The current granny squares tally for the afghan is 18 squares, that is excluding the 15 for JY's special project. I would like to resume making the squares but there is also a queue for several near finished WIPs which I would like to get done first. My husband wants the 15 squares to be assembled by this Saturday. So here goes.
There are several ways of joining squares and I usually prefer to crochet them together rather than sew. Crocheting seems less like finishing and quicker to do too. Even with the crocheting method, there are more than one way to do it and I don't have a preferred one as it all depends on the project and the look to be achieved.
For JY's squares, I joined them using the single crochet method with the squares held right side together so that the single crochet ridge is on the wrong side.
The right side looks like this. With the burst of colours for these granny squares, I felt that there are enough details and so opt for cleaner joints on the right side. For the Sampler Afghan that I knitted a couple of years back, I chose to have the single crochet ridge on the right side.
I haven't forgotten about the black granny squares. It is not obvious here at all but I joined them together using the Flat Braid method. My mind is still not made up what to do with these yet.
Here's a lone granny square which I had wanted to make into a pin cushion after seeing this. But then, I can't find my bag of polyfil and it has been sitting there for ages. There's now a tutorial here if you're interested to make one too.
And oh, if you would like to try making your own granny squares but don't know how to do it, check out Purl Bee's Granny Square Project for a step-by-step tutorial. Have fun.