Christmas Crochet Complete!

December 13, 2014 — 28 Comments

A while back I showed you a crochet blanket project that I had started and asked you for your help on deciding on how to finishing it off.

The original post can be found here.

Well, I’m pleased to say that I have finished it – finally!

Giant Granny Square Blanket Crochet For Christmas - Part 2 - 1

Bejeez-louise, It’s huge!

I know that I put down a measurement that I hoped to achieve last time however I think that the fact that I just kept going and didn’t really stop to measure it has meant that it ended up being a bit bigger than I thought – it was really supposed to be a lap blanket – it’s now a lap blanket for a giant!

Anyway, the dilemma last time I spoke about this was how to finish it off.

Well, I did end up getting some more of the mixed yarn and carried on with that initially. All in all I have used approx 3 x 200g balls of that Jarol mixed yarn that I mentioned previously.

To finish it off I did two rounds in the same treble-cluster-granny-square style but in a dark teal colour (that almost matched one of the main mix yarn colours) and then a single row of treble clusters and a single row of double crochets in a slightly lighter colour to end.

Here’s a closer look at that.

Giant Granny Square Blanket Crochet For Christmas - Part 2 - 3

Giant Granny Square Blanket Crochet For Christmas - Part 2 - 2

You can probably see that the teal border doesn’t quite match the greeny turquoise in the main mix however the colours of the blanket always seem to be shifting depending what light they are in and this seemed to be the best coordinating set.

I don’t know about you but I am really happy with the way it all came together. Although it is another one of those things that I’ve made and am a little reluctant to give away I can’t wait to hand this over on Christmas day!

Since I finished this there have been a couple of visitors to the house this week who have also asked for one – looks like there’s going to be a lot of crochet going on next year, lol.

Anyway, lots more going on here and still lots more to make and I really don’t know where the time is going so I’d best crack on.

How are you getting on – all sorted yet?

Thanks for stopping by. See you next time.

J :)

 

28 responses to Christmas Crochet Complete!

  1. 

    Gorgeous blanket, well done for getting it finished 😊

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  2. 

    Perfect finish to it, lovely

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  3. 

    Oops – my comment obviously should have said ‘beautifully finished off’ – had to add this as it looked a bit wierd with the missing word. Happy Christmas John and keep up the wonderful crafting!

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  4. 

    Wow – love it! Well done John and beautifully off :) Think I’ll have to try this – get my crotchet hooks out and find some beautiful yarns and there are lots out there.

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  5. 
    Mary Easton aka Mad Mary December 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    It’s absolutely gorgeous John and i too bought that yarn after seeing your pictures. My yarn hasn’t been touched yet but i know when i do use it how well it will look. xx

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  6. 

    Really love it John. The teal edging really sets it off. Well done.
    Love val in Spain x

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  7. 
    Pauline Simmonds December 14, 2014 at 6:23 am

    It’s gorgeous John, love it, x

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  8. 

    Lovely John. I’m enjoying the Christmas posts. Can’t wait to see what you will be up to next.
    Clare

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  9. 

    Love it, absolutely love it John.

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  10. 

    Hi John this is a gorgeous blanket. Hugs Jackie

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  11. 

    Great to see how Well the finished project has turned out. Well done!!!

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  12. 

    Absolutely lovely John. Beautifully crocheted and your tension is so even. The colours work as it’s an original and designer piece. I love it. I’ve quite a bit to do for Christmas but hopeful to get the most of it done this week.

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  13. 

    Well done John. Another beautiful project, I can imagine it will be hard to give it away!! Lucky recipient!! And no I’m not nearly ready for the big day but we WILL be ready in time!!!
    Carole.

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  14. 

    Well done on finishing your project on time – it looks fab! I’m still working on a spring sweater that I started 2 years ago, and have a mostly finished blanket that I did years ago that needs edging – you’ve inspired me to get these completed – thanks!

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  15. 

    Looks really good with the plain edging. Crochet is another thing on my list to learn! Been on it for a few years now!

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  16. 
    Granny Squares of Love December 13, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Very pretty!

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  17. 

    Well done John, it’s lovely.
    Regards x

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  18. 

    That is gorgeous John well done

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  19. 

    I am at present trying to start a similar project, but can’t for the life of me get it started correctly, I will keep trying, your blanket is realy lovely and I am very envious, luck person who will receive it. Merry Christmas x

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  20. 

    Just love those colours , could do with that cosy blanket right now !

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  21. 

    It’s beautiful John well done i don’t blame you for wanting to keep it

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  22. 

    Hi John.. I think it is lovely!. The colours go well, and it looks lovely and warm. Granny squares are about my limit with crochet too – but I must learn to try more – it can’t be too difficult :-) … what is next on the list? x

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  23. 

    Hi John

    I love it, that yarn is just gorgeous (will have to find myself some!). I really like the two tone teal on the edging, I think it finishes it off beautifully. Well done.

    I just finished a crochet top, now just needs a little surface crochet to finish it off. After seeing your blanket though I think I’ll be adding one to my ‘to do’ list.

    Hugs,

    T x

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    • 

      Hi John

      I found it!!! Wowee! why hadn’t I spotted this yarn before, it’s awesome!

      Thank you for sharing, I just found a new yarn to play with!

      Hugs,

      T xxx

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  24. 
    Margaret Johnston December 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Looks really nice now it’s finished

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  25. 

    I think it looks fab!! I’d love it too.

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