I read an article a little while back about the history of why blankets are called afghans. It also mentioned the root of the name “granny square”. I had never thought about either of these things before but found the information super interesting.
I wanted to share this update here as a reminder that the little personal things we do with our craft really make a difference in the lives of others!
The color that a crocheter chooses for the border that edges their granny squares blankets can make a huge difference in the mood of the piece.
Today’s Etsy crochet selection is the Purple Popcorn Diamonds with Teal Stripes crochet afghan listed for $550 by JennisCrochet.
This quote, which comes from Forever Favorite Crochet (Better Homes and Gardens) is sweet and certainly sometimes it rings true but I don’t think it holds water all the time.
Today’s crochet quote is from Jennifer Cirka of JayBird Designs. It comes from her review of Ellen Gormley’s Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workshop: 50 Motifs, 10 Projects, 1 of a Kind Results.
Today’s Etsy crochet feature is the Rose Trellis Afghan sold by PaulasPlace. I love the three dimensional roses set against a lovely detailed crochet background.