Today let's talk about this Granny Square Blanket:
Again (like the first blanket in the series), this is one that I had already worked on before my blog break, so here's the end result.
It's the classic Granny Square pattern, joined with a continuous join-as-you-go method. I ususally end up making Granny Squares, when I've frogged another project and don't really know what else to do with the left-overs. Just like in this case. :)
For the border I've used a pattern that goes by the name "block stitch" I think. A round of 3dc/ch1, followed by a round of 1sc/ch3 worked into the ch1-gap of the previous round, followed by another 3dc/ch1 worked into the ch3 of the previous round and so on. For the last round I've just worked reverse sc's - that always makes for a nice edging, I think.
The blanket is again made with Stylecraft Special DK acrylic yarn, and the final size is 78 x 78cm. I think, a blanket made with squares looks best, when the final form of the blanket is a square also (and not just any kind of rectangle).
It's funny - although there are so many amazing square-patterns available, somehow I always end up with the classic version. I don't know why, maybe it's just pleasing for the (i.e. "my") eye, or maybe it's just so satifsying and relaxing making them, almost like some form of crochet meditation *lol*
I guess, when I've found something that I really love, I always come back to it - it's the same with food: I like to look at the menu, but I always end up ordering the same. Schnitzel in a German restaurant, Pizza at an Italian place, and combo no.11 supreme at Taco Bell *lol* - god, I miss Taco Bell over here in Germany!! :)
So please tell me your opinion on that - what is your favorite go-to pattern when it comes to Granny Squares? Do you also like the classic one? Is there another alltime favorite? Or do you like trying fancy new and interesting squares?
I'm looking forward to your comments on that and will be back next time with a completely different blanket.