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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Granny Square Table Topper

Sunny Table Topper

My table topper is almost finished, just need to do all the weaving in (I wish that was as easy as hiding them underneath for the photo : )  I really love how it came out.  The colors are so cheerful, a bright spot for morning coffee.

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Take a closer look…

Granny Square Table Topper

I really like the simple, softly pointed edge.  Come in and look a little closer…

Pointed crochet edging

If you know how to do corners on granny squares, then you already know how to do the edging!  In the space between 3 dc, do the 3dc, ch3, 3dc that you would do for a corner.  Sc inbetween the next 3dc space.  And so on.  You need an odd number of 3dc spaces to have it work out right.  In the corner spaces, I did 4dc, ch3, 4dc to make them a bit bigger.

You can see some of the squares before the edging was added in this post.