Granny Stripes Lap Blanket - Scraps

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Size: 34 inches x 44.5 inches
Colors: Navy, Scraps
Pattern: Granny Stripes
Book: Scrap Happy Afghans - Leaflet 2750 - Designs by Judy Bolin - Copyright 1995 - Leisure Arts
Date: December 2002

Mom let me borrow several of her scrap blanket pattern books. I fell in love with this easy and fast pattern. It is so different from the squares and rows usually found in pattern books. The strips are made using scrap colors alternating with a base color (in this case, navy blue). Then, when the strip is the right length, you add a border all around it in the base color. Then all the tall strips are connected to form the blanket.

I tried to balance the colors and to not arrange colors next to each other, either side by side or diagonally. I missed one in this blanket - can you find it? (Answer: On the right side in rows 2 and 3 are 2 medium pink strips next to each other diagonally.) Hmmm, Mom says it's lucky to have a mistake. Thank goodness for that since I usually make at least one mistake in each blanket.

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I love this afghan. It's the first "scrap" afghan I've seen in a long time that I might like to try. It's beautiful and you did a great job on it.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

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