My current work in progress. I have been thinking about a new mitered blanket for some time. I was inspired by some vintage ones I had seen where each motif abutted the others without a border around. I liked the look of that. I tried making them in single or double crochet rows same as the ones I had seen, but didn’t hit on anything that really satisfied me. Every now and then I would see another on the web somewhere and I would want to make one again.
I ended up with a variation of my mitered granny square. I did some tweaking of the pattern so it worked more neatly, which is needed since I won’t have the border around each square to hide any untidiness. I like the results!
My daughter has hinted that she would like a crochet throw, so I am making her this one as a gift. I was planning on making a ripple blanket for myself and I decided to do this one for her first. Hope she doesn’t read this blog!
I have admired crochet blankets made up of many small squares for as long as I can remember. I love the quilt-ness of them, and the thrifty using up of what is left over from other projects. The wonderful many colors they contain.
It also seems a bit overwhelming with so, so many little squares. So, so many weaving in of the ends (my least favorite part). But, I have decided to take the plunge just the same! I have quite a bit of leftover yarn I can use up, and perhaps I will buy a few additional colors to add into the mix. I want to keep it to earthy colors so the throw will match my brown furniture.
These kinds of blankets are so interesting to look at, and would be so interesting to make! No getting bored with doing the same stitch over and over. This one at HaakmaarRaak! is especially beautiful I think, very neatly done and the use of gray really sets off the colors… Maybe a sampler should be my next blanket (at least until I see the next beautiful crochet blanket on the internet!)
Most people would choose to do a Grandmother’s Flower Garden throw in the beautiful colors that flowers typically come in. I love those colorful throws and blankets, but I also wanted to coordinate with my neutral living room décor. So I had to go a different way.