Nearly Finished

It's nearly done.
My vintage granny squares blanket.
Begun here.

















First the squares were blocked -pinned out and sprayed with water and left to dry.





Seventy squares ready to go. Please don't look at my grubby mantelpiece.































All laid out ready to join.
I joined them together using this method from Attic24. It's quick and easy but you must concentrate or this will happen.

















Middle square is back to front- see all those ends. This happened twice. Fortunately I spotted them both before it was too late.

















They're all joined together but I still have a bit of finishing off to do and a border to add.
Won't be long now :o)

Comments

  1. It looks absolutely beautiful
    Julie xxxxx

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  2. Sue, that's an incredibly pretty blankie! Very Nice Indeed!! :)

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  4. scrumptious Sue and very CK if I may say (only better of course)What yarn did you use?

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  5. Hi Sue - (I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my comment will actually post today).

    I'm loving your granny squares blanket - the colours are fab, and I can't wait to see it finished off.

    Jill x

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  6. Its looking lovely, and just in time for the cooler evenings - very snuggly.

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  7. Gorgeous - love the colour choices (I agree with Louise - CK but better!) Think I would be reluctant to pass it over to anyone - however close to my heart.

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  8. Looking lovely.
    That's the trouble with crochet, it distracts you from all the mundane tasks - I spotted a very dusty windowsill earlier!
    Carol xx

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  9. It's looking good - I can feel the 'almost done' excitement vibes coming off you - can't wait to see the finished article.

    Nina xxx

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  10. Lovely, very very lovely.

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  11. Looking good !
    Cheers
    Helen

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  12. I do love the beads tucked into the corners, makes it more special than it is already. I did a few more squares to mine, its pretty dodgy as it is the first thing I have crocheted, however I am still proud of it. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Hugs Sandi xx

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  13. I love your squares. You must be superwoman, you achieve so much. Can I have some of your energy, pleeeease? :-)

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  14. Your crochet work is amazing! I love your blog and I left for u a surprise on mine!
    Kisses:)

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  15. That is gorgeous - just wish I could crochet.

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  16. lol feels like we're at exactly the same stage in terms on blanket production!!

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  17. Dear Sue,

    WOW - this is a really great job!
    That looks so very beautiful.
    Wonderful colors - thank you for sharing.

    Many Greetings and have a nice weekend,
    Marion

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  18. It's really lovely Sue ~ you must work really hard to get so much done. I've come to a complete standstill just now with regards to my crocheting time and am lacking motivation to get going again! Hope that you have a very lovely weekend :O) x

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  19. Hello! It's wonderful! I enjoy always visiting your blog! Wishes from Crete Teje

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  20. Beautiful Sue! I found that you had put this link on on eof the ravelry groups and I am so grateful you did as I was able to use it for my flower cushion. Pics to follow as soon as buttons arrive!! x

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  21. I do love those colors!!! What a grand project. I also like to see projects in progress, such as your shot of the grannies all stacked up. Who could notice a 'grubby' mantelpiece with all that yarny loveliness to distract them? Beautiful work!

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  22. Love this blanket !!
    Your colours are great,it's going to be stunning once finnished.
    Jacquie x

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  23. Lovely, lovely, lovely grannies, Sue! Color combo is FANTASTIC. =)

    I found your blog through Ravelry's WE LOVE LUCY group. Pop in for a quick visit of my blog sometime!

    Cheers,

    Erin

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  24. It's beautiful, I love the colours you have used.

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  25. Every time I read your blog, I think I really must learn to crochet, but I never get the time. Maybe I will use it as a treat to myself when I've got BTE's education sorted out. I really love seeing the stuff you make and your blog is always so bright and cheering. Thank you.

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  26. Really lovely use of colour.

    Can't wait to see it with it's borders.

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  27. Hello Sue! Thank you for visiting Planet Penny and introducing yourself. I've been having a little read and my mouth is seriously watering after looking at all the yumminess from your kitchen! The granny squares blanket is really pretty. Just in time for Winter...

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  28. How delightful to outline groupings of squares by different colors. I love all the "vintage" colors you used. It is simply stunning. What kind of yarn did you use and size hook?

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  29. Amazing well done you!! Very impressed at your blocking, I've been so lazy I've never done this yet. I'm a bad granny square crochet blanket-maker.

    There also isn't a single blanket yet that doesn't contain a square that's the wrong way round or a little bit rumpled up because I didn't concentrate. I like to think it's all part of the charm!!

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  30. Fabulous crochet blanket! Those colours are delicious. Love the pic of them piled up, so satisfying somehow don't you think?! Love Vanessa xxx

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