The big grey granny square came about because of a change of plan on another project. The 'three shades of grey granny stripe' started life as a large dark grey blanket with maybe a little colour around the edge, then a third of the way through I decided to add a different grey and then another.
So, what to do with the eight balls of now spare yarn? I went back to the original plan, started with a small granny square that just got bigger. There wasn't enough to make a bed-sized blanket but it's more than enough to cover a lap and keep feet warm too. I ended up buying more yarn to make the edging, which is a row of double crochet, two rows of treble crochet and a further row of trebles with three trebles worked into each stitch of the previous row to get the ruffle. It seems to take ages but I like the effect.
I used 8 x 100g balls of Stylecraft Special DK in Graphite (1063) and 2 in Raspberry (1023) with a 3.5mm hook.
Grey seems to be a bit of a theme lately, the latest WIP has a little grey.
And I recently picked up a bit of cross stitch (something I used to do all the time before I rediscovered crochet) and went straight for the grey! The pattern is by Luli and you can find it here.
Hope all is well out there ...