Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Granny Stripes

At last!

I have finally managed to get around to making a start on a Granny Stripe blanket. I have been wanting to crochet one of these lovelies ever since they started doing the rounds of Blogland last year, but have just never had the time up until now. But here I am jumping on the Granny Stripe bandwagon and I have to say that I am really looking forward to the ride.

The foundation chain has to be done in multiples of three ~ so I sat yesterday and crocheted a chain whilst counting 123,123,123 in my head. In the absence of a size 5 hook I remembered to crochet my chain loosely on my trusty and very favourite size 4 in order to make crocheting the first row as easy as possible.
I am making this Granny Stripe for my little boy and want it to be around about the single bed size when finished. So, I carried on counting 123, 123, 123 in my head until I thought the chain looked the right length and then ran up stairs with hook and chain in hand and measured it against the bed. That's about as technical as I get these days!

This Boy Granny Stripe is going to be made using Stylecraft Special DK in various shades of blue, with perhaps a few other colours thrown in for good measure. But I've not quite decided whether or not I'll deviate from the Blueness or not yet!

These are the colours that I have chosen so far ~
Aster ~ Royal ~ Midnight ~ Denim ~ Cloud Blue ~ Turquoise ~ Sherbet ~ Bluebell.
I am really excited about this blanket and now that I have finished the tricksy foundation row I am raring to go and can't wait to go whizzing along the rows with ease ~ making lots of lovely Blue treble clusters.

Right! I'm off now to put the kettle on for a cuppa and then get settled for a few rows of Granny Stripes :O)xx


Annaboo said...

Oooo, I love starting a new project. Those colours are perfect for a boy, too. Be interesting to see whether you deviate from the colour scheme!
I started a little bit of granny striping to make a mug cosy and would love to attempt something bigger!

Hazel said...

I loved working on my granny stripe and I bet my boy would want one for his bed too in blues. It's going to look fab! x

Stocki said...

Oh my goodness those looooong foundation chains aren't fun are they? Can't wait to see your blanket growing...:)x

Victoria said...

It's just the right time of year to be starting a blanket!

If you lose count making the foundation chain, just make more chains than you need. Then, if you do have too many, you can simply undo the starting slip-knot and unravel the surplus chains.

Conny's Cottage said...

Wooow that is a very sweet lovely protjekt.