If there is one thing true in crocheting, it’s that you can never have too big of a quiver of techniques, stitches, building block patterns or applique ideas. Here is a classic, but often underrepresented stitch that makes for an airy yet firm surface: the granny stripe stitch. This is a very old-timey stitch that enables you to make stripes of alternate colors and to work in shorter lengths of left-over yarn ends. While not seen so much in many modern projects, it is definitely one everyone has seen on their grandma’s chesterfield or armchair. In addition to this, it’s very versatile and as mentioned makes a strong surface that can be folded and worked into complex shapes. The tutorial gives you a detailed set of instructions on how to proceed and use this wonderful technique. A link to the free pattern is below photos.
Granny Stripe Stitch Free Crochet Pattern
Skills: Easy Designer : Crochetpedia
Granny Stripe Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
As an example, here is a granny stripe blanket to get you going. It’s a project that you can make in accordance to your mood, as fiery or as placid as you wish, or you can use it therapeutically to help improve your mood.
Skills: Easy Designer: Attic 24