Loose Threads: Giant Granny Crochet Along

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Giant Granny Crochet Along

I'm still working on machine quilting more of my UFOs, but in the evenings I have been crocheting.  I joined the Giant Granny Crochet Along over at Le Monde de Sucrette's blog.  We are all just making one giant granny square, and I think we are going to try to finish with somewhere between 50-75 rounds or until we run out of yarn. 

Here is a photo of my afghan. I have 20 rounds done so far, and I have only used each color once. 

I still have 5 more colors left that I haven't used. 

So if I have 25 different colors of yarn and could use each one 3 times then I would make it to 75 rounds for my blanket. 

I think it would be fun to make one of these in a planned color scheme....maybe I'll do that for my second one.

I've started doing this CAL with some internet friends.  Check out Elly's, Cattinka's and Cyn's blogs.  There is also a Flickr group where we've posted photos. 

I hope you are finding some time to do some stitching or crocheting today. 

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 


Janet O. said...

I don't think I have made an afghan in about 20 years. Not even sure if I could still follow a pattern! I used to make baby afghans for my kids and my friends babies as they were born, but that was a log time ago.
When I was in college I made my first afghan--Granny Squares, as a matter of fact, small ones that used up my Mom's leftovers from all of the knitting and crocheting she did. The squares sat in a box for years before I finally stitched them together and gave it to a family member for Christmas.
Love the idea of the giant square--no stitching together! : )

Cattinka said...

Hi LuAnn,
I already saw you granny on fb. I think it is very pretty, you are using nice colous it will be a "happy" giant granny.

Manoli C. said...

LuAnn it is sp pretty, I love crochet..
Enjoy your day and your sewing!!!

scraphappy said...

Granny squares bring back fond memories f my own granny. IsN't it fun how everything old comes back to popularity again? Yours looks so fresh and new with happy colors and one big square.

Linda said...

So nice! Wish I could crochet..it's on my list of things to learn.

Staci said...

I just love this! Such sweet old fashioned charm. I've never made a granny square. It seems like one of the first things most people learn to do, but some how I didn't. Guess I'm a crochet delinquent!

jen said...

Hello LuAnn,Thankyou for following and popping in.I am still new to blogging and love seeing all the craft and new people.
I love your crochet and mix of colours.I never did learn to crochet.The table topper is lovely.
It is great to get a finished project.

Ellen said...

Your little afghan looks wonderful. It will be lovely and warm when done! I really like that it is just one giant granny square.

Stephanie said...

Pretty! It makes me want to pick up a crochet hook and try to teach myself how to make a granny, again. I need lots of hand holding.

Jane in Wales said...

Crocheting is addictive! I don't dare to start until I have finished some quilt ufo's.....
But it looks lovely.

Sue said...

Hi LuAQnn
Love the afghan. I have some half made ones some-where in the pile of UFO's.
Love all the colours.

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