Gray Area Log Cabin Blanket

Almost done, just need to weave in the ends for the gray border and multi-colored edging.  It was too cold outside for me to want to take any photos out there (in the teens for the high and windy!), so I had to take them next to the sunny kitchen window.  Not room enough for a full view.

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I made 20 of the log cabin granny squares, and then did 2 rounds in gray around each square, joining them join as you go in the last round.  After joining the squares, I went around the whole blanket with 4 rounds of gray.  Then I did 1 round in gray of single crochet, crocheting into the chains on each corner space, with 3 sc in the center chain (not in the chain 3 space, in the individual chain stitches).

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Then I did 1 sc round changing colors as I went so I had some of each color.  I didn’t end off when I changed colors, which was a bit of a pain to have all those attached, but I could pick them back up when I did my final round of reverse single crochet (also called crab stitch).  I like the kind of edge that stitch makes, it looks nice and finished.  Here is a closer look at the edging (front and back)…

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27 thoughts on “Gray Area Log Cabin Blanket

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Is there a free pattern available? I would love to make one for my 20 year old grandson. Thanks
    Gabrielle

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  2. Your blanket is looking beautiful. Really like the changing of colors surrounded by grey and the different colors in the border. All the combinations really make it POP !

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  3. This is just gorgeous. Such an amazing effect. I have been working on a mitered (sp?) Granny square afghan and I think I just found my next project…lol so beautiful I can’t get over it. I have never seen anything like this.

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  4. Hi Sue, It is amazing what you find when you go on a web search, clicking on blogs others follow. I am so glad I found yours. This log cabin is lovely, thanks for the inspiration. I may well try, I have almost finished a single blanket in Attic24 ripple using Planet Penny cotton yarn. I like this as you can do panels before you put it all together.

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  5. I can’t wait to try this but I am going to continue in your pattern to make a blanket one piece.
    Beautiful and such a challenge to me. Thank you. God bless

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  6. On your Log Cabin Square post it says that the link to here also includes estimates of the yarn used but I don’t see that on this post. How big did the afghan end up being and how much yarn did you use?
    I love making afghans in the winter as it is always cold here in Canada and I don’t handle the cold well so am inside most of the time. I have plans to make this one and the Mitered Granny Square one too.

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    1. Drat, I linked to the wrong post. I corrected it, and added a link to the post that actually has the estimate. It is just an estimate, because I used leftover yarn from another project

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  7. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I also used this Log Cabin pattern 3 yrs ago, made a continuous full size quilt, also used reverse sc for edging, AND also made it with Vanna’s Choice colors! Now I must try your gorgeous granny squares! Thanks.

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