Friday, 9 March 2012

Glorious Granny Greatness!!!

After many hours, dozens of colour changes and hundreds of ends to sew in, I've finally finished my latest granny square blanket!!!! I've got to tell you, I'm sooooooo very very proud of it!!!

I began this project back in December. It started when I received eight bright and beautiful cones of scrummy yarn, as Christmas present from Dennis.

I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present! Gorgeous Merino wool and an endless amount of possible things I could make.
After browsing through Ravelry, I finally settled on what I was going to make with my lovely yarn. I decided upon another 'Summer Garden Granny Square' blanket using the pattern by Lucy at Attic 24. I had made one of these as my first project. I thought it would be nice to revisit the 'Granny Square' and see what I came up with this time around.
Christmas Day evening I got down to making my first batch of squares!


I made each square consist of three rounds, with three colour changes. I had decided that the fourth round (which I would do later) would be crocheted using the same colour for each square.
I tried my best to make each square different from the previous ones. Hopefully making it so that every square in my blanket was unique in its colours.
This was the first project in which I have been extremely strict with myself. I told myself that I had to sew in the ends as I went along. I didn't want this to be a project that never got finished! I knew that if I didn't sew the ends in as I went along, I would never get around to sewing them in.
So each time I completed a square, I would pop it in my little brown box. I would keep the little brown box of squares in my bag. Every time I had a free moment alone, I would sew in the ends and then take them home to put in a bigger box of "finished squares".


I worked very hard on my squares and before I new it I had a mountain of them sprouting about the apartment.


Once I had made a substantial amount of squares, I spread them on the floor to figure out how big I wanted to make the blanket. I settled upon 16 squares by 22 squares, 352 in total.


After getting a little bored of making the same three rounds, I decided to buy my connecting colour of yarn and start the exciting process of joining the squares. I settled upon white yarn as it matched the theme of the bedroom and I was planning on keeping this blanket on the bed.


In order to start joining my squares, I had to have 32 completed (2 rows of 16 squares). I got cracking with my white fourth round!


Once I had finished my first 32 squares, I joined them with single crochet stitches. I wanted to join them this way so that it  would make a ridged effect on the blanket. In order to get this effect I had to join the blanket vertically before it could be joined horizontally. 


I loved joining the squares! It really gave me a sense what I was making and achieving. I was no longer making 'Granny Squares', I was making a blanket!
Every time I finished 16 squares I would join another row to the blanket. Over the course of a couple of months I finished my 22 rows of 16 squares.
I was finished with my square making!!!! WOOOOOOOP!!

This meant that I could join the squares horizontally and close up the big holes in my blanket.


Do you see how joining with single crochets vertically and then horizontally made each square have a ridged border? I'm so happy with how this effect turned out!

Once The blanket was fully joined I got down to sewing in any last ends. I must admit, I had become a little slack during the end of my blanket making and I still had A LOT of ends to sew in:


I got on with end sewing and can honestly say that every last end has now been sewn in!!! I'll even prove it :-)
Here's the back side of my blanket:


Once I had finished with my end sewing it was time for the finishing touch of a border. 

I bordered the blanket by doing clusters of three dc into the holes of the outside Granny Squares. Then a round of half double crochet into the stitches of the previous round. Finally I finished it off with a border also by Lucy of Attic 24.


I am tremendously happy with the border and think that it finishes of the blanket perfectly. It's cute and simple and a nice contrast to the multicoloured main section of the blanket.
So there we have it! 9 weeks later and I'm done with what has to have been my favourite of all my crochet projects!! Are you ready to see it in all of its complete loveliness? It was a little tricky to get it all in the frame, but I did my best!


I am quite simply in love with the outcome!!


 Lying on the bed, so bright and cheery. It compliments our room nicely.


Its the most rewarding feeling having your creation snuggled up around you! Giving warmth from the luxury of the thick wool and the heat of the bright sunny colours!!


