I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was making myself a granny square tunic.. and promised to let you know how it went.
Well, I have to report a dismal failure.. after sewing it up I tried it on .. only to look like a little girl playing dress-up! I think my mistake was using too big a hook.. the squares stretched way too much when I put it on. I would probably of been ok if I’d used a 6mm hook, but I had used a 9mm L
So I took it apart and turned it into a throw / blanket instead.. I decided to have a rectangle of squares in the middle with a 3” crochet border all around, surrounded by more granny squares and another crochet border on the outside. I needed to make extra squares to make it big enough to be useful.. and because of the inner border I had to crochet some rectangular pieces to fill in gaps.. but I actually love the contrast in between the pretty squares.
|I like the borders..|
Though it wasn't what I'd planned to make, I rather like my new blanket and with the weather warming up don't mind not having a big snuggly jumper - this will be nice wrapped round shoulders, sitting outside on summer evenings :)