Crochet tutorial: How to make a granny square blanket while putting the squares together as you go.
The granny square is timeless……… There are so many color possibilities and uses for the granny square. I made this blanket last year. Here is how I made it:
Scrap Yarn (to make all different color combinations)
Black Yarn – I had a Caron One Pound skein of yarn and I used a little more than half the skein
You will also need a tapestry needle to weave in the loose ends
This blanket is made with 30 granny squares. It is 5 squares wide and 6 squares in length.
I made a basic granny square with a total of 5 rows around (6″ squares). Each square has 2 rows of the first color, 2 rows of the second color and then a row of black for each one. If you don’t know how to make a granny square, see my previous post with instructional video.
I made all of my squares, without the last row of black yarn to start. I then placed all the squares out on the floor to decide where I wanted each one to go. This was a very important step because the color combinations were a little crazy.
I moved the squares around after taking this picture… but you can see that each square is a different color combination. This was a great way for me use up some scrap and left over yarn. Once I decided where each one would go, I stacked them all according to the order they would be attached to the blanket (last one first). Then for the fun part……….
I added the last row of black yarn and attached all the squares together as I did this. Now, this is not a process that I can easily describe with words. So, I shot a video that shows you how to do this!
When I finished attaching all the granny squares, I added a row of granny style edging in black, then a finishing row of HDC in black.
And that is it!!………… Very simple and very classic.
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