2010-09-14

Granny Square Blanket


Granny Square Blanket
Originally uploaded by CrochetDad
The yarn for this blanket came from my mother-in-law, who passed away 2 years ago. My father-in-law ran across her stash of cotton yarn earlier this year and asked if I'd like to have it. Coincidentally, my daughter was expecting a baby this year and asked if I could make a blanket with the yarn from "Grandma". I chose to make the blanket with granny squares because of the varied choices of colors. Join using the "join as you go" method. The border is two rows of single crochet followed by a row of *sc, 2dc in same stitch, skip two stitches, repeat from *

15 comments:

Sharon Marie said...

Very nice.

CrochetDad said...

Thanks! I normally don't do Granny Squares, but for this project, it seemed "just right". I have wanted to try the join as you go method for awhile, so this was my opportunity.

Karla said...

What a nice blanket and story behind it. It turned out well, and sounds like it will be cherished.

Lenni said...

Lovely! :D

CrochetDad said...

Thanks for the nice comments.

Spundun said...

It is fabulous - the white holds it all together visually and works very well.

Love the sentimental connection too.

Kathy said...

How lovely to make a blanket for a new baby with Grandma's yarn; it will make it really special.

CrochetDad said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. I'm going to present the blanket to the new mother and her daughter as soon as we can all get together.

Lily said...

very lovely work, and delicate colors too. very good blog too

CrochetDad said...

You're very kind. Thank you.

Clara said...

Your blanket is beautiful and it will now carry the story of Grandma and yourself. I think it is truly wonderful.

CrochetDad said...

Yes, I was touched by the thought when my daughter approached me with the idea of using her grandmother's yarn in a blanket for her baby.

We presented the blanket to her the other day, when grandpa came by for a visit. It was a very touching moment.

Sandy said...

Your Grandma would be proud! Just lovely!

M. Inez said...

Very nice and such a touching story. Can you explain the "join as you go" method or point me to a tutorial? I love granny squares but the stitching them together part is not so much fun!

CrochetDad said...

Thanks again, everyone.

The join-as-you-go technique is great for those of us who do NOT enjoy sewing the squares together. There are several tutorials on the web, one here is one:
> Join As You Go Grannies

Other techniques for joining squares:

> Flat braid joining
> Continuous Join

There are others, but these should satisfy a curious mind for awhile - :)