Friday, August 28, 2009

Jumbo Rainer Cherries Blanket is done!

Since I was so close to finishing it last time I wrote about it, I wanted to share it right away. My crochet blanket is done! I'm very happy with it too, even though it's made with acrylic yarn.

Hannah red nose-3 finished The color of the blanket is not right in this picture. The sun was shining on it full force, the other photos are more accurate.

yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, 19 balls each 100g/170yds (total of 3230 yds) in the colors # 172, 171, 99, 158, 180, 113, 133. 100% Acrylic

hook: for the squares 6mm and to crochet them together as well as the border 5.5mm
size: 54" x 70"
pattern: "Circle to Squares Afghan" by Lion Brand, but I used only two of the three sizes of squares and made my own layout.

finished JRC blanket-3

border: I used granny square stitches for the border, and finished it off with Attich24's shell stitch for which she wrote a tutorial.

start-finish: June 26 - August 24

finished JRC blanket-7

Even though this is acrylic yarn it was alright to work with. I like the strong colors, and for crochet blanket you really need a lot more yarn, so this cheaper version comes in handy. Another plus is, that you can wash it in the machine, and it comes out fine. Blocking is out of course, but that's O.K. with a blanket.

Hannah red nose-1 finished

Now I'm have no blanket WIP at the moment, but Hannah reminded me, that it's time to finish my cardigan, since it's getting cooler and Fall is just around the corner. She's right of course, but I'm dreading miles of stockinette. I've also a hooded scarf for Hannah in the works, and three pairs of fingerless mittens for her friends. Since she'd like to take the hooded scarf with her, when she's leaving for University, I don't have time to sit and spin. I know today should have been "Handspun Friday", and I do have something finished to show, but I was too excited about the finished blanket.

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33 comments:

Rina said...

Was fuer traumhafte Farben fuer eine traumhaft schöne Decke !!!
Einfach genial - die Decke und die Bilder :-)

Renata S. P. said...

Oh my God!!! That's so beautiful!! I LOVED it! I loved everything... the happy colors, your layout, the border...
Really good work!

Heike said...

*Schmunzel* - Red Nose-Hannah....

Deine Decke ist sehr schön geworden- Ich mag Deine Farbwahl sehr!

VG von Heike, immer noch grinsend

Atelier Schmuckstück said...

Einfach nur schön !!! In so fröhliche Farben kuschelt man sich gerne ein

Liebe Grüße
Eva

Lynn One, Purl Two said...

not only does this post feature a fabulous blanket, it also features a fabulous model! my heart skipped a beat when i saw BOTH of these subjects! so nice!

momsue84 said...

Another beautiful blanket!!! The colors are terrific, and so is the model!

knittink said...

Great pictures!

hakucho said...

Your blanket is stunning!! You will be very happy it's synthetic when you have to wash it...very easy :)

Laura said...

I love it!

knottygnome said...

that is so gorgeous! i love the colors! it's so lovely i had to fit in one more exclamation point!

:-)

Mo said...

The knitted blanket is gorgeous and bright. Enjoy!

preita said...

hahaha! I love that picture! Your blanket looks amazing & you did such a great job :)

jayaycee said...

What a gorgeous, cheerful blanket. I love the colors and the acrylic yarn will be so nice when it needs washed. Beautiful job!!!

Jill said...

Wow! That is so cool! I love your layout of the blocks. What a fun project!

lookinout said...

Another marvelous success. Gillian

Susan said...

Wonderful blanket and great, fun pictures! I have heard that the Vanna's Choice is nice yarn even though it's acrylic.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Love the photo shoot! Hannah is a good sport and terrific model :)

I have to say that might be my favorite design yet. I love the splotches of color - gives it a nice modern look.

Carrie K said...

The JRC blanket looks fabulous!

And the nose? Is the nose an accurate color? ;)

Grand Purl Baa said...

Acrylic wool! Oh no!

That photo is FABULOUS! I want that nose!

What a great pleasure to take part in the progress of the blanket and now to see the glorious end result. No need to tell anyone it's acrylic. It is a beautiful, clever, much loved thing. Well done you.

Sharon V said...

Your blanket is lovely! When you wrap up in it, I bet it will remind you of the beautiful weather you made it in.

Enjoy it.

donyale said...

it looks great - and I love the nose!

myboringblog said...

That's a very pretty blanket. Goes perfectly with the red nose. The border is cute too. I'll have to check out the border tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors of the blanket!
margiein maryland

shannon said...

gorgeous, but i've come to expect nothing less from you and your talents. :)

i adore that your daughter has such a great sense of humor!

Monica aka Gloria Patre said...

OMG it's delicious!! SO beautiful! (nice photoshop on the pic!)

Beverly said...

It is beautiful and I love Hanna the clown. Her nose compliments the blanket.

Maggie said...

It's so lovely. I love how you planned and arranged the squares. It's also nice to see Hannah in the photos! :)

Knatolee said...

WONDERFUL, Monika! And I love the photos.

T-Mom said...

I love it!

Strickfimmel said...

Ich war in der letzten Zeit nicht im Internet und bin jetzt ganz überwältigt von dieser wunderschönen Decke!!! Auch die Fotos sind super. Wo nimmst Du nur immer die tollen Ideen für Deine Fotos her? Hannah mit der roten Nase passt perfekt. Auf jeden Fall ist diese Decke eine großartige Arbeit.

Kathy said...

Oh my. What a delight. Love the clown nose too. Great image. No need to apolosgize for the acrylic. it will be loved and used and that is the gauntlet I always consider.

illusions said...

Beautiful! I just love it. I inherited one from my Grand Mom - in- law and absolutely treasure it 'cos I know I can never finish such a project. I shall stick to socks and mittens...

Tina said...

Wow, this looks really “sunny” though I can definitely see the cherries! I like how the border goes with the rest. Good choice. I think there is nothing wrong about a good acrylic yarn for a blanket. Throw it in the washer and there you go. I am just planning one on my own (planning it for months that is…).