Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Funky, Cute
All different types of yarns.
What was your inspiration?
I'm member of the Stitch 'n Chicks in Long Beach, CA. It's a crafting group that meets every other Thursday. We crochet, chat, have fun, and we also have parties and outings. I joined in April, and I learned about something called a round robin. I asked for the people contributing to my project to please just crochet granny squares for me. We kept swapping projects -- never working on the one that was ours -- every month from about May to October. Then we were given a month to finish it up with edging or whatever we needed to have a completed item. I made a bag out of mine. It still needs lining, but I love the way it looks. And it's humongous! It measures 2 feet by 2 feet, not counting the handles. It was a fun experience, and I get to carry a project bag to my group meetings :)
What are you most proud of?
I knew I didn't want the obvious choices for a round robin. I was a little iffy about making my project work, but it turned out to be the perfect choice. I have very little experience with granny squares, much less putting them together. I think I was able to join the squares and bring it all together with decent results. Let's just hope that lining it is not a disaster.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Ask for smaller squares! I asked for 6- to 8-inch squares. Then I had to add rounds to all of them so that they would all be the same size. That really made everything bigger. Just have fun with it. It's a very forgiving method of making a bag.