Let us start at the beginning. The first three squares were done in the following order.
The first square is a solid granny square by Tamara Kelly from Moogly. I did a total of 11 rounds.
The second square is the Baby Doily Pattern from my eBook “Intermediate Crocheting: Complete Guide to Learning Techniques to Create Crochet Patterns, Hats, and Gloves” By Carling Michaels Copyright 2014 PRICED at $ 2.99 US Dollars on Amazon at the time of this post.I crocheted the 7 rounds of the doily as instructed then I did the solid granny square pattern around until the whole square was the same size as the first solid square. This square is 11 rounds in total also.
The third square is another solid granny square.
These three squares were joined to make the first row of the blanket. Note that squares 1 and 3 switched positions when I joined them. lol Oops!
I did square four. The questionable moss stitch/ seed stitch square.
At that point in time, the basket weave square was supposed to be square five. I did a couple of rows before I got bored doing this more complex, time-consuming stitch.
So I skipped on a head to square six which was the The “Double Rainbow Granny Square” By Melinda Miller from MoCrochet . Which I found in my ebook “How to Crochet Granny Squares: 16 Quick and Easy Granny Square Patterns “Copyright 2013 by Prime Publishing LLC
Note: I could not find this particular pattern on her website, but she has lots and lots of other very cool squares.
When I had finished this square I showed it to my daughter. She really liked it too. She said it would look great as the center of the blanket. I thought about it and agreed that it would be a better center square than the basket weave square. I had done a couple more rows after finishing the rainbow square. I was not looking forward to finishing the basket weave for the above reasons and it was proving to be a yarn hog. I don’t think I had enough yarn to finish it any way. So the basket weave was frogged and the rainbow square became the new number 5 center square.
So after that decision was made I joined the first moss stitch and the rainbow then I crocheted the other moss stitch.
It was immediately joined to the other two which now form row two.
Rows 1 and two were then joined together.
Now I had to decide what to do for row three. I felt I had tried enough new squares. I would stick with the tried and true for row three. I decided to repeat row one but do it the opposite color combos.
Square seven is the opposite of square three which is now in position one.
Square 8 is the opposite of square two. I really like this color combo/order. It reminds me of green mint chocolate chip ice cream or those Ande’s dinner mints.
Square 9 was done the opposite of Square one which is in position three.
After all three of these squares were finished they were joined to form row 3.
Then that row was joined to row 1 and 2.
Well now it is a nice little afghan, but it needs a border to bring it all together. I did want to use all the colors, but no idea what stitches to use. So I just joined the coffee latte in a corner and went with the flow. It turned out that I was doing the beginning row for a Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket by Tamara Kelly from Moogly. I had made Marty’s baby blanket using this pattern. My daughter really likes it because it is so soft. So I guess I was channeling that when I began the border.
I had planned to have the blanket done by Thursday morning, life happened and I didn’t finish until that evening. I had to do the finished photos in my room on the bed so the lighting is not very good. I did enhance them in the Windows 10 photo app.I would not have had to if it was not dark by 5:00 pm. The early evening light in my room is perfect for photos. I actually did the finished photo shoot with the rocking chair and teddy bear early (like 1:30am) this morning. So again the lighting was not the greatest.
The final stats for Connor’s Blanket
Started on: September 2018
Finished on: November 15, 2018
Hook Used: G/6 – 4.25 mm
Stitches Used: Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, and Treble Crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply Worsted Weight in 0365 Coffee, 0360 Cafe Latte, 0368 Paddy Green, 0406 Medium Thyme, 3620 Glowworm, 3862 Jade,0319 Cherry Red, 0254 Pumpkin, 0324 Bright Yellow, 0886 Blue, 0387 Soft Navy, 0776 Dark Orchid, 0334 Buff, and 0971 Camouflage
Measurements: About 39 x 40 inches