I remember as a child that cars started to have go faster stripes on them, so I looked it up for this month’s introduction……..


In 1964, the Shelby Daytona Coupe would use the converse blue with white stripes and would compete in the 1964 and 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans.[5]

Road cars and "go-faster stripes"

The first road car to implement racing stripes was the 1965 Ford Mustang GT350.From the 1960s, stripes have sometimes been applied to road cars as well as racing cars. Such cars as the Renault 8 Gordini had stripes fitted as standard.[ They are sometimes referred to as "go-faster stripes" on road car.


Of course, our squares will not go faster or feel warmer due to stripes, but they do look lovely.  Here are a few examples of striped squares that have been done in the past.  Remember that stripes can be in a wide variety of thicknesses



Many animals have striped bodies.  If you enjoy making toys any of the following would fit with the theme and make an interesting toy – or theme – for your to knit or crochet:  Tiger · Zebra · Bumblebee · Striped Marlin · Okapi · Mackerel Tabby Cat · Chipmunk · Skunk.  Maybe you can use a picture of one of these animals to inspre the colours you use in your stripes? A while back we did. month inspired by sweets - many of those were striped - like the candy canes we get at Christmas for on our trees.  There are so many striped inspirations once you start looking.


Of course, striped knitting does have one drawback – you have ends to sew in where you change from one colour to the next.  This is why many people prefer to use variegated yarns – you get the striped effect without any ends – sometimes the yarn does the work to make the square almost look like a fairisle pattern.  I would like to point out that the diagonal squares and the mitred squares look particularly good in variegated yarns.  Or in stripes.

 I can't wait to see all the lovely stripes wee are going to make this month





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Thank you ladies. 

Ladies - I think it was all ladies this month - thank you so much for all your lovey stripes and use of variegated yarn.  It has been lovely to log in each day and find such beauty awaiting me.  I have enjoyed pushing myself to get some stripes done as well.  

I hope - and I am sure - we will enjoy playing with colours just as much in September!

Another extraordinary month of crafting from everyone. Thanks for hosting, Rebecca.

Sorry I haven’t commented individually on the photos, I’ve been busy with my Mum but have been popping in and out to admire everyone’s work - Wonderful!

10 Crunch Stitch Squares - Stripes & Flowers.

10 marvellous pastel delights - crunch stitch is a winner in my eyes!

They are so pretty and perfect Marion. 

Wow, Marion!! These are BEAUTIFUL!! I love those flowers.  :))

Your crafting is always so incredibly neat.  :))

These immediately made me think of marshmallow wafers, Marion. Yummy!

I meant to add that I hope your Mum is OK.

All your work is amazing and so inspiring.

Another wonderful collection from your hooks, Marion.   The flowers look so cheerful, and squares look yummy.

How lovely that is - will you be able to add more and make it into a blanket's worth - I am sure some kiddie would love to get that.

The 3 variegated squares are made with leftovers from a recent blanket I'm waiting to have bordered.  

CoM use for 2 hats and 3 squares.



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