Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spring Fling Crochet Blanket

granny square crochet blanket

I'm not one who does Granny Squares or connecting them for blankets. It always seemed so tedious to me so I avoided making them. Continually seeing Granny Square crochet blankets and even clothing in such intricate designs kept me thinking about them every time I began a new project.

I finally have gotten over my fear of the Granny Square connecting and made a blanket!

Welcome to Spring Fling Crochet Blanket!

Easy granny squares in gorgeous Spring colors to get you in the mood for warmer weather! I used four different pastel colors that I varied per block (only 3 colors were used per block) and coupled them with a soft, light blue for the borders around them and around the blanket.

granny square crochet blanket

There is no specific combination of colors that I did, I just made sure to vary them throughout. With their initial blue border, the squares measure 7".

granny square crochet blanket

I made 5 rows of 3 squares each. But you can make yours bigger!

Size: 22" x 34" (incl border)
Hook: H8/5mm
Yarn: Worsted Weight 4/medium
Skeins: 2 oz each of 4 pastels
7 oz of main border color

Square:
Rnd 1- ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, 3 dc in same ring, repeat from * 2 times more.

Rnd 2- sl st to corner space, (ch 3, 2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1, *3 dc, ch 2, 3dc in next ch2sp, ch 1, repeat from * around.

Rnd 3- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 4, *sc in next 3 dc, (sc, ch2, sc) in corner space, sc in next 3 dc, ch 4, repeat from * around. Finish off.

Change color

Rnd 4- Join new color with sl st to any ch4sp. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3dc) in same space, *ch 2, sc in corner space, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch4sp, ch 2, repeat from * around. Sl st in original start space.

Rnd 5- ch 3, dc in same space, dc in next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beginning ch 3.

Change color

Rnd 6- Join new color onto previous color with sl st. ch 3, dc in same space, dc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in ch2sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch2sp, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * around.

Change color

Rnd 7- Join new color onto previous color with sl st. ch 3, dc in same space, dc in next 5 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner space, dc in next 5 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space, dc in next 19 dc, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 3 start. Finish off.
Note: Be sure finished sides are 23 dc stitches each.

Joining:
Using your favorite joining method, connect your squares! Not sure what my method is called but I wove yarn using my yarn needle back and forth through the loops farthest from each other on the squares. Then I made a single row of dc all the way around for the final border.

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Hooking!