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Work in Progress – Granny Square Blanket

Us crafters are a funny bunch. I’m yet to meet a crafty person who doesn’t have a half-finished project or six collecting dust. Why do we lose interest in projects we began so enthusiastically? Buying fabric and yarn is so fun! Starting a new project is exciting! The planning of a new design makes us happy! I guess sometimes the buying and planning is more fun than working through the middle stages of a project. Which is probably why this blanket has been sitting in a box, unfinished, for er, about two years. It’s almost done now though, just a few loose ends to tidy up and maybe a few more rows around the edge. When it’s finished it will be the eleventh blanket I’ve made. (With probably three half-finished blankets collecting aforementioned dust).

Wool granny square crochet blanket

Diary of a Crochet Blanket – A story of excitement and neglect.
August 2010 – Enthusiastically bought skeins of wool and started making granny squares. Chose Shepherd Colour 4 Me wool because of the large colour range. Blanket originally inspired by Carina.
November 2010 – Finished the 70th granny square and started joining the squares.
December 2010 – Finished joining the squares then decided the method I’d used was totally unacceptable and had to be re-done. The squares didn’t line up well enough for my liking. Took all 70 squares apart.
January 2011 – Started joining the squares again, using the join-as-you-go method.
Sometime in 2011 – Got sick of the joining with about two dozen squares left.
2012 – Left the blanket in a box, untouched.
June 2013 – Figured I should probably finish a few old projects before starting too many more. Joined the remaining squares over two nights in front of the TV. (Paper Giants – Magazine Wars, The September Issue and House Rules)
June 2013 – The blanket will be finished!

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Look What I Made: Rainbow Granny Square Blanket

crochet rainbow granny square blanket

Happy birthday to my little cousin Amy, she recently turned 21. She’s smart, confident and ambitious. She’s loyal, affectionate and popular. And she loves a gluten-free cupcake with cream cheese frosting.

crochet granny square

granny square crochet blanket

Some blankety facts:
* The rainbow contains 11 colours.
* The yarn is Panda Magnum Soft and Stylecraft Special DK.
* I started it in August and finished in early December. (During this time I also worked on a baby blanket, the Hodge Podge, Mr Ladybug and Yoda)
* To keep the blanket square and stop it from becoming crooked I turned the whole blanket over after each row, before starting the next one. By alternating the side you start each row on you avoid the distortion that can happen with large granny squares.

Crochet Rainbow Granny Square Blanket

ETA: Here is the colour pattern I made up –

I hope this helps those who have asked!
Four rounds of colour A
One round of colour B
One round of colour A
Four rounds of colour B
One round of colour C
One round of colour B
Four rounds of colour C
One round of colour D
One round of colour C
Four rounds of colour D….
eg
pink
pink
pink
pink
orange
pink
orange
orange
orange
orange
yellow
orange
yellow
yellow
yellow
yellow
green
yellow

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Work in Progress – Scrappy Crochet Blanket aka The Hodge Podge


The blanket know as The Hodge Podge continues. I still have plenty of yarn to use so I guess this blanket could turn out to my biggest one yet. It’s pretty cosy and just the right amount of ugly. I’m also working on a small blanket that is coming together quite quickly but will have to remain a secret until it arrives at its new home next month. What are you making? I know Thouraya is working on some sweet, spring dresses. She has two of the cutest models around!

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Look What I Made: Eight-Colour Granny Square Throw

crochet granny squares afghan

Another project finished, and only a little (ok, two months) later than I planned. This eight-colour throw is for my grandmother who, I’m pleased to say, seems quite enamoured with it. I love this yarn and the colours were all in my stash. Next on the agenda is to finish The Hodge Podge. Then a present for a baby due in January, a blanket for an October 2013 wedding and oh, maybe even a little something for myself.
granny square crochet blanket afghan

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Work in Progress – Scrappy Crochet Blanket

I’ve picked up the blanket I started back in April (where has the time gone?!), adding random scraps of yarn from my collection as I go. No rhyme or reason as to which colour to use next, and many of the scraps aren’t long enough to complete an entire round. It’s a hodgepodge of colour and I kind of like that. I think I will call it The Hodge Podge from now on.

 

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Work in Progress – Eight-Colour Crochet Throw

This one is almost finished, I’m just weaving in the ends. I like how it looks in this Instagram pic as the colours are quite muted. It’s actually a fair bit brighter than the pic. Follow me on Instagram – katieskitchenblog

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Work in Progress – Eight-Colour Crochet Throw

Fourteen squares completed, I think I’ll need about 40 or so to make this blanket. And, like usual, I’m having what I call craft anxiety. I’ve mentioned it before and it happens at some point during most major projects, whether its crochet or painting or an extravagant six-layer rainbow cake.  The I did love it, but now I’m not sure I like it at all thoughts usually pass and I keep working on the project. Sometimes though, I deliberate for a while before continuing and sometimes I don’t finish the project. When I do keep going I always end up happy with the result. Fingers crossed that happens with this granny square blanket.

 

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Work in Progress

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Look What I Made: Granny Stripe Blanket

This blanket is on its way to the UK, a small gift made and sent with love.


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Look What I Made: Rainbow Ripple Blanket

Pattern by Lucy of Attic 24

Yarn by Stylecraft

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