Thursday, 26 July 2018

Granny's Crochet Blanket

Granny Square Blanket with a difference 

When I finish a project I save all my left over yarn - even small amounts.
Nothing is wasted in this house!

And then I crochet some easy granny squares whilst watching TV usually. 
A few here - a few there ......... and sometime later ........I discover that I have enough to make a little blanket. 

I have been doing this for years and I have usually made some variation or alteration each time. I love to try new things - and I am happy to try out new ideas. Sometimes I sew the squares together, sometimes I crochet them together ..... this time I decided to do a little of both and to join the squares in a different way just to be creative ! 

The granny squares for this blanket are quite small as it is for a baby. 
I made each just 3 rounds 

24 made - 40 more to go ........

Once I had enough little squares I laid them out in a pattern that looked balanced - with colours evenly distributed. 

And sewed them together into strips of 8 squares

Then I crocheted all around each strip in in pretty white sparkly yarn
 - one treble crochet in every stitch

Once I had done that around all 8 strips of 8 squares, I decided to join the strips together using a contrast colour. 
I chose a lovely turquoise - one of my favourite colours

I crocheted the strips together on the right side and it gave a raised line which I like the look of 

4 strips joined - 4 more to add ! 

And to finish it off - a border of half treble crochet all around

Ta Da  ....... another project completed! 

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  1. Its beautiful. I have so many small bits to use up & tbh i thought they were good for nothing.

  2. Another 'why didn’t I think of that' moment!

    Lovely effect. Thank you ....... again.

  3. That is so pretty. A great idea using all your bits of wool.

  4. what a great idea!
    I am saving my scraps now, in a container from Costco that used to hold pretzels
    can't wait to start!