Sunday, 4 February 2018

Stash Busting Challenge - Week 1

Well hello everyone!  This week has been all about grannies.  I have managed to burn through a substantial amount of my stash already and have two finished blankets to show you.  I have also made a start on two other blankets that will hopefully be ready to show you next week.  So with out further ado, here's what I've been up to this week...

For my first blanket I wanted some very girly.  I first rummaged through my stash finding all the pinks and purples and any other shades that were colourful but nothing too dark.  I even used up some of those dodgy variegated yarns that I never could find a project for.  You know, the ones you buy on a whim, sure that you will find something amazing to make with them; but in reality they sit in a box under the bed never to see the light of day again.

My first square...


...led to another...


 ...and another...


...and another.  Making granny squares is very addictive.


Very soon I had a whole stack of them.  Enough to make a small baby blanket.


I chose white to join the squares together and used the continuous join as you go method.  I find this method saves you so much time and with the bonus of hardly any ends to weave in.  You can find a great tutorial for this over at The Patchwork Heart.


For the border I kept it simple with a couple of rounds of granny clusters and finished it off with a round of pretty white shells.


Ta Da! Project one from my stash busting challenge finished. 


All this blanket needs now is a new home...


We have a very similar story for my next blanket.  This time I wanted to use up some of my brighter colours.


I love working with bright colours, they always make me feel so cheerful.


The squares soon added up to... 


  ...a whole pile...


 ... ready for joining.


Once again I used the continuous join as you go method, choosing soft Slate grey to really make the bright colours stand out.  A row of bobble edging adds the finishing touch.


 ...and in no time at all, the grannies became a lovely squishy blanket.  Just waiting for someone to snuggle up in.  Of course little T just had to test it out.


Ta Da!  Blanket number two finished


This blanket didn't stay in my shop very long and has already been shipped off to its new home.


Come back and see me next week when I have more stash busting exploits to share with you.
By for now
Catherine
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5 comments:

  1. Those are gorgious Catherine! You are the best in crocheting blankets! I love to see your creations and can't get enough of them. Truely lovely!

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    1. Wow Sigrid you are making me blush, thank you. I do love to make blankets...

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  2. These blankets are so lovely! I love them all really. You've got such a keep eye for colours and your stitching is so neat and tidy!
    Happy crocheting,
    Marjan
    P.S.: Thank you for joining the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party!

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    1. Thanks Marjan and thank you for inviting me the last one was fun.

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