Crochet Catch Up – Granny Square Project

I figured it was time for a bit of a crochet catch up following my Granny Square Blanket post. Almost 2 months since I started but we all know I’m slow with projects! Most of the time it’s down to my indecisiveness, I hate making decisions and never know what colours or patterns to use. Luckily this time I used a fantastic pattern generator Mrs A from Hooks & Dragons (My crochet guru!) passed on to me. Using that plus some input from Izzy the granny square blanket I ended up with the pattern below.

Crochet catch up - granny square project

After finding myself motivated enough to keep on top of blogging, I shared a post of 10 blogging tips to stay motivated  of course that meant I then lost my motivation. Or rather I quickly found myself falling behind again as I became more motivated to crochet instead.
Granny square project in progress

 

I was ferociously crocheting granny squares for quite a while and the blanket began to grow quite quickly. I picked up a second hook in the same size to pop in my handbag with a small ball of wool for journeys. It really helps my anxiety & passes time quite quickly, the drive to the Rochester Dickens Festival went so fast whilst I crocheted another square.

Using the 4 colours has worked better than I expected though and even though I hate pink, I do love the way this blanket is working up! I have really enjoyed working on this blanket, Until I ran out of purple & blue wool! Now I’m at a bit of a standstill until I have bought more tomorrow.. One day I will learn to always pick up extra haha!

Working out the pattern means I know exactly how many squares of each colour scheme I need. Which also means it will be easier to continue once I have more wool. I am keeping track of the pattern so I can make another similar one for Eva too.

I’m currently around halfway through the blanket!

I still need to work out a border to finish it off, any suggestions? I’m not sure which colour or pattern to use for the border. I’m hoping to have the blanket finished by the end of summer. A nice slow easier project I can pick up & put down easily has been just what I needed. I will definitely be making more granny square projects!

So there you go a little crochet catch up for my readers. What have you been working on recently?  What do you think of the blanket? 

7 comments

    I would pick one of the colours from the blanket as an wdging colour (not pink!) 😁

    Tracey Abrahams | 5 months ago Reply

    I love the blanket, what gorgeous colours! Any of the colours would look fab for the border, but like you I'm drawn to the purple! Jennifer recently posted...The garden in JuneMy Profile

    Jennifer | 5 months ago Reply

      Thank you, we chose a paintbox wool with different shades of pink, purple & blue. Slowly working on a shell edging with it :)

      RelentlesslyPurple | 5 months ago Reply

    Believe me,the pattern is very beautiful. My granny always inspired me when it comes to crocheting, her patterns are so very beautiful that no matter how many items i have crocheted but i never reach to her level of neatness. You are doing a faboulous job, i would love to see the complete one after you will done with borders. For the border i think you should go with any dark color like purple or dark blue. what says?

    Hannah | 5 months ago Reply

      Thank you, just catching up on comments! We chose a gorgeous paintbox wool & a shell edging which I am slowly working on :) Hopefully be finished & an update later this eek :)

      RelentlesslyPurple | 5 months ago Reply

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