Monday, April 5, 2010

Crochet Memories


My grandmother taught me how to crochet. It wasn't anything fancy. She had a basket full of yarn and some hooks. Me and my siblings would sit and crochet very long chains while we watched TV. That was all I knew, single crochet. I don't remember everything my grandmother crocheted, but I do remember her Granny Squares! I remember her even making slippers out of Granny Squares.

It wasn't until years later, that I finally bought myself a "How-To" book and taught myself something other than a big long single crochet chain. But I still find crocheting very relaxing and it brings back many memories of sitting making those original chains.
In the next few days, I will be posting my favorite version of the Granny Square in honor of my Grandma.


  1. nice! i dont know crochet at all. No passion to learn it. ;-)

  2. Now crochet, that's something I can do!! I learned this same pattern in the 5th grade. Our teacher (who was male) gave us a class project to each create an afghan made up of 50 squares!! Mine ended up being 24... baby sized! :)

    Sharon (fuzzington on Swap-bot)

  3. Hi, found you on swap-bot on the "I Want More Blog Follower's" swap. Looking forward to reading!

    -Sarah (Saristotle)

  4. Hi Dana,
    I'm aisyahelga from swap-bot and am now following you. I love crocheting,too!

  5. This is FelicityLingle from swap-bot and i'm following you!

  6. following you from swap-bot (justjolean) i too remember my grandma making granny squares! i don't crotchet now, but them memory is greaqt, thanks for reminding me!

  7. Hi! Following you from the Swap-bot swap :) You are one of my partners. Wish I knew how to crochet:)


  8. that is so sweet.i taught myself to crochet as well, and my favourite item to crochet is the granny square!

    love your blog!

    lolasgirl from swapbot

    following you too :)

  9. HI,

    Nice Blog :)
    Following your Blog for the I Want More Blogger Followers on swapbot

    Nikki (nicc79)

    P.s i was following it anyways :)

  10. I can't wait to see more on your blog!

    128julie (swap-bot!)

  11. I have some granny squares my grandmother crocheted, I just could never get the hang of it. My mother and I were wondering the other day what we could do with them. Slippers sounds pretty cool!


    druideye from for the "I want more blog followers" swap.