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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today I finally finished this blanket that has been sitting around for about a year. Feels so good to have it done, and I love the result!

I used a Little Doolally pattern for a pinwheel cushion. I made the squares one round smaller, and I used a size J hook with Vanna's Choice yarn. After arranging 81 squares into a 9x9 square and crocheting a border of 3 rows of double crochet, (and lightly blocking it), the blanket measured about 72 inches square.

My favorite part was arranging the squares. It was a very technical process. No, I'm kidding. I threw all the squares in a pile and pulled one at a time randomly, placed it on the floor, and turned it to my liking. Organized chaos. I love it!

What about you? Do you like a random look, or prefer a more patterned look?

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  1. Well your finished blanket certainly looks very striking, Kate. I love the different blues with a touch of grey and refreshing white. It feels lovely to finish a big project like this, doesn't it?
    I rather like a random look in crochet, though sometimes I like to group warm colours and cool colours to create a sort of free mood as the warm and cool blend together in their separate groups!

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  2. It looks fantastic!
    Love the Northeast winter colors too :)

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    1. Thank you!! Haha, it definitely is Northeast winter colors!!
      Kate :}

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  3. At last I have found a pattern I like for these colors lol. Now I am wondering if there is a written pattern so i kn how many of each to do. I am making this a little bigger but have an idea for a outside border to do. I am not very good at working out placement is there a way of getting pics so i can see it fully to work it out. Just love this design so beautiful
    Thanks

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    1. Hi! I put a link to the pattern (which was for a cushion) I used for the square in this post. It's a great pattern and well worth buying I thought. Like I said in the post, I made the squares one round smaller, and I made 81 squares, putting them together in rows of 9 squares. The photos in the post are the only ones I have, it honestly placing the squares randomly and just turning the squares to your liking will result in a wonderful blanket! I think for something like this you don't want something that looks too planned out!
      Hope this helps, if you have further questions, please feel free to email me! signedwithanowl@gmail.com
      Happy crocheting!
      Kate :}

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  4. I love your blanket. It is striking and so beautiful. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing how you made it thank you for the link for the pattern and your input on making the squares 1 round smaller.

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    1. Thank you so much!! So glad you found the information helpful!
      Happy crocheting!
      Kate :}

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