18Jun

Crochet - Granny Square Blanket

and a giveaway winner

Hello! Thank you to everyone that entered the knit Collage giveaway. It made me very happy to read your comments (and that you love beautiful yarn as much as I do!) I meant to post this last week but I got hit with a virus that left me only feeling able to do the necessities like feeding the little people! I’m feeling much better this week so I thought I would post the winner and show Lulu’s FINISHED crochet blanket…

I entered the total number of comments into Random.org and the number picked was:

Comment 21 which belonged to Ruth D from Florida 

Congratulations Ruth if you could email me your address I will get the yarn sent out to you. :)

So on to Lulu’s blanket. I am so happy to have finally finished this project especially since I started it a year ago! It measures approx.125cm (49”) by 150cm (59”) and is made up of 120 five-round granny squares that I joined in the fifth round. I used a 4.5mm hook and Rooster Almerino DK (50% baby alpaca, 50 % Merino Wool) in the colours: 201 Cornish, 215 Lilac Sky, 205 Glace & 210 Custard. It really is the softest yarn and I love the colours, which was the deciding factor for me even though it is handwash only. I can’t say for sure how many balls I used as I didn’t keep count (which was probably just as well!) I purchased them all from one of my favourite local yarn stores, Marmalade Yarns, as they always hold a good stock and it was easy for me just to buy them as and when needed.

The border was made up of rows of treble (UK) clusters with rows of double crochet and chain 3s between the colours. I had intended on a big border but after I used each of the colours once around it spoke to me and said ‘I’m done’ so I took it at its word and called it a day. ;)

Lulu loves it and I hope that she will use it for many years to come. I didn't think that I would want to start another blanket for a while but I'm already planning one for Oli. I like that I can do a few squares/rows as and when the mood takes me - If I remove the pressure of having to finish to a deadline it becomes quite therapeutic.

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I hope you are having a lovely week.

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (24)

  • eskimo*rose

    eskimo*rose

    18 June 2013 at 19:57 |
    Very lovely - and positively speedy compared to my attempts at making Freddie's blanket - it's nearly been 2 years!!!!! But like you said, it's nice to have a big project going along in the background, with no deadline pressure, just waiting for those spare moments (of which there clearly aren't enough!)
    Hope you are feeling much better, Em x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      18 June 2013 at 20:19 |
      Thanks Em - I'm feeling much better :) Yes there are too few spare moments but just think when they are older we will be able to say 'where's that blanket I made you...It took me a year (or 2) to make that! Em xx
  • Britt

    Britt

    18 June 2013 at 20:42 |
    So pretty! The colors are amazing.
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      19 June 2013 at 07:59 |
      Thank you xx
  • Ana

    Ana

    19 June 2013 at 11:12 |
    Oh, I hope you're feeling better, Emm :|There are some strange bugs around… :(
    About the blanket Emm, it is so beautiful! It is a good motivation to see mine done ;) One day this will be my post, only in different colors ;))
    Nice having you back to posting! Kisses
    xx Ana
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      19 June 2013 at 16:36 |
      Thank you Ana :)) I can't wait to see your blanket! I will pop over to your blog & have a catch up. Em xx
  • claireabellemakes

    claireabellemakes

    19 June 2013 at 14:46 |
    Such pretty colours! She will remember that blanket as a part of her childhood :-)

    Sorry to hear you were poorly but glad you are now better!

    Claire x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      19 June 2013 at 16:37 |
      Thanks Claire, I hope she will :)) Em xx
  • Emma

    Emma

    19 June 2013 at 16:12 |
    I echo EskimoRose - that is a postively speedy blanket by my book. I love the colours you've chosen too, very in keeping with your blog!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      19 June 2013 at 16:41 |
      I'm glad I'm not alone in the 'slow blanket making' department ;)) - yes the colours were definitely my choice if I'd asked Lulu it would have certainly been blue! Xx
  • Sarah~Louise Kimmer

    Sarah~Louise Kimmer

    19 June 2013 at 16:43 |
    So beautiful and so perfect...the colours are fab too~I love Rooster x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      19 June 2013 at 21:33 |
      Thank you - I'm in love with Rooster yarn! Em xx
  • mrsbrownmakes

    mrsbrownmakes

    19 June 2013 at 19:57 |
    Beautiful blanket. I'm making a 'slow' one for one of my daughters (with 2 more to follow for the others when I'm finished!). I love the fact that the memory of making it becomes as important as the blanket itself. Definitely something to be treasured x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      19 June 2013 at 21:36 |
      Absolutely - there's a whole year in this one, so many memories :)) Good luck with your blanket/s - I have two more to make too! I will definitely not be rushing them :) Em xx
  • Sarah

    Sarah

    20 June 2013 at 08:15 |
    Congrats to the winner, sorry you have been under the weather and an glad you have recovered and showed us your beautiful blanket. The colours are delightful I love that duvet cover is it liberty? Enjoy the rest of the week. Sarah x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      20 June 2013 at 20:57 |
      Thank you :)) The duvet was actually from Ikea last summer - I just loved the print. Have a lovely week too. Em xx
  • Rachel

    Rachel

    01 July 2013 at 14:58 |
    A lovely blanket, well done!
  • Marivic

    Marivic

    02 July 2013 at 16:41 |
    This blanket is absolutely gorgeous! I know basic crochet and I've made blankets for my kids when they were babies. I started a granny square blanket for my daughter years ago and like you it has taken me a couple of years to (almost) finish, until I ran out of yarn and they don't carry the colors anymore...
    For a blanket like you made, how many skeins of yarn did you have to use? That's always my problem, I don't buy enough yarn.
    Next time I make one, I would know how many I have to get.
    Thank you!!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      03 July 2013 at 13:19 |
      Thank you - you know I really couldn't say how much I used as I was buying a couple of balls a month over the year as I needed them. I was lucky in this case that the wool wasn't discontinued. -The blanket weighs approx 1400g and the wool was bought in 50g balls so I am guessing around 28 balls? Hope that helps. Em xx
  • Josie

    Josie

    03 October 2013 at 20:09 |
    That is such a pretty blanket. I definitely want to make a granny square one at some point. I'm working on a granny stripe one at the moment (you can see its progress on my website).
    I particularly like your colour choice.
    Josie
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      04 October 2013 at 18:31 |
      Thank you Josie - I will pop over and have a look at your blanket, I love granny stripes :) Em xx
  • Erin

    Erin

    21 July 2015 at 17:08 |
    I love this blanket and am wondering were the pattern can be found?
  • Jemma

    Jemma

    12 January 2016 at 15:51 |
    This blanket is absolutely beautiful! I have been looking around for a pattern to make a granny square blanket like this. Do you have a pattern for this one?
  • alpaca Yarns

    alpaca Yarns

    27 March 2017 at 02:26 |
    bookmarked!!, I love your site!

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