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  1. Reannon says

    October 16, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Even though I have a VERY unfinished granny square project sitting next to the couch. Even though I’ve promised my besties daughter an arcade stitch blanket for her birthday in February. Even though I had a pile of things I need/want to see. I kinda wanna join you. I even have black yarn in my stash…..

        • says

          August 28, 2017 at 11:22 am

          That’s a very good question, and one I haven’t totally considered as I was going to see how many rounds were needed once I started joining. And I was going to just use whatever I have in my stash, which is all sorts of sizes! I do say the more the better though, black comes in handy for everything.

  2. says

    October 17, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I love granny square blankets although it’s the fiddly bits that get me too. I’m currently using my spare yarn stash to crochet a granny square blanket, in block colours..because ain’t nobody got time for that!

    Can’t wait to see your progress and I’m sure once you’re done I’ll be kicking myself for doing block colours.

    • says

      October 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Yeah I’ve come to the conclusion that I love things more when I’ve spent time to do them properly, no matter how much I piss and moan the whole time! I’d rather spend the time on something I’m proud of. I think, haha

  3. Tina Lacy says

    October 17, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I have made one granny square blanket in the my life…………….so much faffing to stitch it all together, have almost finished the blanket I started for my SIL birthday last year……..and they Im going to attempt a pattern……….I will need help!

  4. says

    October 17, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Ah, that afghan. If you’re of a certain age, you know that everyone had one of those somewhere in their houses. Everyone. I have no idea where ours got to. Probably thrown out in the ’80s.

    • says

      October 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      yeah they were everywhere in my youth! I wasn’t much attached to them and I never thought they were pretty (the hatred of the granny square runs deep here!). But I never actually had one myself and maybe now it’s time.

  5. says

    October 31, 2016 at 3:25 am

    OMG this post brings back so many memories! They just don’t make sitcoms that last that long anymore with quality work. It was a bit edgy at times, but the truth usually is, right?

    I used to crochet years ago before marriage and kids. I can’t wait to see how your “Roseanne Afghan” work out!

  6. Grace says

    July 22, 2017 at 11:48 am

    It’s July 2017 and I am just coming across your blog. Having read it, I’m in! I also have been considering this on and off but reading “I hate granny squares like Roseanne hated her neighbors,” sealed the deal for me! They didn’t kill her and these granny’s won’t kill me! Thanks for the push!

    • says

      July 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      BOOM! That’s all you needed! Did you start? Are you bored yet? I had to put it aside for a bit to make a couple of other things, but it’s still there, pottering along in the background. I still hate granny squares though…

      PS thanks for sticking around!

      • Grace says

        August 24, 2017 at 5:32 pm

        I decided to do it in stages. I did all 120 squares at a time, row by row. I have 68 more squares left to finish round 4 of and then I am going to do the join as you go method for the 5th round. I am so impressed with myself for getting this far in just a month!!!

  7. Dee says

    April 29, 2018 at 4:31 am

    A friend asked me if I could make him a Roseanne Afghan so here I am remembering the first Granny Square Afghan I made when I was around 10. Brutal I tell ya, just brutal! I hope you are still making progress. I ordered 50 skeins of bon bon from Amazon since I already used all my scraps for another project & his birthday in in July. I know I’m being overly ambitious to think I can get it done in time with summer quickly approaching, & living on the water, but I will try. If all else fails, I will do as my mom used to do when something didn’t get finished in time. I will wrap up what is done along with the rest of the yarn to finish it. Wish me luck.


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