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    Why is a Granny Square called a Granny Square?

    Over the last few months I have spent a lot of time working on my Lockdown Blanket. The simple, repetitive stitch has been good for my anxious mind during these very strange times. Last week I taught my daughter to…

  • Lockdown blanket dilemma: a new ball of rainbow yarn on top of a crocheted blanket
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    Lockdown Blanket Update

    A couple of months ago I faced a Lockdown Blanket dilemma. I had finally found two balls of yarn after weeks of trying. Unfortunately they turned out to be very different colours to my original yarn, despite being the same…

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    Lockdown Blanket Dilemma

    A few weeks ago I ran out of yarn for my lockdown blanket. Way back in March I had bought five of the lovely Caron cakes thinking that would be plenty to make a granny square for a double bed.…

  • A crochet square, blue centre, yellow and red with a white border ready for a sunburst granny blanket
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    Sunburst Granny Blanket

    Last Saturday was Granny Square Day which is one of my favourite Instagram days. If you are unfamiliar with it, people post a photo of a granny square they have made to make a giant virtual granny square blanket. It…

  • five giant balls of yarn in rainbow colours ready for Rosie's lockdown blanket
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    Lockdown Blanket

    Way back at the beginning of March, when life was still vaguely “normal”, I decided that we needed a blanket for our bed for the in-between times when the winter duvet is too hot and the summer one is too…

  • rosie and bright granny square baby blanket
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    granny square baby blanket

    After a couple of weeks of mainly crocheting with string, it was nice to get back to using some actual yarn. In this case, Drops Muskat mercerised cotton. It was the first time I have used this yarn, and it is beautifully soft.…