Rethinking Grannies: Modern Takes On the Traditional Squarecomments (0) June 6th, 2008
Granny squares are popular again, and whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit: the options for personalization are inspiring. If don't know where to start in terms of color choices, check out Flickr groups Granny-Along and Granny Squares for inspiration. Simple tweaks to the same pattern produce unique results that can be wildly colorful or calm and understated.
To make grannies really modern, try working each square with just one color. That’s what Flickr user MFCorwin did to make this lovely color-block blanket.
I also love this calm, subtle, two-tone afghan made by Joann—she even posted a link to the free pattern she used to create it.
Be sure to browse through the groups for more inspiration. And if you end up making your own granny-square blanket, post your photos to the group, and you might inspire someone, too!