Crochet Mood Blanket: A Global Project

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By General Crafts Contributor Monica from the blog Mon Makes Things.

Crochet Mood Blanket: A Global Project

1. Donna  //  2. Casey @ Plus 3 Crochet

Shortly before 2013 drew to a close, Instagram user Stacey Wentford-Hall, A.K.A. @frofunky (formerly @mummy_stacey), pitched the idea of a crochet mood blanket to a few friends. Much to her surprise, the idea went viral and as of now, thousands around the world are participating! The Facebook group currently has over 2,600 members, and the Instagram tag #crochetmoodblanket2014 has over 6,800 photos.

Crochet Mood Blanket - A Global Project

3. Alycia @ Habitual Homebody  //  4. Becky Smith  //  5. Filomena Parbery  //  6. Danica  //  7. Kyra  //  8. Charlie  //  9. Randi  //  10. Rebecca Haas  //  11. Rachael Visser  //  12. Lori @ Just Pure Lovely
**non-linked photos were found in the Facebook group and are used with permission**

The concept is pretty simple, really: crochet a granny square (or stripe) each day using a color that depicts your mood! Some are doing a square for each week to make the task more manageable. From there, the project has been twisted and tweaked in a host of ways. Some have chosen a set of yarn colors with a chart linking colors with specific moods, while others are simply choosing an appealing color for that day. Some are doing multi-color squares to represent their changing moods throughout the day. An innumerable variety of patterns are being used, from the basic to the complex. Some are viewing this as a “stash-buster” project, while others are journaling their moods and colors each day. Personally, I think that is what makes this project great; the vast room for personalization and the seemingly unending fount of inspiration provided by the diverse group of participants.

Crochet Mood Blanket: A Global Project

13. Tanya @ Little Things Blogged  //  14. Cat @ Yellow Sherbet  //  15. Monica @ Mon Makes Things  //  16. Bren @ Snerb

Obviously 2014 is already underway, but do not let that discourage you from joining the challenge! There are plenty of days left in the year, you can make up missed days if you’d like, and these project “rules” are basically the opposite of strict. You can join whenever! The Facebook group and Instagram posts are serving as a wonderful source for creativity and community, and I encourage you to join if you have the slightest interest in crochet — many people are learning to crochet by way of this project!

All the photos shared here were posted to either the Facebook group or the Instagram tag. See what I mean about all the inspiring participants?! Please, join and share in this project if you’d like. And stay tuned! If you’re a novice crocheter, if you’re rusty, or if you’re looking for ideas, I’ll be sharing a round-up of good granny square patterns with tutorials — from the simple to the more advanced. Happy hooking!

If you’d like to read more about the project, there is an interview with the project creator here

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4 Responses
  1. Danica :

    Date: January 24, 2014 @ 3:00 PM

    I am a new crocheter and have enjoyed this project so much! The group that has formed is so helpful and encouraging. I look forward to seeing the daily and weekly progress.

  2. Basic Granny Square Tutorial - Think Crafts by CreateForLess :

    Date: January 29, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

    […] thanks to the Crochet Mood Blanket project, I can’t get enough granny squares. After seeing how many participants are learning […]

  3. Deb :

    Date: June 17, 2014 @ 5:32 AM

    Love your site….was wondering if you could share the best way you join the granny squares.

  4. joselyn :

    Date: June 17, 2014 @ 9:27 AM

    Hi Deb, I know Monica is using the “join as you go” method for her mood blanket. This way, you don’t have to sew everything together at the end. http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-asyougo-sqaures.html

    If all your squares are already made, try using a mattress stitch – it’s invisible so even if the squares are different colors, you won’t see the stitches. http://www.woolnhook.com/2011/08/invisible-seam-reverse-mattress-stitch.html

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