I am so excited to announce that the Groovyghan, she is finished. Happy dance!
I absolutely love it. Even though I was following a pattern I, like many others who have crocheted this beauty, made many customisations and ended up with a unique Finished Object.
The plain dot squares had appliques added, the 3D flowers were switched out for daisies, the vertical shell strip was replaced with a diagonal C2C strip, and the border! Oh, the border! I found a You Tube tutorial for a popcorn stitch border which I extended to include all 12 colours and I think it is my favourite part of the whole blanket.
That final popcorn round took two hours and twenty minutes! And the whole caboodle took me exactly a month from start to finish, with a lot of manic crocheting in between all my regular life commitments and a huge amount of weaving in of ends.
It was all worth it and now my bed is adorned with this colourful blanket. This is 1600 grams of yarn, approximately, and one day maybe I will make an even bigger version that covers my bed even better.
These are the best pics I could get because my hopes of taking it outside and getting some full daylight shots were scuppered by the rain.
Here’s a close-up of the border…
Check out my previous post for a link to the pattern and my Ravelry project page for all relevant notes and links to the extra patterns I used and the You Tube tutorial for the border.