A Joining Decision

During the summer I have been working on the bedspread I am making since I picked up the hook once again.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Working on a row of granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

When I had 50 granny squares stacked in my bag, I decided I needed to join them. Laying them out so I could have an idea in my head what they would look like, I searched the internet for ways in which I could use to join them.

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Laying out the granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I knew that I did not want to sew them together. In the past I have crocheted the squares together and I knew I wanted to do the same. After much browsing on YouTube, I decided to use the double crochet stitch to join them.

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Joining granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I liked the look of the ridge that is formed when joining and decided that I would use it for the right side of my bedspread.

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Joined granny squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

After joining the first two rows, I decided to create my rows of eight squares – and then join the rows together.

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Rows waiting to be joined. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

With the joining of the rows, the blanket started to grow and get heavy. I would sit with my feet up and cover my legs on the few cool days we had.

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Relaxing while joining squares. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Once I had joined all the squares, I saw that I had reached the halfway mark of my project.

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Halfway to a bedspread. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Fifty squares had been made and joined but I had quite a few more to make.

What project are you currently working on?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

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61 thoughts on “A Joining Decision

  1. Colline, what gorgeous handiwork! It’s beautiful! 🙂 Our current projects involve pre-Fall cleaning and coordinating kids’ schedules, although I hope to sew again soon! Thank you for sharing your project!


  2. WOW! So beautiful dear Colline, I loved it. In here, I can’t make big projects because of the hot summer days… and also the house and garden almost take my time. When I go back home, to Istanbul, I hope I can make again. Thanks and Love, nia


  3. Not far to go then if you need 80 and finished off 50 already. You have a very neat and beautiful blanket in the making. I also love they way you joined them together. Are you planning a second one? You have two daughters each one must have one too!


  4. What a lovely blanket you are making!
    Many moons ago, I made one just like it from wool that had been “damaged” in a warehouse flood in the 1970s! I still have it and use it, but the wool is now starting to disintegrate and there are frequent holes that need mending! Lol


  5. It’s beautiful, Colline! I really should start crocheting or knitting again. Perhaps once the weather cools off I’ll feel more inspired to do so. 🙂


  6. I am totally in love with this bedspread of yours Colline. I just love the colours! Great shots of the process! I love it! 😀

    I guess you can call my Dandelion shots my current project. 😆
    ♥ Hugs ♥


      1. I am so glad you think so Colline and if it wasn’t so expensive to do, I am sure hubby would have all the walls covered with them. hahahahaha. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment hon. You are so sweet. 😀


  7. And doesn’t it look beautiful for all that effort! I used to crochet and I know that it grows quite fast compared with knitting. Very satisfying. 🙂
    Current project, Colline? You have to be joking 🙂 It’s trying to catch up on the blogs (and failing).


        1. Goodness me Jo, so sorry for my error! (Blushing in embarrassment). Don’t know what happened 🙂
          Your are right, the watery shots of the dandelion were fantastic.


  8. That breadspread already looks terrific. You have spent your summer holiday creating and relaxing. My current projects (apart from the work related ones) are improving my Italian, reading a few books , and experimenting with my cacti photography 😀


  9. Ana is an avid knitter and cant crochet, I showed her your work and she was impressed.
    Beautifully done and the bedspread is great, I like the colour you have chosen.


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