A short post to share a couple of my projects from last year.
When I first started crocheting as a little girl I used to make granny square blankets with all my scrap yarn. I used to knit a lot so I had quite a bit of scrap yarn left over! I loved making the blankets and quickly progressed to buying odd balls of remnant yarn from our local wool shop with my pocket money!
I came back to crochet last year and again started with granny square blankets. I made a huge blanket for our living room first. My children had just had their rooms decorated and both asked for a blanket for their beds. You can see the results below. These blankets are very basic in terms of the stitches used. They grow really really quickly and you can work them in front of the TV once you get into the rhythm!
This is the blanket my son wanted….
The blankets are very warm. I think the ‘holes’ actually help the blankets hold the warmth – if that makes any sense. They do munch an awful lot of yarn so really are excellent for using up scraps but if you are buying yarn to make them you should beware of the overall cost and choose a yarn to suit your budget! As a guide these blankets are made out of Aran weight yarn and each weighs 2.7kg which would mean around 54 x 50g balls. However, the blankets I made here are enormous, 2.5 metres square 🙂
This is my daughter’s blanket….
When I finally managed to convince them that the blankets were big enough I had to put an edge on them. My son didn’t want anything ‘too fancy’ so his was just a couple of coloured bands. My daughter went for a small scalloped edge. The edge on my daughters took some time to do but again I think that was because of the sheer size!!
That’s all for now. Only to let you know that I plan to make some smaller versions of these to sell in my Etsy shop as they make lovely cot blankets and I find them very relaxing to make.