When I wrote my last post of this same title, my granny square pillow case was not yet completed. Fortunately, I managed to finish it a few hours before the dateline, and like most last-minute work, some things will always go wrong. In my case, the internet line was so slow, I almost missed the dateline – had to upload my pics a few times. Then my joining methods was not satisfactory at all. I couldn’t quite work out how to join the squares (my eyesight really need help).
I got the pattern from this book:
This is one of a few excellent books to keep and refer to whenever a crocheter needs ideas and patterns for granny squares. Some of the patterns include both diagrams and instructions, but the pattern I chose only has instructions.
This is my CAL granny square pillow case crocheted using budget cotton yarns from Pinkyfrog Shop. Notice the appalling mis-construction? The holes seem to glare at me angrily every time I look at this pillows… :>
And this is a work-in-progress (wip) on which I applied an improved joining method. 😀
I bought both types of yarns from Pinkyfrog Shop. The squares crocheted using Nyamnyam yarns are almost twice bigger than those made using Budget yarns. But the budget yarns really has adorable colours and shiny texture.
The thing is, working with budget yarn can be quite a challenge – it is loosely held together and therefore has the tendency to get stuck here and there as the ply splits quite easily.
On the other hand, Nyamnyam yarns are more tightly wound and twisted, making it easier to work with. Lina from Pinkyfrog Shop did warn me about it but I was curious and really wanted to experience varieties of yarn. FYI, Budget Yarns are no longer available at Pinkyfrog.
Now, I wonder whether these new granny squares will result in a new pillow case or end up becoming little washcloths? 😀