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July 29, 2010


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Where am I missing the pattern for this beautiful afghan

Jan Lakovich

Lucy you're awesome -- cute as a bug, very clever writer and full of hooky talent!! This California Grammy (aka Tooky) hates working the tails in. Your blanky doesn't show any sign of bulkiness at the color change row ends ... how did you do it?

P.S. You're my favorite hooker!


Hi Lucy, I have been searching for the info on how to work the edging, so I'm glad I found this post. The only problem for me being a novice is that you don't include the details of how the corners are worked and for a novice like myself that is pretty vital info. Is there any chance you could add that detail? I can follow a pattern no problems but I can't look at a picture and work it out.
Thanks sandy

Joan Ward

I'm tidying up the tails and will start the edging tonight, I got my yarn from Carrie in The Knitting Room in Dublin. I absolutely love it and have bought my second pack to do the ripple next. Thanks Lucy, I love it. Joan :-)


Lovely blanket - when you say 10 balls of wool, is this in total?
i want to make this for a baby - what size would you recommend?



Lucy I have begun making this as a "family blanket" in place for a new baby blanket. The older siblings will have many things to pass on so I thought a family blanket made of so many colors they would each see something they loved incorporated in this.

But I will still have to make a cocoon for the new one.


Beautiful. Did you use all 17 balls of yarn?

Mary Edwards

Lucy, I am new to your site. Just recently after many years started back crocheting and I must say, some of the loveliest things I have seen are products of your amazing talent. I read in one of the post above that I might be able to get the yarn I need from Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" or Micheals "Impeccable". Are they the same? One lady said she was using "Creative Cotton". Will one get the same effect as you have gotten? I look forward to receiving updates along the way. Thank you for sharing.

Gemma Blackwell

Bloomin love your blog, almost as much as I love to crochet! Can't wait to get cracking on this one x

Siobhan Keens

Hey Lucy, thanks for the awesome blanket pattern! I've just linked the pattern in my review for stylecraft special dk :)

<3 see you at yarndale!!


Dear Lucy!
I am so super excited to start your granny stripe blanket today. I'm from Berlin, Germany and ordered the stylecraft dk kit at deramores. I stored the whole pack in our bedroom for over 2 months, not dearing to open the seal. But today is the day and I am starting the chain right now. (Hoping that my little toddler Emma will let me crochet at all.)
I really love your blog and all the patterns that you are sharing. There is really no design I do not like!

Lots of greeting from Berlin!
Christina :)

Lynette Carson

Is there a pattern for this?



Greetings from South Africa!
Started my granny stripe blanket today and 5 rows in, I am in LOVE! Thanks for the inspiration.


Hi Lucy, Your blanket is just lovely...such happy bright colours. Just wondering how well the acrylic yarn is holding up, and whether it's pilling or losing its shape? Thanks...


Love the afghan! Also the pillows shown with it. Could you share the pattern for your crocheted pillows shown above.


Hi Lucy, I am from Montréal. I like your blog too much. I learn crochet with you.

Which crochet you use for this blanket? #4?

Thank for sharing


Sonia Oliveira

Hi Lucy, the thing I love the most about your work is how you put the colors toguether. I bought the color pack to reproduce your granny stripe blanket and managed to get the first 17 colors starting from the pomegranet color. is it asking to much if you could write down the remaining color sequence??? I just don't have that eye to mix colors like you do. Thanks anyway...


I don't think you went crazy or bonkers with the pictures...I think it is a nice touch and lets us see the many different angles and views of the project. Plus it shows different combinations with the pillows and the different locations show the versatility of this project in your home. Thanks for a wonderful idea. I am making one using a J/10-6.00mm hook for a larger outcome and varied scrap yarns so I just connect the new color wherever and keep going. I will make one that requires the color change technique later, after I have used up All of my scrap yarn...and I have a lot of it. :-)


Hi I saw your link to the demores site for the colours you used but how many balls.of each do you need? Thanks

Heather Love

Beautiful! How would you start this? With a chain?


love the tutorial, thank you so much :D
you can see my granny stripe in here http://crazybluecat.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/my-granny-stripe-d-yay/


I've followed your pattern successfully and I'll be ready to finish off with a border after a couple more rows but I'm just wondering how I get rid of all the ends where the colours have been tied in. Do I simply snip them off?

caroline Lewis

Wow Lucy, it's stunning - you're such an inspiration. I only taught myself to crochet just over a year ago and I'm slowly filling the house with blankets. I am usually a quilter, but since having a baby I don't have the time to get out all the sewing stuff - crochet, on the other hand, is perfect for filling the quiet evenings when baby is in bed. I'm truly inspired by your work. You've actually got me onto Stylecraft special dk - I can't afford the more expensive wool. I've just started a new project - but I might just have to start a granny stripe one too!! Thank you for your inspiration xxx

Eirlys Vistosi

On my third Granny stripe blanket. I am totally addicted to making them. Love how they are so relaxing just sitting and making lovely colourful stripes. I was going to keep one for myself and gift the others but haven't been able to part with any of them yet!!


Is there a link anywhere with step by step photos?
I am keen to make a start on this blanket but am quite new to crochet and need a little hand holding!!!! Thanks

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