Who are you making that for?

The start of 2020 has seen me complete one blanket that’s been in my WIP pile for a long time, and start and finish two further blankets. My New Years Resolution had been to use up some of my yarn stash, so I’m certainly managing to make a dent in it! I think part of me had forgotten just how relaxing and satisfying it can be to sit and make a blanket from start to finish.

The first blanket I finished was a giant granny square, and then came a granny star.

Three  granny stitch crochet blankets

My most recent project is a rectangular granny corner to corner, using some Stylecraft Aran that I forgot that I even had – I found it in a storage box when I was looking for something else. Oops! If anyone is looking for a tutorial for making a granny corner to corner, Blossom Crochet has one. Then, to make it rectangular decrease every second row until you have the length that you want; and once it’s long enough decrease both sides in the same way as you would usually do for a traditional corner to corner.

granny stitch blanket made with aran yarn

The colours I used are plum, raspberry and cream. The final size is 39×47 inches/99x120cm, which needed just under 3 balls of each colour.

Crochet blanket granny stitch

I’ve been asked by a couple of people what I’m going to do with the blankets and why I’m making them. I think they’re a bit confused as to why I apparently seem to be building up a blanket collection. Honestly, I don’t know what I’ll do with them, and at the moment I don’t have any plans to give them away. But, I don’t think there needs to be a reason. I enjoy making them, it’s relaxing and on these cold winter nights there’s nothing better than getting cosy under a blanket you’ve made yourself.

So, the answer to the question ‘Who are you making that for?’ is Me!

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