Sunday, May 25, 2014

Granny Blanket Done!

Greetings from the back porch!  The weather is gorgeous, and my company has four legs and the sweetest face ever!  I am a happy camper.  I finished my latest granny square blanket.  I am so pleased with it.  I am also pleased with the fact that my leg is definitely on the mend.  I was actually able to get out on the porch and clean off the pollen and get my plants outside.  This is progress!

Now the blanket...what do you think?  My favorite part is that teal blue border!  I get crochet giddiness when I ree that blue with red.   I love the combo!

Then when I see it pop agains the black in this ottoman, well, I have no words!   Don't you want to dive right in this photograph!   

Phoebe gave it her approval too.  :)   

Just a few notes on the blanket.  

1 - I joined my squares as I worked the blanket.  I am really getting to the point where I prefer this method.   

2 - I put in a round of small solid grannies.  It slowed the whole process down, but the effect is completely worth it.   It is important that you be mindful with the rows after the single squares...I had to go back and take rows out down to that row of solid grannies because I had too many stitches and it would not lie flat.   

3 - it is my preference to have a nice thick border on the blanket.  I worked it in half double crotchets.   

4 - I apologize for all the red, but I just can't help it!!!!    

5 - This is the perfect project for using up those scrap acrylic yarns.  I did supplement mine with some more colors, but it is mostly what I had on hand.

Now that the blanket is finished, it fueled the fan for more hookiness.  I am now obsessed.  I want to start another blanket, but cannot decide what I want to do so in the meantime I am doing...

See below

How fun are these!!!   Perfect creative outlet.  The possibilities are endless.

Blinged out with some embroidery and little crochet flowers, or

Crocheted up in a nice fluorescent green.

I threw I this triangle granny...not sure why, just pondering.

I have more done, but they are drying and blocking.   

I hope everyone has a great week!


Hindustanka said...

HI Dawn!
The blanket turned out lovely! Very cozy and I like that you included black. Your dog seems liking it a lot too :) it is soft of course!

gaia said...

Gorgeous blanket, Dawn!

Unknown said...

Love your colourful world and I have skull envy! Eco Ethel xx

Ingrid Orens said...

Those crocheted skulls are sooo funny !
Ps great work, your blanket !

Teresinha said...

All your works are really lovely!
I like this blanket with many colours.
Is your foot better? I hope so!
Come and visit my blogs. I have some blankets too... and other works and cooking...
See you!

Meredith said...

I love the blanket and you never have to apologize for color. Love it.

Charlotte said...

I always look forward to your posts. Love the colors of your granny blanket! Hope your leg is doing better! Love the sugar skulls!

Renata said...


Unknown said...

I like the teal, as well. :-)

moonstruckcreations said...

Wow such an explosion of colour!

I am about halfway through a blanket project but I have made each square separately, so a lot of sewing to do!

Your four legged friend is just adorable, such a sweet little face!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I always have a hard time when I try to combine the squares with stripes. Something always comes out wonky. The colors you chose are brilliant and amazing. Best wishes, Tammy

Gramma Rita said...

Your granny blanket is such a delight to look at! Love all the vibrant colors! Glad to hear your leg is on the mend! :)

Sheltie Times said...

Love the colors. Also like the idea of joining as you go. The skulls are adorable.