A week ago the moment was there, I finally decided on the border and the edging and I have finished my first crocheted blanket. I’m so happy and proud I made it to the end.

When I started I decided that the blanket would get a size of 10 rows and 8 columns, I finished with 12 rows and 9 columns as I found that a better proportion for the blanket. It’s also thanks to Lucy from Attic24 that the blanket got finished. In my first try I attached all the squares sewing by hand, I hated that sewing and didn’t get further than 1 and a half row. A few months later Lucy described the join-as-you-go method, and I decided to start all over. This method really worked for me, as you can see your blanket steadily growing, and I like crocheting much much more then hand sewing. Thanks Lucy!

The last threshold I had to take, was to decide on the border and the edging. When I finally found the edging I wanted to use, I only had a picture and had to figure out the pattern myself. If you like the edging too, you can find the description at the end of this post, so you can try it for yourself, have fun :-)


Lace shell edging

1st round: Start with a full round of sc

2nd round: chain 1, 1 sc in first sc, chain 3 and make a slip stitch in the just made sc (you make the small bobble) *skip 2 sc, in the next sc make 2 dc, chain 3, 2 dc, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in the next sc, chain 3, slip stitch in the just made sc, repeat from *


  1. kirsty higgins
    on March 17th, 2010

    Hi Petra, your blanket is divine and is inspiring me to finish off one that I am in the process of making. I love the border that you have used, your colour selection is beautiful. x

  2. Mesi
    on March 17th, 2010

    Isn’t it wonderful to have finished something and just simply enjoy the sight of it and its pure existence?
    I really like your border and surely will use it one day.

  3. Ravenhill
    on March 17th, 2010

    Wow, this is one gorgeous and fun blanket!!! You certainly have the touch, not just for this blanket but also for decorating the room so wonderfully. I love the shelves with all the little things.
    hugs from emily

  4. doro
    on March 18th, 2010

    yeah, fantastic!
    great colours and also a very creative decoration around the bed.
    i like it!


  5. twink
    on March 18th, 2010

    prachtig geworden, leuk om te doen toch en afmaken is de kunst !!
    wanneer gaat je winkeltje open?
    groetjes twink

  6. maureen
    on March 18th, 2010

    Je kan terecht trots zijn op jezelf.
    Ze ziet er fantastisch uit!
    En ik weet wat een klus het is ;o)
    Ik krijg eigenlijk ook weer zin in een deken…haha!


  7. Claudia
    on March 18th, 2010

    Ik vind het geweldig dat je dit hebt gemaakt. Mooie kleuren ook.
    Zo’n maand geleden ben ik ook aan het haken geslagen met tutorials van Meet Me At Mikes and Attic 24. Ik hoop ooit ook een deken af te krijgen.

  8. maartje
    on March 18th, 2010

    Wauw! Ziet er mooi uit!

    Ik ben nog steeds niet begonnen aan de mijne :)

  9. machen und tun
    on March 20th, 2010

    it is absolutely gorgeous!!

  10. wini
    on March 21st, 2010

    Dear Petra, Congratulations on your first blanket!! I love what you’ve created, its so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing the “join as you go” method… what a great technique. I’m crocheting a blanket too and feel very inspired by your finished piece! :)))

  11. frou-frou
    on April 2nd, 2010

    Beautiful blanket – I love the colours.

  12. Jenni at Baa-me Kniits
    on May 27th, 2010

    That is a stunning blanket! I love the use of pink….may have to have a go at one for my neices :-) Love your blog…I will be back!

  13. Crafty Things
    on May 27th, 2010

    Wow! What a great blanket – love the pink. I totally agree that the “join as you go” method of joining the squares together is terrific. I found it at Attic 24 as well and just loved the way Lucy described it so clearly.

  14. Kelly
    on May 27th, 2010

    wow, it’s beautiful! I used to crochet grany squares all the time as a young girl. I think it’s time to get out my crochet hook and make my girls some pretty pink blankets.

  15. Debi
    on May 27th, 2010

    It’s beutiful!!!

  16. Alicia P.
    on May 27th, 2010

    Oh, it’s wonderful wonderful wonderful wonderful!!! You must be so proud!!!

  17. Jenni at Baa-me Kniits
    on May 28th, 2010

    I am loving all that pink…what a great blanket and the edging is superb :-)

  18. kittynkitsch
    on May 28th, 2010

    I’m in love with that blanket! That is one of the cutest bedroom shots I’ve ever seen. Love it all. Congrats, well worth the effort!

  19. The Garden Bell - Kate
    on August 9th, 2010

    Stunning. Love the pink. A must for my next one. That’s it now more Black and White. It’s all about color now. Just posted my LucY Pack finally finished.


  20. Amy
    on August 10th, 2010

    This is amazing and I know how wonderful it feels to get your first blanket finished. The pic is gorgeous too. Congratulations!

  21. marie's cozy corner
    on August 27th, 2010

    wow! I love the blanker. I so want to make it. I am a new follwer. love it

  22. sandra
    on October 31st, 2010

    hi petra just discovered your blog its great.. loads of pretty things.I let u my crochet pictures so u can have a look at what i

  23. Petra
    on October 31st, 2010

    Hi Sandra, thanks :-) and I love your latest blanket too!

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  25. Annette Deardurff
    on June 24th, 2012

    So very lovely!!!!!!

  26. Jayne
    on August 4th, 2012

    What a beautiful blanket, love the colors!

  27. Monica
    on August 5th, 2012

    Hi Petra!

    Your blanket is just wonderful! I love the colors!

    Take care
    Monica (Ansota) :)

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