Saturday, 25 August 2012

Giant Granny Sqaure Blanket!

I am officially a crochet addict.


I made myself this beautiful giant granny square blanket, it seems I have progressed from hairbands, rounded motifs and buntings. I made Esra THIS blanket whilst pregnant, but I made it up as I went along, I feel much more advanced now and want to go crazy making something else and see how creative I can get.

And, PLEASE leave the stereotypes out there, not everybody who crochets is old! It's actually really fun and therapeutic! :)




I love the colours I chose, it's very refreshing and not your usual colour combination. :) I did a scallop border to finish it off!



I used the basic granny square pattern from 'Erika knight's' Crochet Workshop book, the key to a successful square is to use the same tension so that it doesn't twist.



Happy Saturday! xx

37 comments:

Biancarosa said...

I am loving your blanket! The colour combo and the design is so simple yet perfect :) I want to try my hand at crocheting now ^_^

Biancarosa
xoxo

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Gemma said...

Your blanket is gorgeous, love the colours you used! I love to knit and crochet and i am definatley not old either :p

Computergirl said...

Gorgeous and practical :) love it x

Alia said...

That looks so complicated to do!
Love it <3

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous, Muhsine! x

Safiyya said...

I wish I could crochet! I 100% believe it is therapeutic! Like you're occupied and shift your thoughts, settle down..

I love your blanket! Love u, mwaaah!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous! Well done you :)

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xx

Mel x said...

Gorgeous blanket, the colours complement each other so well. I wish I knew how to crotchet. I love your bunting too x

sugarbumpkin said...

This turned out beautifully! I've been wanting to learn how to crochet and knit for years but I never seem to get the hang of it.

Sofia said...

This is beautiful, the colours are lovely!I wish I had the time and patience to sit and do something like this, haha :) xx

Julie said...

Wow i LOVE this, you chose such nice colours & they work so well together, it is so perfectly made too!
I learnt how to knit but I’ve always wanted to learn to crochet, so so so beautiful!

White Bazaar said...

This is lovely, love the colours, you're so good! x

schoolgatestyle said...

Love this - brilliant colours! I used to crochet all the time but then blogging took over a bit.. But you've reminded me that I have a granny square blanket half finished and I'm defo going to dig it out this weekend! Thanks! Avril x

Nashwa Albaaini said...

Great colors love it <3

Miss Stylicious said...

I love this! I didn't realise you made it when I initally saw the picture. So impressed. Wish I could crochet, I learnt the basics in school but need to pick it up again. Would love to make a blanket in time for the winter - though it would probably take me that long to learn to make it anyway! x

kiddie26 said...

Hi, well done, your blanket is beautiful. I'm trying to teach myself how to Crochet from the same book as you have. Hope you don't mind me asking how long have you been crocheting and how did you learn? X

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Donna said...

Gorgeous blanket, would love to be able to crochet. :) x

Anne said...

Simply beautiful... The colors are soft and feminine...
You are so talented Muhsine! I wish I could be as creative as you...
I don't see you as a granny at all!!!
Lots of love from Switzerland! :-)

Anne (Kiwi's mummy ;-)

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Very beautiful :)




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alittlebeauty said...

this is totally gorgeous. you should make them to sell! xx

mallowdreams said...

That's a beautiful blanket! I wish I can crochet! I am only a knitting addict.

mypencil2b said...

Lovely :)

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nicki fanning said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love to crotchet too. It's very relaxing. And I love the antique look to it, and something that is made to last. Xnicki

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doorno5 said...

This is awsome I am thinking of making myself a knitted throw too, seeing this has motivated me to do it :)

Mahreen

eight by six said...

wow I love the colours on your crochet blanket. Crochet is not for old people, its for young creative people. Amanda x

Danielle said...

Very pretty! I like the color combo. It looks soft and inviting.

Danielle said...

Very pretty! I like the color combo. Very soft and inviting.

aquamillie said...

Crochet addict - I am ridiculously excited to hear that as so am I!!! I only taught myself a couple of months ago (via youtube) but have made 2 baby blankets for friends already and am scratching around for another project. So pleased so find other modern addicted women out there. :) Please keep sharing your work and any links to modern sites or patterns. :)

aquamillie said...

Crochet addict - I am ridiculously excited to hear that as so am I!!! I only taught myself a couple of months ago (via youtube) but have made 2 baby blankets for friends already and am scratching around for another project. So pleased so find other modern addicted women out there. :) Please keep sharing your work and any links to modern sites or patterns. :)

aquamillie said...

Crochet addict - I am so ridiculously excited to hear that another modern woman is an addict as so am I! I only taught myself a few months ago (via youtube) and am scratching around looking for my next project. Please keep posting your projects. Any links to contemporary patterns or blogs would be equally great. :)

36xty5 said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love it!

Poisson D'Avril said...

WOW! This is marvelous! Well Done! :D

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Carys Madgwick said...

This blanket is gorgeous!