Amanda Seyfried’s Quarantine Craft Is Perfect for Beginners
A crochet project for all skill levels.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 6:35 AM
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The era of #Knitflix and chill just got a ringing endorsement. Amanda Seyfried is keeping busy at home by continuing her mini embroidery projects. Her latest endeavor? Dozens of Technicolor “self-isolation squares.” She shared a peek at her progress on Instagram, the culmination of about four weeks’ worth of careful stitching and color pairing.
We’re all looking for a calming activity right now, whether that’s baking bread or rearranging vignettes around the house. For the more artistically inclined, Seyfried’s granny squares are a perfect option for beginners—think of it as a gateway to quilts and scarves. Once you get a hang of the technique (here’s a helpful YouTube tutorial), the repetition is incredibly soothing. Make a couple to use up scrap yarn, or order a few balls online and see how many you can churn out.
If you’re feeling ambitious, you can eventually string each little cube together to fashion a picnic blanket for backyard dining. Alternatively, follow Seyfried’s lead and keep them separate: Hang them up as tiny pieces of textile wall art or use them as cloth coasters. Crochet, but make it custom.
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