This is really just some colour inspiration for you today - - what a great Granny Stripe blanket! Made by rocketandbear on Etsy. The blanket is sold now, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still admire the heck out of it!
I started this in March of last year (!!) and just finished it on 5/6. Whew! To be fair, I wasn’t working on it all the time. I had other projects I was doing as well, and then there was Christmas.
But it’s finally done!! :D Just in time for summer, too, lol.
I decided to try blocking this, and I think it turned out fantastic! I will definitely be doing that for all the blankets I make from now on. To block it, I laid down towels on the carpet and spread the blanket out on the towels, then pinned it down and steamed it. It was kind of a pain to get it all laid out and everything, but it is a ginormous blanket. I’m sure a regular sized blanket wouldn’t be such a project to block.
It’s 62 inches wide by 91 inches long (5ft 2in X 7ft 7in). It’s a monster! But it’s also perfect for cuddling under.
I used border #37 from Edie Eckman’s Around the Corner Crochet Borders book. Super easy and super fun. I think it really suits the fun, whimsical feel of the blanket.