Sunny Log Cabin Blanket Completed

Well it took a bit longer than expected but I am happy to announce that I have finished my Sunny Log Cabin blanket. Actually I finished it last week but I had been waiting for the right time to photograph it outside.

I made a last minute decision to take the blanket to Knitting Camp with me and I am really glad that I did because firstly it was a little cold and having this draped over me at night gave me extra warm over my shoulders which I like and secondly it was an easy project to work on when I woke up early and everyone else was still asleep. I’m an exceptionally early riser and I was a little worried how that would work out with sharing a room with others at camp. Just outside my room I was lucky enough to find an area that had a light on and a chair so I sat there and worked on my blanket each morning. I had started part of the border before camp and had a vague idea of what order the colours were due to go but on the first morning I had left the pattern in my bag in the room with the colour way written down so I had to think from memory the order so it may or may not be the same as Lucy’s I haven’t gone back to check.

Ok so not to criticise ones own work but I know the edging isn’t lying flat. It isn’t to do with not blocking the individual 16 squares it is to do with the stitches in the border. I think on some edges I have to many and some I have to few. I wasn’t sure on some of the side edges where exactly to place my stitches. I also couldn’t remember what size crochet hook I used too so that may of distorted it a bit. I’m not worried about it as the blanket isn’t designed to lay flat against something, it is designed to be used.

I am really pleased to have this blanket finished. This is now my favourite blanket I have ever made. I have always really liked the log cabin block pattern in quilting and I love that I have created it in crochet. This is a great pattern by Lucy (Attic 24)  It is a really easy pattern with only the centre medallions requiring a little more concentration than the rest of the blanket. It is visually brilliant, I love the centre diamond in the greens and blues. I used the Sunny yarn pack from the Wool Warehouse which is Stylecraft Special DK. I have lots leftover so that has gone into my stash to become a scrap blanket one day.

So now to start my next blanket. Even thought I have lots more Stylecraft yarn that I had brought previously for blankets I’m thinking I will start a cotton blanket using the limited edition Bendigo Woolen Mills Cotton Crush cottons I purchased earlier this year. My thoughts are if I start it now and it is simple enough I might get if finished for this summer. So hopefully I start that in the next week or so.

Cassiy

Sunny CAL Week 8

SC - Square 12 Completed

This week I did finish square 12 and was able to make a start on square 13. I did have a moment of panic when I cut my tail at the end of the colour block but forgot to fasten the knot before pulling to secure it. Lucky I was able to redo the few stitches I accidentally frogged back and secure the row. I must admit I am starting to get lazy and I’m not always measuring my width after each colour round. I’m keeping my stitches the same so I figured it should be the same.

I can’t believe I’m up to showing the last 2 blocks of this blanket! You will find Lucy’s post about them here  I’ve had so much fun making this.

Square 15

SC - Square 15

Row 1 – Spice Row 9 – Plum
Row 2 – Sage Row 10 – Wisteria
Row 3 – Petrol Row 11 – Aster
Row 4 – Magenta Row 12 – Claret
Row 5 – Lipstick Row 13 – Fondant
Row 6 – Lime Row 14 – Violet
Row 7 – Meadow Row 15 – Turquoise
Row 8 – Shrimp Row 16 – Bright Pink


Square 16

SC - Square 16

Row 1 – Petrol Row 9 – Meadow
Row 2 – Claret Row 10 – Shrimp
Row 3 – Plum Row 11 – Spice
Row 4 – Sage Row 12 – Violet
Row 5 – Aster Row 13 – Lime
Row 6 – Bright Pink Row 14 – Magenta
Row 7 – Lipstick Row 15 – Fondant
Row 8 – Turquoise Row 16 – Wisteria

I’m hoping to have the remaining blocks finished in the next couple of weeks or so. Once they are completed I will show them on here. The fun part after the squares are completed it to sew in all the ends and block them. Oh well its a job that has to be done.

Useful Links
Sunny Granny Square
Sunny Log Cabin Pattern
Yarn Card Instructions
Sunny CAL Begins
Sunny CAL Week 1
Sunny CAL Week 2
Sunny CAL Week 3
Sunny CAL Week 4
Sunny CAL Week 5
Sunny CAL Week 6
Sunny CAL Week 7

Happy Crocheting.
Cassiy

Sunny CAL Week 7

SC - Square 9 Completed

In the last 2 weeks I’ve made some progress on my blanket. I finished square 9

SC - Square 10 Completed

Square 10

SC - Square 11 Completed

And square 11. I’ve made a start on square 12. I’m still in love with this pattern. I’m not so anxious now by my counting as I can pretty much tell if my stitches are off just by looking at my row. If I do get any stitches wrong it’s usually in the last 6 stitches where I have only done 5 or added an extra and done 7. My foundation row of each colour I count twice the other 2 rows of the colour block I’m only counting once.

Yarn Card Sunny Log Cabin

I’m still referring to my yarn card at times. By now I know pretty much all the colours but if I haven’t touched the blanket for a few days sometimes get my purples mixed up.

Squares 13 and 14. If you are up to these you can find Lucy’s post here

Square 13

SC - Square 13

Row 1 – Wisteria Row 9 – Petrol
Row 2 – Claret Row 10 – Shrimp
Row 3 – Violet Row 11 – Aster
Row 4 – Spice Row 12 – Lipstick
Row 5 – Turquoise Row 13 – Meadow
Row 6 – Plum Row 14 – Fondant
Row 7 – Sage Row 15 – Lime
Row 8 – Bright Pink Row 16 – Magenta

Square 14

SC - Square 14

Row 1 – Bright Pink Row 9 – Lipstick
Row 2 – Lime Row 10 – Meadow
Row 3 – Spice Row 11 – Plum
Row 4 – Violet Row 12 – Turquoise
Row 5 – Shrimp Row 13 – Magenta
Row 6 – Aster Row 14 – Sage
Row 7 – Fondant Row 15 – Claret
Row 8 – Wisteria Row 16 – Petrol

This week I’m aiming to get square 12 complete and make a start on square 13. The squares are really starting to pile up as I make them. Confession I haven’t looked at my ends yet. I’m thinking I’ve gotten this far I may as well complete the blanket and then spend a couple of weeks doing the ends in before I block the individual squares and join the rows. I can’t believe how fast this blanket is coming together.

Useful Links
Sunny Granny Square
Sunny Log Cabin Pattern
Yarn Card Instructions
Sunny CAL Begins
Sunny CAL Week 1
Sunny CAL Week 2
Sunny CAL Week 3
Sunny CAL Week 4
Sunny CAL Week 5
Sunny CAL Week 6

Happy Crocheting.
Cassiy

 

Sunny CAL Week 6

SC - Square 8 Completed

I finished square 8 this week. I’m really into a good routine with the squares now. I’m getting through the rows quicker I think as it is very repetitive. When I do a new strip of colour I’m counting my stitches twice once I finish the first row now not 3 times like I was. The other 2 rows of that colour block I’m only counting once cause if something isn’t right I can see it straight away. I’m also looking at my pattern less because I know opposite strips contain the same amount of stitches so when I start a coloured round I only look at the first top strip and can see for eg that for the next 6 rows (3 rows for that strip, 3 rows for the opposite bottom strip) I’m having to do 50 stitches in each row. When I start the first of the side strips I know I need to do 62 stitches for the next 6 rows. Little things like things are making the blanket go quickly.

SC - Half Way

Speaking of which the completion of square 8 meant I’m halfway through doing all the squares in the blanket!! They look so colourful together. I can see how you would easily get them mixed up so I understand how important it is to label them (and keep the labelled) after you do each one. Also I’m finding that stitch marker you place on the first strip to be invaluable as it really does help you to keep the orientation of your square. I’m halfway through square 9 so even though I haven’t been spending the time on this blanket I have in previous weeks it’s still coming along nicely.

