Granny Square Sampler Afghan, Week 17, Showing You Off!

Granny Square
(All the granny square assignments can be found on this page.)
Hello fellow samplers! I am taking some unauthorized liberties today. I wanted to share some photos of some of the samplers that everyone is doing. One of the best parts of this granny square sampler project is, although we all crocheted basically the same squares, each afghan is so unique to its designer. So much color and pattern out there! There were times I was constructing this afghan that I started to wonder if it would end up one hot mess (you may have wondered that too!), but that couldn’t be further than what we’re ending up with. Just beautiful. Take a look at some of the in-progress afghan shots from our Flickr group
From Grace, I love all the white space (pictured above).
And then I absolutely love the explosion of color (the pinks, cranberries, and reds really pop) in Melissa’s
Granny Square
And in all of Daniela’s squares
Granny Square
And Lisa’s
Granny Square
There are lots of colorful pictures on Instagram, by using our hashtag #grannysquaresampler you can view them and get more color injected into your Friday.
I don’t say it often enough, but I have really enjoyed crocheting this project with all of you. It has resulted in some often funny exchanges on twitter and instragram from folks who are learning to crochet along with this project. (Oh goodness, I really hope you have learned or relearned something, and that I just haven’t confused you to frustration.)
Please leave a link to your blog, flickr photostream, etc in the comments on this post, I would love to compile a list of permanent links of everyone who has been working on this project with us this summer.
We are nearly done! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Dawn

    September 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    It has been fun as I continue to connect the dots so to speak. It has sparked a few more crochet afghans that I have already begun in conjunction with all my knitting! Thanks ladies!

  • Grace

    September 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Thankyou Blair for this great idea! I was quite pleased on how it turned out. when I started I thought oh wow a jumbled mess of color, But so beautiful when it comes together.
    I was originally going to use black as my join color, but my daughter and I definitely thought the cream was better. It’s been so much fun!

  • Isabel Silva

    September 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you!!! i have learned a lot!!!

  • Linda

    September 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I have really enjoyed doing this, however I’m still struggling a bit with the joining up, mine is not nearly as neat as the one’s above, they are really beautiful, well done girls I will keep trying.
    Here are my links so far.

  • Seanna Lea

    September 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    These are all beautiful. I love how they are coming together even though they are all fairly different.

  • Chelsye Garrett

    September 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    These are gorgeous! I would be very interested if you ever consider doing another crochet-along like this again.

  • Haley

    September 7, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    My Flickr set is here: I need to update it!

  • quilterbell

    September 8, 2012 at 2:33 am

    They are all so pretty!. I am still a few weeks behind but getting there!.

  • Lisa Clarke

    September 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for including my photo 🙂 I am still a few weeks behind, but I hope I can get caught up this weekend!
    Here’s a link to my blog:
    Or, if you prefer, a link directly to my posts about the sampler:
    Thanks for a fun project. I usually plan my colors and symmetry very carefully, so this has been quite a change of pace for me to no know where I was headed!

  • Shelly (aka craftgirl78)

    September 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Hi Blair I have had so much fun crocheting along with you this past few months that I will be sad to finish my afghan. I have blogged about my completed inner rectangle here:

  • lisa s

    September 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    so awesome to see everyone doing this !
    [and peter’s quilt?!?! damn that’s good. really really good]

  • Iris

    September 10, 2012 at 2:02 am

    it is so nice to see the afghans come together. I love this project and will miss wondering about wat comes next. I still have to finish the rectangle first though, so it’s not over just yet! i am halfway through and it is starting to look great. Thank you Blair, for this great project!

  • Labrige

    September 11, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Hi, everybody ! Here, in Normandie, France, all the pieces are ready for the plaid, all crocheted … and now is the real challenge of putting them all together to realise this plaid !!!! It’ll be an authentic “scrap sampler stash patch”, with a lot of strange colors and different mixes. I used a 5mm hook, for all, but the result is sometimes amazing !!! Some are so huge, and other very handsome but really small … Well, I’ll try to fit in a rectangular shape some of them for the inner rectangle …. My blog is dedicated to special embroideries, so I’ll find another way to show you the progress and result.

  • Cyndi

    September 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Oh! I’m feeling so inspired to start joining my squares together… just need to get past these September birthday party projects. I’ve written several posts on my blog about this super cool granny square project. Thanks so much for organizing this project. You are so inspiring. Now I’m tempted to join in on the sketch a day project. Doing more paintings and illustrations has been my plan for this school year… just need to get the kids and I settled into our routines.

  • Dara Weyna

    September 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    What beautiful work!! I am absolutely inspired by everyone’s enthusiasm. I will definitely give this a try in the future. And the sketch a day project too…thank you for keeping us motivated!

  • Tina

    September 20, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I have not participated (TOO many other projects in the works right now), but have thoroughly enjoyed and am totally inspired by the work you all have done. I really liked looking at the flicker stream and would love for you to have a permanent link on your page of these projects.
    I would love to know what inspired the colors for the afghans. All new yarn? Stash busters?
    How do you avoid colors running when these projects are blocked?

  • kat

    September 21, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I’ve been loving the project. My site is and my flickr set for the project is

  • Heather

    October 3, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Still waiting to join my squares as we are traveling. Soon I will be home and back on track. Again thank you so much for doing this.

  • Heather Anderson

    October 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I am still participating, albeit woefully behind. Loving it anyway…

  • sonja

    October 19, 2012 at 7:16 am

    am I willing to be a permanent link or not? i still need to join all the granny squares together … I have been a silent poster – but will put a post up at when finished. This has been a great project, Blair…and i can’t wait for the next one:-)

  • Jasmine

    October 23, 2012 at 5:21 am

    It has been so much fun stitching along with you Blair! Thank you for all the work you put in to hosting this project!
    I’ve blogged about my afghan here:
    The end is in sight, but I think it will feel kind of like finishing a good book- a little sad that it’s over!

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