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Granny Squares – did you know they were back in style … with a vengeance and a whole new look? Search for Granny Squares on Pinterest and hold on to your hat! I did that and I couldn’t believe what I found. So many different kinds of Granny Squares in some awesome color combo’s that I couldn’t gather yarn fast enough.

And then I found it – the Granny Square blanket to end all Granny Square blankets –

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It’s Granny Squares – ala 2015!! Isn’t that gorgeous? I spent a good part of an afternoon exploring her site, and even though it’s all in French, I seemed to understand some of it.

Then I realized I wanted to make one. And I thought, omg – all that yarn to buy – even though I already have enough to last until the late 3000s. I saw one post where it looked like she hand dyed most of her yarn.

I had recently organized my yarn bins into worsted, fingering and lace wt wool. Another realization – I could combine yarns! A strand of fingering with a strand of lace, and suddenly I had all the yarn I needed – and more!

See the four 2-round squares sewn together at the top right? That’s my center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Close-up of the center

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You can plainly see the combination of yarns in this picture.

 

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My first grouping of yarns, to make the entire center. I’ll pick another grouping for the next round of 10-15 rows or squares that size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I realize this is not an ‘easy, weekend project’! I think this will probably take me a couple years to make. But that’s okay – something that beautiful is worth waiting for. I also like the fact there is no pattern. I get to make it up as I go along. If it’s not exactly like the original, that’s even better! Because it’s mine 🙂

 

 

Author: Karen

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2 thoughts on “Crocheting – The Blanket of a Lifetime!

  1. That’s going to be beautiful! You go girl.

    Posted on November 7, 2016 at 1:42 pm
    1. Thank you – I’m working on it very slowly 🙂 But that’s okay – not every project is a race to the finish!

      Posted on November 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm