Meu Crochet: Large Granny Blanket

por Kathryn na Setembro 21, 2011 · 16 Comentários

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granny My Crochet: Large Granny Blanket

I just finished the large granny square blanket that I’ve been working on for awhile and I’m loving how it turned out. I was inspired to do it after watching a bunch of crocheters online participate in The Great Granny Challenge over on Le Monde Sucrette’s blog. I didn’t actually participate in the challenge but I guess the idea got into my head because when I went to sit down and make a blanket I’d been wanting to make for awhile, the granny idea seemed natural.

The Large Granny Square

I love the way that granny squares look and I love how easily they work up. However I rarely use them because I’m not a huge fan of frequent color changes or joining motifs. The large granny form solves the motif problem. And I decided not to do a lot of color changes but to work in a few rows of different yarns here and there to create a more interesting pattern than just a single yarn would provide. It was easy to do and terrifically meditative.

Crossed Double Crochet

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Eek, I spy a yarn end that needs to be weaved in at the bottom there!

Once I had a square as wide as the width of the blanket that I wanted, I needed to add some rows to either end to turn the square into a rectangle. I decided to use a stitch I lovethe crossed double crochet. I added twenty rows of this stitch to the top and bottom of the crochet blanket, creating a more intriguing all-over design and a rectangular shape.

Yarn Used in this Crochet Blanket

I used the following yarns to complete this blanket, some of which I’ve already reviewed on this blog as I was working with them:

  • Caron Simply Soft Paints My Crochet: Large Granny Blanket. This is what the bulk of the blanket is. I needed an affordable yarn but one that was still soft and lovely. Caron Simply Soft is one of the fewcheapyarns that I truly like so I naturally went with that. I wanted to choose a multi-color yarn to make the granny pattern more interesting to the eye so I chose the Paints line of the yarn and went with the Driftwood color.
  • Puro by Novita. I wanted the colored rounds to be made from fancier yarns to make the blanket more luxurious to the touch. And I wanted blues and greens to go with the colors in the Driftwood yarn. The first yarn that I worked into the piece was the green yarn. It’s Puro by Novita which is a 100% wool Icelandic yarn.
  • Paton’s Silk Bamboo. The next colored round that I worked in is the beautiful sapphire blue round. That’s Paton’s Silk Bamboo, which is my ultimate favorite yarn. It’s a silk bamboo blend with no other fibers in it so it’s soft and smooth and has a great sheen. Na verdade, I love it so much that I’m making an entire blanket out of it for myself!
  • Six Skeins Mediterranean Mood. The last blue round that I did was in this hand-dyed Aran weight British Bluefaced Leicester Yarn, which I purchased online from Six Skeins. I love the brightness that it adds to the square.
  • Patons Bohemian. This great yarn is what I used to make the border of the blanket and I absolutely love the effect. It’s a super bulky yarn that adds a nicely defined border all the way around the edge of the piece and ties it all together. Adorá-lo.
Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it!
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