Framed Garden 8

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A different Framed Garden blanket for my neighbor who had a boy! πŸ™‚

Okay, so one night I had a serious itching to bang out some motif centers. On my breakfast table below are the centers of eight motif blankets that I had coming in my queue. Two Meteor Shower, three Textured Circles, one floral hexagon, one Framed GardenΒ (this blanket), and one Babouska Rose.

I got them all done within 24 hours and was super-stoked. Don’t you feel like a blanket goes so much faster when you don’t have to make that initial slip knot anymore because all the centers are done?

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Here you will see the beginnings of my Attic24 Summer Garden Granny Square. This time around, it’s a bit different. I only worked up through round three because I’m going to be using the continuous join as you go as demonstrated by Crochet Cabana in her YouTube tutorial.

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Almost done! Loving this one..

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Since this was a giftie I just had to go with the unconventional blue border. I couldn’t help it! I wanted to try it out and I think it went well. Here are some notes on this border:

Using my normal K hook, I worked my normal granny round of baby blue.

*Usually when I work grannies, I flip the work after every round, but since the center of the blanket is all motif squares, the blanket doesn’t really distort even though I’m not turning over.*

Keeping the blue color, I worked a round of solid DC. I worked a DC into each chain, working INTO the chain, instead of in the chain space, because I don’t like the “dip” that working into the chain space creates.

Then I switched to a J hook for the finalΒ reverse SC (crab stitch) round just to prevent any “ruffling” of the final border.

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FIN!

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