Wednesday, 7 September 2011

One a Day CAL

For the One a Day CAL I've decided to crochet some blocks from Jan Eatons 200 Crochet Blocks. I'm using Sirdar Snuggly DK in Brown (0200), Dark Green (0417), Light Green (0422), Cream (0344), Red (0413), Blue (0256), Yellow (0418) and Pink (0261).

I'm going to make the blanket using a combination of granny squares or granny inspired squares from the book. So far I’ve picked 56 Plain Granny, 40 Granny with a Twist, 18 Traditional Granny, 61 Nine Patch Granny and 76 Granny Stripes. I haven't really formed a definite plan for putting the squares together so I don't know yet how many of each I’ll need.

Traditional Granny

Granny with a Twist

Granny Stripes

I started by doing one of each to check tension and to see how they'll look together. I'm not sure of the colour combination with working in the light green shade so I’ve only done one of the blocks so far with the light green shade.

I’m working up some plain granny blocks now and once those are finished I’m going to lay out the blocks done so far and see how they look. Then I’ll try to make a plan to estimate how many of each type of block I’ll need.

I’d love to say there’s method to madness but clearly there isn’t. If I had the patience to sit down and make a plan at the beginning I’d probably never end up ripping back or wasting yarn but where would the fun be in that????

Ok i’m off to finish some plain granny blocks.

Till next time, Happy Crocheting, x


  1. Is each square going to be a different one?!
    I like how the look so far! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next! =]


  2. They look fab,I look forward to seeing how they all look. Deb xxxx

  3. My favourite is Granny with a twist. I applaud your idea, I very briefly entertained a similar idea and scrapped it immediately as didn't want to deal with the hassle of working out which grannys would come out the same size to fit together. Oh and I'm a complete perfectionist and like everything the same and in order!
    Kier x

  4. Wow!! So many different granny styles! I haven't seen the twist one before and I like the idea of doing some as stripes, maybe you should make them all and then arrange them, I wouldn't have a clue where to begin otherwise.

    This is going to be amazing!