Saturday, August 11, 2012

Granny Stripe Blanket

Today I finished my first crochet project since returning to crochet. I began this granny striped blanket the first week of July!


I found this great pattern on a blog called Attic 24, Lucy has a lot of patterns that are good for crocheters of all levels and her projects are very colorful. Her patterns are in UK terms but can easily be converted to US terms. If want to add some color to your life you should check out her blog at:
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/granny-stripe.html



The yarn for the blanket was found on a website suggested by Lucy on her blog. The yarn used for the blanket is Stylecraft Special DK. I used 17 skeins of different colors, (100 g each) and I used a  G hook or 4mm hook. Below is the link to Deramores where the yarn was purchased. They are based out of the UK but they are great at getting your order to you pretty quickly.
http://us.deramores.com/?gclid=CMLosf2W4bECFSI0QgodxiUAQg


My last comment about the granny stripe blanket, I used a border pattern from the book 50 Crocheted Afghan Borders by Jean Leinhauser, I used border #43 on page 29.  It was easy to do and seems to blend nicely with the blanket.
http://www.leisurearts.com/products/50-crocheted-afghan-borders.html

This was the first of many projects to come, since my daughter will be having her fourth child, I will be crocheting a few baby items as my next projects.

Happy Crocheting!

9 comments:

  1. Great job! the blanket is so bright and colorful! Love it....

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  2. Nice job on the blanket! Is this one for you? Looking forward to seeing your next project.

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    1. I will keep this one, since it is my experiment!

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  3. The blanket is so colorful, and it looks just perfect. Look forward to ready your blog, Kerry's and Sandra. Betty (San's Mom)

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  4. Bring on the sunglasses! What a goregous and vibrant throw. Looks like rick rack sewn together. Your stitches look so even...amazing how you can do so well with dusty needles. Great first project back in the yarn bag =^.^=
    Sandi

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  5. What are the measurements of your finished blanket? Beautiful!!!

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  6. The finished blanket measures 72" (183cm) by 57" (145cm)
    Thanks, this was a fun project!

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