As busy as life keeps me, this past autumn & winter evenings have found me wielding a crochet hook. Granny squares are a favorite of mine. They are terrific for utilizing skeins of yarn left over from other projects. I also purchase partial skeins for 10 - 25 cents from our local thrift store which allows me to crochet a variety of projects for pennies. Most often I use granny squares to make baby blankets.
Above: As I taught Songbird how to crochet granny squares, we joined them together with a deep burgundy to make a bright and colorful crib sized afghan.
Above: Wooden baby blocks were my inspiration for this bright and colorful little blanket. I hope the baby boy who will receives it will enjoy using it to learn his colors.
Above: I've actually crocheted three shawls this season. One in a pretty peach, one in a dark teal and this orange one. This orange shawl cost me less than $2.50 to make. All the yarn is from partial skeins that were purchased from our local thrift store and one past project. At $1.75 the button closure cost more than the yarn. I made this orange shawl for me - it is the only crochet project I've made for myself in at least 5 years. Recently, orange has become a favorite color of mine and I've decided to try and add some orange pieces of clothing to my wardrobe. This orange shawl looks terrific over my cream colored turtleneck sweater.