Saturday, May 18, 2013

Graduating Granny

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It's graduating time for seniors and my list is long for prezzies!  This is the first of many gifts for the girls.  A giant Granny in their favorite color.  Alyssa's party is the first and she likes turquoise.  My stash had just the right shade.  Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash Chunky, 3 skeins, and, I think, a J crochet hook is what I used.


Perfect style for a young woman starting her college days in fashion design.  Great for walking around campus too.  Fun fringe gives a nice effect and is well worth the effort to attach each piece.  You can easily crochet your favorite edge instead.
 
The shawl pin is mine and I only used it to show other ways to wear something giganto like this.  I would have picked something more to her liking if I was thinking.

The yarn is a bit bulky to knot it this way.  If you were using a much thinner yarn and smaller hook, you could easily knot it.

I purchased the yarn from Craftsy some time ago, so I'm sure it is gone, but they have a nice substitute in 12 colors, AND it's on sale!  I used my Easy Triangle Scarf Pattern, you can find in my pattern store on Craftsy for one stop shopping!  I just used the Cascade Yarns, larger crochet hook, omitted the beaded edge instructions and attached fringe instead.

This is the pattern I used that calls for a lighter, cotton, crochet thread which would make super gifts too.  The thread comes in lots of great colors and the beaded edge takes it to another level.  You can, of course, omit the beads and just do the crocheted edge without them.  I've done both and it still looks great.

Have a nice week,
Sheila

7 comments:

  1. Granny stitches are the best

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    1. I do love that they have made a comeback!

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  2. Beautiful! My son graduates elementary school in a month and I have yet to start on his - he needs a vest and a tie. Yikes...you remind me that I had better get moving on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love the yarn and color you chose. The fringe really adds the finishing touch! Thanks for linking up again - we love your work!

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    1. Sara, thank you for the kind words! Your blog has great links and I look forward to them every week.

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