Wednesday, July 25, 2007

42 granny squares later ...

Yeah, it's finally done. Can't believe I've worked on this blanket since March, it feels like forever. It was the perfect project for those nights I'd be watching my favorite tv series or movies. The beauty of crochet for me is that it can be done quite absent mindedly, and it's hard to get it wrong, quite differently from knitting or sewing. So here it is, my granny square blanket/afghan finally finished.

(the total number of squares is 42, and final dimensions are 160 cm x 130 cm)

definitely looks good over the bedroom cabinet



detail of how the squares were joined (using the single crochet method). The front looks smooth and seamless



detail of the back, where you can see the join ridges. I actually like this side better



and folded



and you'll probably think I'm crazy, but I'm already thinking about the next one. It won't be another granny or ripple (which, by the way, is not finished yet) but something altogether more simple. That's for another post soon.

25 comments:

Ester said...

excelente trabalho, Tania!! Está espectacular!! Eu não tinha tanta paciência ;)
Beijos,
Ester

littlemissmeshell said...

Oh that is SO beautiful, I love it. The colours are amazing (I love the first pic, looks like it came straight out of a magazine!), and the joins are beautiful.

Can't wait to see what you start next!

sónia said...

So beautiful!!

fantasma said...

Então é crochet que eu tenho de aprender...
:oP

Escalla said...

Absolutely Wonderful!! :)

Rachelle said...

Wow! It's BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors that you used.

Christine said...

Oh wow, looks beautiful!

Lolita Blahnik said...

Amazing!! really cute, I understand why you are thinking about crochet another one, the results are expectacular!

marirob said...

So pretty! I love the colors you chose. I need to learn to crochet to make one of these too!

SmurfPop said...

Oh, that looks super! Well done, what an excellent job :D I'm tempted now, if I EVER finish my Ripple! x

Funky Finds said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK!

kitty-san said...

Boa! Ficou lindo! Não sei como consegues fazer estas coisas no Verão...Eu quero ver se lá mais para a frente começo o das ondinhas.

lyn said...

Oh it's gorgeous !

Ana Rangel said...

Ai que lindo, Tânia! Lindo, lindo. Onde e como é que eu conseguiria aprender a fazer coisinhas destas? Crochet e afins?

(sempre quis aprender mas a minha avó nunca teve pachorra. será que consigo aprender com revistas?)

Beijinhos!

Ester Durães said...

Olá Tania!
Volto a comentar neste post mas é por uma boa causa =P
Será que podes, quando tiveres um tempinho livre, passar no meu blog e deixar a tua opinião ao post que lá coloquei?
Preciso mesmo da tua opinião!!
Beijos **

sarah said...

It is sooo lovely, im thinking of starting one.
Sarah x

Mama Urchin said...

It looks so nice. That's how my grandmother joins her squares too.

thehomelyyear said...

What a gorgeous blanket. It's ages since we did any crochet...think it's time we started again!
Margaret and Noreen at The Homely Year

Stephanie said...

It's really lovely.

sue said...

Beautiful blanket, and perfect on both sides too. What a wonderful achievement, wish I could seam together that well. I think it looks wonderful, and I cant wait to see what the next one will be.

Mónica said...

Uau, está mesmo fantástico!
Eu também estou a pensar fazer uma,mas só no inverno!
Para quem não sabe fazer convém ter alguem que ajude a fazer, mas se não tiver dá perfeitamente para aprender com revistas.
Eu aprendi melhor os pontos básicos na net que com a minha avó.
Depois com um bocadinho de paciência e persistência vai-se avançando aos poucos para os pontos mais difíceis.
Eu tenho feito assim e até agora tem corrido bem!
Beijinhos!

linda lu said...

The colors are beautiful. Great work.

Oiyi said...

So beautiful! Your seaming is flawless.

SudsMuffin said...

Excellent work! I love the smooth seams and the colours you chose.

Mrs. Nix said...

Lovely seams. I'm making my very first granny square afghan, as well, and I've never joined squares before (beginner). Thank you so much for sharing this. It's a beautiful afghan, and I learned exactly what I needed from your post.