I have been slowly (very slowly) teaching myself how to crochet. With the help of friends and a couple of online classes I have managed to learn the basic stitches. I made my teenage daughter a scarf out of double crochet. It felt good to be learning something new, but there was no real spark. That thing that kicks a new craft from “it’s nice” to “I have to get up early to do one more row/stitch/whatever”.
Then I learned how to make a granny square, an innocent little square, and my friends I am a little obsessed.
Right now I’m trying them in all different sizes of yarn. There are some yarns from my stash that I never really liked as knitted, but as crochet they are a different happier beast altogether. I have no idea of the technical reasons, but I just like them better crocheted.
Mountain Colors Merino Tape yarn. Never liked it knit, love it crocheted.
Small silk granny from slubby laceweight silk. I like the small grannies.
Tell me about your love for granny squares. Do you spin for crochet? Because that is now knocking on my brain asking to be let in.