Wednesday, 6 January 2016

At Last!

I know I have been promising to show you my Moogly Blanket for ages but for one reason or another I haven't been able to so here it is at last!..

I finished it in quite a hurry just before Christmas, I didn't really have time to consider how I was going to join it or what edging to use.


Putting a large blanket together does have it's challenges, I placed all the squares on the bed, stood on a stool so that I could get a bird's eye view then kept switching them around until I got the layout I was happy with.



I then sewed them in strips on the wrong side, sewed the strips together, then joined them again in dc/sc on the front. if I'd had time I would have made a cream border round each of the squares before joining but I was in a hurry to get it finished in time to gift to my daughter for Christmas. I'm pleased to say that she really loved it, it's such an interesting blanket with all the different designs and textures.  


I kept the edging very simple because of the complexity of the squares and because of the lack of time and I think it worked very well, One round of dc(sc), two rounds of htr(hdc) and a final round of crab stitch which is my favourite stitch for edging. 

I made this blanket purely out of stash yarn so I managed to bust quite a lot of my Aran stash in fact the last squares were quite a challenge because I had to go with the colours I had left.  Unfortunately I didn't have time to weigh it so I'm not sure exactly how much yarn it took.

afghan blanket crochet free pattern cal

All of the blocks I used for the blanket can be found here.
Information about the Moogly 2015 Afghan CAL can be found here.

The 2016 Moogly Afghan CAL begins on Thursday 7th January more information here, will you be taking part? I haven't decided :) 


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27 comments:

  1. Wow, Linda, it's stunning! I would never guess that you were using up stash - it looks purposefully beautiful and the colours are really well balanced. Lucky daughter!
    Just saw your previous post too - I had wondered what was up with the follower numbers. Should have guessed it was something to do with Blogger. (Bless them - I know we all complain about Blogger but I am very grateful for the free tools they provide so non-computer experts like me can blog.)
    Hope you are having a great week. :)

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  2. Hi Linda, Happy New Year.
    Your blanket is gorgeous!! What patience :) Your daughter must be pretty pleased with it.
    I do dream of joining CALs but I am not sure I will sustain till the end. Maybe I should join one this year just to bust my stash as Declutter is my word for 2016.
    Have a lovely day.

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  3. WOW! It's beautiful Linda! beautiful work!!!

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  4. Impressive Linda!!! Great to look at ...all those different designs. It's a crochet masterpiece!!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  5. I sometimes like to join cal but I wasn't aware of this one. It made for a very interesting blanket. Looks like you poured a lot of time and love into making it. Your daughter will treasure it.
    xx Beca

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  6. Really stunning work, Linda!Congrats!
    Wishing you a year full of creativity and fun projects!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. Gorgeous ! Gorgeous ! Gorgeous !!!!
    Have a nice evening !
    Anna

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  8. Oh my goodness, Linda. It's absolutely stunning! Just beautiful.

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  9. Congrats on the absolutely stunning finish Linda. I love your color combinations.

    Linda

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  10. What a stunning blanket. It has certainly made me think about joining in the next CAL

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  11. This is wonderful Linda!! You did a great job with having all the squares coordinate with each other. I love it! I'm glad your daughter loved it too and it will be a great keepsake for her to have this amazing blanket made by her mom.
    Of course you are joining the next Moogly CAL! You can't resist ;)
    Wendy

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  12. Fabulous blanket, Linda, you should be very proud of it. A lovely gift for your daughter. I've enjoyed seeing the blocks as you have made them.

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  13. That is a work of art. My daughter would love something like that.

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  14. That is beautiful Linda. I check my layout the same way you do :). I love doing squares/blocks as it is a wonderful way to use up all the bits and pieces of yarn.

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  15. Wow! An amazing finish and what an interesting blanket with all the different designs and textures. I dare not get tempted to start a CAL at the moment as this year I am concentrating on making blankets which I am donating to a care home for the elderly and I want to make 12 this year so must not get sidetracked. xx

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  16. It's such a gorgeous blanket, Linda!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  17. Your Moogly Blanket is a vision splendid, Linda....but then, all your crocheted/knitted woollies are. I love how you always combine lovely colour, pattern and texture into all your arrangements....sublime!!

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  18. Wow!! Your blanket is so beautiful, Linda!!:) all the squares are lovely and the fact you made it from the left over yarns makes it even more impressive:)

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  19. It is fantastic!!! I think that it needs a simple edge and join so that you can see the full beauty of each of the squares and all of them as a while! Wonderful! xx

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  20. Such a beautiful blanket, you must be so proud of it. It's so unusual with all the different stitches and textures, different from so many other crochet blankets you see. Well done, I'm sure your daughter will treasure it.

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  21. That is an amazing blanket - you've done an incredible job!!

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  22. simply stunning blanket Linda I love it xx

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  23. This is fantastic, wonderful blanket!!
    Have a great weekend.:)

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  24. Of course your daughter loved it, the blanket is fantastic.
    Hugs to you Linda,
    Meredith

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  25. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    ~Laurie

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  26. Beautiful work! Gorgeously balanced for a stash project :)
    Congratulations, you are being featured in this week's
    Snickerdoodle Crochet Round Up!
    Have an awesome day!
    Joanita

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  27. Your blanket is an amazing achievement, Linda. Thanks for letting me admire your hard work. I hope you are able to reach stitching goals for this month :) xx

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