January 19, 2015

Granny Square Love

This sweet granny square blanket was a long time in the making, but it was really, really worth it.  I'm not 100 percent sure where I first saw it, but I think it was probably here.  If you like beautiful crochet and beautiful photographs of crochet as well as other inspiring images, this blog is well worth a visit.  

The pattern can be found in Cute & Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench.

I used Filatura Lanarota Cool Cotton DK, which I purchased at Smiley's Yarns.  This is a really nice cotton yarn.  The colors are beautiful, and right now it is only .99 cents.  WOW -- however, you have to order a minimum of $50.

I prefer cotton to wool, as I find wool itchy.  This blanket is rather heavy but consequently is very warm.  I use it every night.  It is as good as a warm, comfy quilt.

There are 432 squares that make up this blanket.  It is a lot of fun to see it come together.  However, there are a lot of ends to sew in.  

It is called the "Springtime Throw", and the sweet pastels do remind me of spring.

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