Sunday, August 1, 2010

Crazy Insane Granny Square Madness!

I have been chomping at the bit to get pictures of this taken and up on the blog!  This my friends is the reason I so love to make grannies!  Every last stitch of it.  I call it a "Halfgan" because it is simply half of a granny...but oh, the yarn has absolutely rocked this!

I crocheted it all in variegated yarns...mostly those from Hobby Lobby in "I Love This Yarn".  I also have a couple of variegated yarns from TLC.  I could tell before I got to my fifth round that I was going to be obsessed with this.

Mostly in this post I want to post pictures, so you can take in as much of this eye candy as possible! 

Here's the back view.  I put tassels at the two ends to give it a little weight, this way it stays "wrapped" around the shoulders easier. 

Here's a closeup of all that color...is it not yummy!

I think it is truly insanely beautiful.  I would encourage anyone to just go wild with this, go pick out some variegated yarn and go to town.  I believe I used about nine colors...but I think two or three colors would be just as pretty.

So...the insanity doesn't stop here I'm afraid.  You see, I have a basket full of leftovers and a pair of idle hands.  So, what better way to use them up than in a granny scarf.

Oh shut your mouth!  LOL...I totally dig this too!  I'm already determined to make more of these.  They are quick instant gratification. 

Yup, this is the reason I love to crochet!!!

19 comments:

jessyz said...

It is gorgeous. I would have never thought of using variegated yarns in granny squares like that

Kar said...

O M G!!!!!! Dawn these two beauties are just... (I'm speechless). Freakin' awesome!!! I'm so going to have to go to Hobby Lobby and stock up on variegated yarn. WOW!!!!

Marsha said...

Not yo grannie's shawl!! The first thing I made when I learned to crochet was a half square granny shawl in white with tons of fringe. You've taken me back to my crochet roots and given me a new appreciation for acrylic yarn!! I can't wait for your next project!

Maria said...

The shawl is delicious, the colour mix wonderful

Just be happy! said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!

Fru-la-la! said...

Omehgawd! I adore all of the granny goodness that is your work!!!

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Dawn, you have made some gorgeous things of late and you have a wonderful eye for colour. That granny shawl is beautiful..I love it. Dev x

devonaz said...

Love them,,,I know about the granny insanity,,I am having ripple insanity right now,,will post pictures of one I finished and one I started,,they are both beautiful..as is all your itimes..

Pammy Sue said...

Hi there! Thanks for leaving a comment about my granny shawl! Thought I'd come by and check your place out and leave you a comment too. I'm off to nose around a bit.

Vaughnde said...

Oh my goodness aren't those two Adorable! I love your granny crochet!

Paula C. said...

We are finally getting a Hobby Lobby here in Spokane. I think great way to celebrate will be to get some yarn for this shawl and scarf =) Can you please tell me how you joined the squares for the scarf? It looks really nice and I can't figure it out myself, lol.

Crochet Goddess said...

I love the scarf!

Veerle said...

Oooh, I love this crazy scarf so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terrie said...

The scarf is wonderful. I want one! x

devonaz said...

Dawn,,,do you have a pattern for the shaw,,I would love to make one..thanks..
Devon

Ruth Marie said...

That's just gorgeous yarn - I sooo wish I could have gotten some of that on my recent trip to the US

Monique said...

Wow, I really like your shawl. You used beautifull yarn. Where did you get the pattern?

Sherrill said...

Great project. Love the colors and the texture that the granny stitch gives the shawl!

mary sandness said...

I may have to order on-line as HL is not open today and I am that crazy about this half-gan....must make it...it is gorgeous and i want it done before it gets cold...and in MN, we know that is soon :)