A visit from a colour-conscious friend, and a specially cleared living room floor have produced this layout for the Granny square blanket:
The charcoal yarn for the borders has arrived, and I have set myself a target of six squares a day to join-as-you-go. Watch this space!
It seems that I have not finished with this particular colour-way yet. Following on from my Down to earth blanket and scarf, we now have the matching twiddlemuff!
It is made with two Granny rectangles joined-as-you-go at the edges on the inside (I really am getting the hang of this now!) and a more traditional Granny stripe on the outside.
I have now run out of the deep olive green, so this might be the last in this particular series.
I have had four crochet squares made up to a Rowan pattern for ages, with no particular project in mind. Then looking through my stash recently I realised that two of them together would make one side of a twiddlemuff. A quick trawl through youtube found this short video on joining granny squares, and the result is here:
I also managed to join the two raw edges of the twiddlemuff ‘tube’ in the same way:
Made in Drops cotton merino grey, light grey and beige.
Now why has it taken me so long to learn this very useful method?
I have had such fun making this, and am delighted with the results – it has a sort of dated charm I think!
The hexagon idea originally came from Erica Knight’s book ‘Essential crochet’. I found a tutorial for making the half hexagons on the ‘Polka dot cottage’ website, then a video showing how to ‘join as you go’ on Youtube. I have never blocked my work before but this blanket really needed it to get all the shapes fitting together properly with a straight edge.
Made in Rowan wool cotton DK Larkspur, Ship-shape, Cypress, Celadon, Smalt, Paper, Clear, Bilberry, Grand, Frozen, Dream (discontinued) Mellow yellow (discontinued) Bronze (discontinued) and Oxblood. All on a 4mm hook.