Never mind the macaroons…mini grannies are like Marmite!

An unusual title, I know…but if you are acquainted with Marmite you will know exactly where I’m coming from! For those of you that haven’t the faintest idea what Marmite is, I will explain..

Marmite is a thick, sticky paste made from concentrated yeast extract, a byproduct from brewing beer. German scientist Justus Liebig invented accidentally the concoction in 1902.

Marmite has a very distinctive flavour. The taste is so unique as to defy description, but think of a yeasty, salty, soy sauce-esque flavour with the consistency of old engine oil. Some people really like eating it, and some people don’t like eating it at all.

I personally quite like it, but it is definitely an acquired taste!

So what does marmite have to do with crochet or mini granny squares????

Because Marmite actually based a marketing slogan off this divisiveness: “Love it or hate it.” It has infiltrated British culture and language to the point where an object or a person can be described as ‘marmite’



Lately I think I am more inclined to the latter…but I am glad I persevered! I still have 35 mini grannies to sew the ends in and I am done!

All 240 of them. What a marathon. 

I did some other things in between because I discovered that I found the little pesky things really boring to make. I am sure after they are all joined together and I started the border It will become much more exciting.

I will let you know what I have been up to! It is under wrap I believe until the middle of April!!

I leave you with all my little granny squares…

Now I need to join them! ..and find a border too.

Happy Sunday

Lucia xx



  1. I love your mini grannies, Lucia, and I am eager to see the finished product! I have long been granny-favorable. In fact, when I was married, my god-mother gave me the choice of a quilt or a granny blanket as a wedding present, and I chose the granny. I am still a fan, and I delight in seeing all of the creative manifestations of a true classic!

  2. I love grannies, tiny, mini or maxi, I just love them. I have my favourites, of course. The elmer is great, or your version of the bullseye granny. Also Sandra’s rosie posie granny. And your latest mini granny, so cute! I am very much looking forward to the disclosure of your pattern. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas, Lucia.

  3. I love mini granny squares to look at, and I’m sure the finished blanket will be beautiful! However I can’t think of anything I would hate more to make! I do not envy how many you have had to make….

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