Saturday, November 10, 2012

Granny Blanket Is Done!

It's done!  And I couldn't be more pleased!  (Note the appliquéd owl in the bottom corner)  Yes, ends are woven in, tassels attached and I blocked the entire blanket.  It took most of the week for it to completely dry out.  I am glad I blocked it because it really lays so pretty now.  I think it looks like a piece of folk art.
Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes!

I  love it with my ottoman!
Oh, I also had to do some "owl therapy" this week.  That little pillow is the outcome.  I have a  deep pile of upholstery samples in the basement that have been screaming at me to be used.  So I put some to good use.
Isn't he cute???  I do have more planned.
I almost got her, LOL!  There is too much distraction for Phoebe to sit still, although she loves being in the picture.  
But I got her here!  For those interested, this blanket is done in all acrylic yarn.  I joined my squares as I  worked the blanket.  I have really become a fan of crocheting my grannies in this manner.  It looks so neat and clean when you are finished.  Of course, you can see my black contrasting color throughout.  There are large tassels at each corner, each a different color. 

I have a lot of lavender and blues in the blanket and bright red.  I really can't tell how many colors I used!  As usual, I really never have a plan, I add colors as I am working. 

For anyone wishing to try one out, if you look at the picture I have of the blanket laid on the floor you can see the entire pattern.  Of course, if anyone wants to email me with questions, I am happy to answer.

Now the question is, "what next?"  I can't decide.  I kind of want to start another blanket but I have also found a little doll pattern I want to try.  Before I begin anything I think I will devote the rest of the weekend to getting the house cleaned and laundry done.    

Happy crocheting everyone!

Dawn


37 comments:

Gramma Rita said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous afghan! And your owl pillow is adorable! Great work! :D

DaenelT said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I'm working on flowers to embellish my cardis.

linda said...

I love it it's beautiful!, the little owl is such a lovely touch. Your cushion is lovely too, everything goes so well together :)

priscilla said...

Love your blanket ! The colors are beautiful and the owl so cute !!

Lisa said...

Wonderful, just wonderful.

Lisa

Neicee said...

STUNNING! Just gorgeous..Everytime you make something I want to drop what im doing and start something new! Your an inspiration Dawn!

Charlotte Huffman said...

Beautiful! Maybe this will be my next one.

Marcia said...

You really do lovely work. Your projects are an inspiration.
Kudos to you.

Candice S said...

Holy freaking gorgeous! Your blanket is amazing! Love the little owl in the corner and the tassels too. I adore owls too & that pillow is adorable:)

Crafts4others said...

I love granny square aghans, and yours is is absolutely gorgeous! Phoebe is so cute, and looks quite content on the afghan. =0) The owls are so cute!

Homeschool Mom said...

Dawn, This is so pretty. I am working on an old-fashioned granny square with a pattern from the 70's. Thanks for the inspiration.

~Niki~ said...

that is beautiful! great job. i felt that way too. just finished a 'ghan,you can see it on my blog. and now i'm thinking what I should work on.

Pammy Sue said...

I absolutely love everything about your granny! It really does look like a piece of folk art...I agree. And your owl pillow is adorable. That Phoebe is one of the cutest dogs I've ever seen. Those eyes! They are heart melters for me!

sally said...

Your Granny Blanket is stunning! And your owls are darn cute.

meijra said...

It's so beautifull. I love it.
Meijra

Qra Domowa said...

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Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love, love, love! All of the colors are gorgeous and the black frames it so beautifully. I still don't quite get the join as you go method. I've been doing the single crochet join but sometimes it just doesn't look very neat. No matter how long I've been crocheting, my work just never seems to have that "finished" look. Phoebe is a doll! And the owl pillow is cute, too. Best wishes, Tammy

Sue said...

Phoebe is the perfect model! Your crochet afghan is beautiful. The owls are both very cute.

Pascale said...

Awesome ! Good job !!!

MrS wiLD said...

Totally so folksy! I love everything!

Leah said...

It's gorgeous! You must be so pleased with it!
Leah

Mereknits said...

Dawn the blanket is absolutely perfect, love the owl too.
Hugs,
Meredith

Panhandle Jane said...

That is an outstanding use of color!

Mistea said...

The blanket is gorgeous. Loving the brights with black.
Cute puppy helping with the modeling.
Enjoy

Melissa said...

Is Pheobe going to let that one go? It's gorgeous!

GerryART said...

Do the little doll pattern in between blankets. The change up will clear your 'palate', so to speak and ready your senses for your next blanket adventure.

You've created a fantastic blanket, don't cha know.
hugs

Tracy Joyner said...

It's beautiful! I especially love the tassles in the corners..it's a real nice look. I spied an owl in one corner too :-) nice touch

TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

Norwegianstitch said...

Hi,

Great work! So inspiring to see other peoples work :) Thank you for sharing!

Regards Linda
Website: http://norwegianstitch.blogspot.com

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Anonymous said...

LOVE, Love, love it!!!!

You are inspiring me, I'll have to add one to my very long list.

dragonmommie said...

Oh wow... I love it~! Just might try it... and really love the owl, too... hope I can replicate that... but sigh, I've already got myself into two other blanket projects, but I think I can at least do the squares.

T said...

I love you choice of colors and sense of style.

dragonmommie said...

Oh wow... I love it~! Just might try it... and really love the owl, too... hope I can replicate that... but sigh, I've already got myself into two other blanket projects, but I think I can at least do the squares.

virginia haag said...

i have been a crocher for over 40 yrs and this is one of the prettiest afghan patterns i have ever come across..i also join as i go, as
i agree its so much easier and time saving, than sewing them to gether after its finished..love the colors you chose too. i personally have always used red heart yarn super saver skeins . have lots of left over from projects so this afghan will def help me ,to use them up..thanks

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Rey said...

How did you join your squares together?