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Stash Granny Afghans

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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

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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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Green ‘Purse’onality

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I love tote bags and I love to make tote bags.  I found this cute pattern for a bag made out of granny squares a few years ago. It is great for using up odd bits and pieces of yarn.  It’s called Inga’s crocheted bag.  I just tweaked it a bit and took out the squares that formed the bottom. This one is in my favourite colour of green, with a green stripe material for the lining.  These bags are totally washable and fall right back into shape with just a quick iron. In total, for my pattern, you need 13 granny
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I Like ‘Purse’onality

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~ I love homemade bags and have them in many colours.  I don’t use any bags/purses that are store bought but have ones with a little ‘purse’onality.  I’ve also made many bags to give away as gifts.  One of my favourites is a granny square bag in black, dark gray, light grey and white. I found this cute pattern for a bag made out of granny squares a few years ago. It is great for using up odd bits and pieces of yarn.  It’s called Inga’s crocheted bag.  I just tweaked it a bit and took out the squares that formed the
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Granny Stripe Shawl

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Now that gardening season is over I find myself doing more and more craft projects.  A project that I just finished up was the granny stripe shawl.  I always had the intention of adding an edging to it and I finally added a fringe.  Here is how it looked. I’m calling it a Granny shawl because it is made using half a granny square. It isn’t really an original pattern but bits I’ve borrowed from other patterns.  You can find directions for the half squares if you Google it.  I’m doing 2 rows in each colour.  The colours with the
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National Granny Square Day

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  August 15 is national granny square day.  This is the very first pattern I learned to crochet and I’ve used it in many, many oatterns. In honour of granny square day I’m sharing some of my favourite items.  Here is my very first blanket.  I’ve improved a lot since then.   My favourite granny square purse. And another. Granny square lapghans.   Big granny squares. Small granny squares. Have you got a favourite granny square to share for National granny square day? Connect: Bloglovin’ /  Contact form / Instagram /Subscribe by Email
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I’ve Got More ‘Purse’onality

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I recently finished another tote bag with some of the green yarn that was left over from the latest afghan.  This is a cross body bag, great for when I’m out walking.  It was made using 4 shades of green Loops & Thread Impeccable yarn. I use the pattern from Trend Setting Totes.  It’s a favourite of mine and I’ve made a few of the Jaunty Shells pattern.  Some were given as gifts but the latest ones were for me.  I love co-ordinating my bags to my outfits.  I made one in black and greys last Fall.  I’ve also got an all
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Can You Have Too Much ‘Purse’onality?

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I finished this bag in greys, white and black awhile ago. I love crochet bags and I now have quite a collection.  It seems when ever I want to use up yarn I end up making another bag. This pattern is for a bag made out of granny squares a few years ago.  It’s called Inga’s crocheted bag.  I just tweaked it a bit and took out the squares that formed the bottom.  In total you need 13 granny squares and then some yarn to join them together and made the straps.  It is great for using up odd bits and
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Grey Shades of ‘Purse’onality

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The Crafty Side of me has been busy since the weather turned cooler.  This is a project that I’ve had completed for a couple of weeks, just never got around to posting about it till now.  I have quite a collection of bags that have all been crocheted.  Black and grey have never been my choice of colours till recently.  It all started with a grey skirt I bought awhile ago. Which led to the purchase of a black and grey top … and then grey pants … and then a light grey sweater.  The reason for new clothes is
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