Sunday, 15 February 2015

Granny Stripe Blanket


This post marks a very special moment. I am finally presenting you with my granny stripe blanket...and...it's finished!


And now for some of the slightly nerdy numbers involved in the project...it's got a total of 55 stripes in it. Each stripe consisted of two rows. That's 110 rows altogether.


Each row had 198 stitches and took me about 12 minutes to do. That means a total of 21780 stitches and 22 hours of crochet over 12 weeks. And that doesn't even include the border.


I used "New Fashion DK wool by Woolcraft and ended up buying 8 balls altogether in a mixture of cream, peach, aspen and mint. Each ball cost just £1.15 from my local sewing machine shop so the whole thing cost just £9.20.


I based it pretty much on this pattern from Attic 24 and kind of made up my own border for a quick and easy finish.


As many of you know, I really struggled with motivation for this project. I'm so chuffed with the final product but I'd definitely think twice before starting another crochet project that is quite so big and quite so repetitive.  22 hours on spent with one hook and four colours is a pretty long time for anyone!

What's the biggest project you've completed?

Linking up with Handmade Monday today.


20 comments:

  1. Wow lots of numbers but the one that impressed me was how little it cost you. It looks really pretty, I love the pastel shades.
    Ali xx

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    1. Thanks Ali! Crafting doesn't always have to be pricey! x

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  2. Oooh well done you :) The blanket does look good and was worth finishing but I'm with you on this one I think it would be too repetitive for me.

    I haven't completed a large crochet blanket before but I am working on a CAL over at Look At What I made. With the yarn and hook I am using the finished blanket will be at least 6ft square, probably a little bigger. I'll share it with you all in a few weeks to show you how far I've got as I am about a week behind at the moment and desperately trying to catch up :)

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    1. Thanks for the tip off about look what I made. I've always wondered about taking part in a CAL but never have quite got my act together yet! x

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  3. Beautiful! It looks lovely, colors are great :)
    My biggest project was a blanket made of 140 granny squares. It took me six months :D

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    1. Wow 140 squares! You have some perseverance! x

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  4. Your blanket looks fab, well worth the hours of stitching! Xx

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  5. Bargain price of wool, I am impressed it only took 22hrs... It would take me so many more!!

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  6. Your finished blanket looks great, and what a bargain.

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  8. I love this! It looks great, and I love the colors. I did a corner to corner blanket one time that fit the top of my queen-size bed. I didn't check the measurements when I started, and used a lot of my stash!

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    1. This one is more like lap size for using on the sofa! I definitely wouldn't have the willpower for a queen size one. x

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  9. Oh that is so pretty, love the colours

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  10. It's beautiful Emma, I love all the colours you've used.

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  11. Such a beautiful blanket, well worth your perseverance :) I think the biggest crafty project i've worked on was a crystal heart canvas made of hundreds of tiny chips of crystal stuck on by hand... it took me months! x

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  12. Wow !!! That's an awful lot of stitches. It's beautiful xx

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  13. It's a really pretty blanket - well done sticking with it and finishing it!

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    1. Thank you, means a lot coming from a crochet blanket expert like yourself! x

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