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Mojo
« on: March 15, 2004 11:44:18 AM »

I can't believe no one has posted about this before but I did a search "since time began" and got zilch.  I'm looking for patterns for knitted "granny squares" (I think that's what they're called).  I'm assuming there's more than one way to make these?

Thanks!
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Mojo
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2004 12:02:55 PM »

granny squares are usually crocheted....

Ah ha-- that's the source of my confusion.  Thanks, Beeosh!
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simply
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2004 01:44:53 PM »

well...granny squares are basically crocheted squares stitched together to form something or other. so technically you could knit squares and have basically the same thing. if you were looking into a granny square blanket, just pick 3 or 4 knitting stitches you like and make a bunch of squares from each stich  Smiley     (if you want some neat stitches i have a load of crochet and knit i can send you)
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microrevolt
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2004 02:39:02 PM »

This is the most fabulous granny square site:
http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/pisa/22/pattern_squares.html
IT'S AMAZING!!!

also, my collective microRevolt is doing a project -- and we're looking for donations of one granny square from some of you crafsters!!! Each granny square is a signature, a petition for fair labor conditions for workers in garment industry sweatshops...
here's more info:
http://www.microrevolt.org/petition_overview.htm

crochet on fellow craftsters...
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Kar-UH
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2004 10:25:45 AM »

I love Granny Square blankets. My Grandmother has made me a ton of them with her left over yarn ends. This is my favourite one:



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Mojo
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2004 10:44:55 AM »

That blanket is terrific.  The reason I was asking about granny squares: while on vacation I saw a woman with this beautiful tote bag.  It was made of granny squares sewn together.  The material seemed to be some kind of straw or hemp.  I was thinking I could do something like it using heavy weight cotton perhaps.  Of course, first I've got to attempt a granny square!  I had no idea there were so many variations on this pattern.  the website microrevolt posted has tons of them.  Thanks!
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lanyu
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008 05:15:37 AM »

microrevolt,

The following in your message site shows error when access:

http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/pisa/22/pattern_squares.html

I am really into the fine grannies.
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ninjadeathstrike
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008 03:14:03 PM »

I watch knitty gritty and remembered watching an episode with granny squares. Here's the link.

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5491106,00.html

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