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The Harry Potter Blanket – Part 1

So this has been a mission this blanket, to say the least, and this square was a real pain for a good few months of the summer.  The project I found on Two Hearts Crochet , where she’s very kindly shared loads of free graphs, and has a Facebook page where lots of other people have shared their graphs.  It was originally a CAL in Jan 2016, but I missed that…..

So the blue one was made a blanket in the beginning of 2016, a rainbow C2C, which I was promptly told “It’s too small”, so lets start another blanket I stupidly thought.

You may be wondering why I’m typing this up with a few days to go until Christmas Day, I’m hoping to get it finished for the blue one – it’s so close to being done after months of work – fingers crossed for me.  If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen the progess over the last few months!

First was the colour choice – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, what colours to choose……

Yep, I was pretty happy with these…… and then proceeded to make my first 2 squares using the deep claret red…….  time to think again!

So now I needed to choose another green, yellow and blue to use! I chose them ad got started on the centre square, thinking I need to get the big one out of the way before I get bored of this project!

 

A black background, mustard for the outline and then a denim blue to start with, and a lot (and I mean a lot) of bobbins (or pegs in my case!)

It progressed nicely, following the pattern until……

The H of Hogwarts – could I get it to work with the pattern….. Nope of course not!II

It was frogged so many times I lost count.  I started this way back in August, so I can confirm making a blanket in the hottest month of the year in the UK is not a nice experience!

Finally, I ignored the pattern, and worked by eye, which did nothing for a bad back as it had to be laid out on the floor so I could see everything clearly.

The end was in sight finally…..

Then I was bitten by an insect on a dog walk and my foot swelled up to the size of a balloon, and I couldn’t walk on it.  So an excuse to finally finish this square…… and I did!

It took a lot more juggling on the top corner to get it to line up properly.  I can only conclude I went wrong a long way back and it only showed up on the H.

So, do you want to see it?  Now to sew in all those ends……..

Ta Da…….. One 50 x 50 Corner to corner centre Harry Potter square for a blanket I hope to finish in the next 2 days!

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