Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In love with color afghan and granny square blanket

This is my first pieced blanket.  It's called the In love with color afghan.
The video I followed can be found here.
Here are all of the pieces after I finished them laid out in their proper place, then the tedious work of sewing them all together, one by one and in the right sequence.

Here they are all stacked.  When I saw the video and decided I wanted to make this blanket I went through my yarn to see if I had eleven colors as they suggested, that would all go together.  I really didn't and I didn't want to go buy eleven new colors so I pulled out the mostly full skeins and laid them in a row.  I felt these colors looked the best together and I am thrilled with the end result.  I love the combination.

This was tricky stitching it together and keeping the pattern but I am over the moon happy with this!
I am really proud of myself.

I was able to follow a video for each of the pieces, and had to follow the written pattern for the border.
This is the blanket for the back of my couch.

This blanket is for the love seat.  If you've been following me for a while then you've seen the couple of posts about the granny square a day project I am following with YarnUtopia.  This was the square for day 68. I loved making the square so much and the colors I had picked I kept going with it!

I love the braided look that is created.  It's all double crochets then you create a loop in the center of each side all the way up.  Then interlock each loop and stitch it in at the top, so simple and such a cool look!

And, as you can see, it's kitty approved (big smile)

I finished 3 projects in one week! lol sounds like a lot but I have 6 projects going at once.  I work on one until I get bored with that or overwhelmed, and put it aside until I get back to it.
When I finished the In love with color blanket I got so excited I wanted to get the other one done for the love seat.  And (in a future post you will see) the blanket for my mom was a huge ordeal for me, lol, not really, she picked out this gorgeous chunky yarn and bought 10 skeins of it...more on that later.


Scrapper69 said...

WOW! That turned out BEAUTIFUL! And I agree the color combo is perfect together! And WOW to get 3 projects done in 1 week... you work fast! :)

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Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful work and colours.