I don't know about you, but I've started to see the evil eye everywhere. I've seen it in clothes, jewelry, and even home decor! So when I started working on my new granny square tank tops, I just knew that the granny square pattern I was using would be the perfect way to incorporate the evil eye into a new crochet project. Keep reading for my evil eye granny square pattern!
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If you've never heard of the evil eye before, I'll give you a quick introduction. Even though evil is in it's name, it's really not that evil! In fact, it's a good thing! The evil eye is actually supposed to protect its owner from curses.
The evil eye curse dates back to ancient Sumeria where people believed that you could curse yourself, as well as others, by envying them and what they have, even if you didn't mean it. And the evil eye curse is still prevalent in many cultures today. The evil eye talisman, also known as a nazar in Turkey, helps ward off and deflect these unintentional curses.
These evil eyes can usually be found with a black or navy pupil, a light blue iris, a white eyeball, and a royal blue exterior. However, the exterior of the evil eye can be found in a variety of different colors, each one meaning something different. For more information on those different colors, you can check out the Evil Eye Collective.
Now! On to the good stuff! This evil eye granny square pattern is super easy and very quick to work up. It would be great in a blanket, in a granny square tank top, and even as a wall hanging! I think in total, this wall hanging didn't even take me an hour to whip up.
You don't have to turn this granny square into a wall hanging but if you want to, the process is very simple. All you need is a short dowel rod. The one I used is 5/16" and I cut it down to approximately 9.25 inches long.
Once your evil eye granny square is complete, all you need to do is cut a long tail and use a tapestry needle to weave the tail over the dowel rod using a mattress stitch, much like you would join granny squares in a blanket. Then, use the remaining length of the tail to hang it! Another great option would be to add tassels at the bottom!
So now, without further ado, the pattern for the evil eye granny square is below!
With Color A, create a magic circle
Viola! I told you it was super simple! And if you like this crochet pattern, make sure to check out my Etsy where all of my crochet patterns are currently 30% off!
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