Scrap Blanket – WIP

Today I decided to show you my Giant Granny Square Scrap Blanket. It’s and ongoing project and I am trying to focus on my blues and greens for this. So I went through my stash and pulled out as many greens as I could find then I added some blues and some yellow. I don’t use yellow very often so I only had 2 little leftover balls.

For the pattern I just googled granny square with puffy corner lol. However, that didn’t work and I wasn’t seeing what I wanted. I had the picture in my head of a mindless repeat but with a bit of interest on the corners. Somehow I came across the X Marks the Spot Granny Square by Susan Elston. I knew right away it was exactly what I was looking for. It is a free pattern on Ravalry. Just click here to go to it.

One thing that is bothering me about the way I am crocheting this is the way the rows go at the join. I need to read about jogless joins and how to do them because it looks very awkward to me. Usually when I do something striped it is in rows so I am adding the new color at the end of the row and then turning. Crocheting in the round like this and adding my colors whenever I run out of yarn means that I probably won’t be able to get rid of that little jump up at the beginning of each round but I will look into it. There are so many people out there willing to share their knowledge.

I do like how the colors are working together but they aren’t translating to the screen very well. I am used to working digitally so my colors are always good on screen but taking pictures means I need to learn to color correct. Hopefully I can manage to do that as I go.

I have actually run out of scraps in the colors I am using so I added some beige yarn and I am just going to do a few rounds then decide if I want to add a fancy border. Some of the shell borders look beautiful and will elevate a scrap blanket to a masterpiece but I hate counting and trying to see if I have the right multiple so we shall see later!

Have a great day from Tracy K.

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2 thoughts on “Scrap Blanket – WIP”

  1. Tracy, frankly, it looks lovely. You can’t notice the ‘lapse”. Its only if you notice micro-minutely it may be apparent but to the normal eye, there are so many subtle colors, that its not apparent. It looks lovely.
    There are times, when I design something which I look and feel, it has flaws which are an eye sore, but somehow none of my boys or hubby even notice it.
    Love
    Naush

    1. I’ve noticed the same about my hubby and kids ha ha. The girls share my love of crafting, in fact my youngest spends hours a day drawing but my son and hubby seem to be confused by how much I love creating. However creating a world on a video game like my son is still creating in my view.

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