A few months ago I wrote about this granny square sampler afghan project I was working on. It was a crochet-along project which I did a few months after the actual crochet-along had finished. But I liked doing it in my own time and I liked following it as it made me sit down and try lots of new crochet ideas, some of which I would probably have steered away from.
Well I’m proud to say my sampler is finally finished. It’s a bit wonky which is what you’d expect from crocheting lots of different sized squares together. But I quite like the wonkiness of it.
I also decided not to stick with any colour scheme whatsoever, I wanted to keep it as random as possible. The result is a bit of a colour explosion, but because each square is bordered in cream it’s been kept toned down a little bit.
The sampler has given me lots of ideas for future projects. Like most crocheters I often wish I had several pairs of hands so I could make all the things I’m desperate to make.
So here’s the final result, I’d say it’s about 1.5m by 1m. I love looking at the colour combinations in it, and I can remember when and how I worked on each square.
The border isn’t very exciting, since finishing it off I’ve seen lots of lovely ideas for crochet blanket borders. I could add some more but I know the more I add to the border the more crinkled and wonky the blanket will get. So I’ll leave it for now and feel happy with what I have : )