Thursday, July 12, 2012

Granny Circle Blanket Update


Progress is going well on my circles for my new granny blanket. Infact, I am just over half way through my circles. I have now calculated that I will need 180 circles, and am aiming to do them all different.

I now have a process to do these as I was finding my self getting very confused over what I had done so far.

Now I am working on multiple circles at a time, usually 5 or 8, which I can comfortably do during a night on the couch infront of a few good programmes. I am making all of the centers the same colour, then doing a different colour for the second colour round, and then a different one again.

I will then move on to doing a different center colour and repeating. I am getting a good random mix of colours and not doubling up or doing too many of one colour this way. I found originally I kept favouring the greens and pinks, so this way I am getting all of the colours in.

I have also gone out and bought a few new colours to add - a light blue, a dark purple and a dark navy. I think this breaks up the colours nicely.

I am using 9 different colours so need 20 centers of each. Easy peasy!

Colour, colour, colour, there is so much of it!

The next update I give you on the blanket will hopefully be involving me starting the white :)


READ MORE:
The beginning of my granny circle blanket
My completed granny stripe blanket
The inspiration for my granny circle blanket

28 comments:

  1. Yum it looks totally gorgeous! Love the mix of colours. Almost enough to get me learning to crochet!

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    1. Any time you want to have a hook a long count me in! :)

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  2. all that rainbow of colour is so cheery. this blankets going to be awesome x

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    1. I really hope so! I think all the colours will pop even more against the white! Can't wait to see it take shape!

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  3. Gorgeous colours! Can't wait to see your blanket when it's finished.

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    1. Ditto!! Hopefully the colours pop even more against the white!

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  4. Gorgeous colours - love the green/pink/yellow combination. This is going to look fab set in the white x

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    1. Green pink and yellow is defo my favourite combo - i was favouring it too much so needed to add in the purple and blues to tone it back

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  5. oh *sigh* its so pretty - all that colour is energising!

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  6. I wanna do this!! But I can't understand the tutorial lol cos I've never done anything like it before :(

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    1. Hi Cass :) Its way easier to learn to crochet if you have someone to teach you in person how to hold the hook - then youtube can be your teacher :)

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  7. oh wow...and a big sigh...how droolworthy are these...glad i stumbled here...happy day!

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    1. *happy dance* Thank you for stumbling! Glad you found a soft landing space here ;)

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  8. Ooh, yummy scrummy colours! So so pretty.

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  9. Those circles are looking lovely! Can't wait to see the blanket starting to come together!

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    1. Thanks Katie! Hopefully it will happen soon! Iv really surprised myself with how productive I have been so far!!

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  10. What an impressive collection of crochet circles. Beautiful, happy colours too. Cx

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  11. I really like your choice of colors! Can't wait to see it finished! I, too, wanted each block of my spring afghan to be unique. But I had to chart it out over 2 pages of my crochet journal so that I could keep track.

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  12. They looks so amazing all photographed together. It will be fabulous when finished.

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  13. Your colours look beautiful. I found that when I was doing mine I had to start doing exactly what you have done as I was ending up with to many of my own colour preferences rather than a big random assortment where no two where the same. Looking super!

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  14. Your circles look really great in that photo. What a lot of work!

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  15. Love the colors!
    I'm making a blanket of squares and I will need about 800 of them,so I calculated...I'm making them of the left overs so it could last a year or a few to finish it but it will remind me of the things I made of those yarns :-)

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  16. They look fantastic! I find it funny how in order to get random, we(people) have to create a 'pattern'.

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  17. What brilliant colours!! Oh I'm in love!

    Sophie xo

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