Savannah is quite particular when it comes to things she like. She's not one to compromise and will rather go without than have something she doesn't like 100%. This is a great character trait, but makes me quite nervous whenever I have to make something for her. She's been nagging for ages to get a larger blanket than the one I previously made for her. She wanted it multi-coloured, it mustn't be 'holey' (a lace pattern), and she didn't want only blocks.
After trawling all through Google Images and on my on-line crochet group Ons Hekel, we finally had it whittled down to about 5 different options. She eventually settled on a groovy-ghan that Adele from Ons Hekel made, and asked me to do something similar.
The blanket consists of 1 row of multi-coloured granny's, 1 row of circle-in-a-square grannies, 2 rows of plain-coloured granny's, 3 strips of granny stripes, and topped off with 18 rows of rainbow ripple on either side. (the granny's are 12 each). The edging is 5 rows of granny stripes, finished off with a row of crab stitch.
A whopping 18 colours in Pure Gold DK was used, hooked with a size 4mm hook.
I loved making this blanket, but the sheer amount of ends that had to be worked away will probably make me think twice about making another one. But that doesn't matter now... Savannah loves it, and that's all that matters!