have you seen this yet?

So I was browsing Pinterest today and came across this really cool program.  When making a granny square project, if you’re like me, the colors have to be used an equal amount of times on the edges, in the middle, and in the center.  This can be very difficult to keep track of — my last granny square blanket‘s colors were distributed evenly like this, but I did it by keeping all the squares in carefully organized piles, and it got kind of ridiculous because I kept knocking piles over and having to re-sort everything.

That picture doesn’t show everything, and actually looking at it makes it seem like I didn’t do a very good job distributing the colors… but trust me, there’s every combination possible in this blanket.

But now there’s an easier way (do I sound like a TV ad?).  Check out this program from Double Crochets, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.  You can see the results of the math permutation in a printable chart.  Now you can’t select your colors, at least not yet, but you can choose the number of colors.  Once you see the way the chart is made it would be easy to just draw out your own with colored pencils or markers.  It just makes the whole process of distributing the colors evenly easier to visualize.  I will probably use this in conjunction with Design-Seeds (for picking out my color palettes).

What do you think?  Would you use this program, or make a chart of your own?  Or do you prefer to just wing it and not worry about such things as even distribution?

That’s all for today!  Thanks for visiting!

Oh and PS:  I made an extensive post the other day with lots of great information about makeup & skincare, but I didn’t publish it because I thought it might not be very interesting to everybody, since it’s off topic (I don’t want my dear readers to be put off by posts that aren’t about crocheting).  I was just wondering if any of you would like me to publish it.  It’s made specifically as an extensive and detailed regimen for people with really oily, acne prone skin like mine, but there are other great tips too on how we should really be applying our makeup, how to contour, and more.  I spent lots of time writing it up and putting videos and links in, not to mention the years of trying to find things that work and suffering through lots of embarrassing skin issues.  Just let me know if you’d like to see it.  If only one or two people are interested I can just e-mail the content to you instead.


  1. Yes to the colour combo generator and absolutely to your skin-care videos. It’s your blog, you should be able to put anything you like on it. Maybe because you have varied interests, you can expand your blogs to accommodate the other things you like. I had to do that with mine, since there are so many other things I’m interested in and crafts I like to do and I couldn’t keep up with multiple blogs for different topics. 😀

    Thanks for the generator. I can’t wait for them to finalise it. The only thing that doesn’t work for me now is not being able to put in my own colour selections and the fact that as you begin to increase the number of colours, there are blank boxes. But I love the math and crochet combo. I bet the originator of permutations didn’t ever imagine that it would be used for crochet!!!!


    • HannahDavis says:

      I suppose you’re right about the blogs — I could expand and that would probably be a good thing. I’ll have to do some serious thinking about how I want to do it and decide on what I want to be sharing. And I’m glad you liked the generator!


  2. It’s too late for me, but that Milk of Magnesia thing I’ve never heard of (and now I might try it). You should put it up, it’s not to far off the mark for your blog. You’re faithful to your theme enough.


  3. That is a pretty awesome tool. I’ll definitely use it in future.


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