I love to crochet, and for me, a huge Granny square is the fastest and easiest way to crochet a baby afghan. I don’t have to think too much about counting stitches.
Here’s a sample of just one of them. This one took two skeins of yarn at about $3.50 each, for a total of about $7 in cost. I can complete one in a couple of nights while the tv is blaring, and it’s also a great project for the car. It sure helps the time pass when you’ve got something to do on a long trip. It’s nothing more than one huge granny square, using variegated yarn. I prefer variegated because I don’t get so bored with the color, and I don’t like to change colors because it means more knots that may come loose in the future.
The second afghan, black and white, was made for a niece who had a jungle theme going in the nursery. Thought she’d like the zebra stripes!
When I tired of making afghans for little ones, I started making winter caps. My son is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan and his three girls usually have Chiefs shirts. On a trip to Kansas City this fall, I bought new shirts for each of them, (Dad, too) and then bought the yarn. I don’t have a pattern, I just start crocheting until it fits my head! Go, Chiefs! I think this will make a great family picture with the shirts and hats.
Then I moved into sets with scarves and headbands. Any one of these are fun projects because each one can be done in about an hour or less. It’s all just straight single or double crocheting. One skein will easily make a scarf, hat, and headband for less than $4. The single hat below was made with yarn left over from a baby afghan.
I made a simple white hat for my granddaughter, Caroline, and even though I’ve made her prettier ones since then, she loves that white hat!
Here are a few of the fancier ones. Again, you’ll see the Granny square theme.
Then word got out to granddaughter, Olivia, that I was making hats and she requested this one. She sent me the pattern and I was so pleased with the results that I made a few of them.
I still consider myself a beginner at crocheting. I don’t do anything difficult. All of these projects are made with either a single, double or triple stitch. Easy peasy.
Now I’m trying to teach myself how to knit.