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Easy and Colorful: The Snapdragon Brand Guide to Granny Squares

Easy and Colorful: The Snapdragon Brand Guide to Granny Squares

Hello, from Ashley Zhong! Reigning queen of Snapdragon Brand and famed Granny Square Obsessive. I'm here today, not because the world needs another pattern for the classic granny square, but because I'd like to share my personal way of making them. I've taken years to experiment, study others and obsess, working to make what I consider the easiest, most attractive, squarest granny square and I'm ready to show the world! 

crocheted granny squares on top of black eyed susan flowers

Join me! My way is obviously just one iteration of the classic pattern (I remind myself...


Funny Sunnies Tutorial: Give your sunglasses a Crochet Makeover!

Funny Sunnies Tutorial: Give your sunglasses a Crochet Makeover!

Hello, fellow crochet enthusiasts! Welcome to my rainbow world. If this is your first time here on the site, make sure to say hello down in the comments. 

Ashley Zhong modeling crocheted sunglasses in front of a wall of granny squares

I wrote this little tutorial because I felt something was sorely lacking in my life. I make crochet printed clothes, wear crocheted sweaters, swathe myself in afghans and tote my stuff around in crocheted purses. I sneak a little crochet into my whole...