It's been a long haul from 2012. This blanket was supposed to be mine when it started out but the beginning squares ended up as a blanket for DS and DIL and a blanket for DD. So now 552 squares later (100 + 100 + 352) I finally have my blanket. It measures 16 squares by 22 squares and each square is 4 rounds of Stylecraft DK (plus some other DK that found its way into my basket).
The dimensions are 6' 2'' by 8' 2''.
It drapes down to the ground on our double bed and fits snuggly from the top headboard to the bottom headboard.
The grannies are edged with a ripple edging as I didn't want anything too lacy.
I did 5 rounds of treble shells then 4 rounds of UK dc hooking into the back of the stitches, followed by a round of half trebles, ch 1. From there I did a 'Lucy' ripple but any gentle ripple row would do. There was no base row for the ripple as I wanted a gently wave to the bottom of the blanket. Each ripple row went into the back stitches of the previous row. The final round was a reverse dc round which gives a ridged edge.
The original idea was on According to Matt's blog, (whose original idea came from Attic 24 Lucy's blog) and the edging I made up as I went along with ideas I'd read about elsewhere.
So now what?