Crochet Granny Square Afghan – Keep it in the family!

Whilst my mother in law (from here on to be known as Mama H) was staying with us recently she decided to refresh her crochet skills. She told me she had only done a little years ago but to be honest I think she was having me on, once I refreshed her memory she has been away like a whippet, I can’t keep up with her!

Anyway this is how we began…..HandGBlanketYarnWe selected colours that we both liked and chose a few granny based patterns from this book by Jan Eaton I have used it so many times it really is a great tool for Afghans. Mama H completed a few practice squares during the visit just to get her hand in again.

MamaHPractice GrannySquares

We also ordered ourselves a fresh batch of our chosen colours and split the order so half were sent to Mama H at home and the balance to me. We decided to base the pattern for the final blanket on absolutely nothing which I find really exciting. We are each going to use the patterns and the coloured yarns we have selected and make a random selection of squares.

This is the growing batch from Wales………


And this is my meagre offering……

FirstGranny SquaresbyG

Mama H is way ahead of me at the moment at the last count she was up to 15 and I have only done 2, however my excuse is I had to get the children’s blankets finished first and I still have one more to do so I am splitting my time between the two projects which is actually quite good as I can just do whichever takes my fancy at the time.

I will share a bit more about blanket No. 4 of 4 for Miss L with you shortly but I think I should go and make a couple more granny squares if I am ever going to catch up.

It is going to be so much fun when we can all get together and have the joy of fashioning our random granny squares into a new blanket. I am going to entice my mum Mama E to join in too but shhhhhh as I have not asked her yet.

This is going to be a real family heirloom by the time it is finished.

9 thoughts on “Crochet Granny Square Afghan – Keep it in the family!

  1. E.C. February 3, 2013 / 18:50

    I love this. What a special way to bond together. The afghan will be a special treasure for you and your family to enjoy for many years to come, maybe even a special heirloom to pass through the generations to come. Way to go, you two. 🙂


    • February 4, 2013 / 08:52

      Thank you so much for showing your appreciation of our project, we think it is special too and look forward to sharing the finished article.


  2. KS Crochet & Knitting Patterns January 18, 2013 / 15:54

    Great idea to have the family involved in a granny square afghan. Love the colours chosen for this pattern. Can’t wait to see the finished afghan.


    • January 18, 2013 / 15:58

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words, we will definitely be sharing our journey with you so hope to see you again soon.


  3. creative pixie January 16, 2013 / 22:00

    I like the colour choices for your 2squares. It’s a great idea to get your mother in law and perhaps your own mother involved in making a blanket.


    • January 16, 2013 / 22:22

      Thank you, I love the idea of it being a family affair, I was hoping to get the girls to make a square or two at Christmas but they are both so busy. I will have to pester them when they next come home for a weekend.


  4. jolovescrochet January 16, 2013 / 20:42

    What a great idea! I’d love to do this myself! Good luck xx


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