My Grandma gave me this Trinket Box when I was a little girl. It is so lovely and precious to me!
As I was crocheting these Basic Granny Squares for this blanket they reminded me of it and so I named it Trinket Box Blanket. =)
Can't you see the resemblance?!?!
All those jewel-like colors make me feel like Royalty. =)
It is the perfect size for our new loveseat.
Don't you want to have a seat and visit for a bit?
Thank you, Ikea, for having the perfect pillow covers!
Here are the Important Details:
BLOCK - Seven Round Granny Square. Love, love, love, love Granny Squares!!!! Can't get enough of you, Sweet Granny Square. =)
SIZE - 6 blocks across and 8 blocks down. 48 blocks total. Finished size is approximately 46" X 58"
YARN - Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted Weight. Grab a pencil and paper so you can jot down the colors ...
Arcitc Pool Heather
Black Cherry Heather
Green Tea Heather
This yarn was WONDERFUL to crochet. The heathered colors have such depth!!! Each ball made three squares.
Lions Fisherman's Wool ... oh how I love, thee ... let me count the ways! ... was the natural colored yarn used in this blanket. It paired so beautifully with the Wool of the Andes.
HOOK - Wool of the Andes is not a true worsted weight, in my opinion, so I went down a hook size to a 4.5mm/7. The density of the crocheted blocks is perfect!
FINISHING - I am a Die Hard lover of the Join-As-Ya-Go method but I decided to try something different. I laid out the blocks, slip stitched them into rows, and then slip stitched the rows together to form a blanket. The ridge formed around each block looks very much like knitted I cord. I like I cord so I'll probably use this method again. =)
I like simple borders ... one row double crochet around the blanket followed by double crochet scallops.
Thanks for looking ... leave a comment if you have ANY questions ... Happy Hooking!