Finished

Sunday, 26 September 2010


The blanket is now finished. Daughter says it rocks. I'm quite pleased with it too.




















Seven colours -red, yellow, blue, pink, white, blue-green, light green
All acrylic yarns except the red which was wool.
All DK.
A 4mm hook.
70 squares, 7 rounds each, one round of each colour.
Border-3 rows of treble clusters in red, white and blue.
Begun 7th August 2010
Finished 24th September 2010

  
It's not perfect by any means. The light green and yellow yarns were thicker than the others causing squares with those two colours in the outer rounds to be bigger than the others. The joining isn't as I'd like either -the corners of the squares don't meet properly. This is one of the reasons I wouldn't be prepared to make blankets for sale. They look good in my photos, but don't bear closer scrutiny.

But now what? I have some ideas. But I need to save up. More yarn is required.

44 comments:

  1. Sue your blanket is gorgeous and I love the colour combinations you have used. It is so nice to see the finished product. Looking forward to seeing the next thing you make.

    Anne xx

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  2. Stunning! I love it... the colours are stunning and it's just beautiful.

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  3. only we will ever see the slight imperfections in our creations, all anyone else will ever see is a beautiful handmade item!

    i think your blanket is beautiful!

    cate, x

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  4. Really, really lovely and finished so quickly!

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  5. Oh I love it! That is so my colours Sue. It's all vintagey and cosy. I know what you mean about joing the squares I did the same with my first blanket and I wouldn't do it that way again, but nobody else seems to notice them. Inmho your blanket is simply gorgeous! x

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  6. Its gorgeous :)

    I think we always look to hard @ our own work for faults - like Cate said everyone else sees something beautifully handmade.

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  7. Stunning, I love the use of colours.

    Sometimes I think we are too harsh on ourselves and always see the faults of what we make, others on the otherhand as already has been mentioned see a thing of beauty.

    It's just lovely Sue, I agree with said daughter, it Rocks!

    A x

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  8. Really beautiful! Love it. x

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  9. It's all things bright and beautiful :0)

    It didn't take you very long to complete - you must be a crochet master.

    Jill x

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  10. It's lovely. Great colours. It didn't take you long either. I'm still slaving away (when I get the chance) on my blanket, hoping to finish (minus the ends!) fairly soon though...

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  11. You are a bit of a whirling dervish- less than two months to make AND all that baking, preserving and cooking going on too. Now I'm feeling a teensy bit inadequate! Ax

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  12. Great colours! Can't believe you made this so quickly - that'd never happen at my place. :-) What a cool daughter you have to think that granny squares rock.
    Caz :)

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  13. I just love the coloru combinations you used in your granny squares!

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  14. Gorgeous, surely a family heirloom in the making - do you crochet over your wool ends as you go? or weave them in at the end? I made the brownies today as well - mind blowingly easy and delicious!

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  15. It certainly does rock - beautiful colours. So when are you starting your next one??

    Nina xxx

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  16. It's blinkin' brilliant Sue! I think homemade items SHOULD be slightly imperfect - that's what makes them so wonderful and so homey and more importantly U.N.I.Q.U.E.

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  17. Looks great, I wish my blanket was near to being finished. At the rate I'm making the squares that won't be until this time next year!

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  18. It looks amazing - and I can't believe how fast you got it done!

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  19. What a wonderful winter blanket, all warm and bright to look at when the days are grey. Can imagine snuggling under that on my bed. I started knitting squares of different wool in cream, I am going to crochet some as well as make some with material, all in cream for my bed. On Saturday night I hooked a square from reading a pattern, then yesterday I hooked two more different squares following a pattern. Yay!! Had to undo two of them as they were the wrong size, so tension is still to be worked on. But at last I am starting to understand crochet patterns.
    xx Sandi

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  20. It looks beautiful and quite cozy. Those small imperfections is usually what makes more lovable.

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  21. Looks beautiful to me. Love all the colors.
    Teresa

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  22. The colours are wonderful. In a good way they remind me of where my grandparents used to live. They had oilcloth on the table, bone handled butter knives and granny always had green palmolive soap. They were originally vintage before it was fashionable. If only I'd known!!

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  23. Hurray!!! It's amazing. Absoultely love all those colours, it's so bright and summery, you couldn't have finished it at a better time now that the weather has taken an autumnal turn.

    Know what you mean about joining them together, I was thinking this as I was working on mine the other day, these are definitely to be given to people who like me and will just appreciate the thought, they're not good enough to be exchange for money!

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  24. Beautiful - can't wait to see what you do next. This would easily sell - Mine have sold wonky joins and all - lol!

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  25. Looks amazing! Craft projects can really cost... hence the stash swap over on my blog. I'm sure you could do something similar to up your wool stocks. Maybe you have something lying around that some would happily exchange for some of their wool supplies? A x

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  26. She must be pleased, it looks fantastic!!

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  27. I adore this blanket :) xxx

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  28. Anonymous1:21 pm BST

    I love your blanket - so cosy, colourful and warm. Did you join as you go? I've noticed that using that method corners can be a bit misplaced sometimes. Not that it looks anything other than perfect from here! You can't help the yarns different thickness; it is something I have noticed too. There is a reason for it.The darker colours need more pigments in the dye which means the yarn absorbs more weight and thickness. Have read the suggestion that you should purchase more yarn for the darker colours if at all in doubt about how much is needed, as being heavier (and thicker) there is less to the gram. I noticed it with style craft - just one of those things!

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  29. Just beautiful. I am not a perfectionist and don't like things to match so the more diverse something is the more interesting it is in my mind anyway! Itlooks very warm and cosy xox

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  30. Beautiful, Sue. It goes very well with the rosali bedding.

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  31. Wow Sue! It's simply beautiful. What a true handmade treasure. Well done, be very proud of yourself.

    Perfect colours. I am yet again envious of my total inability to crochet!

    Happy snuggling underneath it.
    Stephx

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  32. Oh swoon. That is stunning. It looks perfect for snuggling beneath. What a treasure is is x

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  33. Donna (Owlcrazi)1:55 pm BST

    Hello Sue :) This is my first visit (all the way from Canada)to your blog, I was pointed in your direction by 'sandjune' from Ravelry. You have a LOVELY blog and I am SO glad she sent me - have to go refill my coffee cup so I can dive deeper :) Already excited to try those brownies today!

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  34. Welcome Donna :o)

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  35. Absolutely stunning.
    I've almost finished my granny stripe blanket, just the edging to go now.
    Carol xx

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  36. Beautiful and the colours are gorgeous. Is there a pattern available for those squares? I'd love to make one of these even half as good as yours! BTW, the only perfect items are those that are churned out by machines. YUK!

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  37. Try googling 'granny squares'. There are lots of crochet sites or visit Ravelry :o)

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  38. I love grannies and I am in awe of how quickly you have crafted your beautiful blanket. Best wishes, Pj x

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  39. Oooh Loving the colours in your blanket!!!

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  40. wow, it only took you over a month? great job! fast.

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  41. Anonymous12:28 pm BST

    l love that particular crochet look..l enjoy my crochet. Plus knitting too..Yr blog is beaut.. l put you on my favorite files so l can call in every so often now..Keep up the good work..Regards,
    Hahnsmum,
    New England, NSW, Australia.

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