8.26.2012

can you believe it... i finally finished my granny square blanket!!! for real!!! 
i chose a very simple, double-crochet edging. i think it frames the squares nicely without demanding too much attention.

some facts:
-it was made with 40 balls of Phil Coton 3 in 5 different colours and a crochet hook size 2,5mm
-it measures 180x115cm (so it would fit a single size bed)
-it contains 416 squares
-it traveled with me toAix-en-Provence, Marseilles and Amsterdam and was my on-the-go project for many, many bus-, train- and carrides
-it took me 2 years, 6 months and 5 days to finish it
-it was my first crochet project ever, and one of the reasons i wanted to learn how to crochet
-it is so gorgeous and i can't stop looking at it! :)
lessons learned:
-i will never use cotton yarn for a project like this again. it makes the blanket heavy and it doesn't give a lot of warmth. a cotton blanket is more the kind of blanket that looks great on a bed, or thrown over the sofa. unfortunately not the warm and cuddly kind...
-if i were to crochet a granny square blanket again, i would probably use another joining method, like the “join-as-you-go” method. it took me so much time to crochet the individual squares together!
-weaving the ends in before you start putting the squares together is a good idea... look at all those loose ends i still have to weave in. eugh! ;) i hope there are some good tv-shows coming up...

17 comments:

  1. Proficiat! 't Is een schoontje! Op naar de volgende? ;-)

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  2. Wauw, wat een prachtig deken! De kleurencombinatie is super mooi.
    En chapeau voor al je geduld en doorzettingsvermogen!

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  3. Oh, iets om trots op te zijn! Heel mooi is ie geworden! En ik vind de boord er erg goed bij passen.

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  4. It looks absolutely divine! Great job :) I had the same experience with cotton yarn - it is extremely heavy and not really suitable for big projects, I agree :) Kx

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  5. It's amazing! Congratulations for your patients also!
    I ever wanted to make a big one, but ended up with 4 small ones, haha

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  6. Wauw, hij is wel heel mooi geworden, wat een doorzettingsvermogen, amai, 2,5 jaar! Ik zou er ook wel zo een op mijn bed of zetel willen hebben :)

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  7. Dit ziet er echt super uit. Ik ben zo ook al bijna een jaar bezig. Jammer genoeg heb ik geen andere keuze dan katoen te gebruiken, ik kan namelijk niet tegen wol.

    Je mag er apetrots op zijn!!

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  8. Way to go! It looks fantastic!

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  9. Kus van de juffrouw en een bank vooruit! Kleurencombinatie past goed bij al die Zweedse tinten en meubels...

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  10. Oh wauw, begrijpelijk dat je daar wil blijven naar kijken! Het is geweldig goed gelukt!

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  11. It's beautiful! Congrats on finishing it. :)

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