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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 ūüė¶¬†¬† 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…

June

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Granny square footies

Here is another view of the same footies. Sorry I did another entire post…..still getting the hang of it!

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Granny Square Footies

Granny square footies I made these little granny square footies for my daughter…..cute huh?

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Triangle granny

granny triangles

¬†Here are a couple of tries at a different shape granny.¬†¬†Found this pattern¬†among others on line and decided it was the one.¬† Just used some regular¬†Red Heart yarns¬†with¬† “I” and “G” hooks.¬† I think I’ll probably use the large hook and start on a new afghan.¬† I’m also testing out a 1/4 square granny log cabin block and starting another set of¬†basic grannys. ¬†(¬†but with lighter and brighter colors this time)¬†¬† So hopefully I’ll be posting ¬†photos of¬† some more new creations.¬† I am really¬†enjoying seeing what everone is doing.

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Hi kids! This is not a granny-square post, except that it is… it starts off with no more than the usual chain/join/crochet-chain-crochet patterns!

Funny, the things you can do with granny circles.

I call this the $1 Shawl. Funny story! I bet my mom $1 I could finish it in a week.

I lost.

And for those who wanted to see it, here’s the Pirate Bib, to match the Pirate Booties! ūüôā (Just click on “Pirate Bib”.)

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Another Granny Project

Thank you to everyone who commented on my giant granny square afghan question.¬† Blocking … who knew it was actually something IMPORTANT to pay attention to? (Consider that I’d only done scarves before, where guage and blocking aren’t as essential as on other projects … lol)

¬†There is another granny square project that I picked up again after making only one square quite a while back.¬† This one is essentially for me since it will most likely be used as a deorative touch in my living room.¬† It’s a pillowghan … you know … an afghan that folds up into a pillow when you’re not snuggling under it? : -)¬† My mom has one that is a quilted version.¬† She bought it YEARS ago at a cfart show somewhere here in town.¬† I did a search for “pillowghan patterns crochet” and found a bunch of different options.¬† Mine will be 13 squares of 18″ each, done up with Red Heart yarn on a J hook.¬† (I stitch tightly … the pattern I’m using called for a G!) The main portion of each square is done in Blueberry Pie (varrigated blues and purples), with the last round and joining done in two coordinating shades of purple.

I have a feeling that it may not end up staying on the couch as planned for very long.  My son and stepson both like blues, and my stepdaughter likes purple.  I may end up having to make at least four of these in various colors! (Any chance we could extend the Granny along long enough to keep me extra motivated? LOL!)

What about unconventional uses for the squares, though? DO any of you have unusual patterns / ideas to share? I’d love to know some of them!

~ Ri

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One of Three

Hi all!¬† I’m a new poster, have been lurking for a while.

I have three granny square projects going right now!¬† One is my ongoing attempts to finish the very first crochet project I ever started (3.5 years ago).¬† It’s undergoing changes right now.¬† I knew so little about crochet then that it was the simplest of projects.¬† Now I want to do something more interesting with it, and I’m figuring out what.

This one below is a new project:¬† a 40-square lap afghan.¬† The flowered pattern is Mary Ellen’s Daisy Granny Square and the brown is a circle-in-square pattern I made up to go with it.¬† I intend it to be a checkerboard pattern eventually alternating 20 brown with 20 flowered squares.¬† – I have 12 squares done so far, and all 20 flowered centers.¬† I am also going to try adding more colors besides red and see how it looks, perhaps some other autumn colors like deep purple, soft yellow or harvest orange.¬† Maybe it will just end up red and brown!¬† One of the fun things about granny square projects is that the individual pieces allow for guesswork and testing along the way ūüôā

A Collection of Squares

Cheers! ~Miriam

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