Finished! Retro Rainbow Granny Square Blanket

It’s finished! My first ever crochet project. The brief from my sister was a bright, retro inspired granny square blanket for a baby girl. After some searching around for inspiration we came across these blankets on Etsy.

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Here’s the finished result. The blanket comprises of 30 squares and with the boarder measures 83 x 93cm. I used a great boarder tutorial from Sandra Cherry over at her blog http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/grannie-patches-border-tutorial.html and modified it slightly.

Just the right size to throw over your knees on the sofa or perfect for a baby to roll around on!

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Crochet and I are now friends…

It’s taken four-ish months, one workshop, umpteen You Tube videos, lots of practice and some ripping out and starting again but I finally feel like crochet and I are friends. In fact (whisper) I think I like it more than knitting. I love the intricacies and delicate details you can create with a crochet hook and some yarn. It’s a great stash buster too.

Have a look at my journey from never-held-a-hook before beginner to now-I-kind-of-know-what-I’m-doing amateur…

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The pink and green messy squashed square was my first ever attempt at a granny, back in November,  followed by the little orange and green number below. The multi-coloured granny on the left is my current project. It’s great to be able to see an improvement. I’ve made 21 of these crochet squares so far…only another 9 to go to craft my first ever crochet granny square blanket.