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Look What I Made: Giant Granny Squares Blanket

Yep, I made a baby! A pretty cute one too. And a blanket, a pretty big one at that. Three years in the making, off and on. Probably more off than on. Now it’s all done, just in time for…Summer.

Blankety Facts:
Size – about 275 x 230cm, big enough for a queen size bed
Squares – 72, each with 10 rounds, joined on-the-go
Border – Seven rounds of black yarn
Yarn – A mix of soft acrylics like Stylecraft DK and Panda Magnum Soft 8ply

Am I the only one who keeps a record of what they make? I have a list for crochet blankets and one for quilts.


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Look What I Made: Ripple Wedding Blanket

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Finished blanket 22 was made for Kimberly and Stewart who had a beautiful wedding back in May. The pattern is one of my favourites, Neat Ripple by Lucy from Attic24. Each ripple is almost a full skein of yarn; all besides the pale grey and purple are Panda Magnum Soft 8ply. I started the blanket in January and it ended up roughly 150cm x 150cm.

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Congratulations to the happy couple, and thank you for inviting us to share your special day!

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Look What I Made: Crochet Blankets

Five years of crochet, 20 blankets completed.

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Granny Stripe Blanket (Wedding present for Katherine and David)

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Rainbow Granny Stripe Blanket

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Ripple Blanket (Wedding present for Jessica and Eugene)

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Rainbow Baby Ripple Blanket (for Archie)

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Mulitcoloured Ripple Blanket

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Eight-Colour Granny Square Throw (for Nanna)

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Baby Blanket (for baby Kee)

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Rainbow Granny Square Blanket (for Amy)

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The Hodge Podge Large Granny Square Blanket (for me)

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Chevron Crochet Blanket (Wedding present for Michelle and Tim)

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Baby Granny Square Blanket

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Rainbow Ripple Blanket

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Ripple Baby Blanket

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White Woollen Granny Square Blanket (for me)

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Grey Granny Stripe Blanket

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Black Granny Stripe Blanket

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Chevron Baby Blankets x2

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Hodge Podge No. 2

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White Granny Stripe Blanket

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Look What I Made: White Granny Stripe Blanket

This blanket definitely took longer than 10 days. How an earth did I finish the black granny stripe blanket in 10 days? This one is a little wider and has three more colours than the black granny stripe. It’s warm and cosy, and bright and cheerful. I love the weight of Panda Magnum Soft 8ply, it feels heavier and thicker than Stylecraft DK but the two work well together. This granny stripe pattern by Lucy from Attic 24 creates nice dense stitches; the clusters of treble/double crochet stitches that make up the rows are closer together than your standard granny square.

White granny stripe crochet blanket Vital Stats:
Started – July 2014
Finished – December 2014
Pattern – Granny stripe by Lucy from Attic 24
Yarn – Panda Magnum Soft 8ply in white and 30 assorted 8ply coloured yarns
Hook size – 5mm
Finished size –  Approx. 148cm x 160cm
Details – Two rows of 30 colours, separated by two rows of white. Four rows of white on each end. Border is a row of US single crochet/UK double crochet. (May add to this at some point.)

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White granny stripe crochet blanket

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Look What I Made: Hodge Podge No. 2

Once upon a time, a redheaded girl named Katie tried to make an ugly crochet blanket. She used up all of her scrap yarn, in a very random order, paying no mind to colour clashes or matches. She found it quite fun, a welcome break from the toil and trouble of choosing yarn of colours that blend or pop or match. The blanket grew and grew, until one day it was 160cm wide. Katie weaved in all of the loose ends and declared the ugly blanket to be done! “I will call the it The Hodge Podge!” she said, because of the marvellous mixture of pinks and blues and yellows and greens. The only thing was, it turned out that the blanket wasn’t so ugly. It was full of colours, a lot of some colours and a little of others. It was big and warm and cosy and comforting and that redheaded girl slept under it all winter long.

Although she was so happy with her crazy kaleidoscope blanket, she said to herself “One is not enough!”. So Katie got to work and created… The Hodge Podge No. 2!

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Vital Stats:

Started – June 2013
Finished – July 2014
Pattern – Basic granny square with one chain between each cluster, and two chains on each corner.
Size – 140cm x 140cm
Yarn – Random, mostly 8ply soft acrylic
Hook size – 4mm
Border – One row of US single crochet/UK double crochet

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Crochet granny square blanket
Crochet granny square blanket

The Hodge Podge (bottom) and The Hodge Podge No. 2 (top).

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Look What I Made: Chevron Baby Blankets

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Vital Stats:
Started – Purple – April 2014 Pink – May 2014
Finished –  Purple – May 2014 Pink – May 2014
Pattern – Chevron 2.0 by Babylove Brand
Yarn – Panda Magnum Soft 8ply in black and 23 assorted 8ply coloured yarns
Hook size – 5mm
Finished size –  Both approx. 78cm x 72cm
Details – Random stripes from my stash (with a little donation of yellow from Thouraya – Thank you!)
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Look What I Made: Black Granny Stripe Blanket

 

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Somehow I ended up with six or seven skeins of black yarn, not sure how or why. In an effort to clear out my yarn stash a little I started a granny stripe blanket, and finished it less than 10 days later. Once I started I couldn’t stop, and it was fun to finish each black stripe so I could pick the next colour. Each of the 23 colours are from my stash, mostly Stylecraft Special 8ply and Panda Magnum Soft 8ply. It’s a soft, mid-weight blanket and I quite like it!

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Vital Stats:
Started – June 2014
Finished –  June 2014
Pattern – Granny stripe by Lucy from Attic 24
Yarn – Panda Magnum Soft 8ply in black and 23 assorted 8ply coloured yarns
Hook size – 5mm
Finished size –  Approx. 120cm x 120cm
Details – Two rows of 23 colours, separated by two rows of black. Three rows of black on each end. Border is a row of US single crochet/UK double crochet and one row of US half double crochet/UK half treble.

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Look What I Made: Grey Granny Stripe Blanket

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Available to purchase in my Etsy Store

Vital Stats:
Started – February 2014
Finished –  April 2014
Pattern – Granny stripe by Lucy from Attic 24
Yarn – Seven colours of 8ply acrylic yarn
Hook size – 4mm
Finished size –  Approx. 98cm x 78cm
Details – Random stripes made of one, two or three rows of each colour. Border is a row of US single crochet/UK double crochet and one row of US half double crochet/UK half treble.

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Look What I Made: Granny Square Blanket

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Vital Stats:

Started – August 2010
Finished –  June 2013
Inspired by – Carina’s granny square blanket
Yarn – Shepherd Colour 4 Me 100% wool in every colour I could get in 2010
Hook size – 4mm
Finished size – 155cm x 100cm
Details – 70 squares with six rounds each. (Five colour, one cream) Joined on-the-go. Border of four rows in cream.
Belongs to – Me!

 

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Look What I Made: Rainbow Ripple Blanket

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This blanket was finished a while ago. Last May actually. It’s the same yarn as my rainbow granny stripe blanket. Looking at it now, I think it could probably use a border (I know my friend Maria will agree!).

Vital Stats:
Finished size – 105cm x 90cm
Hook size – 4mm
27 stripes, each three rows wide
Yarn – Nine colours, Stylecraft Special Double Knit and Panda Magnum Soft 8ply
Pattern – Neat ripple by Lucy from Attic24

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Me and my nan, May 2013

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