365 Granny Square a Day Project – The first 43 squares

Good Morning! It’s Monday morning here in my part of the world. It’s also the last week of summer school holidays for my kids. They are all back to school next week and I am so not looking forward to them going back πŸ™ I enjoy having them at home, even when they make me crazy! 

So finishing off my last blog post I was going to tell you all about the 365 Granny Square a Day project I had started. I was looking for a project to advance my crochet skills and found this online, I thought it was the perfect project to teach me new stitches and it would be fun with all the stitch and colour changes in each square!

The first 2 squares I chose the colours, I was trying to follow along with the project, but as my yarn collection grew, so did the choices of colours I could use for the squares. 

Square 1 of the 365 Granny Square a Day project. This is called TRICOLOUR SQUARE and the pattern can be found in Jan Eaton’s book 200 Crochet Blocks
Square 2 of 365 Granny Square a Day project
GOTHIC SQUARE
Pattern from Jan Eaton’s book 200 Crochet Blocks

So after the 2nd square, I decided to let my children choose the colours for each square, I had the idea of getting them involved because once the squares were all made, I was going to join them all and make a big blanket for them. The only rule I gave them was that one colour from each square had to be the same as used on the previous square, so they chose to keep the pink from the 2nd square to use on the next one. They chose the colours for all of the next squares that I made, they also ending up choosing the sequence the colours were used in. 

Most of the time, they put a lot of thought into choosing the colours, they’d look at the pattern and go through my yarn stash choosing colours they thought would be perfect for the square, sometimes, when they couldn’t be bothered, they’d just grab a few random skeins from the cupboard and put them in any order lol! But somehow their choices always worked! They’ve had a lot of compliments on their colour choices, which has always put a huge smile on their faces and mine!

Below you’ll find pictures of each square with the details of where you can find the pattern for each one, see if you notice which colour was carried on from the previous square!

WATERLILY – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

ARCADIA – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

POPCORN FLOWER – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

SQUARE TARGET – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

QUEEN ANNE’S LACE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

CATHERINE WHEEL – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

CIRCLE IN A SQUARE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

CHOCOLATE BOX – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

WILLOW – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

DAHLIA – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

TRADITIONAL GRANNY SQUARE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

CHOCOLATE FUDGE SQUARE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

LACY BULLION HEART

 

CENTER HEART SQUARE – Pattern by Ginger Badger

 

HEARTS ALL AROUND – Pattern by Laurie O. Campbell

 

GRANDMAS HEART SQUARE – Pattern by Carola Wijma

 

HEART AFGHAN SQUARE – Pattern by Lisa Hamblin

 

DEAR VALENTINE HEART SQUARE – Pattern by Dana Beach

 

SNOWFLAKE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

PINWHEEL STAR SQUARE – Pattern by Bonnie Pierce

 

DANISH SQUARE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

WISTERIA – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

SEVILLE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

BIG ROUND – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

HUGGING THE STARS SQUARE – Pattern by Aurora Suominen

 

BRIAR ROSE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

COFFEE AND CREAM – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

LACY CROSS – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

ITALIAN CROSS – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

ST PETERSBURG – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

PRIMROSE SQUARE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

GRANNY WITH A TWIST – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

ALHAMBRA – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

PIN STRIPES – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

PEACH ROSE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

EDWARDIAN FANCY – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

DIAMOND IN A SQUARE – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

FRAMED FLOWER – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

PRETTY POSEY FLOWER – Pattern by Amelia Beebe

 

SUNBURST GRANNY SQUARE – Pattern by Priscilla Hewitt

 

KINGCUP – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

 

FRETWORK – Pattern from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

And that’s as far as I got with the squares! I tried making other things, I had a go at planned pooling, making a sampler blanket and made a few mandalas. I just recently finished a big chunky yarn rug. I’m currently making the next 4 squares in the Art of Crochet subscription I have, then I might just pick up this 365 Granny Square a Day project, but there are also a couple CAL projects that I found on Instagram that look pretty interesting too! 

When I do go back to the granny square a day project, I have it all ready, printed and stored in a clear plastic case, I’m pretty organised like that!

All of the patterns for the Granny Square a Day Project I have printed and stored in this case

Looking at the next few squares, I realise I’ve missed making them. I think what puts me off is knowing that I’ll eventually have to join them all! 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, I will post more about the next few squares, colours I’ve used and where to find the patterns in future posts.

Thanks for reading! Wishing you all a wonderfully creative week ahead!

Cathy x

 

 

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