I’ve been rather quiet on the side projects front lately because I’ve been beavering away on this blanket. I decided I’d make one last blanket (honestly it really is this time) and whilst researching patterns, I found this blanket on Flickr … and completely fell in love with it. It’s a crochet starburst granny square blanket (also know as a round granny square).
It took me a while to find a pattern I was really happy with and eventually went for this pattern on Tipnuts.
I really struggled with the colourway for this project – I wanted a bright blanket to liven up the house but I don’t often work with bright colours. At the beginning I was playing it too safe and all my squares started to look the same., so I put some odd colours together (copper, green and pink) and it worked really well.
I used the join as you go method to crochet these squares together. However, I always leave weaving in my ends until I’ve finished and this time it took me about 2 weeks of evenings because I had 2042 to do!
Now I just need the weather to cool down so I can use it…also I’m starting to think we need a bigger house to put our blankets in. You can never have too many blankets, right!?!
- 6195m of wool
- 255 squares
- Wool: ‘Stylecraft Special DK’ 1004, 1005, 1011, 1019, 1023, 1029, 1035, 1062, 1064, 1065, 1067, 1080, 1425. The turquoise, navy and red were from my wool stash.
- Project duration: 14 weeks
- Equipment: The crochet hook you see in the photo is a Clover Soft Touch crochet hook. It has a padded thumb area and a thicker ‘handle’ than your standard aluminium hooks, which makes it much more comfortable to use.