Thursday, January 9, 2014

Vintage crochet blanket...part 1

Joining in with Ginny for this weeks Yarnalong...


When I first taught myself to crochet, the one image that kept popping up was a black trimmed afghan
 with every color of the rainbow squares on a red sofa at my grandmother's house.  
I have wanted to make one for two years now.  So I thought the best time to start it 
was right in the middle of trying to finish up Christmas presents!!  I just couldn't wait any longer.

I gathered every scrap I had laying around.  Silk bamboo, acrylic, wool, cotton...didn't matter....
Good thing I was off for 2 weeks in December.  Making squares became my job!

I originally had planned on joining it all together with black, but when I saw "Charcoal"
 I decided that was the right one....

  Here is a glimpse of the first few squares that I had joined :

Here is the first 50.  All joined and ends woven in...

I am thinking it will need to be 500+ squares to fit on a full size bed.
 I am totally loving all the color play this is allowing.

My grandmother was an artist.  She worked with paint, clay, stained glass...just about any medium
 that you could possibly think of.  I never really got a chance to spend a lot of time with her.
  Unfortunately, she  passed away last February, but I think she would be happy with all this color.
 So in her memory, I am calling this blanket Ann

One of my favorites!!


  1. I'm working on something similar at the moment for my sons bed! I think I need about 112 squares to fit a single bed. Yours is looking great, I love the charcoal border too.

    1. Thanks!! I think I like the charcoal better than solid black, not quite so harsh.

  2. I really enjoyed that book you are reading! I love your blanket so far, and am very impressed at how many you have done already! Great idea to join them as you go.

  3. Love the bright cheery colours you are using, it reminds me of a blanket we have that my Greatnan made with bright colour on a dark bachground.
    Clare x