Crochet Granny Squares Hit Red Carpet

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Tuesday 22 September 2009 at 6:22 am

I had to share this funny fashion story about actress Cate Blanchett and the granny square dress, designed by Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. Of course, did they actually make the dress? Nope. Guess who did. No, not the grandmother but close, it was Sales’ mother who did the stitching.

Now, Cate Blanchett could look good in a potato sack, but I think this dress is kind of cool. I would have liked to see it in a lighter-weight yarn; though, I guess it’s probably cold down under in Australia right now where this event was held.

So does it look like someone wrapped her up in an afghan or is this some kind of new fashion statement for the future?


  1. Comment by Eileen — September 26, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

    Is it over the top? Absolutely not! My very first crochet project was a granny square crocheted vest. They were quite the thing in “my day”. The 60s. LOL!

  2. Comment by Littece Wilber — November 24, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

    So far from what I have read on the web, people either despise the dress with a passion, or they love the dress and think it’s too cute and retro- I have found that usually it’s the people who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s and wore vests and skirts made out of granny squares, that think the dress is an adorable retro outfit. I would have made it with thinner yarn in a coordinated color combo but that’s just me. Yup, I’m gonna make one out of Luster Sheen in jewel tones for my birthday next year! (Grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, LOL)

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