Color Pop Granny Blanket Free Pattern
By AnnooCrochet Designs
A granny square is a piece of square fabric produced in crochet by working in rounds from the center outward. Granny squares are traditionally handmade. They resemble coarse lace. Although there is no theoretical limit to the maximum size of a granny square, crocheters usually create multiple small squares (called "motifs") and assemble the pieces to make clothing, purses, Afghan blankets, and other household textiles.
Granny square apparel is a cyclical fashion that peaked in the 1970s. As Stitch 'n Bitch series author Debbie Stoller describes:
If you grew up in the seventies, as I did, you might fear the granny square--if only because, for a while, clothing was made of nothing else. Granny square vests, granny square shorts, granny square hats. Heck, I bet there was some kid out there who was forced to go to school wearing granny square underwear.
Although particular color and pattern schemes for granny squares change with time, this class of motif is a staple among crocheters. Multicolor granny squares are an effective way to use up small amounts of yarn left over from other projects and basic granny square motifs do not require advanced skills to execute.
Here is the classic Granny Pattern:
You will need:
Crochet Hook 3.25mm
Cascade Pima Ultra in Taupe for the base and all the other color of the rainbow....
Sl st: slip stich
sk st: skip st
Sc: single Crochet
Dc: double Crochet
PatternRound 1: WithTurquoise Color yarn, in a magic ring, ch3, 2dc, ch1, [3dc, ch1 3dc] 3 more time. Join with a sl st to ch3 Fasten off
Round 2: With taupe color yarn, [in any of round one ch1 sp, 3dc, ch1, 3dc] 4 times join with a sl st to first dc
Round 3: With Blue Color Yarn, ch3 in any of the corner ch1 sp from previous round. 2dc, ch1, 3dc, [in next ch2 sp from previous round 3dc, in next corner st ch1 sp from previous round 3dc, ch1, 3dc,] 3 times, join with first ch3
Round 4: ch3 in any of the corner ch1 sp from previous round. 2dc, ch1, 3dc, [(in next ch2 sp from previous round 3dc) twice, in next corner st ch1 sp from previous round 3dc, ch1, 3dc,] 3 times, join with first ch3 fasten off
For now I have made 3 squares of each color I chose. Making it 51 Granny squares.
Sl st all along matching the stitches from both side and only picking up the back loop of the square facing you, and the back loop of the second square as well.
The seem should look like so
choose two more Grannies, and proceed sl st along them the same way.
The seem looks like so from the front
Comtinue adding grannies two by two until you have your desired hight.
Place them the way you like before assembling to avoid having the same color too close to each other.
Here we Go...Time to Brain storm about the edge...
Round 1-2: With Taupe Color, sc all around the blanket, to even out your work and create a frame around all your squares.
Round 3: sl st in any st, ch3,[sk sc, dc, dc in skipped sc] all around, with 3 dc in corner st.
Round 6: 3sc, [ch2, 7dc in the ch3 from round 5, ch2, 5sc] repeat all around
Round 7: 3sc, 2sc in ch2 space from Round 6, [3sc, [sc ch3 sc] in next st, 3sc, 2sc in ch2 from Round 6, sk 2, 5dc in next st, sk 2, ] all around
Voila!!! It is done!!! I am quiet pleased with the result.
I hope you will be too!
Happy Crochet my fellow artists!!!!
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