It's about time there was more crochet on this blog and less food don't you think?
These are my vintage granny squares. I made them this weekend.
I'm really very pleased with this colour combination. It isn't what I originally had in mind at all. The white and red yarns were not part of the plan to begin with, but I saw this beautiful granny square blanket by Teawagon and was struck by how effective the addition of white and red was and what a lovely vintage feel they gave to the blanket.
This morning I went shopping for more yarn and as I took my little bundle of yarn snippets from my Cath Kidston bag I noticed how closely they matched it.
The vintage vibe is definitely there.
I have seven colours and the squares have seven rounds, a round in each colour. I'm making them in pairs, one the reverse of the other.
All the yarns were ones I had in my stash and are all double knitting acrylic yarn except for the red which is Rowan Pure Wool DK. I tried to get an acrylic red to match (to keep the costs down) but they were all too orangey-red. the Rowan red is a lovely dark blood red (the photo below doesn't show it very well). I'm using a 4mm hook.
My vintage grannies are going to be a blanket for my daughter's bed. If she doesn't like it then it can be a camping blanket. I think she will like it though. I hope so :o)