Granny Square Shrug

It's been a while since Ive posted any of my latest crochet projects. I've made quite a few special orders for pet toboggans from my shop. I can whip one of those up in no time. I use the money I earn from my shop to help purchase Christmas gifts for my family.

I wanted a project to do that I could work on a little each night after I settle down to my heated recliner and watch TV.  Something I didnt have to rush with. 
Ok confession: If I dont do something while I watch TV then the TV works as a lullaby and I fall a sleep.

So. I have been wanting to make something for myself. Every year I create something for me. It might be a scarf, a hat, or slippers. But this time, I wanted to take a shot at a bigger project. I seen this granny square cocoon shrug on Pinterest and I wanted to give it a try. 

Here is the one online that inspired me.


Though granny squares are the first thing crocheters will learn, its the last thing I've learned and still not sure if I'm doing it right. 

So I ran up to Hobby Lobby and grabbed three skeens of yarn and started working on this shrug. I didnt use a pattern. I just read a few instructions. Basically its just a process of crocheting a large square then sew the sides together to make arm holes. Simple huh? Been working on it since August. Ha. Yea, I kept putting it down, turning my interest on other things because I get bored doing the same stitch and color for a long period of time. I have a total of about four hours into making this shrug. 

Last night I finally decided to finish it up. 

Here is the one I made:


I think it turned out pretty good. It hangs below my pant pockets and is snuggly and warm. Its just not quite my style really, but I may end up using it. Im thinking maybe it will go with my boots and jeans.
I even made a hat to match.

Next project: I plan to make a baby blanket for a niece due in March.

I've shared this post at these great parties:
Cooking & Crafting with J&J/
Inspire me monday
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  1. They're adorable!!

  2. Clever you.
    I never learnt to crochet. I tried, and failed.

  3. You are one bizzy person along with being creative. Yes it is very pretty and I like the hat also. I hate it when folks (like you) make something complicated sound like nothing, just a walk in the park. 4 hours??? I would think at least a full work week.

    Good on you, nice to reward yourself. ;-)

  4. My wife tried to knit and yarn and whatnot and never got the hang of it

    I tried to understand it but I think I'd have an easier time making a complex machine than a piece of clothing. I'm surprised nobody has really made a DIY machine for fabric making.

  5. I think you did a great job.

  6. Great job on your crocheting. Very nice.
    I have to do the same thing. I knit or I fall asleep watching TV too.

  7. Hi Lisa, I have wanted to make this shrug for a long time too. I just haven't gotten around to making one. I love making easy projects like coasters, potholders, scarves and hats. I will have to make one this winter perhaps.
    Thanks for joining us and sharing at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  8. pretty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Look really warm and snug! Absolutely lovely!