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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