Marseille never shies away from a challenge, so when she considered what to make for the 2015 Anne Arundel County Fair, she settled on a tiny granny square afghan of her own design. She created it entirely with sock yarn scraps using steel Susan Bates 00, 2.7mm hook. It won Blue Ribbon! I was intrigued as to her inspiration, so I sat down with her to ask her how it came about…
Marseille: “After knitting a mitered-square blanket from sock yarn scraps, I still had (smaller) scraps left. I’d spy them on the coffee table while I worked on other things. One night, it hit me–granny squares! I started making tiny granny squares from the leftover bits. And, during that time, I also came across a great tutorial on a less-fiddly way of connecting the squares together.”
Marseille: “This solved the problem of ‘what to do with granny squares’. I HATE sewing blocks together. The last time I did was a ‘quillow’ style afghan for a friend, and I swore I’d never do it again. But this was easy–one contrast color, looping around to connect all of the squares. Then I added a couple of borders (auditioned several different edgings before ending up with this one) and that was that!”
Marseille: “This is a perfect size for a doll blanket, but the same principle could be applied to make a scarf, table runner, large blanket, or whatever you can imagine!”
Do you have scraps piled up on your coffee table too? Would you use your scraps for a tiny granny square afghan?
- Pattern: Marseille’s own, unpublished
- Wool: Assorted tiny sock yarn scraps too small for anything else.
- Wool Colour: Assorted
- Balls: Tiny sock yarn scraps
- Crochet Hook: Steel Susan Bates 00, 2.7mm hook
- Awards: Blue Ribbon at 2015 Anne Arundel County Fair