Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Never Ending Granny Square Afghan Progress

This is my progress so far on my Never Ending Granny Square Afghan.  Here is a link to a great You Tube video tutorial.  I'm almost at the end of my first three skeins (one of each color).  I have 2 more of each color so it will end up a bit larger.  I'm using Cascade 220 yarn.  I had 3 skeins each of the black, lime and white.

The photo above is the afghan on point so you don't see the twisted look in the center.  When I made my Giant Granny Square Afghan seen in this post and this post, I turned my work over after every round.  That prevents the afghan from being "in a twist".  When you are working with 3 skeins (or 5 as shown in the You Tube Video), there is no choice but to go in all one direction.   The great part about this afghan is that you don't have all of the ends to weave in after each round.

I've started my blanket over from the one shown below.  I think I did something wrong when I started it (I was following a different tutorial), and my center ended after the green without spiralling.  

If you look at the one on the right (below) that I'm working on now, and compare it to the one on the left you can see a difference.  See how the one on the right spirals out from the green center.  The one on the left doesn't.  It begins as a regular granny square.  I'll tear that one out and use the yarn on the bigger blanket.
This has been a fun project, and if you would like to see other versions of this Never Ending Granny Square Afghan go over and visit Cyn's blog.  Cyn is using 5 skeins of yarn, and she tells a great way to keep your yarn from tangling when working on this project.  She was the one that found the tutorial on line showing this Never Ending Granny Square and sent the photo and link to our little group.  You can also look at Pat's afghan in this post.  She is using 5 skeins.

I hope you are finding some time to take a few stitches today.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spiral Granny Square Afghan

My friend, Cyn from Cyn's Quilted Travels blog finds the greatest crochet patterns, and she always tags me on Facebook so I can go check them out.  I have no very little will power so I usually grab a hook and some yarn and join in.  This is our latest venture:  The Spiral Granny Square Afghan.  I'm not sure that I did the center right, and I really don't like the way it looks like it is in a twist so I may start over.  I think my center should have spiraled out starting with the lime in the center.  If you go over and visit Cyn's blog, she has a post up that will tell you how you can crochet with multiple skeins of yarn and keep it from tangling.


I really love the lime, black and white color combination.  I bought some of each of these fabrics at our Dear Jane retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana, last month.

This quilt was hanging in Lolly's quilt shop for inspiration.

I hope you are finding some time to take a few stitches today!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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