One of the things I like so much about knitting and crocheting is it is quite easy to get that custom look for your decor. Each project is unique! It would have been so easy to just go out and buy a nice bedspread for our new king size bed but I wanted something special that only handmade would offer. Given the size of planned blanket, I knew this was going to be a challenging project. I chose a design by called the Wendy blanket then paid for the pattern. What I paid for was actually the design as there really is no pattern other than a basic granny square. I was very disappointed in what I did paid for since I could easily have duplicated the 'design' simply from pictures. She did not include any pertinent details other than to start with a large granny square followed by alternating bands of small granny squares and rows. At any rate, I developed my own style for this blanket. Overall I will be pleased to share my results as to how I did certain steps in working the blanket, especially the joining and working corner joints, once the blanket is completed.
I normally work all the centres of the granny square first, followed by all the second rows and finally the third rows, putting them into stacks as I go. In this case I would end up with stacks of squares in various stages of completion. I changed that method for this set of granny squares, completing all three rows before starting the next square. For this type of project, the first method is easiest if crocheting the squares on the go. The method I am using is easier if the crocheting is not mobile but in all honesty either method works. It is more of a personal preference.
I hope to have the blanket completed in the next couple of weeks. It is slower going especially with all the distractions of summer but I am making a bit of progress each day. I'm getting exciting as the blanket nears completion. Even though it has only been a few months working on the blanket, it seems longer. Stay tuned for the finished blanket results.