Yay it's going to be a gorgeous scarf!! Love the colours you chose and how satisfying to see them all laid out looking so pretty. Can't wait to see it finished. Enjoy your weekend xxx

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  30. I enjoy seeing how all the parts of a crochet project happening - seeing someones creative progress come to fruition!

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  31. Such gorgeous granny square no wonder your having fun playing around with arrangements. The colours are perfect.
    Clare xx

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  32. Hello there Amy, thank you always for your visits to my blog and your fab comments, always appreciated ;o)
    Well, what can I say about your colour choices for your scarf, they are gorgeous and your granny square scarf is going to be really scrummy with that baby soft yarn. It's a pity it's so pricey as I too would always only buy Debbie Bliss as it's a dream to knit and hook with. Look forward to hearing about your next project, sound intriguing. Hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend xox

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  33. The squares are beautiful! I especially love the picture of them in a semi-circle on your table. :-)

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  34. It's going to be a beautiful scarf. I love the colors. I enjoy that yarn too, I've been building a little stash for a long time and can't decide what to do with it yet.

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  35. what a lovely crafty blog post! you've been busy! cant wait to see the whole blanket
    i love chevron/ripple blankets too - too ambitious for me at the mo as i'm a beginner at crocheting but would love to crochet one in the future.
    a granny square scarf sounds great too!

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  36. Your squares are beautiful Amy and it's quite normal to want to touch and feel them and play with different colour combinations, that's all part of the fun of crocheting. :)

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  37. Love love love!!! All of the squares are so beautiful and it will make a perfect scarf!
    You know every-time I see those curtains I like them more and more! I catch them in your photos from time to time :)
    I Hope you have a wonderful week...
    Much love to you,
    Tammy

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  38. Perfectly gorgeous colour palette you have there. Looking forward to seeing your scarf (modelled by your very lovely self, of course!).

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  39. Beautiful! And looks so fun.What a quick work this is. Makes me want to get out the yarn!

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