Sunday, March 20, 2011

Granny Blanket in the Making

Here lately I have been inspired with all the granny squares I have seen people doing on flickr and ravelry.  Needless to say, I had to join in!

Once again the Granny Square bug has bitten me.  I am now officially obsessed with cranking out these red and black octagons!  I have been wanting to do a granny blanket with black in it for some time.  And I do love red!!  So I grabbed some yarn from my stash and started putting colors together.

After crocheting up a few of these octagons and laying them out I knew I had the makings of an afghan.  I think this is really going to be pretty.  I plan on joining my octagons with a tapestry needle and black yarn, it will be a lot of stitching, but I think it will be well worth it.  The tones of red along with the one variegated yarn are really pleasing me. 


I used Square #31 from the Crochet Motifs book.  (I do love me this book!)



I also managed to put some left over Noro to some good use with another Queen Anne's Lace scarf!

I was in JoAnne's Fabrics and saw this book!  When I got home I grabbed my new book and a cup of tea, I couldn't wait to sit down and look it over from cover to cover.  As I was flipping pages I thought to myself, "this really looks familiar".  Well...it should be, because I had a copy of this same book on my bookshelf.  LOL!!  Can you guess I have a lot of knitting and crochet books??!  I could take it back, but I decided a crochet bud will enjoy having this so I am giving it to her.  If you haven't had a chance to check this book out, I totally recommend it.  It is truly full of inspiration!

I hope everyone has a great week!

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

Awesome granny squares, err...hexagons! The color combo is fab. I have granny square fever myself. Currently working on my third one this year. The 'Crochet Inspirations' book is wonderful, too. I just found this one last week and plan to make a bag. Just need to pick a stitch and yarn! Hope you have a great Sunday, at least what's left of it. :)

Beth said...

I love the soon-to-be afghan's colors!

Neicee said...

Dawn: I just love them! I also tend to sew my squares together I dont know why I like it. I just cant seem to get them to lay right when I crochet them together. It will look amazing on your back porch.

Mindy said...

So pretty! I love the colors and stitches.

M. said...

I love your granny squares and would love me some crochet inspiration! Mona at peaceandquilts@gmail.com Thanks!

The Garden Bell said...

Stunning. Love the Red and Black. And you know how I feel about that Q.A. scarf pattern. Great with your yarn choice.

Pammy Sue said...

That's going to be a fab blanket, sister! Love the red & black.

melbatoast68 said...

I know I've already said this, but it bears repeating - You are such a sweetie! The hexagons are looking brilliant. We need to get together soon!

tamdoll said...

I LOVE the red and black - it looks fantastic. It's just like my wardrobe, too! And when my husband just walked by the screen, he said "wow, that's nice!" Love it so much.

DaCraftyLady said...

I do so love granny squares and this book looks wonderful can't wait to see what you'll make with it.. colors and shapes...I love your squares too. :)

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