Friday, May 8, 2015

Finished Object :: Crochet Blanket

Finished crochet blanket
This blanket has been in a bag in a semi kinda - not - really finished state for...I don't even know how long. It was in that bag when we moved almost two years ago and probably a good while before that.

So let's say it's atleast three years old, probably closer to four or five. I'm just not that into crochet any more.

Finished crochet blanket
Anyway, this blanket is a smaller version of the blanket I had originally planned on making. I was totally going to make a blanket for our bed, but as you can probably tell, this thing is only lap sized.

I really wanted that large blanket. The blanket squares are enlarged version of a blanket my mum inherited from her grandmother - but because that was old and coming apart, my paternal grandmother made a copy for my parents. So I felt it was a nice continuation of a sort of family tradition.

Finished crochet blanket
And I love the effect of the pop corn stitches creating a pattern. But those pop corn stitches were the reason why this project had stagnated. They're kinda slow going and I kept having to double check that they were in the right place. Such hard work.

So the squares I had finished just sat in that bag. Last week I decided that I was going to do something about the blanket. Either finish it or frog it. Use it or lose it. When I checked how many squares I had already made, it turned out that there were just enough to make this lap sized blanket.

Over a couple of evenings I put the squares together and now I have a blanket that will keep me cosy when it's a bit chilly.

It's not the blanket I wanted to make and it's kinda wonky. But sometimes finished is better than perfect. Now the blanket is useful. It's not just taking up space in a drawer.

Finished crochet blanket

Finished crochet blanket

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