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« on: May 17, 2011 07:04:19 AM »

JUNE GRANNY-A-DAY


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.

If you are intrested and would like to join we would love to see your work! Post pics of progress and then at the end of the month post a pic of al that you accomplished! 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 or progress pic in this thread.)

You can find many of the other threads in the crochet-a-long section to see how we have done it before!

granny square links:
bevs country cottage
crochet cabana

Picture Credit: Lucy at Attic 24
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011 08:22:09 AM »

I JUST started my Granny Square blanket!! Ahh I'm too early! haha
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011 12:33:53 PM »

I might have to try this out but probably won't get more than one a day done since I'm a beginner. I tried doing a granny square already but was having trouble. I'll have to give it another shot.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011 10:06:34 PM »

i'm definately interested! granny squares are a nice relaxing break from all the crazy patterns i'm trying to tackle right now. can't wait!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011 10:10:24 AM »

I'll be happy to join, but since I jOined the Granny-a-day May on May 26, I only got three squares done. Would I be able to continue using those squares?
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011 12:56:22 AM »

I put my crochet blanket down for a while but lately I've been itching to crochet again. Be back later with more details. Glad to join you guys this month Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011 01:58:03 AM »

Yesterday I made 16 squares towards my Mario blanket...lets hope I can manage that many across June today!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011 10:10:19 AM »

I probably shouldn't start a new project but...I'm super tired of only doing wedding crafts!
This'll be a nice break though.  Maybe it will be give me even more motivation to finish up
the other things I'm supposed to be doing, lol.
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011 05:32:40 PM »

Yesterday I made 16 squares towards my Mario blanket...lets hope I can manage that many across June today!  Grin
i also want to do a mario 8-bit granny square blanket for my brother-in-law. i'm kind of intimidated by the thought, though. i'm not sure how i want to attatch them yet, but i'll probably end up doing an as-you-go method.
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2011 06:18:45 AM »

Here are the finished granny projects for May...while I was making swap squares these ones were a bit too small/big and then a few extra to use up yarn!! =]  I left them at my Sis's for the kiddos there.





backs are sweaters from thrift store sweaters...see
 http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/crochet-wooly-jumper-cushion-.html
for more details. =]
Glad to see some great people joining in on the CaL this month...hope to see lots of pics!!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2011 10:41:25 AM »

Sooooo.....here is all I have done so far (since start of May Undecided )



And here is the 'pattern' that I've made up and am working to  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2011 02:47:20 PM »

...a GreAt start on the Mario blanket!  Looks like you'll be staying w/us for awhile!  Wink
I like your saying below the avatar...kitties and YARN make me smile, too.  I like to knit and crochet...=]
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2011 09:14:31 AM »

I might be a little late, but I'm totally doing this one! I want to make 30 different styles of granny squares and sew them into a nice scarf.

I'll have to make up for the first 4 days, but it'll be fun!
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2011 10:08:46 PM »

How is everyone doing? I'll post photos later of mine. I'm doing white, a neon yellow, hot pink, and dark blue. (:
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011 03:02:40 PM »

Haven't even started, but am planning on Saturday being a make-up day  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2011 05:34:15 PM »

Haven't even started, but am planning on Saturday being a make-up day  Wink

DITTO!  Satruday is a "Daddy" day in our house....DH wakes up with our twins so I get to sleep in (or at least sneak my secret stash from under the bed to under the covers LOL)
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2011 08:18:30 PM »

These are the granny squares I've done for a jacket I'm making for my future grandbaby (due in Aug)  I ran out of yarn & of course it has been discontinued...grrrr!  I finally found a source & as soon as it comes in I'll get started again.  I have 18 squares & I need 38 so I'll be here awhile!

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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2011 08:43:27 PM »

Me again!  Sorry about the lack of photos. Apparently I haven't posted enough to post photos directly yet.  If you want to see 'em check out my profile, I guess!  Have a good day!
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011 05:56:44 AM »

Welcome aboard all new granny stitchers! =] Keep posting @ Craftster so we can see pics!  I didn't see any through your profile WVCrafter...and congrats on new grandbaby coming...mine will be one year old in August!! =]

Saturday is a good day for the Mister to be distracted playing video games and I can stitch...=]  Except this weekend I'll be on the road going to visit dear grandbaby, her mother and my son....=]
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011 08:52:56 PM »

Hello!
Please bear with me! I'm hoping to post my missing photos.  I've been reading up on the photo posting process & I think I've figured it out!  If this works it'll be shots of the 18 granny squares I have done for my baby jacket.  I still have 20 to go!


