Monday, September 17, 2012

Granny Square Sampler Finish




You might remember this post from early August when I wrote about joining in the Granny Square Sampler Along at Wisecraft since I was going to be away from my sewing machine for two weeks.



I thought this was going to be a very long term project but then the sewing machine drama began and since I was without a sewing machine again, I spent all my "free" time working on the blanket and now less than 2 months later it is complete!


It is a bizarre size and I doubt any of the four sides are even but I love it.




I decided to use a combination of crochet stitches to attach the squares together treating it like an improv quilt.



I started by arranging all the squares on the floor and taking a photo.  Then, using either single crochet or the crochet stitch that I don't know the name of where you alternate single crochet and half double crochet in the same row (anyone?), I would take a square and build it up until it was the size of the one next to it.  I would then attach those two squares using a single crochet stitch and then build up that section until it was the same size (meaning number of stitches) as another section and attach those two with single crochet, etc., etc., etc. - does that make any sense at all?



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40 comments:

  1. I am a real sucker for granny squares and this bright and cheery blanket is absolutely fantastic! I love all the different variations in size & stitch. Wonderful work Beth x

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  2. Oh my gosh it is stunning! Your original post about it inspired me to learn to crochet. I have a few granny squares done. If mine turns out even half as gorgeous as yours I will be thrilled.

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  3. This is so beautiful!! Love all the bright colours :)

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  4. Great job! This reminds me of the blanket we had growing up. It was very similar to what you have, but of course it was totally 80's with browns, mustard yellows, and oranges. It was nice and toasty!

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  5. Love it Beth, the colours, the improv style and the little person modelling it for you :)

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  6. Wow beautifully bright and cheerful! Maybe you should be without your machine more often!

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  7. I love that the squares are asymmetrical. Fabulous, Beth!

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  8. So beautiful!!! Bright, cheery - amazing!

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  9. I love it. So much. It's the best. Just know that if you ever for any reason get sick of it, I can totally come visit me ;)

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  10. Oh that's wild - I love it:-) Your photos are great and I really like those colours.

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  11. I love that you changed out the blocks , for such lively variety, and used those bright and bold colors!! It's such fun!!

    Susie
    www.SusiesSunroom.blogspot.com

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  12. That rocks Beth - seriously gorgeous blanket!

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  13. This is lovely! It does look like an improve quilt, and I especially love your color choices, bold and bright but sophisticated!

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  14. Wow it is lovely, such vibrant great colours too!

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  15. This looks great. I love all the bright colors. You've inspired me to start working on the granny square blanket I started a couple of years ago.

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  16. looks great! so vibrant and yummy :D

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  17. This is a wonderful sampler. I love all of the happy colors!

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  18. Wow such a fun and bright quilt! So perfect for the winter weather =D

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  19. This is beautiful!! I LOVE the colors. I'm adding this to the top of my favorites' list!

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  20. Oh Beth, this looks amazing! You are really making me want to dust off my crochet hooks. :)

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  21. This is great! The colours are so bright, beautiful!

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  22. What a great afghan. So bright and beautiful.

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  23. This is the most amazing afghan ever! I love the patterns and the colors!

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  24. Congratulations on your finish, your Granny squares look wonderful. Will be much loved I am sure.

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  25. this blanket is just FANTASTIC! I love the colors, the designs, the quirkiness about it! so beautiful!

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  26. I know nothing about crochet but the colors alone are stunning! Combine that with the randomness of it all makes it unique and extremely modern! You should totally sell these, and sign me up!

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  27. I just love it! It looks like the coziest ever.

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  28. wow! I LOVE this! what an amaing and vibrant design..it really makes me want to learn crochet! Lisa (aka Dotty Bird via sewhappy geek)

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  29. What a wonderful blanket!! I love the bright colors and the way you put the squares together. Who needs a sewing machine when you can do this? JK - I know you are missing your machine :)

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  30. This is so awesome Beth! It reminds me of the Babette blanket on Ravelry (one of my UFOs), but yours has more kookiness (I mean that in a good way!).

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  31. Love this Beth! I just want to wrap up in it, just like your little one is! Great color!

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  32. Love the colors and coziness of your granny square blankie.

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  33. Well that is simply stunning! It makes me want to crochet again.

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  34. Wow! I'm impressed that you did all that in less than 2 months. Beautiful colors!

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  35. omg, this is absolutely gorgeous, Beth! I love the vibrant colours you chose for the squares. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

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  36. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your sampler and your colors!

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  37. I am halfway sorta thinking about crocheting an afghan (because I don't have QUITE enough going on around here lol). I though of you and your afghan and had to come visit it! Missing you, bloggy friend. :) (and your afghan, of course, is bright and gorgeous and makes me want to make one NOW.)

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