March 14, 2013 by Crochet Missy
After putting in some serious hours, I have finally finished the Granny Wheel Square Blanket I was working on.
To give you an idea of its actual size, here is a photo of it on the couch.
The edges curl up slightly and are not uniform. I wanted the falls to land at the end of each square and to do that I had to make a couple of the fans stretch across an extra hole.
So now that I have finished my very first crochet blanket, I now realise how much work these are! Oh my goodness, I really had no idea.
Because of all the hours I was putting into this blanket, I really haven’t worked on much else and I am a little burnt out at the moment. However, crochet is here to stay for me. It seems that it is the only creative bone I have in my body and now that I have found it, it is here to stay.
The blanket is 8 x 13 squares, which is 104 in total. It took me roughly an hour per square, if you include edging in white and joining. That is a lot of hours, but well worth it because I am very happy with the result.
I even used it to sleep with the other night and it was wonderful and soft and surprisingly warm (although it was used in conjunction with another blanket).
Even though I am not ready to start on another big blanket just yet, I am still pinning in my Pinterest account trying to come up with the next blanket I will do. Next time maybe not using the candy colours, probably all one colour or using the darker colours from Bendigo Woollen Mills.
As I have stated in past posts, I found a beautiful picture of another persons version of this blanket at kungenomajkis.blogspot. There is a link there to the pattern or you may be able to do it from sight.
The yarn I used is 100% pure cotton yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills.
I used a 3mm crochet hook.
This blanket is made of 104 squares, 8 x 13.