On Instagram, August 15th has been declared Granny Square Day by @suregal27.
Crocheters are encouraged to post a traditional granny square with the hashtag #grannysquareday2017 so these are the squares I made to celebrate the day.
Last night a very good friend of my husband's came to visit and showed me this hoodie/poncho that his mom just gave to him for his newborn son. She told him it was his when he was little and is at least 40 years old now.
He doesn't remember wearing it at all, but it's certainly a wonderful thing that his mom saved it and a lovely gesture that he shared it with me.
When his son was born a few weeks ago, I sent them several presents ... a blanket, teddy bear, and gift bag with soap and washcloth .. all crocheted. He called to thank me and said his youngest daughters, after seeing everything, really wanted to come see me for a crochet lesson.
Of course, I enjoy sharing my love of crochet. Zain will be 7 years old next month so I set her up with a big hook and chunky yarn and had her chaining away in no time. She kept going, and going, and going, until she had a very long chain to take home.
In the meantime, I had shown 12 year old Ghina one of my granny square baby blankets so she asked if I could teach her how to make a granny square. She had taken an after school crochet class a couple of years ago and still remembered the stitches, so it took her no time at all to whip up a 3 round granny.
Happy Granny Square Day!