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JulieAnny Granny Version 2

How’s everyone doing with last week’s free pattern, Kylie Bridget Shawl? The pattern is free here on the blog and is a triangle shawl in an easy and relaxing spike stitch repeat.

I finished my Second Version of JulieAnny Granny Blanket; the instructions are updated in the original pattern. This version consists of 12 – 16″ squares in the same pattern to form an approximately 50″ x 66″ blanket. The colors and style make it perfect for that masculine pattern we are always looking for to make a gift for that son, nephew, or dear old dad. It also boasts clean contemporary lines to fit in with today’s decor. For this version, I used 4 skeins each of 5 different colors of Knit Picks Brava Bulky. I am loving soothing blues and grays these days. The pattern is still on sale at 40% off with Coupon Code OCT40 until June 2, 2020, and after that at 20% off with JULIE20.

I did a little exercise to showcase some of my patterns in a self-striping yarn like KnitPicks Chroma Worsted in colorway Ponderosa. I love small motifs in the round, but sometimes don’t like the color jog at the end of each round that you will see with self-striping yarn. In the bottom left Motif, Filler Hex from my Hexaghan pattern, you can see the jog I’m talking about, but the holey corners help a little. In my Spiral Hexaround Motif , upper right, the piece is worked in a continuous spiral to eliminate the jog. In Modern Blanket of Flowers in the upper left, the overlay stitches in a contrasting color disguise any imperfections in color progression. If you are interested in any of these patterns, do not forget your 40 % off coupon!


Time to get your yarn ready for the next CAL, called JulieAnny Granny Blanket, and we will begin February 28, 2020 on my Ravelry board and my Facebook CAL group . Join in and add to the chat! Get the pattern now for FREE if you post a finished photo of MysteryGhan 2020 (Octa’Ghan) on a Ravelry project page, OR at 20% off with Coupon Code JULIE20, OR with 40% off with the Coupon Code you received in your last MysteryGhan Update.

As written and pictured, the pattern requires 12 skeins of Color Made Easy by Lion Brand Yarn, (5 Birch, 4 Malachite, 2 Blue Moon, 1 Kingfisher) and a K (6.5) hook. The pattern is adaptable to almost any size square – I will be publishing an update for a second version with 12 squares of 16 inches each, and you will need 20 skeins of Knit Picks Brava Bulky (4 skeins Cobblestone Heather, 4 skeins Silver, 4 skeins Dove Heather, 4 skeins Denim, and 4 skeins Sky) and an H (5.0) hook. If you purchase yarn through any of my links I will receive a commission, thank you.

CAL – JulieAnny Granny

Next CAL – JulieAnny Granny Blanket

A new take on the traditional granny square, with a pattern that does not skew, no matter how big it gets! With over 5 pounds of yarn and a generous size of 72” x 72” , this heavy blanket will soothe you into slumber. Your own crocheted weighted blanket is here!

For my sample, I used 12 skeins of bulky weight Color Made Easy and a K hook, using 5 skeins of Birch (cream), 4 skeins of Malachite (green), 2 skeins of Blue Moon, and one skein of Kingfisher (teal.)

In a traditional giant granny square blanket, the rounds tend to skew after a certain size, and some people turn the piece at the end of each round to prevent the skew. With this pattern, no turning is necessary, and square remains perfect all through up to my finished 72” size. Fun and easy to memorize, use your color imagination and basic crochet stitches to create your own unique masterpiece.

Crochet Along with this pattern and its smaller adaptations on my Ravelry Board and Facebook Crochet-A-Long with JulieAnny Group starting February 28, 2020. Use discount code JULIE20 for 20% off the price of the pattern, good indefinitely.

If you Crocheted Along with MysteryGhan 2020, post a finished afghan photo of your MysteryGhan 2020 on a Ravelry project page and I will send you this pattern for free, PM me.

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