12.8.20

It's hip to be square

An image of a lot of granny squares
On Saturday it is Granny Square Day!

Granny Square day has been happening every year since 2014, and you can find all the information about it at the Gathering.

I have participated in Granny Square Day twice, both in 2018 and 2019. I've wanted to even earlier, but the day has always managed to creep up on me and take me by surprise. I started following the Granny Square Day hashtag, and now I know when it is, and I even have time to prepare!


In 2018 I wasn't completely sure what to participate with, but I had already made a square that I decided to join in with.

It was a Christmas square I didn't quite know what to do with. My plan had been to make more than one, but that never happened.
An image of a snowflake granny square
I'm not completely happy with the corners where the white is completely covered by the red, but I didnt see that until I was done. If I ever make it again, I might do it a bit differently.


In 2019 I made a granny square specifically for Granny Square day. I ended up making more than one and I do have a project in mind for them all, but so far it is still in my head 😁
An image of a green and sparkly granny square
The yarn I used is so pretty and sparkly, and the picture doesn't do it justice at all. I also have two blue colours in the same yarn, and it is the lot I'm combining in the project I'm doing with these.


I do have one issue with Granny Square Day. What I hope to see every year is tons of squares lining up to make a virtual blanket on the hashtag. That is also the whole point of the hashtag #GrannySquareDay2020 (or 2019 or 2018 or so on...) What I do see are some that can figure out how to do it (it is also pretty simple to follow the guidelines). I also see many who tags whole projects, or their squares not actually lining up with the edge of the pictures, and some don't even have crochet in the picture! That frustrates me a whole lot more than it should. I get that the hashtag trends on that day, so some just want likes on their pictures but come on... 

I do hope that this year is going to be better, I am looking forward to making my own square to participate with, that's for sure!

x Michelle

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