Added Sep 23, 2012
I came across a beautiful crochet blanket on pinterest recently. It lead me to the Finnish blog by Muita Ihania with more up close view of the gorgeous blanket.
My version uses traditional Granny Squares (using my Happy Hooker crochet textbook), and since I can’t fathom making 12×12=144 squares I’m only doing 10×10=100 squares, albeit mine are 5rows and Muita’s are 4rows. Moreover, my yarn is more fine so crochet 4dc instead of 3dc. Accidentally misplaced one dark pink square between the cushions in my sofa and didn’t find it until I had finished all of said color, hence will wind up with 101 squares.
Finishing with crochet border #120 from Around the border crochet border by Edie Eckman
Update: a square blanket of squares wasn’t long-legs-friendly, so I ended up doing 12×10=120 squares after all. But boy, those 20 extra squares almost stitched themselves. Well, one came as a freebie from the sofa. Practice makes perfect… but I’m still holding my crochet hook as a knitting needle (works like a charm, but technically incorrect).
See my ravelry accnt . The color scheme consisted of 8 colors with a total of 36 skeins purchased. Each 50gr/110m.
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