I'm definitely chuffed to bits with my blanket! These Granny Squares have certainly made me a very HAPPY CHAPPY!!! PROUD PROUD PROUD PROUD!!!!
I think I may need some matching pillows with the left over yarn?!! :-)

Matt xxx

163 comments:

  1. A fanfare for you and the gorgeous project! Really great work! :o)

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  2. What a fantastic and beautiful result! I can't believe anyone would have the patience to finish such a long project, and I think those loose ends would have been the end of me. Congratulations! I just pinned it for you too, I think it's gorgeous.

    jess @
    tupelocreative.blogpspot.com

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    1. ha - i misspelled my siggy - how about tupelocreative.blogspot.com
      I need more sleep... :) have a great day!

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    2. Wow! Just breathtaking! I just love your color choices. You should be proud. Its a work of art!

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    3. hey-I just found you through Crochet with Raymond,and I am in love with your amazing Granny square blanket with the gorgeous white border! I was wondering if you could post the yarn (cones,including white) that you used,so that maybe I can buy some too! Your work is awesome(I know, I'm dating myself with that word,but it really is) You are a lucky man to get beautiful Christmas presents like that-you are loved! Looking forward to your reply when you get some time,thx
      Heidi

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    4. I love this blanket and the pillow you made to go along with it. What size will the blanket fit? I need one for a King size bed.

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  3. Yay for YOU!!! Your proud? Heck I am Proud for you!!! STUNNING, and all those other adjectives that mean Awesome!!! I am a new to you from Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA. Keep up the great work, you are a true inspiration to me......

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  4. Your blanket is amazing and you can rightly be so proud. It looks luscious and snuggly and I am sure you will get lots of joy out of it

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  5. It is an absolute stunner, every end sewn is was worth the end result. Beautiful!

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  6. Oh wow, no wonder you are proud, it looks amazing, I can't stop looking at the wonderful photo's. The colours are so fresh and vibrant, I really want to make one like yours !!!! Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend. Deb xxx

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  7. Ohhh WOW. This is beautiful. x

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  8. Its stunning and I very much like the ridges. I have to say I would not have thought to choose white as the outer round but seeing it in its finished loveliness I think its a perfect choice. Have a great weekend. Lily. xxx

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! It must have taken days...you seem to work so fast! :)x

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  10. Wow, your blanket is really gorgeous =) I love it.
    I wish someday I can crochet one like this.
    Hi from Paris - France.
    Edith.

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  11. WOOOWWW!!! Absolutely gorgeous! No wonder your proud, i would be too. :)

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  12. What a gorgeous blanket! Just looking at it brings warm, happy feelings. Great job!

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  13. Makes my heart skip a whole beat! And a definite YES on the pillow idea.
    Happy Hooking,
    Danette

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  14. Wow - that is gorgeous!! You should definitely be proud, what a stunning blanket!
    Maria x

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  15. I don't comment much on blogs but WOW!!!! You are such a prolific and neat crocheter. The blanket is truly fabulous!

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  16. WOW Matt! You deserve to be proud! Your creation is a spectacular delight of beautifully vibrant uniqueness! Well done :oD x x x

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  17. Matt,
    BRAVO! I absolutely love the white edging--- The photograph of your colorful happy blanket is fantastic...you have a very artsy eye for composition and color :) I also love the little cardboard box you put your crochet hook, scissors and tapestry needle in, great idea to sew in ends as you go. I do that too.
    Lo**

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  18. I agree WOW!! You should be proud because it is magnificent.

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  19. Simply stunning; it's rare that I see something that someone else has produced that I wouldn't change a thing on, but I would adore that blanket just as it is...

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  20. Wowie!! I love your blog so much and this is absolutely breathtaking! It's so pleasing to the eyes!
    Have a lovely day!
    x
    x

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  21. Matt, that is totally gorgeous - well done you. I was reading your post and you built it up brilliantly as by the end I felt like standing and cheering!! Love the colours, it just looks stunning. Sam xx

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  22. Absolutely amazing blanket! And the idea of ridged borders is perfect!

