Friday, June 7, 2013

White granny blanket

Finally finished this thing!  After the yarn dye lot mishap here, I ripped out the first blanket, and went to work making white grannies.  The yarn differences were not as noticeable worked in a block as opposed to crocheting in rows.  Phew!!
It didn't turn out as big as I had originally hoped, but there was no way I was going to buy more yarn and throw a third dye lot in there.  I ended up using some teal blue in the border to make it go a bit farther.  The very edge of the blanket is done up in blanket embroidery stitch with a big needle and length of yarn.  I used Hobby Lobby" I love this cotton" with a G hook and made five rounds, joining each together as I went along.  The teal is Naturally Caron Joy.
When I was done my daughter claimed it for her couch, so it now has a new home.

My last little chick has just left the nest!  He will be heading off to University of California Santa Barbara in a few months! (sniff)  As you can see, my daughter was very happy for her little brother!
And I'm a proud mama!!


  1. Love it! You cannot go wrong with white! Congrats for the graduate! You are very lucky.

  2. Your white blanket turned out so pretty. Love the teal blue edging on it too. Looks great on your daughter's couch. Your children are also beautiful! You must be so proud.

  3. It's beautiful! Congrats on the empty nest

  4. That is gorgeous! Congratulations on your recent graduate!!!
    XO Kris

  5. congrats to son on graduating, and to daughter for claiming a very pretty crochet. blanket!

  6. Gorgeous blanket, can't beat a simple white one to show off the beauty of the design. Must have been a lot of work Lynne!
    Lovely photo of your children, well done to your son, you must be so proud.

    Have a great weekend Lynne!
    Gill xx

  7. No matter how it started, your blanket came out beautifully!
    (As for the chick leaving the nest...I'm bracing myself...and it's still 9 yrs to go!)

  8. The blanket is perfect! Great solution, and it looks wonderful in your girl's living room. Congratulations to the graduate, too! :)

  9. Hi Lynne,
    you have a very BEAUTIFUL blog !!
    Your blanket is GORGEOUS !!!! No wonder your daughter claimed it :)
    Also congrats on your youngest.
    I wish you a very nice day

    1. Thank you for visiting Susie! Hope you have a good day too :)

  10. Hi Lynne~
    The blanket is just perfect! I love it :)))
    And congrats on your last chick leaving the nest.
    Although I know how hard it is.
    Mine both left for good within 6 months of each other when they each got married a year ago last October and a year ago in May. Happy / Sad times! Ha!
    Your kids are beautiful, by the way!

  11. Your (daughter's) white granny blanket is pretty. Seeing it gives me an idea. I enjoy giving handmade gifts for weddings, so if I keep a white granny square blanket on hand, then I can merely add the couple's wedding color as a border on the blanket just before giving it to them.

    Congratulations to your son.


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