Wednesday, 26 March 2014

FO - Solid Granny Squares Blanket

This project has taken me a long time to make. I originally cast it on in August last year so I could work on it during our Summer holiday. I went through phases of doing lots of squares over a few days to then not touching the project for weeks.

Eventually though I got my act together, finished the squares, slip stitched them together and started looking for inspiration for the border. I eventually found a design I liked in my crochet borders book and got hooking. Here is the result :-)

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To do the border I first did a round of treble crochet and then I did a double crochet in every other stitch with a chain between them. The rounds after that I did my double crochets in the gap made by the chain space and chained inbetween each stitch. If I'd had enough of any colour left I would have done every alternate row in the same colour so it would form vertical stripes. Instead I stuck with warm colours on one row and cool colours on the next

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The yarn colours were a "Lucy pack" from Deramores. I'd already made a granny stripe blanket for my oldest son and as he and his brother share a bunk bed I wanted their blankets to co-ordinate even though they are very different

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It's such a happy blanket and I'm absolutely thrilled with it :-) I used Little Tin Bird's pattern for the squares which is very straight forward and easy to follow. I made 140 squares for my blanket and it fits a single bed nicely. More importantly it's the perfect size for two of my children to snuggle up with together reading stories.

I'll be linking this post in with Yarn Along and WIP Wednesday. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be back on Friday with another finished project, this time an Alec sweater for my little boy (he's done very well for FO's these past few weeks lol!)

54 comments:

  1. Warm and cheery, soft and snuggly, and beautifully made. Absolutely delightful.

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  2. Oh is amazing Evelyn!!! Absolutely gorgeous! You should be so chuffed! x

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. I recently finished up a granny stripe blanket with the Lucy pack as well, and was also considering a granny square blanket! I'm not sure yet. Your blanket is very inspiring!

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    1. Thank you :-) I made a granny stripe with a Lucy pack last year, it goes on the top bunk bed and this squares one goes on the bottom :)

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  4. Congratulations with your blanket, it is beautiful!!

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  5. You outdid yourself! It's beautiful! and such a pretty day for a photo shoot :)

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    1. Thank you :-) I got lucky with the sunshine!

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  6. What a beautiful blanket - well done for persevering!

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  7. All I can say is WOW. And those photos are making me want summer weather so very soon! What a beautiful blanket.

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  8. Love everything about it - color combos, size, border - it is indeed a happy looking blanket.

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  9. Gorgeous!! What a work of love :)

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  10. What a gorgeous burst of color!! Love it.

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  11. This is amazing. The colors are beautiful and the construction is perfect.

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    1. Thank you :-) I certainly wouldn't say it's perfect though lol

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  12. Fantastic blanket! The colors are wonderful - soft yet bright. Well Done!

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  13. that turned out fantastic!! i have been wanting to purchase that pack from deramores, all the yarn from the pack made this blanket? I just might buy it then cause its hard to tell how big of a blanket you can make from that pack! i love it!

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    1. Thank you :-) A whole pack will do a single bed sized blanket with yarn left over although you might have an issue with the border at the end if you went for a really big one

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  14. A very cheerful and happy blanket. You must be delighted.

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    1. Thank you :-) It makes me smile every time I see it in his room

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  15. The border on this is amazing!!! It looks fabulous.

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  16. It was worth the wait. What a brilliant finish.

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  17. Your blanket is beautiful and the border is just perfect.

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  18. wow wow! how fantastic! what an accomplishment! enjoy :)

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  19. This is lovely - you made great color choices.

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  20. This is so beautiful! I'm jealous of your kids getting to snuggle up in that wonderfulness. :)

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  21. That came out beautiful! What a treasure.

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  22. What a gorgeous blanket! I love the pattern you chose and how it looks worked up in those colours!! I have that same crochet borders book - I feel inspired to dig it out and have a go at something new now :)

    http://inpursuitoftheworthwhile.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you :-) It's a great book isn't it :)

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  23. Oh my this is so so lovely. Well done I'm sure it looks fabulous in situ.
    Have a beautiful week.

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    1. Thank you :-) it makes me smile every time I see it on his bed

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  24. Gorgeous blanket! I'm finishing up my granny stripe blanket and might consider this for my next project! :)

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    1. Thank you :-) It's a nice portable project :)

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  25. Absolutely stunning! The borders are amazing and so perfect for the blanket. Thank you for the inspiration.

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