Granny's Blanket

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Making something very traditional (the black edges to each of the blocks always makes the bright colours look even brighter) and also making a fancy edge. The whole project was really simple and it kept me occupied in the evenings in front of the television (and was good for my figure as it stopped me from raiding the 'fridge every hour!). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Choose the brightest colours you can find. I have a stash of really brilliantly coloured yarn that I use for knitting toys, and that was very useful.

What you will need

  • Acrylic double knitting yarn (I think it may be called "worsted" in some places).

Q&A with patz in suffolk

K Lee 2Strings asked:
This is lovely, very vintage looking, and part of a beautiful story. I think it's very helpful to us to have these little reminders of those we love that we've made with our own hands.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. You are so right - I think about my Mum whenever I get this item out on a cold evening.
Sheila Zachariae asked:
Beautifully done!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - this is the only way I can crochet - round and round and round again!
orybeth asked:
LOVE this project!!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you!
soma1773 asked:
Beautiful!! I love all the whimsical but harmonious colors!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you. There are two "rainbow" squares amongst the others - one with the colours going in from the outside to the centre, and the other from the centre to the outside. I thought I'd like to make a whole blanket like that one day, but doubt if I'll get around to it.
Tanya W. asked:
It's gorgeous Pat! I really like it, in fact seeing this makes me want to start crocheting again, it's been many years! Although you may not have been able to give to your mum, I am sure you feel a special closeness with her each time you wrap it around you.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Tanya. It was really easy to make - you can do must as much or as little as you like, using squares like this.

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