It’s been a journey but it is finished at last and I love it!
I started my Owl and flower granny blanket nearly two years ago. In fact it started as a flower blanket but then Abi’s love of owls got in the way and I began to crochet owl squares too.
I then set it aside and didn’t work on it for several months before Sandra’s Blanket Along gave me the incentive to get going again.
I had a bit of a set back (here) but I feel the changes that it necessitated are a great improvement. (wow, that sounded a bit posh for me!!!)
I carefully planned the layout. I wasn’t sure whether to do it random or in diagonal stripes. Inspired by Ericka I got out the felt tips and had a play. I was too impatient to do the beautiful mock squares Ericka did mine were just blobs and rough colouring but it gave me the idea.
Within seconds I knew that I did not want diagonals so I was then left to find a random pattern. I had a third with yellow borders, a third green and a third rust. Then I also had one third owls and two thirds flowers. It was actually easier than I had anticipated but even then my ‘pattern’ got a bit messy!
I started to join and after a while realised that I wouldn’t need all the squares and I also decided to square it off. This has left me with 18 squares, just enough to make two 3×3 cushions with plain backs!
I wanted to keep the border simple, so I crocheted one round in double crochet (US single crochet), followed by pairs of trebles (US doubles) but worked as for cable by missing a stitch and working one treble and then going back and working the second treble into the stitch I had missed. This was followed by a shell edging in rust.
I love the simple shadows the border creates.
I blocked it yesterday while the weather was still warm. Only just in time as it has turned dull, cold and windy here this afternoon and we are forecast a wet weekend.
So, here it is at last – have I really been mad enough to plan another four?!
I hope you all a great weekend and lots of Happy Crafting!!
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