Tuesday 2 February 2016

Say Hello To Greg At Last!

I can at last show you my finished Greg blanket, the CAL started on the 15th September 2015 and finished just before Christmas but of course I'm always trailing behind and very rarely get things finished on time, not that it matters because it's going to be a while before this blanket can be gifted to it's intended recipient anyway.....

blanket crochet Afghan easy free patter CAL stash-buster

 I used my own simple border rather than the one in the pattern because I new that I wouldn't have enough yarn to make it bigger than this and I like it with a narrow border anyway.

I joined the blanket using whip stitch through the back loops at the back and then sc through the front loops at the front, I then backed it with burgundy fleece because the design is very open and gapes in places the fleece solves this problem and makes a very warm and cosy blanket.

I really enjoyed following this mystery crochet along and I do love the finished blanket, a big thanks to Shelly for designing and organising such a fun CAL. 

You can find all the information on how to make this blanket with the patterns for each of the squares here.

Most of the Aran yarn used for this blanket was stash but I had to buy some too so it's a partial stash-buster. :) 

Linking with...

Snickerdoodle Sunday
Hookin on hump day
Cooking and crafting with J&J
Handmade Monday
Lunamon Design
Scrapability Saturday
Link and Share Wednesdays

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  1. It's a beautiful blanket and sounds like a whole lot of work.

  2. Congrats on the gorgeous finish linda. I love the colors you used.


  3. That is one beautiful blanket Linda! Gorgeous colours and a really pleasing pattern with the variations in size of blocks. You've done a wonderful job! I like the idea of the fleece backing, which you've told me about before. It sounds so cozy that way. On to the next challenge? I've not been knitting with all the purging going on around here, but I'm really starting to miss the creative stuff. Enjoy your week, and hope you're getting some nice sunshine like we are today ;)

  4. Linda, your blanket is simply stunning and what a great idea to line it with a fleece, especially as it is quite an open design. I love everything about this, the colours work so well together. You must be really proud of it. xx

  5. Beautiful Linda!!! I love that it is so intricate and detailed and yet at the same time so simple too due to the colour scheme that you used. The recipient will adore it I am sure!! xx

  6. Wow Linda it is gorgeous and so much work!
    Well done,

  7. Oh, Linda, it's gorgeous. I love everything about it. There's so much to see in the different squares and the colors are really pretty. You did a beautiful job and I'm sure it will be loved.

  8. Wow, your blanket is so gorgeous, Linda!!:) I liked the way the small squares are added in between and also the colors you chose are so pretty. Great job!!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Fabulous Linda. The colours are beautiful and the fleece backing is a great idea. I bet it's lovely and warm.

  11. You have another very pretty blanket going there. It's perfect colors for a February finish!

  12. A very clever design and well made as usual!

  13. Lovely blanket Linda. Such pretty colours too.
    And I like the simple border. Well done. x

  14. super beautiful! love this afghan!

  15. Absolutely lovely blanket. And gorgeous color combination. I cannot even imagine the number of yarn ends to be woven!! This year Sophie is on my list, fingers crossed.
    Have a lovely day.

  16. Wonderful blanket, Linda!Such pretty color too. Great work!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  17. Greg is beautiful! and I like your simple, narrower border...a wide border, I think, would take away from the beauty of the squares - which stand out so nicely. And backing with fleece is a great idea! I may do that with one I'm working on...
    Your work is lovely@

  18. Gourgeous, Linda! A real masterpiece ♥.
    Have a cozy weekend! Nata xxx

  19. Hi Linda! I have missed this gorgeous blanket you made! It's beautiful, I love the big square design, and colors are pretty! Absolutely love it!
    I am not up yet for big projects, but want to make another blanket :) Maybe will use this idea of yours, different sized squares in one.

  20. FABULOUS JOB!! And a great colour mix!
    BTW, actually "busting" your STASH is a *yarny* MYTH!

  21. You made such a beautiful blanket and I love the colors.
    TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

  22. Thank you for sharing in my link up last week, congrats With Your 3. Place. New party is open, welcome to share.

  23. This is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  24. Such a pretty blanket and I love the colours.

  25. This is sooo gorgeous! Where could I find the pattern for this?

    1. Thank you, The link to the patterns for each of the blocks is at the end of the post Linda. :)


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