Category Archives: Afghan Techniques and Patterns

Zig-Zagged Grannies

The joining process is going very well! Conscious of how BOLD an ecru join would be against these dark colors, and that these are only three-round squares, smaller than those in the other two blankets on which I’ve used the … Continue reading

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Progress on the so-called “Dark” Granny

A while back I showed you the seventy-some 3-round granny squares that I crocheted from tiny “dark” scrap balls – not nearly enough for a blanket. Laying them out helped me to decide what color of squares I should make … Continue reading

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Inspired by A Quilt

I bought this book of quilt patterns, ‘Colorwash Bargello Quilts’ by Beth Ann Williams, – $1.99 at Savers – because the quilt on its cover made me think of a crocheted ripple afghan. Inside I found far more complex Bargello* … Continue reading

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Another Re-Finished Granny

It’s been so long I can’t remember when I last re-finished an afghan! Turns out I did ‘Little Boy Blue’ way back in October. . . of 2011!! lol. It’s about time I re-finish another, don’t you think?!? Especially since … Continue reading

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Baby Ripples

I was recently asked if I’d mind making a few baby blankets for a local charity. . . of course I don’t mind! This gives me a good reason to dig into the sport-weight charity stash that’s accumulated in our … Continue reading

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Blanket in Need of a Name

HELP!! I’ve called this blanket my ‘Mini-Scrap Granny’ for so long I’m having a hard time coming up with a new name and it deserves a much prettier one, one that could help increase its perceived value at auction. ‘Mini-Scrap … Continue reading

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Finally – The Thrifty Granny’s Ta-Dah!

It’s done, it’s done, it’s DONE! Wa-whoo!! It’s so satisfying to have at last finished turning the cast-off granny squares that I found in a local thrift shop during September 2011 into a Big, Warm and Wonderful Blanket! DH is … Continue reading

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