Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bright Granny Stripe Complete!



 I finally finished up the bright, granny stripe, baby afghan 
I started making for my niece and her new baby.
I'm very happy with how it came out.

Next time I will have to learn to play with rows of different sizes.
Baby steps...  
All this crochet stuff is a challenge for me.


No, the baby is not named Joseph...  
just in case you were wondering.  
;-)


I used Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn in 11 colors:
Meema's Blue, Surf Baby, Surf Mommy, Teal Too, Mint Charm, Baby Sage,
Bashful, Apricot Jam, Sugar Plum, Lil Princess, and Sunkisses.
Meema's Blue was the color I repeated most often and used on the border.  
(I did start a second skein of that color.)  
I wanted vertical stripes, not horizontal,
so I made my starting row as long as I wanted the sides to be.
I crocheted 45 double rows of grannys using a size F/5/3.75mm hook.
And I finished it all off with double V edging.
(Thank you to Bunny Mummy for that super easy border!)





46 comments:

  1. I love the blanket, it looks so bright and cheery! Great job!

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  2. Goodness me you are a busy bee - lovely colours and such neat work - very envious
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I wanted the colors to be bright for this baby.

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  3. How beautiful! I bought a crochet hook and skein of yarn, and hope to manage a simple scarf. Your stitches are so even looking, congrats, you did a great job.

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    1. Thank you, Pam. If I can do it, so can you. :-)

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  4. So colorful. Great job!
    You are still doing better than I
    ever thought of doing.

    :o)

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    1. Cmon, Melinda. If I can do it, you can. :-)

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  5. I love it! The colors are fun and the long rows of granny's are really different:@)

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  6. Very pretty baby afghan of many colors. I did wonder if the baby's name was Joseph!

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    1. It does look like the coat of many colors, doesn't it? :-)

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  7. What a sweet blanket. The colors are great.
    Hugs
    donna

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  8. So cute - and a great way to use that stitch - and you could even use up scraps with this pattern too.

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    1. This would be a great way to use up scraps of yarn!

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    1. Thank you, Twyla. It means a lot, coming from you. It was the giant granny that you made that inspired me to learn how to crochet.

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  10. It's beautiful! I love the colors. Great job!

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  11. Very nice! The baby will be all snuggly and cheerful in this blanket.

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    1. I hope there is enough color to provide hours of entertainment for baby.

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  12. I love your colour combinations. Well done, I wouldn't know how to start. Your description even confuses me. I'm sure baby and mum/mom will love it.

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    1. Diane, I confuse myself. :-) I've only been crocheting for about a year and I still have so much to learn.

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  13. You really are amazing. Such a snuggly and beautiful blanket. What a precious keepsake.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. This baby lives where the winters are cold, so a nice snuggly blanket was in order.

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  14. It is gorgeous! Love the colours you have used.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  15. So beautiful and colorful!! Love the border!! I have been working on my ripple afghan, which I can't wait to finish!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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    1. One of these days I will learn how to make a ripple afghan. :-)

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  16. That is so sweet. I love all the colors and how you added the crochet edge.

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    1. I hope the baby will enjoy all the bright color, too.

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  17. This turned really lovely, Gayle! One would never guess that crocheting is a challenge for you. ;-)

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    1. I try to teach myself at least one new stitch or technique with each blanket I make. I have such a long way to go.

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  18. What a lovely gift of the heart! Beautiful job.

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  19. Very nice. It's absolutely lovely. The colors just pop.

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    1. Thank you. Bright color was really important to me on this particular blanket.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies