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« on: September 02, 2011 09:02:32 AM »

SEPTEMBER 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!

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bevs country cottage
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Picture Credit: Me! I know its not a traditional granny but I thought it was awful cute and we accept all sorts of work in this crochet-a-long!
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011 11:07:22 AM »

OMG what a massive coincidence amd perfect timing. i actually go out my crochet stuff this afternnoon and decided its time i crochet myself a blanket hopefully ready for the cold winter months coming ahead, i'm a real beginner at crochet and taught myself a few stitches from a library book so i have no idea how this is going to turn out but i'd love to crochet along with you *skips off to grab my crochet stuff and a pattern all excited*
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011 02:39:05 PM »

Welcome! Can't wait to see what you make!
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011 08:19:58 AM »

WhooHoo! Another month of granny goodness!  I'm working on granny stripe afghans this month!  Can't wait to see some update pics from fellow granny stitchers!
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011 07:51:57 AM »

Hello September and granny lovers!

Back from our Vermont trip and I made sure to stimulate the economy by buying as much as I could Wink as well as make a few grannys during the down time. Here is the Eight Color throw by Lion Brand I started, with a few color changes, and two of the balls of chunky yarn I loved and had to have from a cool yarn store in Montpelier.


Last months granny is almost done, only eight more half grannys to go, but I will wait for the completed project to get a new pic.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011 05:59:30 PM »

so fun! Wish I'd seen this earlier, I'm in the middle of working on a boys baby blanket with granny squares... I posted the girls version tonight kind of a long story how I came to work on them (feel free to read about it here - > http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390192.msg4619419#msg4619419) but i can appreciate waht you are doing and love the pics so far Smiley some people have great ideas for color varieties when it come to granny squares Smiley I love it!

OH! And if you want a few options of how to connect the squares this blog was an excellent source Smiley http://thecraftytortoise.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-ways-to-join-granny-squares.html
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011 03:14:26 PM »

Hey gang! I'm back in this month, and working on an entirely new project. I'm making at least one granny blanket (hopefully two, but I'm going to try to keep my enthusiasm reasonable... that way I'm not disappointed if I can't get the second one done by the end of the month!) to send to the Austin, Tx area.
There is a group of quilters working on a quilt drive for all of the kids who have lost their homes in the fires this month, and I want to join in... but my sewing skills are on the shaky side, so I figured I'd go with what I know, and that is YARN!
I'm waiting on a response from the quilting groups as far as whether they will distribute other blankets as well, or just quilts. BUT, I have an aunt in Dripping Springs who is willing to take anything I send her to the Austin Red Cross for distribution. So either way, what gets made will get to displaced residents.
I started on my lunch break today, and I have two nine and a half inch squares done, and one more at the halfway mark. They're wanting the finished blankets to be at least 45" x 60", so I've got quite a bit more work to do!
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011 12:22:47 PM »

hiya all, how are you getting on? i made a big booboo with my squares lol, had to unpick three and start again. i've decided to make my squares into a cushion as i dont have the patience or skill for a ull blanket yet lol. i cant decide weather to  do granny squares front and back or to give it a solid crochet back  any ways i'll uploads some picts of my squares so far later in the week Cheesy (once i've redone the ones i messed up lol)
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011 01:23:10 PM »

I got tired of my current projects last night, and made 8 more granny squares, and a few more started. I have a craft fair coming up (beginning of November), and i'm mostly just focusing on stuff for that right now. The granny squares are for when i can't look at my other projects for another second. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011 07:30:10 PM »

I've got an Inga bag that needs 10 little grannies made for it and then stitched together...but I've been clicking away on granny stripe monster afghans...one in rug yarn.  I've done all I can until I scrounge up some more second hand to get the length I need for it.
The other is a greens/white afghan I've been working on for some time...it's been waiting for me get R done!!

Nice to hear from peeps and what everyone is doing!! I'll add pics shortly!
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2011 09:11:12 PM »

What I had done before:


What I added last night:


I think I'll use the granny stripe joining method (I really can't remember the name of it right now), and I think I'll use a chocolate brown for it.

Also, should I keep to the smaller squares with three levels, or go for four? I kind of want to keep it at three since I'm using three colors, but I can't decide yet.
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011 06:24:49 AM »

I love the colors you are using, Bananaleg!  I like it on the simple side, too! =]

Here's what kept me busy for the first week of September:


set aside while on the hunt for more thrifted rug yarn.  I'm working on a greens/white one, now.
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2011 10:45:23 AM »

That looks great, Kittymom!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2011 10:32:08 PM »

That would look perfect in my spare room Bananaleg! Cant wait to see it finished.

Hooray for thrifty yarn afghans V. looks great!

I have to take a granny hiatus until the end of the month, I had a birthday request from my cousin for an afghan. I have 16 rows started of a Florentine Bargello afghan in some of her favorite colors so that is what she is getting.

