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'me old china' blankie
August 31 2011
January 27 2012
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'me old china' blankie
Traditional Granny by Jan Eaton
Hooks & yarn
3.5 mm (E)
Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic DK
Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK
Rowan Wool Cotton
2 skeins = 246.0 yards (224.9 meters), 100 grams
McAree Brothers in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

Working on this one granny square a day. Using colours inspired by some of my collection of old china - hence the name.

Update 26th Sept 2011 - I don’t like it!
I have 20 squares joined and am not happy with the overall effect so I think I’m going to unpick and take out the citron - yellowy green colour. Deep breath time but worth doing because otherwise I know I’ll never be happy with it when it’s finished! :(

Update sept 28th.
Have started to replace citron with clear - a blue-ish grey and am much happier with the more muted combination of colours - I wanted something a little melancholy rather than bright and colourful. Feel like I’m back on track now.

Jan 27th 2012:
All finished!

:: Started on August 31st 2011 and finished on January 27th 2012

:: Worked with a 3.5mm crochet hook in 10 colours of DK yarn:

5 balls of Rich 911 (red) Rowan wool cotton (including 2 for the outer edge),

3 balls each of Geranium 976 (dark pink), Tender 951 (pale pink), Antique 900 (cream), all in Rowan wool cotton, Basil (green) in Rowan Belle Organic DK and Mirage (pale blue) in Rowan Classic cashsoft DK

2 balls each of Cypress 968 (aqua), Clear 941 (silver grey), Blue Wash (dark blue) all in Rowan wool cotton,

9 balls for the main background Celandon 979 (pale green/aqua) in Rowan wool cotton

:: There are 99 squares (9 x 11) and it measures 133cm x 163cm

:: Each square is a traditional granny square (there are lots of tutorials on the internet such as this one) and each square has 6 rounds of different colours. There’s a sort of checkerboard pattern, alternating between squares with red near the centre and those with it near the edge but it’s fairly random.

:: Each square is surrounded by a round of the background colour and I worked 3 rows of this around the 99 squares.

:: The edging is worked as follows: 1 row of single crochet, 1 row of double crochet, another row of single crochet and a row of picot edging.

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August 31 2011
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  • Project created: September 14, 2011
  • Updated: January 27, 2012
  • Progress updates: 3 updates