Granny's Daughter Afghans for Project Linus

Granny's Daughter Afghan #3

As one of my community service efforts, I have collected Granny's Daughter motifs from generous crocheters to make into afghans for Project Linus. Project Linus distributes handmade security blankets to seriously ill and traumatized children to comfort them.

I no longer accept motifs. I still have quite a few motifs waiting to be used in an afghan and plan to continue making afghans until I have used all of the motifs.

Making these motifs is a wonderful way to use up bits of acrylic worsted weight yarn left from other projects. If you have bits of yarn you would like to use, Paula's Knit and Crochet Charity welcomes Granny's Daughter motifs. Circles of Hope uses Granny's Daughter motifs to make items for a number of charities. They have assembly instructions you can use instead of the commercial pattern.


Pattern Source: This pattern was originally published in Leisure Arts Leaflet 2159, Scrap Yarn Afghans, Book Two. The Granny's Daughter afghan is on the front cover. Nancy Fuller is the pattern designer. It has been republished in Leisure Arts Leaflet 75021, Granny's Delight Afghans. In this "Little Book", it is called "Colorful Granny" and it is pattern #4.

Another design using the same motifs is the Yo-Yos afghan shown on the cover of Leisure Arts Leaflet 2946, Old-Timey Scrap Afghans. Also designed by Nancy Fuller, this afghan uses more motifs and less crochet in the joining compared to the Granny's Daughter afghan. This pattern has been republished in Leisure Arts Leaflet 75028, Scrap Wraps. In this "Little Book", it is called "Yo-Yo Fantasy" and it is pattern #5.

Please visit the Leisure Arts website for help in locating these pattern booklets.


Afghans Made So Far:

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afghan Afghan #1 - 30" x 25" (216 motifs) - assembled in navy - completed May 15, 1997.
Donated to Kansas City Metro Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #2 - 53" x 36" (496 motifs) - assembled in dark violet - completed August 18, 1997.
Donated to Kansas City Metro Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #3 - 55.5" x 37" (496 motifs) - assembled in light rose - completed October 1, 1997.
Donated to Lincoln, Nebraska Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #4 - 14" x 18" (35 oversized motifs) - purple motifs assembled in pale pink - completed October 12, 1997. These 2 inch wide motifs were found in a thrift shop by a California crocheter.
Donated to Kansas City Metro Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #5 - 56" x 37" (496 motifs) assembled in medium sage green - completed January 7, 1998.
Donated to Morris County, New Jersey Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #6 - 55" x 37" (496 motifs) assembled in very dark green - completed March 7, 1998.
Donated to Dallas, Texas Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #7 - 54" x 37" (496 motifs) assembled in light orange - completed May 3, 1998.
Donated to Corona, California (Riverside County) Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #8 - 53" x 36" (496 motifs) assembled in peacock blue - completed October 22, 1998.
Donated to Boston, Massachusetts Project Linus Chapter. All motifs used in this afghan were made by a woman in the Boston area.
afghan Afghan #9 - 52" x 34" (496 motifs) assembled in dark green - Completed April 10, 1999.
Donated to Albuquerque, New Mexico Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #10 - 52" x 36.5" (496 motifs) assembled in light orange - Completed August 7, 1999.
Donated to Newark, Delaware Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #11 - 54" x 35.5" (496 motifs) assembled in light peacock blue - Completed June 10, 2000.
Donated to Metro Kansas City Project Linus Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #12 - 52" x 32.5" (406 motifs) assembled in burgandy Red Heart Fiesta - Completed July 15, 2000.
Donated to Southern Maryland Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #13 - 53" x 36" (544 motifs) assembled in navy fleck Red Heart - Completed April 9, 2001.
Donated to Denver, Colorado Project Linus Chapter.
motif Afghan #14 - assembled in black - Completed 2004. (Sorry, no pictures.)
Donated to Metro Kansas City Project Linus Chapter.
afghan Afghan #15 - 52" x 37" (544 motifs) - assembled in light green (3 shades!) with a dark green edging - Completed mid-August 2005. Donated to the Metro Kansas City Project Linus Chapter.