Crafts | Crochet

Patchwork Granny Square Blanket of Love

July 31, 2013

I did it! I final­ly made a cro­cheted granny square blan­ket! Fin­ish­ing it made me feel like a bona fide hook­er or cro­cheter or what­ev­er you want to call it.

I start­ed mak­ing the blan­ket the end of last mon­th because I need­ed some­thing to dis­tract myself from feel­ing depressed about not being in Ice­land any­more and hav­ing to endure the scorch­ing hot weath­er all sum­mer long. Okay, so we have air con­di­tion­ing at home, but still, hot weath­er always makes me all stressed out. That’s why I can’t trav­el to trop­i­cal coun­tries. It just won’t end up being relax­ing.

Any­way, back to the blan­ket. I made it for my lat­est niece. I felt bad for not hav­ing made any soft­ies for her like I did for her sis­ters so I thought I’d make her a blan­ket to make up for it. I picked some baby-ish colours for the blan­ket so I wouldn’t be tempt­ed to keep it for myself.

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The blan­ket was made of 48 solid colour basic granny squares. I did it the join-as-you-go way as I had known that I would’ve been too lazy to put them togeth­er if I had made all the squares first. I used most­ly thrift­ed yarn of dif­fer­ent weight so the squares were not quite in a uni­formed shape, but in the end it all worked out.

It took me about a mon­th to fin­ish it. I lost inter­est and aban­doned the project for about a week or so or I would’ve fin­ished it ear­lier.

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I didn’t have time to wash the blan­ket after I fin­ished so I just hung it out­side under the sun all day long. The blan­ket end­ed up smelling like the sun. You know the smell. No, not stinky sweat smell. That’s not what I mean!

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I did two rounds of bor­der and for the final round, did a lazy shell/scallop edg­ing thing. Found the pat­tern online but now I can’t seem to find it any­more. Oh well. Here’s a close-up pic­ture of the edg­ing in case any­one is inter­est­ed.

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The blan­ket was such a quick and easy project (for a blan­ket) that I’m ready to tack­le anoth­er one but this time, I’m keep­ing it!

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