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  23. This is the second awesome creation that I've had the pleasure of seeing this week. The first was from Celine Balladino at Eclectic Gypsyland - her Kaleidoscope Blanket is a wonder to behold. Your blanket is right up there with it. Your work is so neat and colourful and perfect....and,and,and...I love it!Well done Matt and thank you so much for sharing.Hope you and Dennis have a great weekend.x

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  24. Congratulations Matt!
    the blanket is beautiful and the colors so vibrant.
    It´s perfect!
    have a nice weekend,
    marlene

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  25. it is absolutely stunning, I love it and you are right, perfect with your decor. *swoon!*

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  26. Love it! Love the colours and would very much like to get my hands on that wool. I don't see wool on cones here in UK. Your bedroom looks perfect for Spring...

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  27. Hi i love your blog and your outlook on life..can we ask were you got your wool from??i cant wait to watch and see if you guys ever decorate if you guys decide on haveing kids..love love your blog..

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  28. How absolutely gorgeous, what an inspiration. Loving your blanket :)

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  29. Oh my goodness! That is one beautiful blanket - I'm not surprised you're proud of it. Gorgeous.
    Have a great weekend. Victoria

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  30. p.s. I have just pinned your blanket to Pinterest. Hope you don't mind. Let me know if you'd rather I didn't.

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  31. You must be the smuggest, snuggest hooker in town in that blanket! Beautiful x

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  32. Soooooo gorgeous!! Such a good feeling to totally complete a project, and with fantastic results! It looks perfect on the bed too, so well done! I love those cones of wool, I wonder were Dennis got them from? Have a great day, Julie:)

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    1. I bought Matt the yarn cones at Hamburger Wollfabrik, which means Hamburger Wool Factory. It's an awesome place, where you choose what kind of yarn, in which color, how many grams, and how many ply. Everything is possible! And it's not even expensive! Cheaper than buying in stores!

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    2. Any idea where we can get this yarn in the United States? Hamburger Wallfabrik sounds foreign to me :P

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    3. Any idea where we can get this yarn in the United States? Hamburger Wallfabrik sounds foreign to me :P

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    4. Online here: https://ssl-id.de/hamburger-wollfabrik.de/shop/

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  33. Your blanket is simply beautiful !!!!!!!

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  34. I love it. The colors are amazing. Very nice job!

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  35. Most. Awesome. Blanket. EVUR! :D I saw this on Instagram the other day too and loved it instantly!
    xo,
    wink
    ps Wanna pop over and see my blog too? :) acreativebeing.com!

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  36. Matt this blanket is absolutely stunning!

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  37. Wow its amazing, I just finished a blanket myself and know how you feel!

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  38. Lovely! Can you come to my house and weave in my ends? :)

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  39. Wow Matt, this is an amazing piece of hooky art!! I love the effect of the joining, and the bright, cheerful colours... love it all! Well done! :-) xxxx

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  40. Congrats Matt - your blanket is absolutely gorgeous! The white really finishes it off beautifully. No wonder you're in love with it!!! It's just stunning. I bet it makes you smile every time you see it.
    Leah

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  41. Totally stunning! I love it :-)

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  42. 352 squares!!!! I'm nearly bursting into tears thinking of it, that and all those ends! No wonder you had to be disciplined to do it! Well done you, that's certainly a real accomplishment. No wonder you love it, it's absolutely stunning.

    S x

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  43. So gorgeous!! I love granny squares joined that way, its how my Nanna does it & I have plans to do q blanket and use it too x

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous! So pretty and light - I love the colours you've chosen :) Maggie xx

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  45. Wow, this is fabulous, makes you want to curl up underneath it and get all cosy. No wonder you are proud :)

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  46. Oh my goodness me - I have never seen anything as beautiful as your wonderful blanket. The colours are fab, after seeing your wonderous creation it is definitely going on my to do list x x x Wendy

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  47. Dear Matt,

    You're blanket is absolutely beautiful! May I ask where the cones of Merino Wool came from? I live in The Netherlands, but I never have seen such cones before. I think they're easier to work with. I hope you can help me!

