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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