Monday, February 4, 2013

It's finished ! ( at least the front side is )

I finished the border and sewing in the ends on the front yesterday..Oh my gosh there was a ton ! This was the second border I did. Ripped out the 4 rows of the first border.. Just didn't think it went well with the blanket. For the border I did 3 rows of single crochet and then a v stitch using single crochet instead of double crochet.



You can see the join as you go stitches connecting the squares in this photo. I have wanted to make a granny square blanket with all different color squares but didn't know how to join them without having to use one color to crochet them together.I used up alot of my small yarn balls.. didn't have to buy that much yarn to complete this .


This was the first border.. I had two layers of ruffles.. I think the blanket was too busy for this border.


Still stitching my Prairie Schooler Santas.. Finished the fisherman and almost finished with the flower cart Santa.. Going to have to make them into ornaments soon !
Hope you all have a great week ! Thanks for your visits and nice comments :)
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 http://www.jannolson.blogspot.com/

22 comments:

Astri said...

One of the prettiest blankets I've ever seen!

Kris said...

Priscilla, that blanket is just stunning! I hope you are keeping it! The diggins' will be upset if you give it away!!!!! Just love it! Your cross stitch is so pretty too!!!'
xo Kris

Gabi said...

What a wonderful colorful blanket!
Greetings

Carol said...

I know nothing about crocheting, but I know this is one gorgeous blanket, Priscilla!! And those PS Santas are so cute--I really need to go back and stitch those older ones, too.

Petunia Pill said...

This is quite the work of artistic gorgeousness! I have one I started a few months ago...I have completed twenty squares...do you think I have a gazillion left? Why, yes I do! I picked it up tonight and added three squares. I was in the mood for mindless. But, oh do I relate on all the ends to be woven. I've made myself a solemn vow to do it as I go...so far I'm sticking to the vow. Agree with you on the border you chose to replace. In this case, less is definitely more! Well done, my friend. Great sticktuitiveness! Hugs, Annette

Shelia said...

Oh,my! You really have been busy. Your afghan turned out so pretty! Makes mine look so plain. I know it takes lots of time to chain all the colors on each square. Your afghan is so colorful an happy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! Your afghan is beautiful. I know it takes a lot of time. You have done a beautiful job. It is truly a treasure. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Carol said...

Your blanket is gorgeous, Priscilla! I'm in awe of anyone who can crochet like that -- I SO want to learn!

Susanne said...

Love that stash busting granny, so colorful and bright! I know all about tucking those loose ends in and it is a headache, so I make myself do it with each square completed and it is the best feeling ever not to have to deal with them in the end.
Susanne :)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love how you matched your colors.

Debra said...

OH what a lot of work and talent went into this!!!

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Stunning! I love all the colors.

Sarah said...

The colors! The pattern! Perfection. I absolutely love this blanket. So glad to have found your lovely blog!

Jann Olson said...

This is perfection! Love, love the colors. You did such an amazing job Priscilla. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Shaz said...

I just love your blanket, the colours are amazing, so beautiful! There is just nothing like a granny square blanket!
Dropping by from Petals to Picots Friday Link Party.

maree said...

Love, love, love your blanket. The colours are great and I really find that Nanny McPhee look appealing!

Marte said...

This blanket is just gorgous!! I finished one today myself, though it's not quite as big :p love the mix of colours :)

Jann Olson said...

Hi Priscilla, I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup.
hugs,
Jann

Babajeza said...

It's beautiful!

Ana BC said...

WOW! THis is an AMAZING blanket. Love it!!! I agree about the simple border. Congratulations

Mistea said...

Just beautiful. Well done on your finished blanket.
The border compliments the squares perfectly.
Enjoy your Santas.

Ana Mª said...

Un trabajo muy bonito . Enhorabuena por tu blog , está lleno de arte .Un saludo