August Pattern Roundup! NOT Boring Granny Squares!
I am going to try my gosh dang hardest to consistently do some sort of pattern roundup every month. It's going to be a mid-month thing, I decided. It will be somewhere between the 14th and16th to give me a little flex in case I have a lot going on.
This month I'm hitting you all with...oh, no...not...GRANNY SQUARES?!?! I know, I know. There are already numerous collections of granny square patterns all over the internet. Lists and lists. So many. Endless. Grannies for days, months, eternity! I'm bummed there's not alliteration because y'all know I love alliteration.
Anywho, I'm doing my own little granny collection here now. These are some of my favorite NOT BORING grannies and they are all FREE! But listen, most of them also have an ad-free paid version if you want to throw a couple dollars toward the creator, which I strongly encourage. Always.
Daisies make me feel some type of way for some reasons I will not elaborate on here (I am as mysterious and unknowable as God). I love love love these daisy squares though. There are a couple daisy square variations out there if you use your google, but this is my favorite. They're quick and easy and cute af. I used this pattern to make this awesome bag, which is actually available here! I'd sort of like to make a daisy blanket and have a rainbow background. You know, like ROYGBIV the background colors and then join 'em. You know what I mean. I know you know. The Sunflower Granny Square ain't too bad either and gets an honorable mention.
This is another square that I used quite a bit and also for bags. It is an absolute delight and a great use for weird variegated yarns that you don't know what else to do with. It turns out, weird variegated yarns make excellent crochet that looks like stained glass! A bunch of these bags are also available from my Etsy shop! Including the one below which you can buy here!
I've worked with a couple different spiral patterns and I really dig this one because it's a very nice circle and then it turns into a square so you still have a square! Incredible! I haven't actually used this one yet for anything. I don't know why. I think I just got distracted.
This square was suggested to me recently for making curtains and I am obsessed with it. I think I will totally be using it for one of my crochet curtain endeavors (which I'll be sure to post about here!). I'm thinking about making the squares with weird variegated yarns. I always like to find uses for my weird variegated yarns. Most of the time I don't even know where I got them or why. For real, check out the projects on Ravelry and get inspired.
Ok, so this is more than one square...sort of. Go look at it. Click the link. This is also on my list. I intend to make more things for myself going forward. I've spent a great deal of time and energy making things for other people, and I'm not talking about commissions. I want to fill my house with oddball things. Such as a pillow made of many cats.
I don't know about you but I really feel like this would look absolutely amazing in grayscale. Black, white, gray, different shades of gray. Strategic for maximum contrast. So it looks like something that would be on a map in a fantasy novel but made of yarn. Think about it. I'll do it (one day). Then I'll share it. If you look at the projects on Ravelry it's a bunch of bright colors, and I would go totally not that. It looks great in my mind's eye. I'll do it. Soon...