The yarn is Peaches & Creme cotton in Strawberry Creme varigated.  Have a good day!
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2011 11:13:48 AM »

I've been working on mine for two and a half months now, and here are my hexagons, not quite squares, but grannies all the same if you'd like to call them that...


light blue outside

dark blue outside

dark green outside

light green outside aaand

purple outsides

I'm working with five colors, all Caron simply soft.

There's kind of a back story to this blanket, but I'll save that for a different post
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2011 03:22:59 PM »

Whoopie! My yarn finally came in Wed. & I've got 10 more squares made. Not long now!!
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2011 02:32:06 PM »

I've gotten 5 squares done since I started. I've been getting distracted a lot, but that's going to change now that I have a motivation to finish it before June ends!
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2011 02:49:28 PM »

Kochopia - love your hexagons!

I haven't been here in ages, mostly due to busy-ness. I've got a granny bag that's almost finished - I left it off in the middle of attaching handles - and I picked it up the other day intending to FINALLY finish it and I can't find my crochet hook!! And I can't remember what size it was either. I vaguely remember borrowing it from the project to pick up a dropped knitting stitch... obviously I didn't return it and now I have no idea what I did with it. Arrrrgh!

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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2011 01:49:34 PM »

sundaybrunch...sounds VerY familiar!!  Wink

Kochopia...great hexies!! so many made-how many do you need for the project?

so many more making progress of all kinds, too.  WVCrafter...great grannies.  I think you have the makings of a very pretty baby sweater! =]

I've gotten 9 rows completed on the granny's daughters afghan.  I've been away from home and the project since last week...time to get geared up again and finish! =]  I'll post pics sometime

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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2011 02:32:00 PM »

Kochopia - love your hexagons!


Thank you!!


Kochopia...great hexies!! so many made-how many do you need for the project?


Thanks! I need 150 bleh! About halfway there!
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2011 11:15:50 AM »

Here's my current project:



10/21 rows complete; just about half done making up squares... Tongue

good news tho, I'm joining the Granny's Daughters swap and will have beautiful squares to add...and share!!

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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2011 02:22:01 PM »

I love the background color!  How did I miss those great pillows you made?  I hate you for giving me too many ideas of what to do with my old sweaters...Wink Smiley

all of the motifs are pretty wonderful here...
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« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2011 12:18:52 AM »

Great job everyone! I love the hexagon and blanket. I'm behind a little on my blanket. A little, what am I talking about? I'm behind a LOT. I need to get to work!
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« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2011 10:51:30 AM »

I haven't been crocheting D:! I better get going!
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« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2011 07:48:01 AM »

Beautiful work this month everyone!

Love the way the daughters are working up Kittymom.

I am still working on non granny projects, so have nothing to show for June. I really do need to designate a day of the week to each project.
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« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2011 12:55:51 PM »

I finished my first granny square afghan!! Well, at least the granny square part of it. Wink It's a picture of Link from Zelda. I'll post it soon, but I want to put an edging on it first, to make it look really finished.
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« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2011 02:19:31 PM »

I finished my first granny square afghan!! Well, at least the granny square part of it. Wink It's a picture of Link from Zelda. I'll post it soon, but I want to put an edging on it first, to make it look really finished.

Oh wow! I can't wait to see it minathia!
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« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2011 07:14:12 AM »

Looking forward to seeing your completed afghan, too, minathia! 

anyone else have progress to share???

Here is where I am on mine:


It shows 14 rows, but I got 15 put on yesterday.  I'm making up squares, but will hold off until the Gd's swap I'm in is over to add on the last 6 rows.  I'm adding in the ones I get from partners to complete this afghan!  I've got plenty of knitting to finish up this month, too! =]
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« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2011 01:36:51 PM »

I know this is closed, but i don't see a July grannyalong, and i really want to share my blanket!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387070.msg4579434#msg4579434

I've already posted pictures of it in two boards, so i'll just link to it.

I finished last night. Eee!


Also, Kittymom, you work way too fast. Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2011 08:58:22 AM »

Here is the august link for granny a day. sorry for not being on the ball!

August Granny a Day
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