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Topic: CLOSED: Granny-A-Day SEPT - starting 9/1 - 9/30/2010  (Read 12229 times)
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« on: August 18, 2010 10:18:10 AM »

Granny-A-Day SEPT


Granny-A-Day crochetalongs for April, May, June, July & August have been quite successful!
August:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355101.0
July:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351030.0
June:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347853.0
May:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344887.0
April:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340946.0


Who wants to granny in SEPTEMBER? So if you missed the APRIL or MAY or JUNE  or JULY or AUGUST ones or you have a big project to continue join us in SEPTEMBER! We will begin SEPTMEBER 1st!

This is basically a motivation crochetalong. If you want to work on a granny square, motif, one huge granny square blanket, this is a great way to set aside time everyday to get some serious work completed in an attainable amount of time.

People have come up with some really neat uses for grannys too! Different bags and blankets, shopping sack holder, slippers, scarves, a nifty pullover etc. I have made 7" grannys and after a month I have 30 squares that make a perfect size throw blanket. I think everyone is getting a granny square throw for Christmas this year.

If you are intrested and would like to join we would love to see your work! Post pics of progress and then the finished product! It would be great if everyone could post progress weekly (but not required). At the end of the month we can piece together our work and show off our afghans and Inga bags and whatever else you can come up with to make with nifty grannies! (Must post a completed project in this thread.)

granny square links:
This one has a ton of different squares (crochet & knit) & some ways to connect them all:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/grannies.html

Granny Tute:
http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/granny_square.htm
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010 01:58:49 PM »

Is there a granny-square that you would specifically recommend to beginners (like me)?
I'd love to make a blanket but all the granny-squares I've found are either very VERY granny-like or a bit above my level.
What about the ones in the picture?
Looking forward to this!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010 09:18:55 PM »

I am still quite new to both crocheting and craftster, but I would love to join this. I don't know if I just... say I want to join, and I'm included or what? I also did a granny square blanket in the month of August, can I be included in the August crochet along? Sorry for being such a newb. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010 05:01:51 PM »

I am still quite new to both crocheting and craftster, but I would love to join this. I don't know if I just... say I want to join, and I'm included or what? I also did a granny square blanket in the month of August, can I be included in the August crochet along? Sorry for being such a newb. Smiley

Welcome to both (and you too, onecraftybean!)! If BabyCakes8510 doesn't mind me answering your questions, then I'll answer them both with a resounding yes! Easy as pie, huh? I'm doing the August granny-a-day as my first crochet along, and I'm going to continue in September. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010 05:07:54 PM »

Is there a granny-square that you would specifically recommend to beginners (like me)?
I'd love to make a blanket but all the granny-squares I've found are either very VERY granny-like or a bit above my level.
What about the ones in the picture?
Looking forward to this!  Smiley

I'd check youtube for tutorials (oh, the free wonder of youtube!). I've seriously learned about a zillion new crochet stitches by youtubing it (I just searched for giggles, using 'how to crochet a granny square for beginners', and got a ton of hits). Crazy, huh? The granny I do most often is what I think of as the traditional granny (which are actually the ones in the pictures). They're pretty easy, and you should be able to pick it up in no time.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010 10:35:10 PM »

Thank you so much PollyPrissyPants Smiley Count me in!!!
Although, my squares aren't the usual granny squares, I don't know where I picked up my pattern, but I love the ones in the picture above. I'm going to try those ones for the Sept version.

I love this crochet along. Smiley thank you so much BabyCakes8510 for keeping me inspired Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010 08:17:46 AM »

thank you Polly! Welcome to the world of granny-a-days!

The ones in the picture look to me like a basic granny square with color changes in them. SO it should be easy for a beginner if you are comfortable with switching yarn and weaving ends. Def search online for videos. Thats how I learn new stitches!
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2010 11:04:37 PM »

Ill bite, yet again! lol (I'm such an addict).. I was thinking about making a hexagon blankie this time around, scrap centers and white borders. This should be tons of fun! Here are my pattern ideas:

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2008/11/hexagon-crochet.html
http://sunshinescreations.vintagethreads.com/2007/08/j-is-for.html

Its the same pattern, but the instructions are done in 3 dif ways, in case anyone has any issues following along. Good luck everyone! *smiles*
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2010 07:59:29 AM »

Its the same pattern, but the instructions are done in 3 dif ways, in case anyone has any issues following along. Good luck everyone! *smiles*

Ooooh, thanks! I've been crocheting for about five years now, and have yet to learn how to read a pattern. That was actually my big summer project, trying to learn how to decipher the gibberish. I've been wanting to do hexagons for quite awhile now, and this looks pretty easy. WOO! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2010 05:14:02 PM »

I just got back into crochet. I would love to take part in septembers granny a day
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