I found some time recently to crochet something for a good cause, and thought I would share it with you:
It is a granny rectangle blanket, made using Crochet Again’s lovely pattern A Better Granny Rectangle
It has all the advantages of a granny square (easy to make, no rough edges, very few ends to sew in) but gives a more traditionally shaped blanket, which I prefer.
I did slightly miscalculate how long to make the initial chain, but I corrected it by adding extra purple rows to the long sides at the end. If I have worked it out correctly the initial chain needs to be the same length as the extra length on the rectangle e.g. if you want to make a 20 x 30cm rectangle you need a 10cm starting chain. Anyway it worked fine the way it is and I am sure it will be appreciated. It is going to ‘Knit for Peace’ (http://www.knitforpeace.org.uk/) a charity which distributes knitted (and crocheted) items to hospitals, women’s refuges, refugee drop in centres, prisons, community groups, and hospices as well as to developing countries. Thanks to the Snail of Happiness for putting me on to this group. It feels good to make time for others at Christmas.