Crafting The Giant Nerd In Me

I saw this pattern on Ravelry a few weeks ago and I shared it here on my blog. https://chronicleofellen.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/crochet-blanket/

If you were paying attention you would have noticed I didn’t come right out and say what it was!

Well, I have decided. I’m doing it. Yes, I’m bloody well doing it!

Here are the materials and some notes on the project.

The blanket is 25 x 25 squares. That’s 625 granny squares to make. I am doing three rounds for each square, don’t know the finished size but it will be the biggest blankie I have EVER made!

I am using Boyes own brand 100% acrylic DK weight yarn. It’s cheap and really soft for a cheap yarn. I would imagine any DK weight yarn would be suitable for this project such as Stylecraft Special DK.

4mm crochet hook.

Squares:

White: 199

Black: 312

Light Grey: 100

Dark Grey: 14

So far I have done all the Dark Grey, 2 Light Grey, 2 Black and 14 White squares. Not much but I’m not rushing.

I was also thinking of doing a border in a Dark Green or Dark Red to show off all that black and white.

So it begins....

So it begins….

And if you need a good way to keep all your squares together? A simple piece of scrap yarn through the centre and you could hang them up (or keep in a carrier bag like I do), yes they curl a bit around the edges, but that will sort itself out when you come to sew them together, so don’t worry about it!

I wish there were more nerdy patterns out there!

So, that’s my latest WIP. I haven’t done much more on the knitted wrist warmers or bunting, finding it hard to finish them (and the bunting is the EASIEST project ever). Also a blanket for Lizzie’s housewarming is still on the go but is taking ages, so she’ll likely get it when she’s forty! I have some free wool with a magazine to make a lacy shawl but I didn’t like the pink and green colours so I think I’ll use a couple of balls of my own yarn, so that’s on the cards. The crochet blanket in the background needs another ball each of pink, brown and purple before I think it’s really finished. And I still need to sew up my crochet hook holder.

Lots of wants and lots of needs. And I have been looking at the crochet along on attic24 with her Moorland Blanket…I want!

Time to go and do something useful and stop whining about how much I love wool!! xx

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20 thoughts on “Crafting The Giant Nerd In Me

  1. littleyellowcamper

    Oh wow, my boys would love this! (As would I, house full of Star Wars fans here.) That’s a lot of squares 🙂 My project wish list gets bigger and bigger too. If only there were more hours in the day!

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    1. sarucrochet30 Post author

      I know what you mean! So many things to make, so little room to hoard all the materials!
      I’ve seen R2-D2 and Yoda blankets with pixels too, as well as really cool superhero ones…so many amazing choices out there for nerdy things to crochet and make for boys (and girls!) – I found this idea on Pinterest first and then through Ravelry…xx

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    1. sarucrochet30 Post author

      Thanks! Yes, it’s a long project to do, never had to crochet HUNDREDS of grannies before.
      I saw Rogue One too…guy behind me laughed and gasped at all the in jokes and references and I’m sat there thinking ‘yes, I know! I understand them too!!!’ xx

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  2. laughingsparrow

    Very cool! I usually knit rather than crochet, but I could see this being a good reason to pick up a hook again. I’m currently working on a “Geek-A-Long” double knit blanket where I create squares from various Geekdoms, for a large blanket. It’s going to take a long time though.

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    1. sarucrochet30 Post author

      That sounds like a great idea – I’ve seen a few GAL’s on Ravelry and other people’s blogs, like the Firefly one, a Star Wars one and just a general one. It might be a project for the future I think. I find crochet much quicker than knitting so I don’t think this blankie will take more than a few months! xx

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        1. sarucrochet30 Post author

          I know the feeling! Depending on how long this takes and what the finished object looks like I may have to make another one for a friend…maybe R2 D2 next time! I look forward to seeing yours finished! xx

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