I finished my Cath Kidston blanket yesterday morning! It was actually a reasonably quick crochet for a blanket and so fun to make. I started it on May 10th and finished it on May 20th.
This is only my 2nd crocheted blanket in the 9 years that I have been crocheting. I always that that it was more of a commitment than it really is. I think I am completey addicted and will definitely be making more. I already have some yarn for the next afghan I'm planning :)
Look who's already enjoying it!
Here are the nitty gritty details:
Red Heart Soft Touch in "guacamole" ( 1 skein), "lemon" (1 skein), "white" (1 skein), and "blue sky" (1 skein).
Bernat Satin: "crimson" (4 skeins) and "flamingo" (2 skeins)
Basic Granny Square Pattern that you can find here.
I joined the squares as I went using Lucy of attic 24's wonderful tutorial.
Each square has 7 rounds. Each being a different color. The 4th round and last round were always red.
A total of 42 squares were used. The blanket is 6 squares by 7 squares.
Finished size measures 41 inches by 46 inches.
The border is 2 rounds of granny stitches (just treat the whole blanket like it is one big granny square) and 1 row of single crochet (3sc in each corner)
I really did love this project and can't wait to start another. The size is great for curling up on the couch and taking a nap. The yarn was surprisingly soft and non squeaky or scratchy for acrylic and I will definitely be using it again.
Up next in the crochet queue is a coordinating pillow. I'm thinking Bunny Mummy's new daisy pattern would be perfect!