Thursday, September 22, 2011

Giant Granny Square Afghan Finish

I've taken some time out from working on my Halloween pinwheel quilt the last couple of days to finish my Giant Granny Square Afghan that I started as part of Sucrette's Giant Granny CAL. 

Here is my afghan on our king sized bed. 

I used a variety of worsted weight yarn in about 30 different colors. 

The border was round #70, and it took almost an entire 3.5 oz. skein of yarn for that outside round.  The border is called Ole-Ole, and the chart is on Sucrette's blog.

It was fun doing this afghan with a group, but it was especially nice to get to know Cattinka, Cyn and Elly better since we all started the crochet along at about the same time. 

Thanks for stopping by today!    I hope you are doing some stitching this evening!

27 comments:

Barb said...

Totally awesome...looks great!

Maureen said...

That's impressive! Is it heavy?

sunny said...

Looks great, LuAnn. Many years ago, I made large granny square afghans (certainly not this large, however!!!) for babies, and they never turned out quite swuare. Is there a secret? Or did you block it?

Janet O. said...

That is definitely the biggest Granny Square I have ever seen! It looks wonderful on your bed! Kind of like a scrappy quilt! : )

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

That is stunning! Very retro. My grandma used to make giant granny square afghans too. I think it is my favorite afghan pattern :)

Linda said...

Beautiful!! I can just imagine snuggling up in it!!

Yvette said...

Now that looks cozy!

Staci said...

You weren't kidding when you said it was GIANT! What an accomplishment! Bet you can't stop smiling!
Now autumn needs to hurry up so you can snuggle under it!

susis quilts said...

dear LuAnn,that looks great on the bed,what a work!have a nice weekend,susi

Cattinka said...

Dear LuAnn,
I am also glad we met, and I like the way your giant granny turned out it is so..... GIANT..... and so nice!
KATRIN W.

Nicky said...

Impressive - huge commitment there!

Michelle said...

OMG!
LuAnn it is beautiful and must of weighed a tonne by the time it was finished.
Well done.

*karendianne. said...

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes! This definitely is "it!"

Connie said...

Wow, it is SO pretty, looks great on the bed!

Cheri said...

Quilting is definately my thing, but oh I love the feel of yarn thru my fingers sometimes also. I also think quilts and afghans are equally as sweet to cuddle in. This is beautiful.
Happy Stitching LuAnn!

Ellen said...

Now that is an accomplishment - it turned out great. I find that crochet afghans are just so warm and heavy - just perfect for winter.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful!!! Carolyn :)

Susan said...

How warm and cozy.... Just in time for the chilly evenings......

Cyn ;-) said...

Congrats on a great finish. Your GGS is GORGEOUS!! Your edging is wonderful, too. Did you finish yours yesterday? That's when I did, too... how funny. It has been so much fun crocheting along together. You and Katrin [Cattinka] were excellent support helping me 'remember' all the crochet skills I had forgotten. LOL. Thank you so much.
I love your blankie! Snuggle time.
Hugs,
;-)

judith lockhart said...

Luann, that is beautiful. Now that is a big check for unfinished projects!!

Donna said...

One word ... Gorgeous!!

scraphappy said...

Wow, it is stunning. What a great accomplishment. It looks just perfect spread out on your bed like that. Love the last border. It finishes the project off perfectly.

jen said...

Hi!! LuAnne, Your Afghan is amazing looks so lovely and warm. I think where you are is nearly winter so you are going to be so warm You won't want to get out of bed. haha

Manoli C. said...

The work is great, LuAnn, is precious, simply wonderful, it has been a great quilt.
You enjoy it a lot.
Greetings!

Janet said...

I love it and you'll be very cosy this winter, I've just taken my crochet blanket off the bed for spring.

Josie said...

Ooooo.... I can imagine how it's going to feel to snuggle under on a cold winter night. It's super gorgeous! Love the border too.

Dawn said...

Fun project - and the best bonus - new friends!

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