Granny Stripes Blanket WIP

January 1, 2012

My secret Christmas knitting is over and so I started something for myself right before Christmas.  I’ve had this Granny Stripe Blanket in my Ravelry favorites for a while and I was just itching to get to it.  My husband has commented sometimes that we don’t have any kind of quilt or throw back in our bedroom if someone wants to take a nap.  Perfect time to correct that.  I just had a hard time deciding between making this blanket or the African Flower Hexagon Blanket  or the Skipping Stones Afghan.  I made a couple of test African Flower Hexagons and decided there was too much color switching and ends to weave in and I didn’t want to mess around with sewing together all those hexagons.  The Granny Stripes just seemed like such a good mindless piece to make.  I don’t ever crochet, so this is kind of fun.   I’ll post photos when it’s done!



  1. Hi Elaine.. Happy New Year! It isn’t enough for me to keep up with TID, now you have this lovely blog too! 🙂 How surprise your entire family must have been receiving all these lovely knit pieces.. I’m so envious of them. I just love this throw you are working on, and the softness of the colors you chose–so much so I’m heading to Ravelry to join next! This will make a nice winter project for me when I’m out of the kitchen, and so useful to snuggle up under on these chilly winter evenings. I too started a new blog a few months ago–still not finished, but I’ll let you know when it’s done. It looks like you’re off to a wonderful start to this new year.. I’ll be looking forward to seeing your next project. Take good care, Jady

  2. It’s beautiful, and mainly because you chose beautiful colors, not tacky ones.
    I intend to make one, but for a twin size bed.

    Will you make a border all around? If so, can you elaborate?

    Thank you very much,

    • Mireille: I don’t think I’m going to do a border on this one but I will decide that when it gets bigger. The way it’s looking right now, I like it without a border I think!

      • I find it beautiful as it is as well.
        I don’t think I’ll add one either as the coverlet will be tucked inside.

  3. Hello Elaine! I have been following your cooking blog for awhile now. I love the recipes and your beautiful photos. I made homemade vanilla extract year before last to give as gifts to the ladies I work with and some close friends. They loved then. I have been thinking about learning to knit for awhile, and when I saw your new blog, I was INSPIRED! I called my friend, had my first knitting “lesson” on Saturday, and yesterday I finished my scarf. I love it and must admit that I am HOOKED on knitting. Eventually, I would love to make some of your gorgeous fingerless mittens, and a nice warm pair of socks. But for now I’m making scarves and dishcloths HAHA!! Thank you so much for sharing your life with us through your blogs. Keep on cooking and knitting!

    • Yay! You made my day. Another knitter born! Hope you join Ravelry – I find constant inspiration there.

  4. Hello Elaine,

    I’m making this throw pattern, but as a bed spread, as I said earlier.
    I’m using Pattons Decor: http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=decor
    I’m using 4.24 mm hook. I’m beginning row 3, and it’s way too loose compared to yours.
    What are the size of your yarn & hook?

    Thank you again,

    • Mireille:

      I am using a size 5 hook and worsted weight yarn. Here is the Ravelry page: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ItalianDishKnits/granny-stripes

      Maybe crochet a little farther and see if it’s not a loose as you think it is?? Good luck!

      • Thank you so much for your prompt response.
        I see the yarn guage you’re using is 20.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
        and mine is 20 sts – 26 rows = 4″
        Not a so big difference. Since I’m using a smaller hook, it should look like yours.
        Is there a way II can I send you a picture of my sample?


  5. I found a way, with Image Shack.
    Here it is:


  6. Sorry to clutter your page with my numerous posts, but I figured out what was my problem.
    I thought I had to make triple crochets, and it was double crochets. It’s working and it’s as nice as it should be now.
    I’m new at crochet (it shows) and French is my first language (taught myself English at 40), so, I had a little hard time to all figure it out. Glad I did at last, after beginning anew a few times.


    • Mireille: Glad you figured it out! Your sample looks fine. Do you have a Ravelry page?

      • No, no Ravelry page yet.
        Will try to find the time to start one.
        Thank you again. The new sample, or rather the real thing is way more like yours, with less spaces in between the 3 stitch clutters.
        Now, I hope my right hand won’t ache anymore. Must hold my hook too tight.

  7. […] all the holiday knitting is finished.  That was so true for me, but I had to stop work on the Granny Stripes blanket because I ran out of one color. Everyone has it on backorder with no estimated delivery date from […]

  8. Where can i find the pattern. I am also new at this. Trying hard to chrochet. What do u do when you turn. Do you end with the double every time when u turn. Sorry to be a nucance.

    • Tertia: There is no pattern, I just kept crocheting until it was big enough. At the end of a row, you just turn the work around and start crocheting right back again across.

  9. What was the number in your foundation chain? Also, what brand and colors of yarn did you use? It looks beautiful. What are the finished dimensions?

  10. Where can I get this pattern from

    • Faye: There is a link to the pattern in the second sentence of the post. Hope this helps.

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