Friday, August 5, 2011

~ straight up granny ~

After I finished my granny ripple bag, I wanted to start another baby blankie.  I wanted to do a granny stitch, so I went and got my Jan Eaton book "200 Crochet Blocks" and found her 'granny stripes' pattern.  I love Jan Eaton's patterns, but the edges weren't working for me, so I figured a different way.  Also - I'm not working stripes, so I decided to call this baby blankie 'straight up granny'.  I hope it all makes sense.  If you have any questions let me know.  :)

**Please note that I am not claiming this pattern as my own - it belongs to Jan Eaton - I only changed the way the edges are.

 Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.
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  1. Great! Thanks! I'm going to have to try this!

  2. Looks great, Debi, and I love the color of yarn you're using. :) I started yet another project tonight that I am not happy with. -sigh- So, plan C is to either do a granny stripe or a granny square. I am leaning toward the squares as that will make it a more portable project. Then again, I like the idea of a granny stripe so that when it's done, it's done, and doesn't need assembled. Decisions, decisions. I know I'm tired wasting my time trying new things and not being happy with any of them. ;) Anyhoo, as I said, your straight up granny is looking very nice. :D

  3. Very pretty Debi, What yarn are you using? I really like it. It has a fallish or autumn look to it. Have a great weekend. :-)

  4. Thanks ladies. :)

    Rita - I know how you feel. That happens to me sometimes and then one day I find myself wanting to do 3 or 4 projects at once.

    Heather - I'm using Red Heart Stripes - color is 'sonoma stripe'.

  5. Love it, thanx for the instructions!! As soon as I read the blog I thought: oooh I want the patterns and there you are giving us the pattern!! Yay. I am thinking you could also do this as a scarf!

  6. Very nice Debi. I'm not doing too much crocheting right now but when I do, I'm rather stuck in the "granny" mode. Have a nice weekend.

  7. Debi: Thanks I like this edge. It leaves the possibility open to do a granny edge all around. I have a granny stripes WIP and there is no sc between groups of grannyes and it puckers a bit..I may need to rip and start again with this pattern! Thanks for sharing..

  8. Thanks ladies. :)

    Neicee - I've always put a chain in between the 3 dc groups. One time I tried working a granny square without the chain and it puckered - I didn't like it, so back to the chain 1. :)

  9. Has anyone told you lately how awesome you are????
    Woman, you totally rock!
    I love that yarn! And thanks for sharing the pattern with your own modifications.

    Thanks for stoppin' by my blog and for your sweet comment my friend. It really was loads of fun!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  10. Your writing is so neat! I wish my own handwriting were as pretty and neat as yours :)

  11. thanks for the pattern.that it has a symbol chart makes me very happy :)

  12. LOVE the color of this one! Perfect for an autumn babe :)

  13. Very pretty. And just as pretty is your handwriting!

  14. I love the pattern and I am working on it now. The third row does not line up right and do I just finish the pattern out with the third? Sorry for the questions, I am new to crocheting. Just started in February. Please email me at Thanks

  15. Hi Peggy - can you email me a picture of what you have so far? If I can see what you have worked, I'll be able to help you.

    To continue to work this pattern - just repeat Rows 2 and 3.

    My email is


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