As much as I love to crochet, and spend all the time that I formerly spent knitting doing it, I can't help but think of it as knitting's ugly stepsister. I look for crochet books at the library, and I see a slew of them from the 1970's, and maybe early '80s. When I see a book that purports to have knitting AND crochet patterns, I am sorely disappointed and the way crochet is so outnumbered.
On the other hand, because I know it is so typical of what people think of when they hear "crochet", I really want to make a red white and blue granny square vest. Just to say I made one.
That was the feeling behind this blanket. It's bright red and pink, Red Heart (as it should be), and I wanted it to look like it could be in a jr. high girl's room in 1983. I think I caught it just about right.
And many thanks to my ever-willing model.
It's just basic granny squares with a row of double crochet around them, whipstitched together, and edged with one row of single and one of double crochet. I finished all the squares last fall, and am only now putting it together because I have a home for it to go to, but at least it's been put together, and I don't have to feel guilty about it any longer! Not twin size, more like large lap-blanket.