Tunisian Crochet Squares Blanket

From Jan 2014, I have been spending most of what little crafting energy I have on making squares for a blanket. Now, I’m the kind of crafter that starts something and then thinks ooooh look at that, and puts it away in a draw somewhere. So, i’m honestly not sure what possessed me to think I would have the staying power to make 160 squares for a blanket.

But, officially one year since I made my first square; I only have 20 squares left to do.

That’s a massive achievement for me. This WILL get finished. And then i’m going to go through the aforementioned draw and finish some other things. Off the top of my head there are at least 3 scarfs, a dragon without wings, a half finished shawl, and a knit sweater. (Okay, honesty time here, that sweater is never going to get finished. I don’t even want to finish it anymore).

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I’ll leave you with some details of my almost finished blanket so that when I do finish it I can come back and go Ta Daaa!

My Almost Finished Blanket:

  • 160 Tunisian Crochet Squares of a little under 5 inches each.
  • I used a 5.5mm crochet hook. The normal metal ones you get in a pack for £3. Which affected the size of the squares I was making as I didn’t want to have to buy specialised hooks for this project. (Mainly because I was refusing to think of it as a project until I was over 30 squares in. You can’t fail at making a blanket if you don’t ever actually say its going to be a blanket right?).
  • I used Stylecraft Special DK from the Wool Warehouse. I originally bought 22 different colours but have switched out 5 and added in a different 3 from the ones that I started with.
    • These are the colours that I ended up with: Emperor, Magenta, Wisteria, Clematis, Raspberry, Pomergranet, Lipstick, Burgundy, Copper, Gold, Sunshine, Lemon, Lime,Green, Bottle, Teal, Aspen, Sherbet, Turquoise, Denim.
  • I chained 16, and used the basic tunisian crochet stitch/afghan stitch for 13 rows. This was what it took to make it square for my tension. Then slip stitched across to finish each square.

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