Episode 83: Granny Squares Are Actually Pretty Awesome

Katie is still scrambling to catch up on blog posts and podcast stuff after being down out with the shingles for the last couple of weeks but she is getting close! In the name of catching up, this is going to be another short and to the point post.

You can listen to this episode here.

And check out the Pintrest board for this episode here.

The Gal’s are obsessing about Granny Squares since Katie started working on the lap blanket she made for her Grandma for Christmas. Here are a couple of links about the history of Granny Squares (which is really pretty interesting).

https://yarnaholicconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/origin-of-the-granny-square-afghan/

http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2012/11/where-did-the-name-granny-square-afghan-come-from/

And here is the episode Two Artsy Gals did about crochet and knitting a loooong time ago. https://twoartsygals.com/2014/10/02/lets-crochet-and-knit-some-shit/

Speaking of the afghan that Katie made her Grandma, here it is!

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She got pattern for free on Repeat Crafter Me (which is a great resource for free, adorable crochet patterns). http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/11/owl-granny-square-crochet-pattern.html

This pattern does not include instructions on how to sew the squares together so here are a couple of links to tutorials on how to do so. Katie prefers the method shown in the first video but some of you may feel more comfortable using a different method.

https://youtu.be/IPQAGneb2kI

https://youtu.be/NUGb9pIcsXE

Do you crochet awesome granny squares? Send us pictures and tell us all about them! You can email The Gals at twoartsygals@gmail.com. Follow all of our social media accounts to keep track of what The Gals are up to between episodes; you can use the handy buttons up there on the right to find them. Subscribe to the show on Stitcher or iTunes to be sure you have a new episode every week in your listening device. Next week we will be back to talk about folded book art, so until then… make some cool shit, yo!

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