Follow-up Friday – The “Rustic Lace Square”-blanket

maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-41Follow-up Fridays that have a big “ta-dah” are great ones generally speaking, but today’s one might be the very best ever, because, you guys: the “Rustic Lace Square”-blanket is finished!!
I’m so incredibly excited, happy and proud of this blanket – I’ve loved making all my blankets, but the “Rustic Lace” is extra-extra special.maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-39maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-42What strikes me most is that up until the last square, I have loved crocheting it.
Usually I’m a little bored and “done” with a project this big when I’m nearing the finish line – most certainly not this time. All credit for that goes to the – unfortunately still unknown – maker of this extremely pretty square.
Whoever you are: thank you for such a gorgeous pattern (that you can find the link to here)!maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-15 maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-16

I’ve written about the beginning of my infatuation with the “rustic lace” before (right here), around the time when I started this project, well over a year ago. In that post you can read about who started the “rustic lace square”-hype (lovely Cornel and Magda), and if – like me – you can’t get enough of this square, you definitely need to check out the #rusticlacesquare on Instagram! It will give you almost 2.000 posts to drool over ….maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-43

This was my very first square, and 121 more were to follow ……
Usually I had no problem picking out colors, but sometimes I went through the Design Seeds-feed for inspiration. I learned along the way, that being (obsessively) picky about the same colors sitting too close each other wasn’t necessary, nor effective. Since my blanket was one big color bomb anyway, it really didn’t matter.

I was a good girl this time around and sewed in all my yarn ends as soon as I had finished a square. Also, not looking forward to joining all my squares at the very end, I’m extremely happy with the “join-as-you-go” I came up with early on (tutorial here), that too worked like a charm.maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-60Halfway through mine, I started seeing “rustic lace square”-blankets that only had colorful hearts and neutral colors on the outside (like this one, or as seen here).
I truly liked these as well (maybe even more), but I was way past the turning point with mine.

Maybe *cough* a next “Rustic Lace Square”-blanket?

Once I had finalized crocheting all 122 squares, I put the blanket on its final destination: our bed. Such a happy sight!maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-57 maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-56I always thought it would need a border – looooved Nerissa’s design – but seeing it spread out in all its glory, I wasn’t too sure anymore.
For a whole day I would walk in, stare at it, sometimes carrying a ball of cotton in a certain color, to see whether inspiration would strike, but no…. nothing.
I simply liked it – lacy and frilly as it was, and decided it did not need a border at all.
Besides, should I ever change my mind, all I have to do is pick up my hook again, and start crocheting.maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-47

Some stats:
* size: 242 x 242 cm (approx. 95 x 95 inches);
* weight: circa 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs);
* pattern: “Rustic Lace Square” – “joined-as-you-go”;
* yarn: all 100% cottons, “Katia Capri”, “ByClaire”, “Durable”, “DMC”, “Catania”, “Hema”, “Scheepjes”
* hook size: 3,5 mm (US: 4/E, UK: 9).

maRRose - CCC - Rustic Lace Squares-48Wishing you all a happy weekend!
Love,
Marianne xx

PS: thank you, Quinn & Carter for being my patient photo shoot assistants 🙂

18 thoughts on “Follow-up Friday – The “Rustic Lace Square”-blanket

  1. Oh my oh my!!!! It’s utterly gorgeous sweetheart! I totally agree, it needs no border and it must be such a happy sight every time you walk past or into your bedroom. Hopefully I see it in the flesh one day soon. Big hugs and happy weekend! xxx

    • Thanks soooo much, lovely! Yes, most definitely: I’m extremely happy with the way it turned out! That would be so cool – Facebook reminded me today, that we had our little crochet get-together at “Tuin11” exactly a year ago….. good times! Have a great weekend, hope all three of you are well! Love, Marianne xx

  2. Hello Marianne,

    Lovely to see your completed blanket once more in all it’s glory!!! (I saw it first last night on my instagram feed).

    You did so well to persevere and try out such amazing colour combos!

    I still find it interesting to see your blanket – the squares are very big, when I mentally compare it with the short cardigan I made last summer from rusticlacesquares (with a size 2mm hook and Katia Jaipur) – it is amazing how versatile this pattern is!

    (you can see it on my blog here: https://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be/2015/08/my-rusticlacesquare-cardigan-is-finished.html)

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

    • Thank you so much for your lovely compliments, dear Ingrid! It’s true, and one of the things I so love about crochet: it’s extremely versatile! Will definitely check out your cardigan – sounds wonderful! – on your blog! Have a great weekend! Marianne xx

  3. Ooh, it’s utterly gorgeous and well worth a year’s work! Border or no border, it’s lovely. What a size – it’s perfect on your bed!

  4. Wauw, hij is prachtig!! Ik ben al een jaar bezig met dit sprei. Al maanden heb ik 100 squares liggen, maar ik kan me er maar niet toe aanzetten ze aan elkaar te maken. Als ik deze van jou zie, moet ik het toch weer eens oppakken. Heel mooi!

  5. This is so beautiful. Have bookmarked this page, but not sure when I would be able to do it. Great Inspiration and thank you for sharing. Ursula xxx

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