    Awaiting for your reply,

    xx Marlou

    marlouvdvliet@msn.com

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  48. Vibrant & delightful! Simply gorgeous. Very well done!

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  49. Started back in December! Oh my, you are a quick maker. Absolutely stunning. Makes your room perfectly ready for lighter days! :D Well done!

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  50. Wow, you should be proud, it is absolutely gorgeous and I'm so jealous. Enjoy your beautiful blankie.

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  51. WOW!!! This is gorgeous!! Soooooo fresh! I love it!

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  52. WOW!!! This is gorgeous!! Soooooo fresh! I love it!

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  53. Bellisimas tus mantas!!Felicitaciones desde Argentina!!!
    Eliana.

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  54. Hi Matt
    Your blanket is stunning!
    I just found and have started following your blog through Alice at Crochet with Raymond, and it's just adorable!

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  55. Matt! Hello! This is my first time here, I also came trough dear Alice from Crochet with Raymond. Your blanket is amazing! Really inspires me, I started following, so I'm ready to look at more lovely crocheted goodness here. :) Have a nice day!!

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  56. The blanket is absolutely gorgeous! And I'm impressed with you (mostly) keeping up sewing in the ends in as you went...I never do that and then the end just drags on and on and on!

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  57. Matt, that blanket is definitely a work of art! What a wonderful treasure, an heirloom for sure. It's a feast for the eyes!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  58. Matt, it is absolutely beautiful. Love Love Love it!!! xx

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  59. Absolutely gorgeous! You must be very proud to have made such a beautiful blanket.

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  60. scottish fairynuff11 March 2012 11:40

    I am joining you with your proudness of this gorgeous blanket. I can't believe you completed it in only 9 weeks. The whole story was a pleasure to read ( and reread)
    Can't wait to see what's next.
    Big hugs

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  61. I just popped over here from "Crochet with Raymond"...so glad to find you! And W.H.A.T. a blanket! You SHOULD BE proud! It's scrumptious! I love the white for joining...and the "frame" around each square is perfect! Congrats! Enjoy, enjoy! Annette

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  62. You so have reason to be proud! A stunning achievement. Eye candy at its best!!! lol xxx

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  63. Hi Matt,

    really love your blanket it looks amazing!!!
    I've been looking at all your other projects too, they're all amazing!!!
    I also found your site today via "Crochet with Raymond" I'll be dropping in more often that's for sure.
    Have a great day!!!

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  64. A fabulous piece of work and so inspiring with all that lovely colour!!!
    I'm new to your blog and looking forward to an interesting and colourful read, thanks for sharing!!
    B x

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  65. So lovely!!! love the colours!!! i'm new to your blog, just love your projects.
    :))
    Sónia

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  66. Hi Matt
    Love your Granny Square blanket!!! Beautiful!! Love the colours and the white border unbelievable. Can not believe how quick you crocheted it! Was the wool double knit? Well done!! Give yourself a pat on the back. I am so jealous!!! Love Nikki

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    1. Thanks for your comment! The wool was 'kind of' double knit. It was for a 4mm hook.

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  67. Glorious Granny indeed! It's just stunning. The colors capture your personalities so completely.

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  68. oooohhhh - that's BEAUTIFUL ♥ I can't believe you've finished it so quickly! Well done x

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  69. Wow, your blanket is absolutely fabulous.

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  70. WOW, this blanket is gorgeous! I was referred here by Alice of Crochet with Raymond, who also loves beautiful bright rainbow-colors-- you should check her out if you don't know her blog already! And your whole blog is beautiful; your photography is fabulous & the design here is lovely.

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    1. Hello! Thanks for your lovely comment! We are also fanatic readers of Alice & Raymond's blog! Her work is stunning! Thanks for visiting us!!! Have a lovely day!