If you are up to squares 11 and 12 you can read Lucy’s post about them here

Square 11

SC - Square 11

Row 1 – Aster Row 9 – Lime
Row 2 – Spice Row 10 – Lipstick
Row 3 – Shrimp Row 11 – Fondant
Row 4 – Meadow Row 12 – Violet
Row 5 – Sage Row 13 – Turquoise
Row 6 – Claret Row 14 – Plum
Row 7 – Magenta Row 15 – Bright Pink
Row 8 – Petrol Row 16 – Wisteria


Square 12

SC - Square 12

Row 1 – Fondant Row 9 – Magenta
Row 2 – Lime Row 10 – Sage
Row 3 – Spice Row 11 – Plum
Row 4 – Turquoise Row 12 – Petrol
Row 5 – Claret Row 13 – Shrimp
Row 6 – Violet Row 14 – Wisteria
Row 7 – Bright Pink Row 15 – Lipstick
Row 8 – Meadow Row 16 – Aster

I’m going away next weekend so won’t do an update. For the next couple of weeks I’m hoping to just carry on one treble at a time and get as much done as I can. I should in theory be up to square 11 but I’ll see how I go. I’ve made really great progress on this thus far a couple of weeks of going slow isn’t going to do derail the entire blanket

Useful Links
Sunny Granny Square
Sunny Log Cabin Pattern
Yarn Card Instructions
Sunny CAL Begins
Sunny CAL Week 1
Sunny CAL Week 2
Sunny CAL Week 3
Sunny CAL Week 4
Sunny CAL Week 5

Happy Crocheting.
Cassiy

 

 

Sunny CAL Week 5

SC - Square 6 Completed

I finished off square 6 this week. I didn’t have any issues with it. I’m thinking maybe I should be starting to darn my ends in. I’m only thinking I haven’t actually done any yet on the squares.

SC - GS

Thanks to the Easter Public Holiday I got the rest of my Sunny Granny Centres finished. I worked on them over 2 days. I must admit my fingers did have repetitive strain injury after that effort. The main thing is I’ve now made 16 centres in total. Some still need their ends weaved in.

SC - Square 7 Completed

I’ve also completed square 7 and have made a good start on square 8. I can’t believe I’m almost half way through the squares.

If you are up to squares 9 and 10 you can read Lucy’s post about them here

SC - Square 9

Square 9

Row 1 – Lime Row 9 – Wisteria
Row 2 – Spice Row 10 – Plum
Row 3 – Lipstick Row 11 – Magenta
Row 4 – Meadow Row 12 – Violet
Row 5 – Sage Row 13 – Turquoise
Row 6 – Bright Pink Row 14 – Fondant
Row 7 – Claret Row 15 – Shrimp
Row 8 – Aster Row 16 – Petrol

SC - Square 10

Square 10

Row 1 – Plum Row 9 – Lipstick
Row 2 – Petrol Row 10 – Wisteria
Row 3 – Sage Row 11 – Lime
Row 4 – Magenta Row 12 – Shrimp
Row 5 – Spice Row 13 – Fondant
Row 6 – Aster Row 14 – Violet
Row 7 – Turquoise Row 15 – Meadow
Row 8 – Claret Row 16 – Bright Pink

This week I won’t be spending so much time crocheting but I’m hoping to finish off square 8 and start on square 9. If I can crochet at least a little every afternoon I should keep it the blanket progress flowing

Useful Links
Sunny Granny Square
Sunny Log Cabin Pattern
Yarn Card Instructions
Sunny CAL Begins
Sunny CAL Week 1
Sunny CAL Week 2
Sunny CAL Week 3
Sunny CAL Week 4

Happy Crocheting.
Cassiy

Sunny CAL Week 4

Ok wow so I got a lot done this week. I finished square 3 but just realised now I didn’t take a photo of it on its own.

SC - Square 4 Completed

I made square 4, Didn’t have any issues just followed my chart along. If you ever do make this blanket I really suggest printing out the colour charts and writing the colours up underneath. They are so easy to follow. At a quick glance you can see what colour comes next. I toyed with the idea before I started the blanket of writing the colours on the actual chart but that would be too difficult to read but underneath is perfect.

SC - First 4 Completed

I realised after square 4 I was a quarter the way through the squares and therefore I’m actually making a blanket!!

