I received an email from a reader who asked if I would write a tutorial for a Diagonal Granny Stripe afghan. (Note: I couldn't email you back because you are set as a no-reply blogger.) I had never tried that pattern before, so I pulled out some scrap yarn and gave it a try. Here are two samples that I tried. The one on the left follows the pattern. The one on the right leaves out the chain 1 that goes in between the crochet clusters. I think the one on the left is the one I will follow.
Here is a close up of the square. The chains that are along the edges are pretty loopy looking, so this will probably require a border of some sort. I think I will try another sample reducing the number on those outside rows to see how it looks. I don't have the tutorial written yet, but I'll get busy on that in the next few days or so. I can see this in a 3 color stripe or even just a random stripe using scrap yarn. I'll have to check my stash and decide on what colors to use.
Here is my progress so far on my crocheted Christmas Granny Stripe afghan. You can find my tutorial for this afghan here.