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  71. Gorgeous blanket!!! I love going to both Alice's and Attic 24's blogs. So glad Alice shared your link! I'm going to have fun browsing and reading up on your projects!

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  72. Hi, I've only just discovered your blog and had to leave a comment to say WOW! This is the most stunning and inspirational granny blanket I thnk I've ever seen... You have every reason to feel proud, it is beautiful!

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  73. I arrived at your blog from crochet with raymond.
    I love the blanket you made. It gives me a lot of inspiration.
    Just beautiful.
    love from Spain
    martina

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  74. That is absolutely gorgeous.

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  75. Nine weeks? Nine weeks??? I'm in awe. Also, I am madly in love with this blanket, and with your photos of it. Just delicious. :)

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  76. what an amazing blanket! I would not have thought of joining the bright colours with white, but it realy makes those colours pop! You deserve to be proud of your achievement the blanket is a work of art.

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  77. You should be proud of this ->it's stunning! The colours work so well together and the white frames them out beautifully. The photos are beautiful too. I love how you started out sewing the ends in, this is always such a tedious job and I too can have projects lying about waiting to be 'finished' ...arghhh .)

    Beautiful work !

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  78. Wow! I love your blanket and the colours are simply beautiful! I wish I had the patience to take on such a big project, I might have to enrol my sister on a joint mission!

    love Pixie x

    thecrochetpixie.blogspot.com

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  79. Such beautiful reward for your hard work! I'm sure you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment whenever you walk in the room and see it! Congratulations! The blanket is amazing!

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  80. Your blog is great! The photo's are great! Your products are great! I'm happy to meet your blog :)

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  81. Great Work!!!!! I love your blanket....Happy to meet you..;)))))

    Sara

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  82. Wauw, it really is amazing! I love this blanket!
    Can you make one for me? ;-)
    Love,
    Mriek

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  83. This is quite possibly THE most gorgeous blanket I've seen! Stunning! And I commend you on seeing in ALL those ends, I hate that bit.

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  84. amazing....
    stunned and inspired.....
    since I open this blog 4 the first time on March 9...
    couldny stop reading it over and over again. untill this afternoon.

    hope you guys okay with my writing on http://simplypenny.blogspot.com/

    thanks alot for the inspiration

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  85. Wow!! I only discovered your blog today - I love, love, love your blanket! I'm always a little cautious about using white in my crochet but it looks stunning in your gorgeous blanket - well done you!
    Karen x

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  86. Wow, I am coming here for the first time and I am soooo in love with the first post I see. I can't wait to see the older posts. Just can't write anything more... eager to browse your blog more. Keep up the lovely work!

    Resmi

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    1. And oh yes, I couldn't leave without pinning it :-)

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  87. Pati from London15 March 2012 16:20

    gorgeous Matt!!! am working on a similar project at the moment, Pati x

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  88. Matt! You owe me a new keyboard, because I just drolled all over mine.
    WOW!

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  89. this is gorgeous! I love the colors you used!

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  90. Wow, what a brilliant Christmas present. I would be one happy girl to have a present like that under the tree!! Your blanket looks so fab, you must be so pleased. Lucy has some great patterns. I have done her ripple and granny stripe blankets and have just finished a giant blooming flower cushion

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  91. That's so beautiful! I love the white with al the different colors! Liz

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  92. I read this post a few days ago when I had a break at work,
    and I didn't have the chance to leave a comment then.
    But wow. This blanket is so beautiful.
    I know I always say this, but i just love the combination of white with those happy colors.
    And in this project it looks even better!
    I simply LOVE the blanket! Well done! What a work that must have been.
    You should be proud, Matt :) I think this will bright up your room for a looong time :)
    Aren´t you happy every time you look at it?
    Have a great weekend! xx

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  93. Hoi Wat een prachtig kleed en zo'n vrolijke kleuren
    Ben nu nog met zwart aan het haken maar zodra die klaar is ga ik ook met frisse kleuren haken zo mooi
    Fijn weekend
    groetjes anita

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  94. Wow, you have every reason to be proud!

