It is done, finished, complete! I am so excited to be done with this blanket. Be prepared for a wee bit of picture overload, I am just tickled pink this baby is done. No seriously I will try and pull myself together and only post a few pictures.
This baby is big for a lap blanket. It measure 78 in x 54 in. Each square is roughly 12 x 12.
There are 24 Crazy Granny Squares made with just two colors of green.
I made this blanket with Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes superwash yarn, and a size I hook. The darker green is Noble Heather (16 balls) and the lighter Pampas Heather (11 balls). While not in love with this yarn because it is kind of splitty, it was more cost effective to use to make a big blanket with. It is decent yarn you can wash, and is durable and won't fall apart.
I decided on a five row granny border with the darker green as that color was my favorite, I added a single crochet with the lighter green, and finished with a simple picot in the dark color. I might not add the lighter green if I had to do it again because up close it looks a little uneven, but will anyone notice but me, I don't think so.
This is where it will stay, right here in the corner of my sofa in my family room. The alpaca bear was my teenagers, I bought it years ago when visiting Rhinebeck with my sister Claudia. He has now been given to Little Buddy who is not to sure about the texture of the bear. Do you see any one's little feet in the picture above?
Oh no someone is getting in on the photo shoot!
27 balls of yarn in total were used to make this blanket, adding up to 2,970 yards of yarn used. I started this blanket in the very beginning of January after a false start last year using another pattern. This pattern is so easy, I mean really, really, simple. But I don't think that is a bad thing, sometimes simple is better. I made 12 centers, six of each color, then the outside, joining as I went. When half of the blanket was done I made the next 12 centers and so on.
I wish I was more of a colorful person. I love everything so bright and beautiful I see made out there in blogland or on Pinterest, but for my home I need more muted colors. Colors that are calming and don't scream at me. I love all the white walls and white furniture I see out there draped in colorful crochet, but my home is not like that, so I have to blend in with what I have.
The next blanket will be done with the same pattern. I will be making white centers and the green will be used on the outside portion of the square.. We will not know the sex of this baby until it is born, I am so excited my nephew and his wife are doing it that way. If it is a girl I might put a little pink on the border, who knows. This is all stash yarn, the white left over from an African Flower Baby Blanket I made a few years ago, the green for a sweater I was going to make for myself. Perfect way to use yarn, for a sweet new little one.
Little Buddy thanks you all for the well wishes. He just has a cold. No ear infection, no fever just a simple stuffed up nose. I kept him out of school the rest of the week just so he could take it easy, and I admit it was a bit easier for me, too. He will be back on Monday, hopefully with a boosted immune system from all the rest he has had.
Hope you are having a nice weekend.