Granny Square Blanket


Last year sometime I started these squares, taking inspiration from these pretty shades as I saw them sitting together. This is not my regular kind of colour palette, I lean to bright and pops and citrus colours hold real appeal to me. 
I planned to make a cushion cover but as I started joining something sparked in me, that feeling of seeing something grow before your eyes and realising its potential.

granny square blanket

I decided to carry on beyond cushion dimensions and go for a blanket.
i put this aside while I worked on my kids cushions them picked it up again in Jan. I was weaving in ends and joining rows as I went. I changed construction method of the squares as I learned, Once when I put it down for a period of time I made the next square with a larger hook. ( whoops. )

Granny square blanket

Once it got to the size where it could comfortably fit over my lap here in the chair where I usually craft I decided to end it as I was getting bored with the lack of colour, don't misunderstand I do love this combo! I just needed to finish off this work, my first 'big' thing, my crochet learning curve piece. My joins are wonky and uneven in places but I still love it.

granny square blanket.

I made this up with Bendigo 4 ply cotton in light teal, parchment and honeydew. I used a 3.50 hook, except one square for which I used a 4.50 hook ;) I joined using a single crochet seam on the back, but only through one loop of the stitch, not both. When they were all joined I bordered the blanket with two rows of granny stitches; 3 doubles or trebles, depending on which terminology you use, clustered. Then an additional 2 rows of single which I think 'frame' it nicely.


14 comments:

  1. it really is gorgeous Tammy. I think I might keep going on one of my big crochet projects today, it's cold down here.

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    1. Its super chilly here today as well Sue. and I am a bit under the weather so to speak. I have started another blanket but need some more yarn to make any progress on it. :)

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  2. Yay T!! So proud of you completing it.
    It looks gorgeous and if you ever get sick of it just gift it to me, I LOVE the colours :)

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    1. Oh Thanks J. Well you know I am rippling along and gleaning inspiration everywhere, there may come a point where this is 'too small' but it is a special piece to me right now. :) x

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  3. Doesn't it make you feel good to actually finish a UFO? It looks wonderful Tammy, I think you did a marvelous job...better than I could do (never been really good at crotchet) and I can't see any real wonkiness about it.
    Hugs,
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks Sandi! yes it does feel good!

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  4. I REALLY love this blanket Tammy! Good job on finishing it :-)

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  5. these arn't my normal clours but i really like this.i also like how you have frame it makes a difference my mum does that on her blankets as well-love dee x

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    1. Thanks Dee, I'm happy you stopped by and left a comment too. x

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  6. This is so beautiful, Tammy. I adore the colours so much!!

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    1. thanks Mel, it really is a pretty combination, I have a bit of a thing for this teal ATM.

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