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Stash Granny Afghans

Categories: Crochet.

These actually started out as granny stripe afghans but I decided after a few rows of each to change to a granny square pattern.  I decided to change after realizing that I had already done 2 stash afghans in granny stripes and it seemed a square one would work up faster than a stripe one and would keep me warmer while working on it over the winter. The blue/green one had a few balls of variegated yarn and I added in some plain blue and plain green odds and ends.  The other started with a white centre and then used
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Time for Granny

Categories: Crochet.

Granny squares were one of the first things I learned to crochet, nothing fancy like all the granny squares out there today, just a plain and simple granny square. I still have the very first afghan I made when learning to make granny squares.  It was made in blocks of 12 which were hand stitched together and from time to time I have to restitch parts of it.  I’ve come a long way since then. Around the outside of the 12 blocks I did a row of white and then blue.  The blue rectangles were all edged in white and
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Stash Busting Afghans

Categories: Crochet.

Such a dilemma! What to do with all the odds and ends of leftover yarn?  They usually turn out to be all different weights/thickness and different colour groups.  If you are like me you do lots of stash busting projects. A few years ago I took all the baby weight yarns that I had left from knitting things for the grandkids and used it up making a couple of granny stripe afghans.  These became favourite afghans at home for draping over things to make tents, for spreading out for picnics and for wrapping up baby dolls in. One day I mentioned
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The Ripples and Stripes

Categories: Crochet.

At this time of the year is is so nice to wrap an afghan around yourself and just relax.  Another afghan pattern I love to make is the ripple effect. I’ve made quite a few of these for myself, family and friends.  You can choose to make the ripple as high and wide as you want by the number of stitches before the increase.  These are a few of the ripples and stripes I’ve made. To start out make the chain as long as you want the afghan to be wide.  Make it in multiples of 5 plus 7 extra
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Staying Warm With a Project

Categories: Crochet.

I was in no rush to finish off this afghan over the cold winter months as it was keeping me warm all the while I was working on it.   I purchased the yarn before Christmas with a coupon for 30% off your whole purchase at Michael’s.  I just love savings like that.  I had a project in mind for awhile using a pattern I had found on another craft site. I got the pattern from Not Your Average Crochet who was inspired by an afghan at Little Woollie.  It was originally a CAL (crochet along) but I just worked
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All Things Spidy

Categories: Crochet and Knitting.

Our oldest grandson loves Spiderman so over the past few months I’ve been making him some Spiderman items.  So naturally for Hallowe’en he was dressed in a Spiderman costume. First I made a crochet afghan for his birthday in June.  This is a lovely round ripple crochet pattern. With cold weather coming I made a crochet hat with some of the leftover yarn. I found a nice pattern at A Dog in a Sweater blog.  I just changed up the colours to suit our five and a half year old grandson. Next I got out the knitting needles and used more of
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