I've finally completed my granny square blanket. I have been planning on making this since I started crocheting and have managed to do it after 4 long years. Unsure that I would follow through, I was always reluctant to start this project; but somehow mustered courage and took the leap.
I started this blanket in August and have been working on it off and on. Overall it took me around 4 months to complete this project.
This is my first ever(might as well be the last) multi colored granny square blanket. I can easily say the hardest part was choosing colors at random for each row. It is a lot easier if the colors are finalized in the beginning.
The first granny square of the blanket.
Gradually growing in number
My sister had gifted me a Michael's gift card for my birthday last year and most of the yarn for this project came from that. So a big thank you to her!! :-)
Before starting each row I would finalize all the colors for that row. and put them in the stitch holder in the right order. This saved a lot of time.
I used "join as you go" method for joining the squares.
Many more rows to go ...
Half way through ...
Almost done ...
Weaving in the ends felt like a project in itself.
|These are the trims for just 2 rows of the blanket|
Finally it is ready with all the squares joined and all ends weaved in. It has 21 rows of 18 squares each.
I decided to keep the border simple and made a granny stripe border.
It's wonderfully heavy and gives just the right amount of warmth. It looks so beautiful that I sometimes wonder if I will ever use it ;-)
It adds a great dash of color to our room and makes adjusting to the gray skies of Vancouver a bit more easier ;-)
The completion of this grand project has made me every bit as proud as I could ever be!!! :-)
Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR !
Till I post again!