Archive for February, 2008

Share A Square

Aside from my own blanket, I’ve been working on another big granny square project, this one for charity – it’s the brain child of one woman, Shelly and is called the Share A Square project.  Thought I’d share it at the crochet along before the month is up (just barely!).

The afghan is 48 squares created by people all over the world – you can see the tags saying who they’re from and where.  I’m adding black borders, one of my own squares  and then stitching them all together.  This is one of 140 and more blankets being made like this for kids going to cancer camp this summer.

Share A Square

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Happy Leap Day

I can’t believe they gave it a name other than Feb 29, but there you have it.

Anyway… You may already have seen this on the CRAFT: blog today, but I thought it was adorable and great for the last day of Granny Square Madness! Oddly, it kinda flows into our next theme, no?

Enjoy! (Click the pic for the link…)

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Hi there, I’m Andrea. Just joined up but have been working on a giant granny square blanket for my oldest son. He’s 4-years-old and picked out the colors and made up the color pattern.

Andrea's Giant Granny

I’m excited to crochet-along with everyone. 🙂

eta: I’m andrealea on Ravelry.

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Tetris Granny Square Blanket

Tetris Granny Squares wip

Hi all! I just joined this group but I’ve been grannying it up for awhile now! My name is Ann, and I hang around a lot on Ravelry and cross post a lot of my projects to my blog. This is my first attempt at the Granny Square motif, so I decided to combine two of my favorite things: crochet and video games. It’s quite a bit further along than that now, but I haven’t taken a photo recently.

The pattern can be found here.

One thing I’ve noticed recently is that since working on Granny Squares, I notice them everywhere, especially in old movies. Anyone else experience this? 🙂

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60 members!

Woohoo! We’re up to 60 members now! Welcome to all the newcomers – please feel free to post and introduce yourselves to us all.

My granny throw update: I would have finished it last night, but I tried it on my chair for size, and it’s way too narrow 😦   So now I have to make another 13 squares. I somehow don’t think I’ll finish it before the new theme starts! Oh well, I’ll wait to show you the finished throw…


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Small Crochet links please!

Thanks to those who responded to the new theme post. I think everyone likes the idea of Small Crochet – a broad theme where you can crochet anything that’s smaller than about 6 inches. Hopefully this will provide lots of quick projects so we’ll all have time to fit in a few!

Here are some ideas for things that could fit into this theme:

  • Amigurumi
  • Small wearables: headbands, wrist warmers, etc 
  • Coffee mug cosies / iPod cosies, etc
  • Baby booties
  • Flowers & embellishments
  • Small thread or wire crocheted items
  • Anything else that’s small and crocheted…

Now we need some links for our sidebar! We have lots of amigurumi patterns already on the Past Theme Links page, but if you know of any other free patterns or techniques that would fit the Small Crochet theme, please e-mail them to Tracie.

Tracie and I will work on the new theme so we’re ready to begin Small Crocheting on March 1st.

In the meantime, it’s the last week of the Granny Square theme, and I am determined to get my throw finished so I can show you how it turned out before the theme ends 🙂


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Next theme ideas?

Hi All,

I can’t believe how fast this year is moving! The Granny Squares theme will run until the end of this month. How are you all doing with your Granny pieces? I’m about 75% through my squares, and then I’ll have all the joining to do. I still hope to finish by the end of February! I’d like to propose a new rule for the group: if you have started making something during a theme, but haven’t finished it before the theme ends, please do show it to us whenever you do finish. I’d hate to think we’d miss out on seeing your finished work just because you didn’t have time to finish it during the theme. 

granny squares in progress by planetjune
A Granny wreath? Nope, it’s just my squares in progress…  

We need to start thinking about what our next theme will be. To get us started, I’ve made a list of suggestions that were suggested previously, but we don’t have to pick from this list! I’d like a decision by this Friday (Feb 22nd), to give us time to set up the new theme for March 1st. Here’s the list so far:

  • Amigurumi revisited
  • Bags/purses
  • Crocheted Embellishments (flowers etc)
  • Clothing
  • Baby stuff
  • Your ideas..?

Please reply and let us know which themes appeal to you, and any other ideas you may have for the next theme. Check the comments to see what’s been suggested so far!


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