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Crochet A Granny Square a Day Challenge - 2012

Updated on June 7, 2013
My First Square Designs
My First Square Designs | Source

A Granny Square a Day Challenge - 2012

Towards the end of 2011 I was invited to join a 365 Day Granny Square crochet challenge, which I was glad to accept. The challenge is to crochet up one square each day for 365 days and then join them together at the end of the year for a super large afghan.

My thanks goes out to Jorine Tieleman who invited me via Twitter. She sent me the link to her webpage, from where I was able to sign up for the challenge. To sign up, all you have to do is contact her to let her know that you want to join. Once you have signed up, you are encouraged to share your progress with her on her site.

Her website, I believe is in Dutch, but you can use the Google translator to translate it into any language that you want.

Granny squares are very easy to do, and anyone can make them. The only downfall is that they can be time consuming because you are constantly changing colors, which means that you have a lot of loose ends to tuck in.

Fall Flower Afghan
Fall Flower Afghan | Source

Why do the Challenge?

Afghans take a long time to make and this is a great way to span the work out and still get the job done without becoming overwhelmed. It also helps to prevent boredom from working on the same project.

Last year I designed this fall flower afghan, which took me several months to make. And for a few months, I spent all my free time on it, just trying to get it finished so that I could share the pattern in time for fall. But by the time I was finished, fall was almost over. So when I received the invite for the challenge, I was more than happy to accept.

Another reason to do the challenge is to use up that leftover yarn. Bright colors and other colors that go well with one another are great for creating beautiful afghans.

And as for myself, I have another reason to join, and that is that it gives me a reason to design some new afghan squares. For this afghan, I will be using 3” squares in order to keep it on the smaller side.

This is the first time for me to commit to something like this, but with it being only one square a day, I think I can handle it. One thing is for sure, I won’t be rushed to finish the afghan if I keep up with the challenge.

My Progress Updates

My goal is to update this hub at the end of each month, so if you are interested, you can check back to see my progress. And if you decide to join, I would love to see your progress as well.

As of today, I have designed the 4 squares pictured at the top, and have crocheted 9 of them.


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      Rhelena 6 years ago

      That sounds like fun, hopefully they'll join you. The challenge has just begun, so it is not to late to start. Hope to see your work as well.

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      Jennifer Kessner 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Oooo, this sounds like such an awesome idea! I have movie nights every Sunday with friends. I wonder if I can get them to do this with me? XD We'd be starting a little late, but it's still doable! =D Great hub, great idea! I'll be looking forward to seeing your progress throughout the year.

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      Rhelena 6 years ago

      Awesome, they will be available on my site: And I might also post some here on hubpages.

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      PWalker281 6 years ago

      Looking forward to seeing your granny square designs!