Here is the TA DAH moment for my Granny Patchwork Blanket.
And one a bit more full view. The blanket is stretched out on my queen sized bed to give you a bit of an idea of its size.
This blanket project was made with Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller a Bamboo Ewe yarn. It's a worsted weight bamboo and wool. The yarn is soft and warm. The blanket is a decently heavy weight even though the granny patchwork is not a densely hooked blanket. It was hooked with a size G.
The blanket has 110 square of 5 rounds in each granny square. I used the JOIN AS YOU GO method as shown on Lucy's blog at Attic24.
For the finished edging, I had to use the remaining balls of wool that could make it all the way round the blanket so I didn't have a lot of design freedom. There are several rows of granny stripe followed by a bit of a linen stitch in single crochet. I didn't follow a specific pattern for the edging - just winged it as I thought the yarn would last.
The overall color pattern was as random as I could make it. I tried not to have a pattern at all and tried to space colors randomly to give the blanket a bright color mix. The colors I used were: Twilight, Mermaid, Buttercup, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Periwinkle, Mercury, and Sprout - 2 blues, 3 greens, a red, yellow and grey. I just wanted something bright and happy to liven up my living room. This blanket will hang out with us on the couches as we snuggle in the living room.
What you can't see on the photos above is.....
Now I don't feel quite so bad that I have started a new ripple blanket since the granny patchwork has gotten its due! See the RIPPLE BLANKET PROGRESS here.
There is still the matter of a few ends to weave in! Happy blanket snuggling where you are!