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Patchwork Granny Square Blanket of Love

I did it! I finally made a crocheted granny square blanket! Finishing it made me feel like a bona fide hooker or crocheter or whatever you want to call it.

I started making the blanket the end of last month because I needed something to distract myself from feeling depressed about not being in Iceland anymore and having to endure the scorching hot weather all summer long. Okay, so we have air conditioning at home, but still, hot weather always makes me all stressed out. That’s why I can’t travel to tropical countries. It just won’t end up being relaxing.

Anyway, back to the blanket. I made it for my latest niece. I felt bad for not having made any softies for her like I did for her sisters so I thought I’d make her a blanket to make up for it. I picked some baby-ish colours for the blanket so I wouldn’t be tempted to keep it for myself.


The blanket was made of 48 solid colour basic granny squares. I did it the join-as-you-go way as I had known that I would’ve been too lazy to put them together if I had made all the squares first. I used mostly thrifted yarn of different weight so the squares were not quite in a uniformed shape, but in the end it all worked out.

It took me about a month to finish it. I lost interest and abandoned the project for about a week or so or I would’ve finished it earlier.


I didn’t have time to wash the blanket after I finished so I just hung it outside under the sun all day long. The blanket ended up smelling like the sun. You know the smell. No, not stinky sweat smell. That’s not what I mean!


I did two rounds of border and for the final round, did a lazy shell/scallop edging thing. Found the pattern online but now I can’t seem to find it anymore. Oh well. Here’s a close-up picture of the edging in case anyone is interested.


The blanket was such a quick and easy project (for a blanket) that I’m ready to tackle another one but this time, I’m keeping it!

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