Have you ever started a big project and lost steam or interest? Ever worked on a granny square blanket and kept wondering “how much longer?”
Not with these squares! I’m telling you guys, this project is my favorite ever, and I have not gotten sick of working on this project even for a second. I’m the queen of WIPs because I get bored with projects. This one? Heck no! This is my go to project for months now and I always enjoy working on it.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you have surely seen these gorgeous granny squares littering my feed. They’re so colorful and simple at the same time.
Each square is so vibrant, unique, and somehow still screams simplicity! I’ve since become a fan of circle grannies since I made my Woodland Afghan, and have come up with a smaller sized granny square to show case each little pop of color in the middle.
How am I making each and every square so completely unique? The secret to these babies are really in the yarn. I initially picked up this Yarn Bee Glowing in Purple-Multi at Hobby Lobby for my amigurumi unicorn pattern (you can check that out here). I had lots of yarn left to play with and I knew I wanted to use it with a solid white to give it good contrast. Out came these granny squares and I haven’t stopped since! Literally. I am still making these squares between other projects in order to make it into an afghan.
A few things I love about these granny squares:
Each square is totally different and making each granny square is like magic. First you start with the circle where each and every circle is packed with beautiful color and no two are alike. Then you add the white and somehow it totally transforms into something more beautiful!
They’re small and easy to work on anywhere. Even outside in the dead of summer. Granny squares in general are great to work on in the warmer months because they’re so small and you never have anything draped over your lap.
And the best thing? They’re so stinkin’ easy and quick! I make the circles in bulk and then I work on the white boarder to make them in a square. In total, there are only 4 rounds.
Sunburst Granny Square Video Tutorial