A Super Quick Granny Square Blanket.

Bright Baby Crochet Blanket

This is my Itchy Fingers blanket. Between more purposeful projects I still want to have something on the go otherwise I get itchy fingers. Also, I want to experiment with what I’ve got and see if clashy colours go together, stuff like that.

Crochet Granny Square Blanket for Itchy Fingers.

I’ve got a ridiculous amount of Stylecraft Special hidden in the cupboard under the stairs. I am determined to get this down to whatever might be seen as an acceptable minimum. Just enough so I don’t get totally embarrassed when people see the mounds of yarn stuffed in that small space.

Bright crochet baby blanket

I’ve no idea why I had half these colours. Some of them are particularly lurid. Or maybe it’s just the specific combo I’ve forced them into. Denim and Plum look lovely most of the time but I have managed to recreate the colour palette of a 1970’s vomitty shag pile. Actually, I quite like it.

A Granny Square Crochet Blanket.

I turned it at each round to stop the twist. I am not sure how I feel about mixing wrong sides with right. I am quite discriminating about the wrong side of crochet being on display but people who don’t crochet don’t seem to notice that there are right/wrong sides. I guess I should let that particular misgiving go. It didn’t look so bad.

Big granny square

The full list of colours, should you wish to make it (not sure why you would) are as follows:

Pomegrante, Aspen, Spice, Denim, Apricot, Plum and Gold.

It has gone back in the cupboard under the stairs where it takes up more room than the yarn did.

new shawl to crochet

Next up is a basic granny triangle shawl. I finished it on Friday but I need to sort out the pattern and write it down. It is super duper warm in this freezing weather. This morning I woke up to a flurry of”likes” on Instagram for the finished article. Brought a smile to my tired 5.40am face.

23 thoughts on “A Super Quick Granny Square Blanket.

  1. A fun blanket. I love using oddments to create at random. Such unexpected combinations are found to inspire another creation. Colour is such an exciting adventure 👏👏👏

  2. Was also interested in you turning your work as I was going to try it out on my next granny blanket. My work definitely has a right and wrong side so maybe it will work in my favour?!

    1. It confused me when it came to sewing in the ends. I poked them so that they all faced one side before stitching them in. Mostly though I haven’t been too offended by mixing it up! And no twist! I’ve just started the Spice of Life, so no inbetweeny things for a while. Maybe.

    1. Thank you. I’m never sure about colours until I’ve started working on whatever it is. I like it when they go more than you thought they would. But that doesn’t always happen!

    1. I like it too, which is unusual for me. I normally end up disliking the colours/wool/finished thing, probably due to seeing them for too long or something. And thank you for the thank you!!

  3. Love the blanket! I keep seeing all these beautiful granny square blankets but me and the granny stitch, we just can’t hit it off. I don’t like the stitches to be too loose so my centre always starts off rather stiff but as my enthusiasm and energy levels wane, the stitches get looser and longer and bigger and… I always end up frogging. Love the colours. Do you use a colour wheel or just plain intuition?

    1. Thanks! I was trying to get out of my comfort zone with this colour combo. I don’t have a huge amount of confidence at choosing colours so I just experiment and hope for the best. And most of my blankets don’t get past baby blanket size because enthusiasm disappears! I don’t know what a colour wheel is!

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