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  95. Matt, my dear, i have no place for breathing...
    B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!
    XO,
    Martina♥

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  96. So gorgeous blanket!
    Congratulations,
    Hanni

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  97. Lovely and brilliant! I am making a similar blanket, and was going to connect my little squares in your fashion. When you connected them did you single crochet through both loops of both squares, or just the fronts? And is this single crochet English, or American? Thanks for the help!

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment!! I used US sing crochet through both loops of the squares I was joining. I found this pulls the squares even closer together than just joining though one loop and makes the ridge created even bigger. Hope this helps? Matt xx

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    2. Thanks Matt! I appreciate your help! I hope to make serious progress on my blanket this week. I will have to let you know how it turns out. :)

      Natalie XX

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  98. This is so beautiful! I love the colors, the brightness, and cheer that it brings! I saw it on the Link Your Stuff party. :) Jessica

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  99. Speechless... Such stunning beauty. I have just taught myself to crochet and am trying to amass, err..., acquire beautiful yarns to work with. These cones are fabulous alas I am unable to navigate their online site (language barrier). Your blog is providing me with gnawing inspiration...

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  100. I'm just discovering your blog and your job with yarn ... it's really awesome !!! wow !!! As I see your granny blanket, I just want to do the same ! ;) ... but I've already enough work in progress :)
    And if you want to see how I store my knit pro kneedles, it's here : http://www.lescrapdecaro.com/archives/2011/11/17/22667022.html
    Can't wait to see your next art piece ! ;)

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  101. I love it!! Thanks so much for posting it at Link Your Stuff on my blog. I noticed you already got a few votes. I hope you get the most votes, because you deserve it after doing so much and such gorgeous work! Have a lovely day!
    Annemarie

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  102. Very nice creations. This quilt is my dream.

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  103. ooo wat een prachtige deken
    Heb je misschien het patroon voor me?
    gefeliciteerd dat je de meeste stemmen kreeg bij annemarie
    Ben bijna klaar met mijn zwarte deken met grijze bloemen en wil graag iets fleurigs gaan haken dit patroon is prachtig
    In afwachting op Uw antwoord
    Groetjes anita

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    1. Hey Anita! Ik heb een berichtje achtergelaten op je blog met een antwoord maar weet niet of je het gelezen hebt! Het patroon is van Lucy (attic24) en heet Summer Garden Granny Squares, daarna met single crochet alle squares samen gehaakt! Veel plezier! Groetjes Dennis & Matt

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  104. Coming a bit late to this but this is such a happy blanket! So pretty and bright. Great job!

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  105. What weight of yarn is this?! I love it! I've only used double knit because I order online it's so expensive! I love your blog ^_^

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  106. Beautiful work and photos!

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  107. I really love this blanket. The colors are so great.... do you know any equivalent yarn available in the Netherlands?
    Can you make an ingredient list for the blanket, so I know how much I would need for a blanket.
    Or maybe the Hamburger Wollfabrik can start selling a special 'Matt blanket pack' like they sell in the UK for Attic24's granny stripe. I think a lot of readers would like to order one.

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  108. Completely in love. I'm dreaming about making one of these. I know how to crochet and how to do but haven't enough patience for joining and weaving in the ends. One day... maybe...

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  109. I have just found your Blog after looking for hope in my little blanket. I am using the same pattern and feel like I am not getting far with my blanket. I was so glad to find your blanket and has inspired me to keep on going with mine (although mine will be quite a bit smaller). It looks amazing, thanks for inspiration.

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  110. What a wonderfull!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!
    Valéria, from Brasil.

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  111. Que maravilla de trabajo, es espectacular!!!!!!!!!!!

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  112. Es maravillosa. Felicidades

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  113. You should be very proud, blankets are hard work :-)
    Esther.

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  114. Wonderful! I can't believe you whipped it up so fast! It looks very bright and cheery in your room. :)

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  115. Hi Matt & Dennis! What size hook did you use for this? That wool looks teeny tiny!

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  116. Hi Matt
    This blanket is stunning. It is colourful yet so soothing to eyes because of white border.
    Beautiful and very neat work.

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  117. Hi Matt!

    After a very long time resisting the urge to crochet, I finally gave in, after my knitting buddy (who's a crochet fiend herself), taught me how to make granny squares AND your incredible blog.

    And since seeing your incredible granny blanket makes me smile no matter how rough the day is going, I sneak a peak at your incredible granny blanket every time :)

    PS
    And I've also pinned a picture of your blanket onto my "Queued" board!

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  118. I am absolutely in love with this blanket Matt - it really is amazing. You've now given me my next challenge and if mine turns out half as beautiful I'll be over the moon! Lisa x

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  119. I wish you could see the expression on my face as I involuntarily and spontaneously applaud my computer screen. How beautiful! Just, wow. Wow. This is amazing.

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  120. É maravilhosa sua colcha a minha esta quase :)
    Felicidades feliz Natal

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  121. Es una belleza, se ve que fue tejida con mucho amor,hay que darle gracias a Dios por este don tan hermoso que te ha regalado.
    Me gustaría saber con que tipo de lana o hilo hiciste esta obra de arte.
    Gracias..

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  122. Hello Matt, I have just now found your blog from a link through Pinterest. Let me say that your projects are simply a joy to look at....all that bright color and obviously excellent workmanship. Each post drew me to the next one, just to see what you've been working on. Would you mind sharing/posting the color names of the 27 you used in the Granny Square sequel afghan? And also this wonderful white & bright afghan you show above? The Granny Square is so quick and easy to make, and your photos have inspired me to try a blanket of my own. Many blessings to you and your stitching hands!!! Piglady612 in Texas.

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    1. I too would love to know the 27 colors used! They are so vibrant and work so nicely together. What is the weight of the yarn?

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  123. You finished that in 9 weeks?
    You, Sir, must have blisters all over your fingers oO
    Kudos, dear sir, kudos! *applauds*

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  124. Woww.. thats indeed a great project.. Lovely colorss.. and the white adds beauty to it.. Love it!!!

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  125. This is definitely the loveliest blanket i have ever seen! I have seen many but this is just perfect with the fresh white. Love it!

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  126. GORGEOUS !! What a WONDERFUL Christmas gift !! Such beautiful cones of glorious happy colors !! I LOVE LOVE the blanket it's just beautiful !! I am envious of how you put your fabulous colors together. The granny squares and granny stripes etc. always turn out beautiful !! Love It !!

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  127. What a stunning blanket. You should be very proud, and rightly so. I'm just starting out doing crochet and this has really inspired me. Well done Matt :-)

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  128. Hola MAtt!!! Qué tipo de hilo es? lana? algodón? es muy bonito???

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  129. What a beautiful Afghan! I first saw it in the bookstore. Loved all the photos (so very bright and cheery) and the article. Have only been smitten with one other crochet item, Bohemian Oasis by DROPS Design. Thank you for making such an inspiring piece.

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  130. Hey, it is a great job you did in this lovely Afghan! Congrats!

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  131. Just found you through facebook - such a beautiful blanket!!!!! Can you tell me how much yarn (weight) was on each of the cones used to complete this blanket?

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  132. I adore your wonderful blanket. Those colours are AMAZING and I really want to buy some, I tried the website but even with with Google Translate I can't navigate it and it seems many of the colours are discontinued! Please give us desperate hookers a hand and tell us which colours you used and how to order from the website.xxxx

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  133. Lovely! Could I ask what the yarn you used was?? It's lovely :)

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  134. Can I ask which yarn you used? And where I could buy some? I think a cone or two would make the perfect present for a friend!! :)

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  135. Amazing! I need to find myself some Merino yarn, it just looks so warm and soft!

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