Pray for me to finish in time please! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2011 07:57:49 AM »

Love that pattern M.!! I've done part of one of those until I ran out of yarn for it.  The piece I did finish is on the back of a loveseat in the basement.  I hope that you make it in time...that's a lot of stitching!  I hope to do another for a friend next year for her birthday in purple, black, grey, and white!
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those are neat
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Im In! Quite late and I have never tried to do a granny square before but I will make one per day!!!!!! Cheesy BTW nice ones you have made already
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2011 12:39:51 AM »

im working on crocheting my gd's blanket together
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2011 12:28:59 PM »

Update on my progress so far:
I did get confirmation that the quilting group WILL accept crocheted afghans as well as quilts for the blanket drive, so I'm continuing work on that. I'm up to 5 finished squares so far.
I'm also working on my Dad's blanket, which I had to set aside over the summer. It was way too hot to work on when it's over a hundred degrees outside-LOL! That one is big enough to completely cover the top of a king sized bed, so I only have about a foot left to go on it before I can give it to Dad. His birthday is in November, so if I can finish it before then I'll be a happy camper. Smiley
Glad to see everyone's progress! I'll try to get pictures up at some point soon.
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2011 11:11:35 AM »

Hi, I havent joined in on any of these before, despite having made two crochet square blankets already.  This is the one I am working on at the moment for my brothers girlfriend.


I am also working on a pastel coloured blanket for my mum but haven't done as much on that one yet.

Each blanket will have 70 squares.
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2011 05:34:21 AM »

Excellent progress that everyone is reporting...=]  Love the pics of your squares, clahup!  Can you move those around to get the layout you like best? 
That1girl...can't wait to see your finished blanket...your squares are lovely!
 
KismetFyrechyld: can't wait to see your finished Dad blanket!! =]  You can do it!

Here's my latest...a baby-doll's blanket.  I'm using up little bits of yarn.  Also have a larger one in the same color scheme nearly finished, too.
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2011 07:13:18 AM »

Clahup, What a beautiful afghan that will be! so bright, cheery, and interesting to look at.


V., Those colors will be striking for your friends birthday blanket. Very cute dolly blanket. I bet the large one is quite something to see too.
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2011 06:20:36 AM »

Thank you, M....=] Baby doll blankie isn't much larger, but the yarn is used up!  
Baby blanket:


used final bits of yarn for a (not-quite-finished) square motif that  I applied to my scrappy granny stripe:


I'm working off-and-on a green/white granny stripe, but have several more rows till that one is done.  I see final pic in October.  Here are some squares that are using up some green/white and pink yarns...in a Babette-type afghan(work in progress...need more pink!) I apologize for the poor picture quality and any headaches you get from it...
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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2011 06:24:40 AM »

i finished a blanket 40x50



now i just need to go mail it. to the baby before it born.
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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2011 07:13:24 AM »

it is really lovely that1girl!  I love how you left some of the squares plain...
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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2011 12:47:21 AM »

thank you very much
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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2011 04:49:51 AM »

Morning Stitchers! Coffee is on!  =]

that1girl...your finished blanket is perfect!  Do you know if it's for a girl or boy yet? I think it's a great pattern for either.  You did a great job.  I hope you keep working grannies w/us each month, too! =] 
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2011 07:37:23 AM »

thanks, its for an friend and she going to have a girl due at the end of october.
i surely will I just got a copy of crochet today and they have some really cute granny square fashion.
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2011 04:43:49 PM »

That1girl, I see that becoming a family heirloom!

I finished my afghan with time to spare so I am back to sewing my grannys together and yesterday I started some floral blocks for my sisters garden themed throw.


I should really be working on my Halloween granny though...
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« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2011 12:38:30 AM »

Hey everyone! This month i didn't work much, just scrap slippers Smiley Sorry no progress pics, just final



hope you like it Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2011 04:29:25 AM »

those slippers are to fun , Love them
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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2011 07:33:59 AM »

Great slippers Rogneta! they look very comfy.

Granny from August completed last night. WOOT!

This is the one DH picked the colors for and at first I was not a fan but now it's growing on me.

Hope everyone has a great October!
 
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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2011 01:48:47 PM »

Wow, you guys have been doing some amazing squares! I keep seeing so many different, interesting, and fun squares. When i get home, i'm going to switch up my squares. I thought my blanket would just be straightforward granny squares, but not anymore!
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2011 06:34:43 PM »

Didn't finish pretty much ANY of my projects this month. Blech. Oh well, there's always October!
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« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2011 06:02:18 PM »

Anybody know if we're doing an October Granny-a-day?
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« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2011 07:37:39 AM »

Rogneta...CuTe slipper booties!!  Great idea for using up Grannies Daughters...=]

BennuBird...nicely done blanket...it looks great the way you've used the colors and pattern!  =]

Sorry to be MIA...I DiD finally get to MN to visit DS, grandbaby, and would be DiL! I was able to make DS some curtains, play w/GD, take pics, visit downtown Minneapolis, cook, do dishes, and finish a knit scarf.  Also read a book about John Wayne...=]  I've finally started a granny blanket for a friend of a friend's upcoming birth of a baby girl...another Around the Block in Pink/White.  Pics to come next weekend.  I'm going to visit Cleveland w/DH next week w/plenty of time for stitching! =]
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« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2011 08:09:00 PM »

To anyone who is interested: We are doing a granny-a-day for December!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=398163.0
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