Friday, October 7, 2011

Granny Gone Wild Crochet Along

I recently finished this giant granny square afghan as part of Sucrette's giant granny quilt along.

There were four of us that started that quilt along about the same time:
Cyn of Cyns Quilted Travels, Elly of Mad4Patchwork, and Katrin of Cattinka. We enjoyed sharing our progress and our photos over on Facebook and on our blogs and decided that we wanted to continue crocheting and sharing our projects. Cyn of Cyns Quilted Travels and I have been talking about starting another Crochet Along and here it is. I hope you will grab some yarn and crochet along with us.

Here are some ideas of projects you can do.

This is just a regular granny. It can either be a giant granny or individual squares.

This is a log cabin granny. This was a sample I made...not sure I am completely happy with it.

This block is from a pattern called Pokey Dots Throw in the free pattern section of Red Heart yarn. I first saw this pattern over on Judy's blog, Gramma's Quilt Room. Click on the link to see her post with photos of her afghan.


Here is a granny square done from the pattern in the Leisure Arts booklet called Grannies Gone Wild. The chain 3 loop round is done in the same color as the following round.


This version is called mosaic crochet. I saw the idea for this on Sucrette's blog. Her version has the chain 3 loop round done in white each time.

This is called African Flower, and the pattern is available on Ravelry.

Here is a rectangle sample I made.

Check the Flickr group to see Cyn's gorgeous rectangle granny photos.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/grannygonewild/

So grab the button in my sidebar and join us. Post your crochet photos in the Flickr group so we can crochet along. I'll be looking for your photos there.

I hope you are finding some time to crochet or do some kind of stitching this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!

8 comments:

  1. I don't crochet but like it and think your work is amazing! One day I might set some time aside.. HAHA.. to learn! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Pretty nice work, I like the vereances what a cool insperation

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  3. How many rounds did you do in the end and what size did that make the blanket?
    I am making one and am up to 49 rounds using a 4mm hook, but I crochet tightly amd think it will be forever before it gets to the size I want the finished blanket to be!

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  4. I used a 5.5 mm (I hook) and worsted weight yarn. My blanket ended up 70 rounds including the border. The first photo in this blog post shows my blanket on our king sized bed. I might have made it a little bigger, but it is really heavy!

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  5. Well it looks great! I still think I'm going to have to do about 100 rounds to make mine double bed size on my 4mm hook! Know what you mean about the weight - mine is no longer the size of project to be doing on the bus or train! It's also too warm to sit crocheting with it over my lap in this recent hot weather! :-)

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  6. Pinned my blanket out to block it on my bed and am pleased to say that about I think about 70 rounds will fit the bed quite well after all - I am inspired to push on - currently on round 53!

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  7. Hi, I have a question about the rectangle granny afghan pattern. What are the multiples of that pattern? I want to make it longer. I am wanting to make some shawls for people in wheelchairs. It needs to be about 24" X 60" when finished. I have already made the lapghans with this pattern, but I think that here in Michigan in the winter time the shawls would be nice & warm. Especially for those people on blood thinning medications. Thank you in advance for your help!!!

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  8. I love the granny log cabin. Couldn't find the free pattern, so just looked at your picture. It is so easy and fun, changing the colors. Just got to figure out the size block I want to make or just make a big one. My church, starting in January, will be crocheting baby blankets and blankets for wheelchair, nursing home. So this pattern would be really pretty for nursing home. Thanks for sharing. hagd

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