Thursday, 3 October 2013

Look What I Made! Large Granny Square Blanket

Last night I finished my first big crochet project. I only learnt this summer so it is a big deal for me. My daughter demanded a blanket she could snuggle under and who I am to deny her that pleasure.

Originally I was going to make Lucy's at Attic 24 Granny Stripe blanket. I even bought the yarn pack to do it. However BG saw a blanket made up of small granny squares and wanted that. I then showed her Bunny Mummy's Large Granny Square Blanket and she was happy with that. 

I used the Stylecraft Special DK Colour Pack from Deramores which is based on Lucy's blanket. There are 17 different shades of colour. I have to say not all of them were my cup of tea and next time I will choose my own colours but as a beginner it was good to have a pack I could just use.

I used a 4.5mm hook and I did two rounds of each colours and then a border of DC with three different blues.

BG choose the order the colours went in and colours for the border. 

I am really happy with the way it turned out. Its not perfect there are some mistakes but that adds to the charm.

I started it on the 26th August and finished it in the 2nd October so it took 5 weeks which I am really impressed with.

I can't wait for BG to get home from school so she can see the finished blanket.

Now what to make next! 


  1. Well done. Thats really quick too. Hope she loved it. Cant really beat snuggling under a homemade blanket