Tuesday 19 March 2013

Finished granny blanket

At the weekend I finished the crochet granny blanket I was making. I loved making this. I loved the colours and I found it so relaxing working round after round. I honestly didn't want it to end, as I had so much enjoyment just from working on it each day. When I was sewing the ends in at the weekend, I was a little worried it may have been too small but anyway it is now all finished and blocked and I think the size is just right. I am really pretty pleased with it...

I felt the blanket needed a border so I worked a round of double crochet in each colour and then made a pretty picot edging. I used the pattern for the edging of the Flower Cot Blanket in this gorgeous book.

Here is a little note of the yarn I used:

  • Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK 4 x 100g in Cream (shade 812)
  • Stylecraft Special DK 1 x 100g in Apricot (shade 1026)
  • Stylecraft Special DK 1 x 100g in Clematis (shade 1390)
  • Stylecraft Special DK 1 x 100g in Lemon (shade 1020)
  • Stylecraft Special DK 1 x 100g in Sherbet (shade 1034)
  • Stylecraft Special DK 1 x 100g in Fondant (shade 1241)
  • Stylecraft Special DK 1 x 100g in Spring Green (shade 1316)

I am so so happy with my new blanket! I just need to get the cushion finished to match now! Miss M has now requested a blanket for her bed and I am more than happy to oblige... I feel a little yarn purchase may be made very soon!










  1. It's beautiful and I really love the colours you have used :O)xx

  2. It's lovely...great colours, such a lot of work in there, well done! :) x

  3. Love your blanket, it looks fab. Beautiful colours and so neat. I hope mine turns out half as good!

  4. That is so very beautiful - the colours are so pretty together.

  5. A beautiful blanket with gorgeous subtle colours.

  6. I love the pastel colours and the edging. Well done for finishing, I'm envious, so many projects at the moment that need finishing off I don't know where to start! Have a great week. Chel x

  7. The colours are really Spring like - well done you on a finished blanket! Jane x

  8. It looks adorable! You made a lovely edging. Liefs Else X

  9. It's lovely - pretty colours! Sounds like you are hooked - just realised that is a terrible pun.

  10. how pretty, I love the colours you've used. just fabulous!

    Nikki x

  11. It's beautiful and in very pretty colours ... you must be delighted ... Bee xx

  12. So pretty and fresh and I love the border - it sets the whole blanket off beautifully. x

  13. This is beautiful! I love the colours. I've not used Stylecraft yarn before but I've seen quite a few lovely projects made with it so I think I'll be making a purchase before long :) Elisabeth x

  14. What a lovely blog you have! I know I was going to like it just from the name!!! :-)
    I love your blanket! I'm a beginner crocheter, and I've just started on a granny blanket. It's slow going, but fun!
    Until my next visit.....

  15. It's totally gorgeous! I love the pastel shades you've used, and those rows of double crochet in the border are very effective. I keep hearing such good things about stylecraft special dk, I need to try it. On a really big blanket! x

  16. Any reason to go shopping for yarn is a good one! :)

    Such a beautiful blanket, the colours are wonderful.
    I recently finished a granny square blanket, and I absolutely loved sitting down at the end of a long day and just doing a few rounds. So relaxing.
    I did start another one, but since I've gotten a laptop again, my craftyness has gone down a little, as I'm busy looking at other people's crafts online. Must put the laptop away lol.

    Happy Easter!


  17. That is so very pretty, well done you. I've just completed my first Granny square blanket so I know how you feel.

    Lovely blog.
    Peg x

  18. I popped by as I've been searching for a pretty edging for a blanket I'm making and when I saw yours, it was perfect for what I wanted! I've just ordered the book you recommend :-). I love your blanket too, so pretty and much inspiration for my next project!

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Hope you enjoy the book, it's one I go back to time and time again.
      Marianne x


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