Crochet - Granny Square Snood-Scarf
20Oct

Crochet - Granny Square Snood-Scarf

Where are the days going? Sometimes it feels like a blur of work, cooking, homework, classes, washing etc and before I know it a whole week has passed again! I've been working on a few hat orders and any free moments I've had in the evenings have been spent very selfishly crocheting an item for myself.

I really wanted a bright snood and I was so inspired by all the granny square scarves I've been seeing online, especially those from the House of Holland Winter 2011 show, that I thought I'd have a go at making a granny square snood, just for me...

I chose some lovely wool, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% wool, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere) as I wanted something that felt nice and soft, and picked out the colours I had in mind. I started by crocheting the granny squares, I made 32 but as I was joining them I realised I didn't need quite so many so only used 28. I joined the squares in the fourth round with the grey colour and made it up as I would a blanket.

I wanted it tall enough that I could wear it over my head, I hate having cold ears and last winter was so cold I often resorted to tying my scarf around my head (much to my children's horror)! When I was happy with the height and width of it I added some treble crochets to the top and bottom then joined it along the sides to make my snood/infinity scarf.

I love it and am so glad I've finished it as the weather here has definitley developed a chill to it. I managed to get Rob to take some pictures of me wearing it today so that I could share it on here...

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I managed about 3 photos before the laughter set in, mostly due to Rob's directions:

Rob: Look colder!

Me: Colder? (squints a bit) Is this cold enough?

Rob: Oh Emma you shouldn't have opened your mouth now you look like Elvis!

This is why I don't let him take my picture :)

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I'm really so in love with these colours.

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Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (19)

  • Sarah - Crafts from the Cwtch

    Sarah - Crafts from the Cwtch

    20 October 2012 at 23:31 |
    It's beautiful on you. Love the colours and the style. I bought some had. To make myself a granny stripe cowl back in Feb and still haven't done it! Really should get started on it! :)

    Totally agree about the weeks flying by, kids make them faster! Hope you have a good one x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      21 October 2012 at 14:34 |
      Thanks Sarah, yes I believe time goes faster once you have children, I wonder if it slows again once they leave home? Enjoy your weekend xx
  • Sarah - Crafts from the Cwtch

    Sarah - Crafts from the Cwtch

    20 October 2012 at 23:31 |
    Yarn! Not had! (Grrrr, autocorrect!)
  • Ana

    Ana

    21 October 2012 at 11:38 |
    I've just made one for myself but using a V stitch :) I can't wait to use it! I haven't posted because light is not my Favor nowadays.. :( I chose a dark chocolate brown, but I have to say yours remind me of Spring...and that is a great way to embrace winter :))
    As always your pictures are amazing! And I understand you! Why do man like to make fun of us!? ;) grrr
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      21 October 2012 at 14:39 |
      That sounds lovely - The light is not great here either now, I'm lucky the newly painted summerhouse is working hard as a light box! have a great week. Em xx
  • Barny

    Barny

    23 October 2012 at 11:29 |
    gorgeous, was thinking of making one of these myself after i saw one on etsy.

    great minds think alike ;)

    Barniclesx
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      24 October 2012 at 12:52 |
      Absolutely - I think everyone needs a granny snood! Em xx
  • Britt

    Britt

    12 December 2012 at 20:37 |
    This evening I was googling around and then I stumbled upon your blog and I have to say that I absolutely love it! Your design is great and all the patterns you share are as well... I really want to try and make the collar you wrote about back in May for a friend of mine. Thanks for a lot of inspiration!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      13 December 2012 at 08:37 |
      Thank you! It's lovely to have you here - I love finding new blogs too. Em xx
  • Sarah W.

    Sarah W.

    17 December 2012 at 19:06 |
    Can you post a loose pattern idea on here? I know how to crochet a granny square, but somehow the idea of making this out of them eludes me. Thanks!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      18 December 2012 at 10:30 |
      Hi Sarah, Thanks for your comment. If you know how to make granny squares then this is easy to make. You need to make a long rectangle out of your granny squares (as if you were making a blanket) I did mine 7 squares x 4 rows, add a few rows of doubles or trebles to the top and bottom of your rectangle and then join the ends to make a tube. I hope that helps for now. Em xx
  • Joey

    Joey

    04 March 2013 at 01:33 |
    This is so pretty! I'm obsessed with cowls, this will be my next one! Can you tell me what the weight of the yarn you used is?
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      04 March 2013 at 21:46 |
      Hi, Thank you. i used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for this project, which is between a 4ply and DK weight. Em x
  • Shayla

    Shayla

    16 June 2014 at 19:45 |
    Hey there, love this idea! Just wondering how many skeins of each color you used?
    • Kimber

      Kimber

      26 November 2014 at 18:06 |
      I wanted to know the same thing.
  • Emily

    Emily

    14 December 2015 at 09:00 |
    I was wondering if you happened to remember what colors you used for this. Normally I just pick out whichever ones suit my fancy but I love this combination so much I might just have to try and replicate it!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      14 December 2015 at 22:59 |
      I'm sorry, besides knowing that it was Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino I cannot remember. Em xx
  • Ross Thomas

    Ross Thomas

    27 December 2015 at 20:56 |
    Hi! Love the pattern! What size hook did you use? Does it matter?

    Thanks!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      30 December 2015 at 17:46 |
      Hi, If memory serves a 4mm, but it does not matter at all, if your squares are too small just go up a size. Em x

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