Helena is one of my DIL2B's (Daughter in Law to be) and she quietly hinted one day at having a crochet blanket.
The brief was - Blue, squarey things that look like patchwork.
Granny squares I presume!
So, I got this yummy colour changing yarn from James C Brett and got to work. The beauty about colour-changing yarns in crochet blankets is that you don't have a load of ends to sew in at the end as you don't change colour much, but you still get a lovely effect.
It consists of 54 squares each taking 29 minutes each to make and join to the one before. (I timed :) )
Each strip of 6 took 15 minutes to join (8 joins) and the edging took 30 minutes a round (3 rounds)
The sewing in of ends took about an hour.
So in total it took 1566 + 60 + 90 + 60 = 1776 which equates to just over 29 and a half hours :)
I finished it off with a crab stitch (a DC worked backwards) as I love the effect it gives.
I have ordered some of this yarn in different colourways and I am going to offer it up as a kit :)