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 little squares are about 2 3/4 inches each, just two rounds of a basic solid granny square done with worsted weight (medium weight 4) yarn and an H hook. Continue reading “Small Solid Granny Squares”
You can’t make just one…
The colors are brighter than in the photos, nice rich fall colors. I think the solid center one is my favorite, today at least…
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!)
Love, love, love this throw that I saw on Pinterest! Did I say, LOVE?
This is the Eye Dazzler Afghan and the pattern is available at Crochet! Magazine for free. This is going on my must make soon list!
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.
I found Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn on sale, and I liked the neutral colors they had. They go very well with the colors of my sofa and pillows, and match one of my dogs perfectly! Continue reading “Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw Started”
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.
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).
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)…