We made it | Crochet Granny Square Blanket


We thought we would never finish it, Dave certainly thought we acquiring an unlimited supply of very large crochet coasters……but it is finished!  Mum finished sewing it up in the weekend and added the border and tah-da!

I purchased the wool for this on a rainy Saturday afternoon probably 18months ago having never attempted crochet before.  I purchased ALL the wool, {$$$, enough for 71 very large granny squares}.  Dave rolled his eyes and thought about the large bag of wool sitting abandoned in my hope chest form my last knitted blanket project.

Mum taught me how to crochet granny squares and decided to join the project so we could get it finished before winter.  I have loved making this blanket with my mum, she did the majority of it as she was just so damn quick at knocking out those squares, plus she did the finishing – however I do feel like I  have made something – which was the whole point of the exercise.  I realised one day as I look around my house that there was nothing handmade in it.  Now there is!



Of course the ‘ugly colours’ were just made to go in our lounge, not our bedroom, they match that rug just perfectly.  I’m so looking forward to snuggling up with baby and the boys this winter!


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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

12 thoughts on “We made it | Crochet Granny Square Blanket”

  1. It looks fantastic Melissa! Well done you guys, i really love the distribution of the blocks. Very cool 🙂

  2. Gorgeous! Gives me hope for the blanket I'm making for my niece (to give when she's born – she's 6 months old now) that looks like a babies scarf right now!

  3. wow! it looks stunning well done. and it will always be precious because of the collaboration!

  4. This is beautiful, those colours are perfect together and it looks gorgeous on your bed. I can imagine it would have taken ages, not to mention how much it would have cost to make, so this is something to truly be proud of and treasure. Well done!

  5. It looks amazing! It certainly goes well in your lounge, nothing better than a snuggle under a blanket with your favourite people.

  6. That is amazing for a first crochet project. I keep meaning to learn, but imagine my first project will be something very tiny.

  7. Very very nice work there. I can't say I like the colors, but put together it's just right and it makes me smile. And smiling is a good thing. Very nice!

  8. It's fantastic and you will always be reminded of the project you did with your mum…something very special to have. xx

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