Sunday, February 16, 2014

Granny Square Blanket Finished !

 Good Morning ! Hope you are having a nice weekend !
I finished up the granny square blanket I was working on , using up my scraps. I did the join as you go method to connect the squares , so it went really fast. There's 180 squares .. I used mostly red heart acrylic yarn..
 Don't you love the springy colors :)

 I had trouble deciding on a border , I didn't want scallops or the big ruffle I've been using and ripped out several before just trying something and loving it ! I think this is my favorite border ever !
 I did a row of single crochet around the whole blanket , then 2 rows of half double crochet.
 I attached the yarn to the first row of half double crochet and did a single crochet around the post , chain 3 all the way around. This makes little tailored ruffles. Then for the second ruffle row I did sc , chain 3 in each stitch around the 2nd row of Half double crochet.
 I finished 2 cross stitch pieces...silent night from Country Cottage Needleworks, and another Prairie Schooler Santa for my Santa tree.
 Yesterday my son who is at the University of Kentucky texted and said to watch for him on ESPN college game day show .. So we turned it on and I thought how are we ever going to find him in a sea of thousands of people .. there he is even waving to us :) He's in the grey and that's his dorm mate from last year behind him.. Too funny ! They were all over the TV! Its nice to be able to see him when hes so far away !
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Lisa said...

Beautiful Blanket. The springly colors make me smile.
Have a nice sunday.


Kris said...

Another beautiful Ta Daaa for you Priscilla!!! I love the border!!
I saw your IG's and had to laugh. He is so funny. He had the perfect spot to be seen, didn't he?!
Have a good rest of the weekend!
xo Kris

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi and wow, how beautiful the blanket is! You did a great job putting it all together and I love the border! I love the cross stitching you did too! Have a nice Sunday and I love the photo of your son and his roommate on TV! Lol.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Barbara F. said...

Blanket turned out beautifully! A labor of love.. xo

Jannie said...

Well this just brightened my day. You are so "busy" - I don't know how you get it all done, but it's encouraging somehow. Beautiful job. Thx for sharing your crafts and your family with us.

gillyflower said...

It's beautiful, so much work! The colours are gorgeous, and i love the frilly edge.
Gill xx

Barb said...

Your granny square blanket is just beautiful and I love the edging! You are definitely one busy girl - I'm in awe of how much you get accomplished.

How much fun was it to see your son on TV? Looks like they are having a great time!!

annies home said...

love it my grandmother used to do great hand work wish I had learned it
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Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful and I bet it so nice and cozy to take a nap with. Love all the spring colors.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

How absolutely beautiful! The colors are exquisite! You should be very pleased with yourself:). Twyla

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love your colorful blanket, and finished cross stitch to boot! Great finishes.

Barb said...

Great blanket, and lovely finishes in stitching. What a fun picture of your son at UK.

Abby said...

I have 'bumped' into your blog a few times now and love what I've seen! I am your newest follower...Abby's Way

Linda O said...

Your blanket is gorgeous, such pretty colours, I've tried and failed many times with crochet, think I'll just stick to cross stitching lol!!!!!
Silent Night and the PS santa look great.
And what fun to see your son on the TV, he certainly was in the right place.
Have a great week
Love Linda O xxx

Gabriele said...

Wow, this blanket is wonderful. I love the colors. Awesome! Great work!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on the finish! :)

I can't decide what I like more..your crochet or your cookies :)

Anonymous said...

This beautiful afghan makes me want to give crochet another try! I have one my mom made in the 70s with green, yellow, and white, same pattern. It's amazing how different it looks in these fun, springy colors. Great job. Cool to see your son on TV, nice looking guy :)
Take care - Dawn @ We Call It
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Creative Design said...

Beautiful! Visiting from My Merry Messy Life.


Unknown said...

Very pretty!!

Ana Love Craft said...

Gorgeous blanket! I really love the border and the pretty colors. Thanks for sharing this! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Unknown said...

Hi Priscilla
Wow, what a lovely job you did with this afgan. I envy your ability to crochet like that. It is truly beautiful. I'm visiting from Mrs Olsons Linky Party and I'm now following you via, FB, Bloglovin, GFC and G+.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So beautifully made! Love those colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Priscilla, I love the colors you used in this one! You truly have a gift for crocheting, among many other things! Love that you got to see your son wave. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's gorgeous!

The Star Gal said...

This is definitely on my to-do list. I just have to keep practicing and get my technique down. Yours is absolutely beautiful and I adore the edging!

Gloria in Virginia