WIP Wednesday: Cath Kidston Granny Square Blanket

Today, I’m delighted to show you all the crochet blanket I am working on….


Now I must admit that, when it comes to crochet, my projects tend to take a lot longer than any knitting ones. In part, this is because I’ve been able to knit for far longer than I’ve been able to crochet. Also, ever since discovering Lucy’s blog over at Attic24, my crochet interests have gravitated towards blankets and they are obviously large things to make!

Beyond my Granny Stripe blanket and a cushion made from a kit I got for Christmas one year, I actually have very few crocheted items lying around my home.


This blanket was inspired by what I like to call the ‘Cath Kidston‘ colour palette. For all I neglect it to knit socks and sweaters, when I get around to work on the blanket I fall in love with the colours all over again and find it difficult to put down. Yet, I’m still only 1/3rd of the way through it.

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For reference, I’ve been using a 4.00mm hook (my personal favourite is the Clover Amour) and Stylecraft Special DK yarn in: Matador, Citron, Candyfloss, Aspen, Cloud Blue and Cream.


Size-wise, each of my granny squares roughly works out at 10 x 10 cm and I’m aiming for 15 by 15 squares. So far I’ve completed 5/15 rows, so 75 squares in total with 150 left to go.

I know I fail parlously when it comes to setting project completion goals – indeed, I started this blanket way back in August 2014 – but I’d really like to finish this in time for winter. However, that’d require me to be ‘project monogamous’ for quite some time so we’ll see!

Do you have any tips for keeping  motivated/inspired when working on large projects?



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