Maybe it’s crazy but I love it and I’m having fun making it! That’s what matters right? Over Christmas I started crocheting a sweater made from granny squares. I find it very relaxing to crochet or knit a simple repetitive pattern. I like to keep my hands busy and my mind wandering.
At first I didn’t know what the sweater was going to look like but (unlike regular knitting or crocheting from a pattern) the individual square format lets you change your mind as you work towards the finish project. So what started as a sweater morphed into a cardigan, and I am super happy with how it’s coming along.
But wow, its a lot of work. So many squares to crochet! The final garment will have 186 squares. Each square has three different colours so there are 6 loose ends to work in after each square. (1116 loose ends!)
Then the squares all have to be blocked. Meaning you have to wet them and pin them down into a square shape so that they dry all uniform in size. I thought I had a lot of pins but had to go buy more. In the end it took 1000 pins in 4 batches to complete the project (4000 pins)
Then all the squares had to be hand sewn together!
And here's the finished sweater! I'm super happy with how it turned out!
I hope you’ve enjoyed following along on my crazy projects. All this because I bought a pair of Pink Boots! The best part of being creative is all the ideas that I get while I’m doing it.