Loose Threads: Granny Gone Wild Crochet Along

Friday, October 7, 2011

Granny Gone Wild Crochet Along

I recently finished this giant granny square afghan as part of Sucrette's giant granny quilt along. 

There were four of us that started that quilt along about the same time:
Cyn of Cyns Quilted Travels, Elly of Mad4Patchwork, and Katrin of Cattinka.  We enjoyed sharing our progress and our photos over on Facebook and on our blogs and decided that we wanted to continue crocheting and sharing our projects.  Cyn of Cyns Quilted Travels and I have been talking about starting another Crochet Along and here it is.  I hope you will grab some yarn and crochet along with us.

Here are some ideas of projects you can do. 

This is just a regular granny.  It can either be a giant granny or individual squares.

This is a log cabin granny.  This was a sample I made...not sure I am completely happy with it.

This block is from a pattern called Pokey Dots Throw in the free pattern section of Red Heart yarn.  I first saw this pattern over on Judy's blog, Gramma's Quilt Room.  Click on the link to see her post with photos of her afghan.

Here is a granny square done from the pattern in the Leisure Arts booklet called Grannies Gone Wild. The chain 3 loop round is done in the same color as the following round.

This version is called mosaic crochet.  I saw the idea for this on Sucrette's blog.   Her version has the chain 3 loop round done in white each time.

This is called African Flower, and the pattern is available on Ravelry.

Here is a rectangle sample I made. 

Check the Flickr group to see Cyn's gorgeous rectangle granny photos. 

So grab the button in my sidebar and join us.  Post your crochet photos in the Flickr group so we can crochet along.  I'll be looking for your photos there.

I hope you are finding some time to crochet or do some kind of stitching this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today! 


Denise :) said...

What pretty pieces on display in your post today! I really, *really* want to learn to crochet beyond a simple chain stitch. I think I should take advantage of this time that I'm unable to machine sew and expand some crochet skills -- you are inspiring!! :)

Maria said...

LuAnn they all do look lovely BUT I do not need to start another new thing.
Your giant granny rg is magnificent!!!

sunny said...

I started a granny stripe afghan about a week ago, but I'm making it up as I go. I bought yarn for a different project and then decided I didn't like it. Would I qualify?

Cyn ;-) said...

Super, LuAnn. Loads of pics and a lot of inspiration. I love it!
Ok, I'm off to go grab your button and put it on my blog. Thank you for offering this CAL. When crocheting along with others, I always get more done! lol. Besides, it's fun!!

Judy D in WA said...

Perfect timing! I just showed DD2 a picture of a granny square afghan I saw on an episode of Brothers and Sisters~~I had to back the show up and pause it so I could take a picture. LOL I told her it was going to be my next crochet project and may have to make a special trip to town for yarn.

Janet O. said...

Love all of your samples and especially the bed sized finish. I'll just admire this CAL from a distance--haven't crocheted in years and can't add another project right now. : )

Annelies said...

Wow, what a giant granny square.

Linda said...

Wow! I love your giant granny. It is spectacular! Congrats on an awesome finish.

Cattinka said...

I want to give the african flower a try, but I am planning to make a pillow not a whole blanket this time.

Cristina said...

Hello LuAnn! I love your blog! His works are beautiful!

Ellen said...

I honestly cannot manage another obsession at this time but the pictures of your samples are very tempting. I love your giant granny quilt.

Elly D said...

Hello LuAnn! I'm back in the real world and slowly getting back to normal after my long break away.
While away I made the top for a mosiac cushion which I finished and will post a pic shortly. But I'd like to join in with this addictive fun, LOL, and CAL with you all.
Like Katrin I quite fancy the African flower motif so may do another cushion cover with that... My sofa is going to look really colourful soon :)) Thanks for leading this CAL :) Ellyx off to grab your pretty button ;)

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