When I decided to learn crochet mum gave me a small stash of wool from the local woolen mill where I grew up. The bright colours grabbed me immediately, and so I decided to make a small lap blanket. The navy wool I found about halfway through the project when I decided I needed something dark between the squares. I am pretty sure it is a different weight, but it was the best I could find in a small country town near the music camp I was on. While the blanket is fairly small (2 ft by 3 ft) it is big enough to thow over me at the computer or on the couch, and it has a lot of sentimental value. I love it.
The squares are all basic granny squares with three colours then two rows of navy. I stitched them together with whip/running stitch.