121 Little Squares

This blanket has been so enjoyable to make! It's been the perfect blanket to 'pick up, put down' as things have been so busy lately and crochet time has been a bit lacking......so easy to just pick this one up when I had a few spare minutes, join a square or two and then put it down until I get time again.

I used the corner to corner stitch to make the squares and joined them as I went along. It's a very easy thing to do so long as you always start the next square in the correct place. If you need one you'll find several tutorials online.....Click here for The Patchwork Heart's version which you may find useful.

I used Stylecraft Batik for the coloured squares.......one ball each of rose, old gold, heather, sage, mint, pistachio and silver ( I had plenty left over too) and then I used two balls of Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Barneveld, which is the most gorgeous light cream ever, for the contrast squares. I find the best way to work out colour placement with something like this is to colour a picture, saves a lot of thinking time so you can get on with the crochet!

I made 121 squares made up of 4x4 C2C blocks each.

Those who have followed me a while will know I'm not one for overly fancy blanket borders. I tend to keep fancy edgings for plainer or one colour blankets as my personal opinion is that they can sometimes make it all a bit too fussy and that isn't my thing. I was really torn on this one though. I was going to just give it a nice crisp cream plain edging, maybe a scallop at most but I really felt it needed a bit more so I went for camel stitch stripes instead and Attic24's bobble shell edging. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out, although I'm still a little on the fence about the deep border and if I made the right decision! The blanket came out at a finished size of approx 80 x 80cm. 

I can't wait to make another.....could be the perfect stash buster!

 


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