Spring Fling Crochet Blanket

Crochet Blanket Spring Fling Granny Square - Missed Stitches

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.

Crochet Blanket Spring Fling Granny Square - Missed Stitches





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".

Crochet Blanket Spring Fling Granny Square - Missed Stitches

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!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Shelly,
    I love to crochet granny square blankets. Yours is really pretty and soft looking. I like the colors you used and I especially like how you used such a pretty blue for the border. Hope you make some more! You truly are inspiring me.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty Spring Fling Granny Square blanket - Bobbie :)

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  2. Thank you so much for this beautiful soft pastel blanket. My grand daughter loves rainbows and it would be so cliche to literally make a rainbow blanket. This is a soft gentle colour way like looking at the sun breaking through a rain shower. Perfect.

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  3. Lucky me just stumbled upon your blanket. Many thanks for sharing the beautiful pattern with us. I am most anxious to begin this project as I just found out 2 days ago that our next door neighbor will be having their first child. As it turns out I completed a knitted cowl while at the doctor's this morning. I found my next project thanks to you! I will go through my vast stash shortly and begin the blanket this evening. Thank you again for the pattern. It is both kind and generous of you.

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