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Friday, March 1, 2024

Granny Square Table Runner

Hello Everyone!

March is here, Spring is just around the corner and it is National Crochet Month! This month we will be working with Granny Squares! I just love Granny squares because they were a big part of my childhood! I grew up in the 70's, a time when granny squares were all the rage! Not only was the granny square afghan a staple in many homes, granny square vests, dresses, pants, hats, and ponchos were very popular. As a child of the 70's, I wore my granny square poncho to school!

Even though the granny square was popular in the 70's, the traditional granny square was created more than 100 years before that time. In researching on the internet, I found many different dates about when the granny square was created, but most of the information said "Mrs. Phelps came up with the granny square pattern and it was first published on April 4, 1885 in the "Prairie Farmers Magazine". The pattern was published again in 1891 in the "The Art of Crocheting". Since its first publication, the granny square became a trend in the 1930's and the 1970's. For more information about the granny square checkout The Worlds First Granny Square Pattern.

Ok, enough history lets crochet! Fresh off the hook:

                            The Granny Square Table Runner

This pattern uses the traditional granny square, a row of granny stripes, and a single crochet border. It is great for crocheters of all levels, using single crochet and double crochet stitches. If you want to create a longer table runner or prefer to make a table runner with one row of granny squares you can easily adjust the pattern.

I look forward to sharing more granny square patterns in the weeks to come!

Have a hooky day! Lynne

*All images are copyright by Lynne Samaan and D60 Crochet, please do not use without permission, Thank you!        

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