SC - Square 5 Completed

I started on square 5 but it just didn’t look right. A closer inspection of my centre granny square I noticed another misshapen square. This time I missed some of the trebles in the gold round so I had to frog it back and put it in the incomplete granny pile. I grabbed a new granny square and carried on completing square 5 yesterday. I started on square 6 and did the first round in no time. I like the first round of colours, it is the quickest to do with few stitches and less counting. By the time I’m getting to my outer colours it is taking me two or three attempts just to count one row of 62 stitches.

If you are up to squares 7 and 8 you can find Lucy’s post here.

Square 7
SC - Square 7

Row 1 – Fondant Row 9 – Claret
Row 2 – Meadow Row 10 – Violet
Row 3 – Spice Row 11 – Magenta
Row 4 – Sage Row 12 – Petrol
Row 5 – Shrimp Row 13 – Bright Pink
Row 6 – Wisteria Row 14 – Aster
Row 7 – Lipstick Row 15 – Plum
Row 8 – Lime Row 16 – Turquoise

Square 8
SC - Square 8

Row 1 – Petrol Row 9 – Aster
Row 2 – Shrimp Row 10 – Bright Pink
Row 3 – Turquoise Row 11 – Sage
Row 4 – Spice Row 12 – Fondant
Row 5 – Wisteria Row 13 – Violet
Row 6 – Plum Row 14 – Claret
Row 7 – Lime Row 15 – Meadow
Row 8 – Magenta Row 16 – Lipstick

This week I may have to lay off my square making and concentrate on getting the rest of my granny squares done other wise I’m soon going to run out of centres and will need to start from scratch each time. The granny squares were really easy to do in batches and that way the pattern for them remains fresh in my mind. I’ll see how many centres I can get done. They require concentration and no tv watching.

Useful Links
Sunny Granny Square
Sunny Log Cabin Pattern
Yarn Card Instructions
Sunny CAL Begins
Sunny CAL Week 1
Sunny CAL Week 2
Sunny CAL Week 3

Happy Crocheting.
Cassiy

Sunny CAL Week 3

SC - Square 2 Completed

This week I have finished square 2 and have almost finished square 3 (1.5 rows to go) I don’t think I’ve had any dramas this week. My squares after each round are staying like the suggested size by Lucy. I’m using my 3.5mm hook. I’ve gotten the pattern down pat now. It is easy to remember once you do stripes 1 and 2, all you do is 6 stitches (remembering your chaining treble is your first treble) over the vertical stripe of the previous round, do trebles all the way along and when you come to the next vertical stripe from the previous round you do another 6 trebles. I’m referring to the pattern each row to get the number of stitches I need but there is also a trick there. Per round your top and bottom rows have the same amount of stitches and your 2 sides have the same amount of stitches. I’m still double counting my rows each time just in case.

SC - Charts

This week I also sat down and went through Lucy’s blog posts and wrote out all my colour charts for the remaining blocks. Yes it was a little time consuming but with a cuppa tea and some time to kill it didn’t take long.

If you are up to square 5 and 6 you can read Lucy’s posts about them here.

Square 5
SC - Square 5

Row 1 – Spice Row 9 – Bright Pink
Row 2 – Wisteria Row 10 – Turquoise
Row 3 – Violet Row 11 – Lime
Row 4 – Shrimp Row 12 – Plum
Row 5 – Fondant Row 13 – Claret
Row 6 – Meadow Row 14 – Aster
Row 7 – Petrol Row 15 – Sage
Row 8 – Magenta Row 16 – Lip Stick

Square 6
SC - Square 6

Row 1 – Turquoise Row 9 – Meadow
Row 2 – Bright Pink Row 10 – Fondant
Row 3 – Sage Row 11 – Violet
Row 4 – Magenta Row 12 – Spice
Row 5 – Lime Row 13 – Petrol
Row 6 – Plum Row 14 – Shrimp
Row 7 – Wisteria Row 15 – Aster
Row 8 – Lip Stick Row 16 – Claret

So this week I should finish off square 3 and hopefully square 4 so towards the end of the week I can start on square 5. Once I get into the zone I can really get a lot done on these squares.

Useful Links
Sunny Granny Square
Sunny Log Cabin Pattern
Yarn Card Instructions
Sunny CAL Begins
Sunny CAL Week 1
Sunny CAL Week 2

Happy Crocheting.
Cassiy