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The Granny: It’s More Than Just a Square, Part 6

Our final pattern in the granny motif series is the diamond. Now, while it’s true that some crochet patterns simply create a diamond design by joining squares “on point,” often a truer diamond shape is needed to create the desired effect … Continue reading

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The Granny: It’s More Than Just a Square, Part 5

This week’s granny motif is the pentagon. This interesting 5-sided shape can be useful in a variety of projects. It can make a great fill-in piece to create a unique border on a project with an edge that has large, … Continue reading

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The Granny: It’s More Than a Square, Part 4

Up this week in our blog series is the triangular granny motif. Triangles can add an eye-catching border to crochet patterns that have a chevron-style edge by filling in the open spaces. Afghans, skirts, tops, shawls and many other projects … Continue reading

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The Granny: It’s More Than Just a Square, Part 3

This week’s granny motif is the octagon. This is a great shape that makes a beautiful crochet piece. One slight drawback is that when these eight-sided motifs are joined together, it creates large, open spaces between them. Depending on what … Continue reading

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The Granny: It’s More Than Just a Square, Part 2

Next up in our continuing pattern series featuring various shapes of the granny motif is the hexagon. During my years as a crochet designer, hexagon-shape motifs were always among my favorites, especially in creating afghans, and when combined with the … Continue reading

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