With only about 7 months in the making this crochet blanket hasn’t been the most epic project I’ve ever done. But after years of blocking out crochet completely this one feels like a real achievement. And after a handful of cute crochet scarfs this is my first big project off the hook. I already liked working on this big project and I sure am in love with the finished object! It turned out better than I might have imagined. The Granny Stripe Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 is such an accessible pattern and in combination with the right yarn it’s plain magic in the making.
Granny Stripe Blanket
I used Schachenmayr nomotta Cotton Linen yarn for this one because I fell in love with the powdery slightly toned down colors. Apart from the colors it’s also comfortable to work with and the resulting fabric has a good drape and a crisp handle. I started out with every color in their range but decided to drop the black and navy because they were too harsh a contrast with the other colors. After the first batch was used up and more than half of the blanket was done I reordered and discovered that the „coral“ color wasn’t available any longer and I plain forget to order the sky blue. Well, no help for it but to go on without them. For the border I had stashed to extra skeins in the natural color-way.
Fancy shell border on Granny Stripe Blanket
I started out this project way back in January with the hope that over the course of this spring Little Girl would grow to like her room and her pretty white princess bed and outgrow the parental bedroom. As an incentive I wanted to add a cute blanket as a bedspread. Well, turns out I’m actually a bit late. She’s been in her own bedroom for a few months now – ever since we painted it all purple and pink back in May. Maybe the blanket project was a good omen. In any case, it’s a nice addition to the girly room 🙂
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