Granny square reset

In our last regularly scheduled blog post, I had just finished round eight of a granny square blanket for a little girl. I had been on the fence about what color to use, and had selected Red Heart Super Saver medium thyme.

In the light of a new day, I decided that while I liked it well enough, it was not in keeping with the overall goal of a granny square blanket for a little girl, so I frogged not only the eighth round, but the seventh round while I was at it, and soon, I was back to where I had started.

In the unseasonably pleasant weather I sat on my back deck with the square in question and my yarn stash at my side and tried out three colors medium thyme, bright orchid, and Windsor blue:

crocheting a new color
I crochet some test corners in search of a seventh round

While I liked both the medium thyme and Windsor blue of these three top contenders, I thought that the bright orchid was the one that best suited the overall look I am going for, so after frogging all three, I started over with the bright orchid:

granny square blanket
A bright orchid round for a granny square blanket

Satisfied that I had met my color goals this time, in short order I was able to determine the color of the eighth round (Red Heart Super Saver guava), but when it came time to choose a ninth round, I was again at an impasse:

ninth round for a granny square
Deciding on the ninth round of a granny square blanket

This time I had no clear preference as each choice had a particular charm, but I decided to use the Red Heart Super Saver lemon:

lemon yellow granny square round
A lemon yellow tenth round for the granny square

and then without hesitation, I worked the tenth round in Red Heart Super Saver perfect pink, which brought me to the eleventh round and a new bout of indecision:

another round for a granny square
Deciding on a color for the 11th round

I don’t know that choosing the color of any given round will get easier as I go along, but as each round is larger than the one before, and I will have a little more time to consider all of my color options.

5 thoughts on “Granny square reset

  1. I like the dark green!!!!! Fun to watch this coming together! I don’t have much of an eye or imagination for this but love to see what u come up with ! ?

  2. I think the teal or the turqua would look best for your next round. Neither the orange or the green seem to fit with all the other colors you’ve chosen, in my opinion. It’s really looking girlie now. Have fun!

  3. The teal is lovely. But you always find the best way to combine colours for a great finished product.
    Do you ask the child or their carer about a preferred colour palette or what feelings they want a blanket to evoke?

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