Rainbow crochet granny blanket

I made this crochet rainbow blanket for both my nieces this Christmas. One blanket has already been given but this one has travelled to New Zealand with us as a belated Christmas gift for my nine-month-old niece who lives out there and who I will be meeting for the first time on this trip. The blanket is made from six giant granny squares, each round of which was hooked in a different colour from the rainbow. I chose a daisy design for the centre of the square, and then added a scalloped edge border in white to suggest the outline…

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{Granny blanket} Week 1 progress

At the end of my first week of hooking, I’ve done a grand total of nine squares. I’m so pleased with them, and in the last couple of days have really noticed my stitches getting much neater. After a couple of days I didn’t need to refer to the pattern in the book any longer, and I’m definitely speeding up. And I have discovered that it is indeed highly addictive. Any comments/tips from you experienced hookers (!) out there are more than welcome…

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{Granny blanket} The first square x 2

For those of you well-practiced in the art of crochet, I apologise for blogging about something that would be blindingly obvious to you. My first crochet mistake was a big one. As I set out last week to excitedly purchase yarn for my new blanket project, I let myself be persuaded to buy something I’d been advised against by my crochet mentor, Emily (she may already be sick of opening her virtual School Of Crochet doors to me). Acrylic yarn, or to be specific – 100% acrylic yarn, seemed to good to be true. It came at a bargain price,…

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