Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Trinket Box Blanket

 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 ... 

Amber Heather
Amythest Heather
Arcitc Pool Heather
Black Cherry Heather
Blossom Heather
Calypso Heather
Firecracker Heather
Forest Heather
Green Tea Heather
Indigo Heather
Pampas Heather
Papaya Heather
Persimmon Heather
Sapphire Heather
Solstice Heather
Wonderland 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!




Penelope said...

It's beautiful xox

Molly B said...

what a gorgeous afghan! great job

Conny's Cottage said...

jou grannyplait is echt super super leuk.

groetjes Conny

Noel R. said...

Hello there! This blanket is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors! :)

I was wondering how you make the double crochet scallops on the border. Are they like shells? I newish to the border-making part of crochet, so I'm not quite sure how it's done, and I haven't found a pattern anywhere else.

Thanks! And really great work. I like the other projects on your site, too. :)

Brittany G. said...

I feel pretty stupid for asking these questions but how did you connect the squares? And I couldn't tel how many rows you did in each square. So if you could answer those that would be great! And it is a beautiful piece.

Erin said...

Brittany, I used a slip stitch to connect the blocks together. Each block is a granny square: 3 rounds color, 1 round natural, 2 rounds color, 1 round natural. HTH! Erin


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