Purple anyone?

Meet one of my latest results from a square a day project!

My daughter loves purple so I was always destined to make a purple blanket and this is the result.

These squares were a morning square for me and one I made before, during and after my November Square a Day Challenge last year.

When I started out I had no plan. In my stash I had balls of each of the purples in the Paintbox Cotton DK range. I decided to see how many squares I would get from one ball and would take it from there. Turns out I got roughly 16 squares from each one. Some had more, some had less. And then I used part of a second of each for the border. The white I used was the Light Champagne from the same range. Unfortunately I didn’t keep track of how many I used. I had bought a bag of 10 and there are 6 left, however I already had some too. I would have used at least one, maybe two that weren’t in the bag. If you buy the bag of 10 you should have enough!

I then laid them out in two different options and let my daughter decide.

When deciding on the layout we went with the squares that we had. If I’d planned it ahead of time I probably would have made the effects more evenly placed. The square one was what we went with and was 11 x 11 squares, 120 total.

So the square I used was the circle to square provided in the challenge. It’s also one from the Hooked on Crochet Club. (The doors are currently open if you want to join!)

I joined them by sewing them together with front sides facing, going through the back loop only.

I kept the ombre effect with the border too. The first round was all single crochet in white and then I started with the darkest and moved out to the lightest using moss stitch. I made sure I worked a single crochet into the last stitch before and after the corner, and the corners were all single crochet, chain 3, single crochet.

So what do you think? Is this something you would make?

If you’ve never tried crochet before or you’re wanting more support, then I urge you to consider joining the Hooked on Crochet Club! In the clubhouse you can learn to crochet and have the continued support to move through the clubhouse success path from being a dabbler to being a designer. The doors are currently open and they only open a few times of the year.

I look forward to seeing your blankets if you make one! And to seeing you in the clubhouse if you join.

Seona x

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