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Monday, January 03, 2011

Finished: The Sunburst Granny Blanket!

~~~ UPDATE JANUARY 2013 ~~~
I have started a new blog called Nittybits where you can find a tutorial of the Sunburst Granny Square Blanket! It contains information about the pattern, how to join the squares and the yarn I used. Feel free to check it out here:


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First of all: happy new year everyone! :) I hope you enjoyed the holidays and have a colourful and happy 2011!

Second of all: I am happy to say I can start this new year with a brand new finished project!!! :D

Remember those Sunburst Granny Squares I was working on back in August? (You can find the pattern HERE.)

I started with one...

The Last One :)

... which grew into a pile...

Granny Squares!!!

... which grew into a whole bunch of them!

WIP: Sunburst Granny Blanket!

And a few months after I started, I had finished 36 squares!



Aren't they the sunniest, happiest grannies ever?! :D I absolutely adore them!

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After lining them up in a pretty formation it was time to join them together...



... and there you have it: a brand new Sunburst Granny Square Blanket!!! :D

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Am I pleased with the result? Sure! The lining was a bit wobbly, so I'll have to mind that next time. But on the whole this little, happy blanket makes me very happy!

All it needed was a pretty ribbon...

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... and the Sunburst Blanket was ready to go to its new owner: our brand new baby niece!

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Let's just hope she'll enjoy it as much as I would :)

21 comments:

  1. I love all those pretty colours together, gorgeous work!!

    Happy new year, hope you have great health, wealth and happiness for 2011

    Micki x

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  2. Love those wonderful colors - so fresh and so joyful! Can't wait to finish my granny stripe blanket so I can start working on my own sunnyburst granny square blankie as well (one each for my 2 little daughters).

    Have a great year ahead!

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  3. love this beautiful Sunburst!!thank you for sharing the pattern. :-).

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  4. The pattern can be found here:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20011226081401/members.aol.com/lffunt/sunburstgs.htm

    (I also added a link to the post! :)

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  5. I love your blanket!!
    It´s soooo beautiful!
    congrats!

    marlene

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  6. I think your blanket is so beautiful! It makes me think of a bunch of mini Mandalas. Which yarn did you use?

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  7. @ Tari Nienna: Thank you for your comment! I used Schachenmayr Bravo, which comes in a lot of great happy colours :)

    http://www.juffrouwzonderzorgen.nl/shop/Schachenmayr-Bravo-wol-p-5794.html

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  8. So sweet and cheerful; just beautiful! I wish I was your niece. ;) What pattern did you use for your edging?

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  9. I have been looking for a sunburst granny square pattern for months and just stumbled upon your blog - love the blanket you made! I clicked on the first link, but I'm confused because your squares don't really look like hers! Did you just stop after 3 colors and add the edging? How do I do that?
    Thanks so much for your help!

    :)jess

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  10. Hi there Jess! Sorry for my late response! You are right: I did not follow the entire pattern of the Sunburst Granny Square - I only used round 1 - 4. Hope this helps!

    ~ Jenny

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  11. Beautiful blanket! :-) I've been lookign for a way to join my grannies up - and yours looks really good! What did you use? slip stich through outside loops only?

    Thanks! Caro

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  12. Love the Blanket! How did you attach your granny squares?
    Thanks :)

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  13. Hi Jenny, thank you for the beautiful post about your sunburst granny blanket. I am very new to crochet but decided I needed to do one like yours. Finished my first square last night! Well done and your photography is also beautiful.

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  14. Hi! How did you join your stitches?

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  15. hi very beautiful ! how did you join the squares?

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    1. Hi rami! Thanks for your comment :) I followed these instructions to join the squares:

      http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-granny-sqaures.html

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  16. Your granny squares are beautiful and would love to try it myself. However when I clicked on the link to the pattern, it led me to a dead end. could you repost the link or maybe email the pattern through pdf file? I'd greatly appreciate it. Did i mention your blanket looked beautiful? lol

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  17. Hi there! I'm having a heck of a time finding the SMC Bravo yarn here in the U.S. I never envisioned such an ordeal! :) Is there another brand you use that might be comparable? Thanks so much, Deborah

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