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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things handmade. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Contemporary Crochet Granny Square Blanket Reveal

I am really rather pleased with myself you know. It took a lot of restraint for me not to dive head first into a brand new project for the new year. I very nearly let the temptation of some new yarn distract me from all the unfinished projects I have piling up (literally).






































This blanket has been hibernating for so long it's actually embarrassing. Every time my parents visit my father will ask 'have you finished that blanket yet?'. My sheepish response 'urm, no Dad not yet'. However, I shall not dwell on my tardiness, for I know I am not alone. Many of you have the same affliction, so I shall find solace in that. 






































The main thing is it is now all neatly finished, every last tiresome end sewn in, border complete and ready to find it's permanent place on the sofa. Now the weather has changed and Winter has finally descended upon us, it's the perfect thing to snuggle under. It's 4ft square, so ideal for one or a very cosy two. 


The blocks are made up of a mixture of different yarns, worked into 6 round traditional granny squares on a 4mm hook. I joined them all (JAYG method) with Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton in a grey colourway known as Logwood.






































The border is #93 from the book Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman. Also crocheted in Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton (Logwood). I think it's the perfect edging for this type of blanket project. I am super happy with the lacy finish.






































I've got a nice little collection of crochet cushions that compliment this blanket, so I'll be able to swap and change them around as the mood takes me. Nobody can complain that there's a shortage of cushions in this home. 



The guilt and shame of having multiple UFO's (unfinished objects) has now given way to euphoria as I sit and admire my handiwork. 

I did it, 
I finished the poor neglected blanket!!!!

I hope you like it too? 
x x x

29 comments:

  1. Well done you! It is lovely as is everything you make! Beautiful colours, hope you enjoy using it x lucyp x

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  2. Your poor negleted is became a gorgeous finishehe blanket. Well done.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

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  3. Wow, it's beautiful! You should be very proud :) Doesn't matter how long it takes (I hope - because I've had a crochet blanket on the go for sooo long now!), you got it finished! :-) Em x

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  4. Realmente é um consolo Sharrom,pois eu também tempo projetos de crochê inacabados.Feliz Ano Novo.Valéria.(Brasil).

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  5. The blanket is beautiful. Congrats on your finish.

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  6. Such gentle colours! I too am desperately trying to push on with a year and a half long blanket project. Sooooo tardi!

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  7. It is beautiful! I especially like the border, that is so pretty isn't it!! xx

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  8. That certainly is a lovely blanket with beautiful soft colours and a pretty border. Well done. xx

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  9. I love your"blanket". What a beautiful work of art. Sharon

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  10. Lovely. I love the simplicity of the blanket - and the border is the perfect finish for it. I may have to buy the book just to get that beautiful border!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Oh my! This blanket is ever lovely! Darlene P.

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  12. love that blanket, the edging really finishes it beautifully

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  13. That is gorgoeous :-) Such beautiful colours and such neat squares. Do you mind me asking how many chains you have between the clusters and how many in the corners?

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    1. Chain 1 between clusters, and Chain 2 corners. Hope that helps :)

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  14. Looks great! Lovely use of colours x

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  15. Magnificent! I love the edging too! Wish I had such a beautiful blanket... :-)
    Have a nice weekend,
    Sigrid

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  16. The blanket is gorgeous, just fantastic. It will look good anywhere you put it. Now time to cozy up under it with a cup of tea.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  17. It's just lovely! That gray is the perfect color, and the edging is just right. :)

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  18. I love that soft grey, what a great colour to team up with the others. Onwards and upwards. Jo x

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  19. I love it! It's really beautiful, espeacially love the simplicity of the pattern but it's the colours that make it!

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  20. Such lovely colours, I really love the blanket and the hexie cushionx

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  21. It's so beautiful, congratulations!

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  22. That blanket is gorgeous, you have such a good eye for colour. Love the border, classy!

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  23. But.it.is.beautiful,congratulations.and.greetings

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