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May 30, 2010


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To Shona and Sue, not sure what's going wrong. I can only assume you're either adding or missing stitches. Try making the 20 chain sample, following Lucy's pattern very carefully. You should have 2 tr (or 3ch and 1tr) at each end of the first and every other odd row and 1 tr (or 3ch) at each end of the even rows. Hope this helps. Lucy's patterns and instructions are really good, but you sometimes need to practise a bit to get the hang of it! Don't give up, once you've got the pattern, you'll streak ahead. Good luck, and enjoy!

Sue Hamilton

My afghan is also not laying flat. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thank you.


Hello,Ijust want you to know that the granny stripe is so cool,and im going to try making it,buti need to know how to do the border around it please could you send me an email about it? THX CANDACE

shona Pirie

Hi looking for done help . I have started this granny stripe blanket but after a few rows it's not lying flat it's beginning to curve . I ripped it out and used a bigger size hook for chain and 1st row then back to a smaller hook, but it's curving again . Help anyone 😢


Hi . I'm looking for the pattern for the granny stripe blanket. I have received the yarn :) excited to begin . Thank you❄️❄️❄️

Debra Bunker

Hi, I love your pattern, the colors you chose were fantastic! It is so bright and colorful! It's truly a happy blanket! Can you give details on finishing the blanket after you are done doing the granny portion with the tr's, how are joining and rounding your corners?

Thank you

Mary Linton

Please could you tell me how many chains for a single bed.

Kathy Stevens

How do I see the responses to the questions for the blanket. I just got a pack of the wool for my Birthday and I want to see any of the pointers that people had. I cant wait to start!


I am fairly new at this! I have the first three rows down! In those first few rows we did 3 tr's per space in-between. What I have a question about is for rows 4 and 5 do I just do 1 tr in the space in-between or do I stick to the same 3 tr's? Thank you so much for your help and I just love this pattern! Thank you! :)


can you please tell me the weight or size of the yarn? (i.e. 4/medium). i would like to make this afghan but i need to change the colors. it is beautiful!! TY


Hi Lucy,
I know this is a bit late, but I was wondering if you could post a list of the order of colors you used for each row/rows? I know I should just do my own thing, but I love the way yours turned out and I can't quite figure out the sequence of colors.
Thank you so much!


I love this pattern. I am using up all my extra yarn to make a queen size blanket and I love this pattern! It looks so neat no matter what colors you use and for such a large blanket is a very fast pattern! I plan to add my own twist and to put an edging on it too! Thank you so much!


Lucy, do you know the order that you used for the colors? Does it matter? LOL! I ordered the package from wool warehouse Thanks so much for this project. I am on my third row. Loving the ease of it!


Just received by yarn today!!!!! Can't wait to start this one!!!!


Sooooo amazing. Got started on it tonight. It's almost midnight & I can't stop! Fun colors too! Thank you so much for the beautiful pics, inspiration, colors, & joy!

Bonnie Rubin

I'm new to crochet, and I'm attempting to make a twin sized blanket in granny stripe.
I need serious help. I don't know how to finish it off.
The sides look a little crooked (as I keep bunching it up to put it away for the night) I want to make the edges look as neat as possible.


I've just started making this. I found the best way to keep check of stitched when you chain is to place a marker every 30 stitches until it gets to your desired length for the width of the blanket. I'm making it for my son for Xmas and to fit a single bed so just did as close as i could get to 137cm then i can add a border if it looks too small. The first 2 rows were really time consuming....constantly counting and its fiddly but after that its so fast 😊 this pattern is great!

Maria Grimes

How many skeins of yarn did you use for the granny stripe afghan?


Hey, I have just started this blanket after coming back again and again to admire it. I got the pack from an online shop with all the colors.
I made it bigger though, 300 in the starter chain and a 3,5mm hook. I ll see how that turns out but oh my, each ro takes a long time! But it is starting to get there.
Thank you so much for the inspiration to do this.
My biggest project this far :-)


I have the same yarn, I started mine this evening I'm loving it . Thank you

Shanta Rayaprolu

Thank you verymuch for detailed instructions. After long day working with my yarn to create some thing to unwind my self is my routine.
Now knowing this site made it much more easier to create something new every day.
I can't thank you enough for posting simple yet eligent patterns.

Gaye Baldock

Love this so much I have started one myself - but your stitches look so neat and small and mine are quote large. I am using an 8 ply cotton blend with a 4mm hook - what am I doing wrong?

Monica Evans

For a baby's blanket how many chains do you crochet?


I am so excited to try this, but I have a question...Does the turn chain count as the first stitch in a row?


I love the colors that you are working with. I live in the US. Is there another acrylic yarn you could suggest that would be equal to what you are using?

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