Thursday, January 2, 2014

Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 - Instagram Challenge


Happy New Year!  I am soooo glad that 2013 is behind us!  2014 is going to be a great year...I am putting that out in the universe!  I feel good changes are on the way and I can't wait to see what lies ahead.  Ok…so now on to the fun stuff.  :)

I heard about this great Instagram Challenge called #crochetmoodblanket2014  The challenge is to make one granny square either every day or every week.  Each square would be a different color depending on the mood you were in.  You pick the colors that will represent the color and mood, then create a "legend".  This sounds like it will be a fun, easy and none stressful project to complete.  By the end of the year, you will have 365 or 52 squares, depending on which option you choose.   I'm going for the 365 day challenge.  I have not picked my colors out, but hopefully by the end of the week I will have them all figured out.  I am also going to make squares that may represent a special event…like today…Michigan State won the Rose Bowl (YAY!) So, I made the Day 1 square Green and White.

I created an Instagram account @craftini_time to post my daily squares.  I have seen so many posts of different granny square patterns that were fabulous, that I might also change up the pattern as well as the color throughout the year.

I used this YouTube video to freshen up on the granny square.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAyJCq3hQjw&feature=share&list=PLC752B864B24BF6BD&index=13

There are plenty more out there I would like to try.  Here is a list of a few:

A semi solid square http://youtu.be/2L-AM5e3Ip4

Granny Square Crochet Solid 5 Rounds  http://youtu.be/JLJRfHRMPgU

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunny-spread

http://millemakes.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/something-pretty-the-pattern/

Here is my square for today.  It is not real fancy, but I wanted to finish it before midnight and start the challenge off on schedule.  :)


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