Monday, September 08, 2014

A Granny Rally Cry

If I had known how long and arduous it was going to be to put that stripe of 64 two-round squares around this blanket, I would never have done it. But now that it's done, I'm SO HAPPY I did it because it looks good. Now I can move on to the next phase of the blanket. 

Here is some crochet blanket inspiration for you if you need it...

I adore this one!
Credit HERE.

I have a WIP in different colors very similar to this one.
I need to dig it out too. The flower is fun to make.
Credit HERE.

Gorgeous colors! I love it!
Credit HERE

So unique and interesting. There are so many talented crocheters.
Credit HERE

I don't want to hear you don't have time or you hate sewing in those ends or any of that crap...get out some yarn and a hook and get busy! It starts with one tiny little circle...every single crocheted blanket you've ever seen! You'll be glad you did, I promise. One chain, one dc, one end sewn in at a time. Time yourself and see how long it takes you to make a square. You don't even have to change colors to make a GORGEOUS blanket!

Don't waste your God-given talent!
Get up and go get that yarn!
Stop wishing you could make a blanket like any of these.
Prove to yourself that you have it in you. I already know you do!



  1. Hi Pammy Sue! Love all those blankets and yours is looking wonderful. I can't wait to see it finished. I made one similar to the white one with different color flowers. Mine has a gray background instead of white. Maybe I'll take a picture sometime and post it. Happy Monday!!!

  2. I want to see the rest of that first blanket, please! I'm with you that anyone can do a granny blanket. I will do another one one of these days.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. All I got is...WOW!!!!

  4. Beautiful crochet congrats on keeping on.. Its always fun starting a blanket but finishing is a blessing :)) Thanks for sharing hugs pat :))

  5. Hi Pammy Sue,your blanket seems to look gorgeous, I hope you'll show us some more pictures of it soon. And yes, you're right - eveyone is able to crochet a blanket. After months of indecision I just started my first one and I know that I will finish it. Have a nice day, Viola

  6. LOVE the one you're working on!!!!!

  7. That's what I say!! Go do it. No crafter should limit themselves. and I'm in. I'll make one of my christmas afghans a granny.

  8. YES! Grannies are the best! Your blanket looks awesome.
    The puppy chewed the wooden handle of my favorite H crochet hook ;(
    so I was temporarily sidetracked until I found my other one.
    Now I'm back at it.
    Happy crocheting!!

  9. Hi Pammy Sue,

    Thanks for teaching me that there is a granny square battle cry!!! Yay!!! I love crocheting them, too! Your blanket is going to be super awesome! 64 little squares going round look sooo cute!

    I haven't made a blanket from my squares, but recently I covered an entire shopping tote with it:

    plus I made a scarf from Finnish Granny Squares:

    just to give some inpiration! You can turn granny squares into anything you like, really!!!

    Have fun!
    Ingrid xx

  10. No I am feeling bad that I am not making a blanket, I love yours and all of your inspiration. I am in knitted dishcloth hell right now!
    Hugs to you,

  11. You are too fast for me, I didn't get a chance to comment on the previous post, the runner doily turned out so pretty. I was thinking it would even make a pretty curtain, well at least a valance in a bedroom. All those blankets, all those blocks, lol. I get crazy once in awhile and make something with blocks, but anymore I am like you, oh why did I even start this thing!!!!I have been seeing a lot of sampler blankets and I think one of those would sure keep one from becoming bored especially since each block is different from the last one. Have a great week.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  12. It looks awesome! What yarn is the blue? I love that color of blue. I am currently working on a blanket, too. I just have the last round of the edging to finish. Now that it's heading into fall, I seem to want to make more crochet blankets. What's up with that? I am looking forward to seeing what you hook up next. Wishing you a lovely day sweet friend. :)

  13. Ok, I've picked out my pattern! you should start a Rav group or something on this. Clarion Call for Grannies!

  14. I thought I left a comment but obviously not. I'm away from home and having to hot spot my phone to get internet which is sometimes not as good as it should be !! I'm glad you persevered with those little squares and am looking forward to see the blanket finished. I love that pic of the earthy toned blanket - one like that would look good in my lounge room. Might do one when I've finished making baby clothes for my soon to arrive grandson. Have a good day xox

  15. I don't crochet often, but when I do, it's Granny Squares all the way! ;-) What pretty inspiration you have chosen. I especially love the blanket that is mauve/maroon/cream! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  16. Gaa..I may need to purchase that last pattern...Love


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