No Brainer Crochet Squares

Blogged under Charity Crafting,Fiber Fun by Tammy on Tuesday 29 September 2009 at 7:01 am

One of my Tweeps was asking to see some of the numerous crochet squares I make for the Homemade Blessings group, who by the way was mentioned recently in an article written by The Crochet Dude for Crochet Today.

As you can see, my squares are far from fancy because basically I consider them my “no brainer” crochet projects. I like to crochet in the evenings while watching TV, and after working all day, I want to work on something that doesn’t necessary require a pattern. Normally, these are the types of squares I make. The one of the left is all double crochet. The one on the right is a mix of granny square, double crochet, and half-double crochet.

The squares pictured are made with Super Saver in lilac, but I also make a lot in red and blue since many of the ghans go to families who have lost loved ones in the service. Typically, I also use a fairly large hook, a K normally. So if I’m energetic enough, I can usually get a square done in a couple of evenings. Like the squares pictured, I tend to stick to each stitches like single, double, half-double, and granny squares. I have done a few using actual patterns, and I will probably do some more eventually, but right now, this is a good way for me to relax and still be a tiny bit productive at the same time.


  1. Comment by Annabelle — September 29, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

    Very pretty squares. There’s something soothing about crocheting. Just like you, when we sit down to watch tv at night, almost without thought, I pull out my crochet bag and begin crocheting. I know what you mean!


  2. Comment by Tammy — September 30, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

    It’s a good way to keep busy but not too busy.

  3. Comment by Cyndi L — October 2, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

    Nothing beats a no-brainer project on a cold night…

  4. Comment by Eileen — October 3, 2009 @ 10:00 am

    Now that’s what I call terrific multi-tasking! How sweet of you.

  5. Comment by Connie G. — October 4, 2009 @ 1:49 am

    I think it is great that you crochet for charity. I enjoy crocheting, but I am not very good at it – something like this would be good practice for me!

  6. Comment by ~drew emborsky~ — October 4, 2009 @ 7:30 am

    No brainer but yes lovely! 😉

  7. Comment by Krysti Lewis — October 4, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    What a great idea. I usually do up lapghans but will try doing some squares for a change. Thanks!

  8. Comment by Tammy — October 4, 2009 @ 9:33 am

    They are good practice since it helps with keeping your stitches even.

  9. Comment by Sherri — October 5, 2009 @ 7:32 am

    My kind of crochet project! 🙂

  10. Comment by Margot — October 5, 2009 @ 8:03 am

    It almost makes me think I could find the patience to crochet! Great work, Ms. Powley and for a great cause.


  11. Comment by Tammy — October 5, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

    Oh, Margot, you totally could. This is just repeating one stitch over and over again. Of course, some people might find it boring, but it’s nice to do while watch HTGV house hunters!

  12. Comment by cheryl bland — October 20, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

    I love to do squares since it goes quickly. Do you know of a way besides sewing to attach squares together as in crocheting them together? I love to crochet but hate sewing them together.

  13. Comment by Tammy — October 20, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

    You can crochet them together using slip stitch. I’ve done that before. Hold the pieces together (wrong side) and then just slip stitch down all of the sides.

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