Sunday, August 5, 2012

Granny Square Love!



The granny square blanket I picked up at the thrift store inspired me to do one of my own.  Her she be!!  I used the join as you crochet technique which really sped up the whole process.  Finished it up in about a week's time.

As I was finishing it up I decided it needed tassels on each corner.

I did each corner with a different color tassel.  cute??  I really like the blue and the purple against the black.

Then it hit me....I knew I had to do it...so, the final touch to the blanket....
You got it!  A little owl!!!  Now how fun is that?

I have decided to donate this to our local Hospice.  It is something I have always wanted to do.  My hope is to make about 3 to 4 afghans a year just for donating, and my hope is that although it is just a crocheted blanket, that it will brighten up a room and bring a smile to someone.

How can you not help yourself from smiling at this little guy!!

I think this would also make an adorable little baby blanket.  Maybe that will come true, maybe with little owl squares???  just a thought floating around in the back of my brain.  LOL

I have some good news about those who have sent me emails and comments about this pattern.  I knew it was in one of my crochet books.  Well I found it!!

It is out of this book, Cozy Crochet, by Melissa Leapman.  It is the Lacy Evening Shawl.

I wish I could remember the yarn I used, but it has been so long ago, I can't remember.  I do remember I got it from A.C. Moore, so it wasn't anything pricey.  It is a soft acrylic.  Hopefully I will get to wear it this coming fall, if it should ever get here!

Y'all have a good week!!  Happy Hooking!

Dawn


19 comments:

Hazel said...

Love the blanket and the little owl is adorable!!! Great design. Lovely shawl too. Such lovely fall colours. x

Melissa said...

You are such a sweetie! Anyone that receives that afghan will be so privileged and bound to love it.

Pammy Sue said...

Totally adorable, Dawn! So so sweet. Love your touch of tassels and the owl and such pretty colors. Been missing you. I see you were buried in this blanket. Don't you love to get all wrapped up in a project like that?

Heather - The Good Life said...

Love the granny square afghan, you have such a talent for putting colors together; the tassels and little owl are the perfect touch. I enjoy seeing all your creations, they are very inspiring. Heather

Christina said...

Gorgeous afghan and I LOVE the owl. I learned to crochet when I was very young but now only knit. Your project just might inspire me to dust off my hooks :)

Neicee said...

Dawn: Beautiful work, You have a way with color!

racoonims said...

the blanket is absolutly beautiful!!

Maria Kurafeeva said...

It's wonderful!

Eileen said...

So lovely! The tassels and Owl are a sweet touch.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is a wonderful idea to donate it to hospice. I am sure it will bring much comfort to someone! Beautiful colors and the shawl is fantastic!~Patti

linda said...

Beautiful blanket, I love the tassels and the sweet little owl :)

Ali said...

The owl really makes the blanket. It's a lovely idea to donate them to the hospice. I'd love to see baby blankets with your owls on.
Ali x

Lulu said...

how beautiful...

priscilla said...

Love your blanket! The owl is adorable ! So nice of you to donate it !

Charlotte said...

Love granny afghans! You always impress me with your idesa.

River Glorious said...

Dawn, I must say that I think that a Phoebe doggy in the corner would be even nicer!

:)

Blondie said...

I love the blanket and owlie! Very pretty!!
Hugz Lisa

Razybabe's Refuge said...

Love everything about this blog. Especially all the lovely crochet items. Some very special blankets and throws in there. Would love a pattern or two.

Pam Rapp said...

Love your granny's ....thkyou for inspired me to continue .....I've just started a sunflower granny square afghan ...after seeing your Iam going for black edge ....see I haven't made one in forty yrs ....thks again ...