After posting about Phi's rainbow granny square blanket a friend in Illinois asked if I could make her one but in purples. I was happy to do it.
This time I used thick more wool yarn and a more holey square pattern. I used 3 different colors, 2 skeins. I used purple, dusty purple and eggplant. I was able to make 36 squares in all with 3 made up of all 3 colors combined.
Here are the squares begging to be joined.
I went with a 6 x 6 and random pattern. The only hard part is making sure the same colors are not touching each other. I used a dark charcoal and a single crochet join. I like the raised line it makes.
I needed to bulk up the size of the blanket to make it big enough for an adult lap blanket so I added a thick strips in between each row of squares.
After joining with thick strips and adding a border. After a gentle wash and a overnight of blocking it was ready to pack up and send off to its new home in Illinois.
I am still loving these granny squares!