So the granny square blanket is done-ish!

I had hoped to have my current front burner crochet project ready to mail today, but there have been small undercurrents pulling me away, and I have had to fight them off, and today the blanket is finally done-ish.

By done-ish, I mean that all of the crochet is done. All the ends are woven in. And trimmed. And I got it blocked. And I rolled it between towels. And set it in the sun to dry:

A done-ish great granny square blanket basking in the sun
A done-ish great granny square blanket basking in the sun

But it isn’t dry, and there are a few “minor adjustments” to be made before it is ready to be shipped to its permanent home in California, but I suppose the events that are of greater interest are the ones that come before this moment.

Yesterday, I crocheted whenever circumstances and time permitted. By the time I headed out to take my dog out for his late afternoon early evening walk, I had gotten this far:

The first thirty-three rounds of a large crochet granny square blanket
The first thirty-three rounds of a large crochet granny square blanket

I had thought that I would do more work on it after we returned from the walk, but I needed to make dinner, and that precipitated a number of things that also needed to be done. And it was Wednesday, so we had to get the trash and recycle out to the curb. Before I knew it, Wednesday was gone.

So when I got up this morning, it was with an added dash of determination. I. was. going. to. finish. this. blanket.

And I did.

Sort of.

When I sat down with the day’s first cup of coffee, here is how it looked

The great granny square blanket with just two-and-a-half rounds left to crochet
The great granny square blanket with just two-and-a-half rounds left to crochet

My dog was still dozing, not yet agitating for anything, and I left me to my coffee and crochet until I had gotten this far:

One-quarter of the way through the thirty-fifth round of a great granny square blanket
One-quarter of the way through the thirty-fifth round of a great granny square blanket

Then the walk could not wait. Not ten minutes, not five minutes; in fact, it could not even wait one minute. It was time for me to get my shoes on and go.

So we did.

And when we returned, I thought that after a quick breakfast, I could have the blanket done and blocked by noon, that it would have several hours in the sun to dry and crisp up, but instead, my pace slowed.

I wanted the blanket to be perfect, and I know that there is nothing like hurrying at the last minute to make things take even longer. So I counted and recounted, and eventually, I finished the last stitch:

A thirty-six round great granny square that needs to be blocked, so it is not done, but it is done-ish
An almost travel ready great granny square

It is now mostly done, and all I have to do, is wait for it to dry.

If you have someone in your life worthy of a great granny blanket, I have written a free crochet pattern with the particulars of how I made this blanket, and my hope is that others will be inspired to make something for the people in their lives who matter to them.

4 thoughts on “So the granny square blanket is done-ish!

  1. That is sooooo pretty! I love all your large granny square projects especially well. The design doesn’t look like any other crochet projects I see, and that fact makes them stand out.

  2. Love it! I am going to attempt a blanket just like yours! Colorful, and a continuous granny! I enjoy making blankets for my loved ones, too! I am finishing up a granny square blanket for my 9 year old granddaughter! Then, next!
    Isabel

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