Friday, May 18, 2012

wool eater blanket CAL - finished!

My wool eater is finally finished!
 it is 146cm square and weighs 1698gms
I'm pleased with the edging,
I think the straight edge gives it a really finished look.
A big thank you to everyone who has been so interested in this project, it always feels amazing to finish a blanket, it is already in use in our home.

I may be finished this blanket, but if you would like to make one
it is not too late to  join in on this Crochet Along
details can be found here on Sarah's blog.
there is also a Ravelry group here for this CAL
my ravelry project page for this project can be found here

Have a happy weekend everyone
~ Gillian ♥

19 comments:

severien said...

it is gorgeous! i'm so jealous! :)

LionessLady said...

Wow! It's beautiful! I absolutely love all your colours and the edging is perfect!

Sue said...

Looks fabulous and sooooo cozy:)

Cole said...

It's beautiful!!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

It looks great!

Marloes said...

Wouw...

Fruitful Fusion said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! But then I knew it would be!

Crochet with Raymond said...

it is beautiful, I have been watching your progress with interest! Love your colour combinations, enjoy snuggling under it!
XXX

Crochet with Raymond said...

it is beautiful, I have been watching your progress with interest! Love your colour combinations, enjoy snuggling under it!
XXX

soho stitch said...

It is very beautiful Gillian - the border really sets it off.

omlair said...

so gorgeous! I really like the understated edging!!

Rein said...

Gorgeous Gillian!

Angela said...

Love this blanket! And the border sets it off perfectly.

Just-Do said...

Simply beautiful!

sajuki said...

looks great :D

Heldasland said...

Gillian ,
that is gorgeous love the yellow adds a pop of colour.

Anna Sherwood said...

would you mind sharing how you made your border? It's beautiful. The colors are fabulous!

Gillian said...

Hi Anna,

Thank you so much for your lovely compliment about my wool eater, it is a favourite of mine ;)

I made some notes on my Ravelry page about the edging so have copied and pasted them here for you.

Edging
worked 1 round = 1/2 pattern giving the edging a straight edge
Then I worked a round of dc (sc in US terms) working 3dc ontop of each 5ch space and at corners I worked (1dc, 2ch, 1dc).
then I worked another 9rounds of dc working (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) in the corners.

I hope this helps you,

Gillian :)

Anna Sherwood said...

incredibly helpful. many thanks! :)