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Topic: CLOSED: AUGUST Granny-A-Day 08/01-08/31/2011  (Read 5996 times)
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« on: August 01, 2011 08:56:28 AM »

AUGUST 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: Me! A set of grannies I made for the granny square swap!
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011 09:05:43 AM »

This month I will be piecing together my swap blanket from the granny square swap. I am trying to decide what color my joing yarn will be! Open to suggestions. Here are my pretty squares that I will be working with:

from mommythemaid:


from kbauer:


from kittymom13:


from pinkleo:


from myrdda:


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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011 01:46:12 PM »

I am going to try my hardest to do this! It looks like a lot of fun to craft with people from all over the world! Plus this is my birthday month so this can be my birthday afghan Smiley  Maybe if I am doing this with others it will motivate me to stick with it!!!  I am soo excited!!!


Oh and BabyCakes8510 I would suggest a dark blue or purple maybe.  Because from the pictures it looks like purple and blue are in most of the squares. But any color would look nice since it is going to be a hodge podge of color Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011 09:45:28 PM »

I don't know, Babycakes. I always like the ones joined by black, but that's just me.

I started a few squares for myself the other day. Red Heart Super Saver colors: turqua, cornbread, and cafe.
The man behind me at the mariners game asked me how long it took me to make a square. He said his grandma crochets, but not as fast as i do. Haha. I always think i'd like to be able to crochet faster, so that was nice to hear.

I'd really like to make a vest like this:
I can't seem to find a better picture of it... seems pretty straightforward, though, i think.
Any ideas?
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011 03:54:09 AM »

this seems quite similar
http://sites.google.com/site/groovycrochet/home/side-tied-granny-square-vest
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I found this too
http://grandmotherspatternbook.com/?p=2481
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011 10:20:48 AM »

Yippeee!  Howdy all and thank Ya, Babycakes for installing August CAL!!  Grin

Great sites, you've given, Scrappy...love the second one...if only I were a smaller size...=] *sigh*

glad to see everyone getting geared up for making some new granny creations!!!   I'm doing the same thing as Babycakes, only I've gotten drk grey/black for joining colors added already and am putting rows together...I've also started an Inga bag some time ago and hope to have it finished this month! 

Here is the pics of last month's granny project(last 3 months, really):


and a look at one end border:


both ends are finished the same way.  and I'm glad it's done!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011 11:04:31 AM »

That is so beautiful kittymom! I love love it!

and of course you are always welcome. I am glad you guys put up with mt procrastination! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011 11:20:01 AM »

OMG! that is beautiful!  how many little squares did it take you? (i tried to count but)
 hahahahahaa I think I got an idea but probably so far off...shakes head.... Shocked

Your hooks been busy! Try to stay cool...kim
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011 05:08:59 PM »

I'm going to try to get back in the grind with this one. July was a crazy month for me, and I didn't get much crocheting done. Hopefully August will be smoother! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011 06:55:36 PM »

maybe this will help me stay on track when i decide what to make with my squares
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