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Help with making a special knitted/crochet blanket

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BellaMoo Sat 02-Dec-17 07:57:19

My lovely friend recently gave me all of her decreased Mum’s wool, needles and patterns. Amongst the stuff in there were 4 strips of knitted squares. Apparently she used these to make blankets for family but never made one for my friend. I’d love to somehow finish this blanket. Currently i’ve got 4 long strips of garter stitch squares (about single bed length but now wide enough).

I’m a much better crocheter than knitter and my first thought was to sew the strips together then crochet round with a neutral colour until it’s a good size. Is this a shit idea?

I could knit more rows but i’m worried about tension etc.

Need to get move on with it to finish it before her birthday.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Sat 02-Dec-17 08:00:09

How long are the strips?
I'd be tempted to use them as stripes, at top and bottom of blanket with a neutral middle - maybe granny squares?

It's a really lovely thought!

Saucery Sat 02-Dec-17 08:02:30

Could you do Cosy Stripe (Attic 24 ) rows with the Knitted panels interspersed between them? Then a crochet border.

BellaMoo Sat 02-Dec-17 08:07:41

They’re quite long...over 6 foot but only a few inches wide. I love the idea of mixing it in with granny squares and could maybe do alternating stripes which would make it a good width.

Cosy stripe is also great idea saucery

Saucery Sat 02-Dec-17 08:14:22

It could go:
Cosy Stripe - Granny squares - Knitted panel and repeat, with a border. Be a lovely mixture of stitches and textures.

liz70 Sun 03-Dec-17 10:55:58

Could you use the strips as a border and crochet a double blanket/bedspread within them?

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