Good morning! I am very very excited to announce that my second crochet along for the year, Bluebird’s Granny, will start on Tuesday 25 October 2016 comprising six parts so she will be finished for Christmas!
This is a real back to basics with a few twists a turns. The crochet along is predominately the granny stitch and is in homage to my late grandmother who was a prolific crocheter, making granny square cushion covers, but whom failed dismally to teach me in her life time, she would be so proud of my efforts so it felt fitting I go overboard on granny stitch for her.
64 inches tall by 60 inches wide
You will need ….
The colours you use or the order you use them in throughout this afghan is completely up to you. It would work wonderfully as a scrap blanket but I feel needs at least three colours. I have used Stylecraft Special DK 100g balls in the following colours and quantities
Mocha – 5 balls, Plum – 3 balls, Clematis – 3 balls, Duck egg – 3 balls, Pistashio – 3 balls
So in total 17 balls or 5,015 meters or 5,484 yards, she’s a real yarn eater but just as good as a stash reducing machine. It is worth noting now that the final three rows of the border which I have done in one colour takes a whole ball (295 meters)
4mm crochet hook
Sewing up needle – and I thoroughly recommend tidying up ends as you go
There is no right or wrong in colour use. I have done a mixture throughout the blanket to show different ways of putting the blocks and stripes together. It also requires minimal blocking, in fact I didn’t block at all but some may want to which is entirely up to you.
So where will it be posted?
If you sign up to receive an e-mail from this site you will receive an e-mail each week, there will be a break of a fortnight between Part 4 and 5 for catching up and taking a breather. I will also post on my Facebook page and the CAL Crochet A Long group on Facebook will, I am sure, post a link. Here’s the schedule:
Part 1 – 25 October
Part 2 – 1 November
Part 3 – 8 November
Part 4 – 15 November
Part 5 – 29 November
Part 6 – 6 December
And here is the Information Sheet if you want to download and print it out bluebirds-granny-information-sheet
The pattern will be into Dutch, Swedish, German, Spanish, French, Danish, and Persian
Any questions please ask away …
Information for the above blue version:
I Love This Yarn (worsted weight)
Dark Country Blue (5 skeins), Stonewash (3 skeins), Cranberry (3 skeins), Cream (3 skeins), Light Taupe (3 skeins)
Finished size: approx. 82″ x 90″ (208x228cm)
I must mention the other fabulous testers: Claire Sutcliffe, Jane Vester, Pauline Vos, Dawn McIntyre, Ursula Prandtstetter, and Mona Llau, Veronique Blockheel and Isabelle Claisse
Here’s some of their stunning creations: