Granny Square Blanket Update

Over the weekend I had the sudden urge to crochet my six granny squares together, basically just to teach myself how to do it and find out what NOT to do for my next blanket project.  In general it was a success, apart from the extra rippling along the outer border.  I believe this happened due to the actual square pattern becoming larger towards the edges.

Once I finish the blue row I will block the whole blanket and see if that helps.  Regardless, I’m happy with the colours and I think it’s a cute little infant-sized blanket.

Granny square blanket

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Crochet for Christmas?

Firstly, I thought I’d share my granny square progress with you.  I now have six plain squares finished in this particular colour scheme (which I can’t seem to get enough of) and I think they are looking great together!

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While I’m having lots of fun crocheting up these squares, it’s only a few weeks away until Christmas and I have decided to crochet a few sets of coasters for gifts.  I also have the skull shawl to finish off too, although I’m not entirely sure that will get done in time to be posted for Christmas.

My step-daughter will be flying into Hobart from Darwin in less than two weeks, and I can’t wait to see her!  My partner and I have made up her bedroom, however at the moment it’s looking a bit plain and boring and I would love to make sure it’s got enough ‘wow’ factor to impress a six-year-old!  I’m thinking of crocheting the letters of her name in her favourite colours and putting them up on one of the walls; I think she would really get a kick out of that.  Does anyone else have any cool suggestions on how to brighten up a little girl’s bedroom?