A finished blanket, finally!

14 March 2011 · 11 comments in Other Crafts

Blanket!

Today, I finally finished a project I’ve been working on for a year and a half. Yes,  the blanket is finally done. I finished the assembly a couple of weeks ago, but it took me much longer than I thought to weave in all the ends. Altogether, there are 480 little squares and it took me roughly 15 hours (evidence here). The finished blanket is about 125 by 155 cm. Here is is stretched out in all its glory.

Blanket!

I started out using the hexagon how-to, but it morphed into something resembling Flowers in the Snow blanket about halfway through. Altogether, I used 12 different hand-dyed sock yarns with white baby wool for the borders. I finished the blanket using two rows of double crochet, which I think pulls it together nicely.

Blanket!

The blanket technically belongs to James, but I know I’ll be warming myself under it plenty this winter. More details, including info about all the yarn used on Ravelry.

Blanket!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy March 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm

It’s beautiful!

Renee Buist March 15, 2011 at 1:24 am

That is absolutely amazing! I am in awe.

Julie March 15, 2011 at 1:39 am

that is so gorgeous!! Looks amazing, and perfect for spring.

Jacey March 15, 2011 at 2:09 am

Love, love! It’s a beautiful blanket. Yay for finishing such a huge project!

Laura March 15, 2011 at 7:35 am

Wow I love this!

Sasha March 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

Absolutely lovely!
My crochet skills are basic at best, but I’d love to tackle a project like this – only thing is, it’d take me double the time it took you!! That’s commitment!
Thanks for the inspiration and gorgeous photos :)

Clare March 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

Beautiful! I spent a couple of years making a crochet blanket (my only crochet project) and I was sooooooo sick of all the stitching together at the end I swore never to do it again… but I love a clean, modern looking afghan so much I’m already saving fingering-weight scraps… I think my next will be made out of all my handspun fingering weight scraps.

Maryse March 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

So much work! Great result! Congratulations! I bet you can’t stop looking at it, I know I could not!

Chris March 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I love it so much! Absolutely gorgeous!

Lauren March 18, 2011 at 2:29 am

It’s beautiful! Very nicely done!

Anna March 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

Well done! It looks lovely.
I really like your blog’s new look!

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