Today I finished this giant granny square. I completed 50 rounds of the granny square, starting and finishing with Magenta. My colour order was Magenta, White, Aspen, Lavender, Graphite, Clematis and Wisteria. You can purchase the yarn here.
I chose a border from ‘Round the Corner – Crochet Borders’ by Edie Eckman. I selected border #130 and am really please with the result. I used White and Clematis for the border.
My finished blanket measured approximately 103cm x 103cm.
I have just finished this baby-sized blanket (70cm x 82cm). It is really simple that you can scale up to the size that you want. To see further details on how I made this please see here.
I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic) in 4 colours : Magenta (100g), White (100g), Blush (100g) and Silver (200g). You can purchase this yarn here. You will need to purchase more yarn if you plan to make a bigger blanket.
Over the last few days I have been trying to do a few new things. I thought I would try the ‘corner-to-corner moss stitch’. I found there are a few tutorials on YouTube, and followed one. Here are a couple of my efforts.
Overall I really enjoyed this stitch and found that it worked up quite quickly. II liked the way that the stitch did not have big holes, but I did notice that I felt that the blanket felt a little stiff and rigid.
Also this week I started making more granny squares. I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic) in magenta, blush and white.
Now to decide on the joining colour (I have an idea, but I want to test it first!).
Hopefully, next time I will show you progress on this.
Welcome to the Summer Fruits Throw. I have named it ‘The Summer Fruits Throw’ as the colours that I used are Stylecraft Special DK in Plum, Raspberry, Vintage Peach, and Lemon. However, you could use any four colours that you choose. I love the richness and warmth of the colours in this blanket, but I have found these colours impossible to photograph and they appear to change with each second that the light changes. It is a simple design which involves traditional granny squares in four colours, and the finished throw/blanket is reversible.
As promised I have finally finished trying to write up the pattern for this project. I have only just started to try and write some patterns up, but hopefully it is of some use. Please find the pattern here.
This week has been about playing around with some different colours for a new granny squares project.
I wanted to have a look at some colours from the red/brown palette.
I really loved how the colours of Stylecraft Special DK Lemon, Vintage Peach, Raspberry and Plum were working together. What a fruity combo these are turning out to be! I love the way that the granny squares look quite different when combined in a different order.
I think I might keep on going – and perhaps this is going to be the next big project.
Continuing to work on my granny squares, which started off as a project to use up some of my yarn stash.
Round 6 of each square was completed using cream.
I ended up with a total of 25 squares.
Today’s job is to join the squares together.
I am joining the squares using a continuous ‘join-as-you-go’ method, but I am trying to do it differently from before. Instead of going with a slip stitch going under the square, I am trying to join with a slip stitch by going into the square from above. It is taking much longer doing it this way but the work appears much flatter.