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Hush Baby Granny Blanket

July 14, 2019 2 comments

I picked up a lovely skein of hush pink Bernat Baby Blanket yarn for just a dollar at the local thrift store. It is very soft yarn and I used it to crochet this granny baby blanket.

I used the country granny dishcloth pattern to crochet this baby blanket. I worked the center start with the hush pink yarn and then used a scrap pastel skein of yarn for 4 rounds before switching back to the pink yarn.

I attached the hush pink yarn in the corner and ch 2, 2 hdc and then moved to the next side. Then once I came back around to the corner, I crocheted 3 HDC and ch 1 to attach to my beginning ch 2. I really like this method as you do not have to slip stitch across several stitches to reach the corner again to start the next row.

Added a scalloped edging of 6 DC between 2 skips with a sl st.

Grannies Square Blankets

November 25, 2018 No comments yet

Another Ravelry member of our Warmth for Warriors group introduced me to this Grannies Square blanket pattern. The pattern from Doug Speeckaert features a repeating 2-row granny square pattern which looks great and lays flat. The free crochet pattern link to the pattern can be found here.

In this next photo of the center, you can see how you do a traditional granny square type stitching and then the next row is a fill-in row of double crochet stitches. I think this really helps to allow the blanket to lay flat and not ruffle.

The pattern works nicely for using scrap yarns for each row and then I crocheted a few rows in the same color of yarn to create my blanket. I also used two skeins of Red Heart Stripes in latte stripe for the first blanket. I crocheted both of my blankets to a lapghan size for use by Veteran’s in wheelchairs. Both blankets are 32 inches wide.

Here is one more blanket crocheted using this blanket pattern. I call this lapghan blanket Blues Grannie Square.

Granny Stitch Kitchen Set

June 4, 2016 2 comments

Sharing my latest granny stitch kitchen items I crocheted. I used jute cotton yarn for the main yarn color and added forest green cotton for contrast while creating these granny square items.

Potholder crocheted using the granny stitch potholder pattern. I crocheted the center in forest green cotton and then worked the pattern in jute cotton until row 8. Worked row 8 in forest green and row 9 in jute cotton. Trimmed in single crochet with the forest green and added a hanging loop from a recycled water bottle ring.

The granny square dishcloth was crocheted using my

Granny Stitch Potholder

May 4, 2016 1 comment

I love the granny stitch and it makes such a pretty pattern. It is also a wonderful pattern for using up different scraps of yarn in a project such as this potholder pattern. The front panel is worked in the granny square type stitch and then the backing is done in single crochet stitching. The result is a pretty granny stitch potholder with a thick protective backing.

Granny Stitch Potholder Pattern

Hook: H (5 mm) sized crochet hook
Size: 8 inch square
Materials: 3 ounces cotton yarn – use scrap yarns and trim as desired
1 inch plastic ring for hanging loop. I used a recycled plastic ring from a water bottle for my hanging loop in this project.

With H hook, Ch 4 and join to form ring. Or you can use a magic circle to start.

Recycled Plastic Granny Square Tote Bag

January 8, 2010 14 comments

Here is my newest recycled plastic bag tote. It is crocheted using 4 colorful bags for the center granny square motifs. If you have lots of white plastic bags, this is an excellent way to use them up and still make an attractive and stylish tote bag. You only need 4 solid colored bags to crochet this plarn project along with about 30 white plastic bags.

This granny square tote features two longer straps so the bag can be carried over the shoulder. The 4 inch depth makes it handy for carrying books, your lunch, or anything else that you might like to use this cute tote for.

As always, please enjoy my free crochet pattern and happy green crafting to all!
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Granny Square Motif Tote Pattern

Materials needed:
One large ball of White plastic bag yarn or Plarn approx. 30-35 bags
One plastic bag in each of the center colors: blue, yellow, orange and green

Hooks: N (9 mm) and H (5 mm) size metal crochet hooks

Size: Approx. 5-1/4″ Motif if using 1 inch strips of cut plastic bags
Finished Tote bag measurements: 11 inches wide, 11 inches, 4″ depth, 17″ handles

With center color Ch 4, Sl St to form ring.

Granny Square Motif Tote

May 27, 2007 2 comments


Recycled Plastic Granny Square Tote Bag

This week’s recycled bag is a medium sized tote bag crocheted using a granny square stitch. It is a 12 inch square motif that was made using white and blue plastic bags. A few months ago I had crocheted a small purse very similar to this pattern. I have had several requests for a larger bag that could be used as a tote or book bag so I created this larger version. As always here is the free pattern below.

Granny Square Motif Tote Pattern

Size: Approx. 12″ square bag with strap 3/4 inches wide and 20 inches long
Hook: N (9 mm) metal crochet hook used in this Motif pattern
Materials: Large ball of white plastic bag yarn (plarn)
and small amount of blue plastic bag plarn for center Motif

Recycled Cassette Tape Granny Square Bag

March 14, 2007 11 comments

Cassette Tape Granny Square Motif Bag

This week’s bag is a recycled little purse crocheted from plastic tan grocery bags and brown cassette tapes. This was an interesting and challenging project. Unfortunately I found out that cassette tapes come in several shades of browns after I was halfway done with my bag. I finally had to make my bag much smaller than I had planned. I couldn’t find the same shade of brown cassette tape that I started the project with so my purse became the little bag you see in this post. The strap measures about 37 inches untied. I tied it in a knot at the top to create a shorter strap. Variations of this bag can be made using all plastic bags or any other recycled materials that you may want to substitute. The overall size can be increased by adding additional rounds as desired. Have fun with this week’s bag and enjoy your recycling and crafting project.

Free Recycled Bag Pattern

Size: Approx. 6-1/2 inch square bag with 37 inch strap
Hook: E metal crochet hook used in this Motif pattern.
(Any large size hook can be used but Motif size will vary.)
Materials: Plastic tan grocery bags cut in ¼ inch strips and 2 cassette tapes

Free Granny Square Bag Pattern – Recycled Plastic Bags

February 10, 2007 21 comments

Granny Square Motif Bag

Crocheted using recycled plastic bags this Granny Square Bag
is a quick and fun project!

Size: Approx. 8-9 inch square bag if using 3/4 to 1 inch strips of cut plastic bags into plarn.
Hook: N metal crochet hook used in this Motif pattern.
(Any large size hook can be used but Motif size will vary.)

With center color (White shown) Ch 4, Sl St to form ring.


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