One A Day Project: Granny Square Throw Pillow

And we’re off!

Last night at midnight (I really need to start going to bed earlier) I was bored so I did a square … and then another.  For the first one, I used the hook size the yarn tag recommended (4mm), but I wanted a denser feel so for the second square, I used a 3.5 mm hook.  Although they came out around the same size (well … for the most part anyway), the second one feels much more compact. 

If someone had said to me last week that this week I’d be crocheting granny squares, reading crochet patterns and changing yarn colours, I would have laughed my bum-bum off in disbelief.  I’m still shaking my head that I made these.

Project Details

Yarn used:

  • James C. Brett Cotton On in colourway CO6 (pink)
  • King Cole Smooth DK in colourways: 846 (cream), 805 (red/salmon), 882 (taupe)
  • Yarn source:  (and as a self-confessing enabler, the prices are great even with the conversion from UK pound to US dollar.  And shipping’s free if you spend $50.00.  Hey … I’m just saying … 😛  😉  )

On another note, last night I had the yarn rolling around on my rug then I remembered that I’d bought two of these thingamagiggies in December 2011.  I went to a blog that I get creative ideas from sometimes and the blog author showed a link to these things that are all kinds of awesome!!!! 

It was a pain in my pahtutie to put up and it felt kinda flimsy.  Once I got it up, I changed my tune.  It can organize 6 skeins of yarn and it’s perfect for this project.  I’m glad I bought two — now that I’m actually hooking, I can use one for that and the other for knitting.  At $6.00 a pop during a Christmas sale, I think I scored.  This is definitely cheaper than a yarn bowl.  It’s not as cute but hey … it’s more practical (in my opinion) and just as useful.  I’m even more excited because the item is currently unavailable and before it became so, that puppy was selling for $11.95 ($9.95 on regular sale).  Woohoo for thinking ahead!

Now on to a Chevron Ripple Blanket

I don’t know who this person is; I don’t know when I became such a fearless crafter.  Let me go think about that.

Happy Sunday everyone! 🙂

7.24.2012: ETA — I’m going back to work tomorrow after a glorious, crafty week and a half break.   On the break, I got re-acquainted with the crochet basics I learned (but never used before) in January this year; I’ve since completed an F.O. and started this project. 😀

That said, I’m challenging myself to get at least one square one per day until I’ve completed 50 for my pillow.  I’m going to join Carole (at the Gingerbread Girl) for One A Day: Tuesday Tallies meme.  I started this project on Sunday and so far I already have 6 squares.  LOLOL!!!  I cheated a little — I wanted my count to be ahead before I went back to work.  😳  

Happy Tuesday!!  😀  I’m going to pop over at Carole’s and see what she and her other participants are working on now.

13 thoughts on “One A Day Project: Granny Square Throw Pillow

  1. Nicky July 25, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Thanks for the granny square love ladies!!!! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  2. Elisabeth Andree July 25, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    Very pretty squares, sometimes you can’t stop making them and forget about time. Great project you have!

  3. Nicole July 24, 2012 / 2:00 pm

    Your circle-squares are lovely and this is definitely the pattern I’ll be using on my next project so thank you for sharing 😀

    The yarn non-tangle thing is flipping genious! I’m trying to work out if a collander might work just as well haha!

    • Nicky July 25, 2012 / 7:13 pm

      I. Know. Right!!! Fist pump — this thing is AWESOME!!! 😀 Can’t believe I almost tossed it!

  4. mlissabeth July 24, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    Your grannies are a good start. I know how hard it is to go back to work. I will be doing the same, soon. Keep on crafting!

    • Nicky July 25, 2012 / 7:13 pm

      Oh man!!! Was it hard this morning but I made it. Once I got there, it was okay. 😀

  5. Sherrie July 24, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    Congrats on your granny’s. Very pretty. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  6. Candace July 24, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    Great colour choice, can’t wait to see your progress x

  7. Tangled Sweetpea July 24, 2012 / 8:59 am

    Love you circle granny squares! The yarn looks gorgeous too and such pretty colours!
    Victoria xx

  8. Opal July 24, 2012 / 4:52 am

    It looks like you’re definitely hooked on granny squares. Those look lovely, I’m betting you won’t stop at the pillow. You know afghans are so warm and cozy, and if you make one you can chose all your own colors! 😉

    How nice that you have a gadget to put your yarn balls into. You know you could always decorate it, if you don’t think it’s fancy enough. 😉

    In other news, I’ve now devoted one closet in my bedroom to everything fiber related; fabric and yarn… now that I think about it, some of my card stock paper/stamps are there too– for card making/scrapbooking. I don’t do that the paper crafts as often, I mainly got into it for my daughter, since drawing is “her thing.”

    • Nicky July 25, 2012 / 7:17 pm

      I’m done!!! Why are you trying to get me to hook this thing up? 😀 LOLOLOL!!!

      How about you take a picture of your new crafty space? 😛 I can’t wait to move to a bigger place so I could have a dedicated closet or room.

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