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Springtime Granny Blanket

Springtime blanket 

Amanda Hurrell Eight-by-Six©


 


 

Sizes and Materials List

Hook Size: UK 4mm (I use Clover brand)
Stitch markers: optional

Yarn: Sirdar Country Classic DK 50g (50% wool 50% acrylic)

Tension:  22 stitches to 28 rows (10x10cm) 4x4 inches on a 4mm hook


Wash care instructions: machine washable 30deg wool cycle, dry flat, reshape whilst wet. Do not tumble dry, do not iron


Colours Sirdar Country Classic DK

857 Pink
855 Rose Pink
864 Duck Egg Blue
863 Mint Green
862 Dove Grey
866 Charteusse
868 Spring Green
860 Lilac
856 Coral

 


Tips & Notes

One great tip I learnt is to flip your work on each row. This is a great way to keep your granny square, well square and not wonky. It works like magic and since using this method I’ve never looked back. To do this you flip over your square so that the previous row and join are now in the bottom left hand corner of the square (wrong side facing you) and you start the next row in the top right hand corner of the granny square.

On the first and subsequent rounds I chain 1 in the corners between the tr clusters. To keep the stitches closer together, I don’t chain in-between the treble clusters along each side, some people like to ch-1.


Abbreviations

ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
tr = treble
htr = half treble 

 

Gauge: crochet to your own comfortable gauge, it’s a fun, relaxing way to make a fabulous blanket so you need to enjoy it. Grab yourself a coffee and off you go.

Skill Level: beginner  


Pattern Instructions

This pattern is written in U.K. terms and we will be using the basic granny square pattern for this blanket. It’s an easy pattern for beginners and loved by experienced crafters too. Making granny squares is very satisfying and when making just one large granny square you can make this simple yet effective blanket. There are many variations of the granny square, this is my method.


Let’s start

Make the foundation round/circle Slip knot your yarn and insert onto your 4mm hook. Using 857 Pink Ch 4 stitches, insert hook into first chain and slip stitch to first chain to make a circle. 

Round one ch3 (this will count as your first tr) 2tr, ch-2, *3tr, ch-2* repeat 3 times. Slip stich (ss) to join round You’ve completed your first round. 

Round two Flip square. Change to second colour 855 Rose Pink and Ch3 in one of the ch-2 spaces from the previous round (this will count as your first tr) 2tr, ch-2, 3tr (no chain) *(3tr, ch 2, 3tr) in next ch-2 space *repeat 3 times. You should now have 4 corners. SS to join. You’ve completed your second round. 

Round three Flip square. Change to third colour 864 Duck Egg Blue and join in right-hand corner ch-2 space (reverse of Round 2) ch3 (this will count as first tr) 2tr, ch-2, 3tr, 3tr (in next 2-ch space=side), 3tr ch-2 3tr in next chain space, 3tr, repeat 3 times then slip stitch to third chain where you started. You have completed round 3.

Continue to add each row using the above method as stated in Round three. I have used one colour for each of the rounds (rows) alternating as shown in my colour list. Continue to follow my colour chart until you reach your desired size, my blanket is going to be 50 rounds plus the border. 

 

Colour sequence

0857 Pink (1 to 10)
0855 Rose Pink
0864 Duck Egg Blue
0863 Mint Blue
0862 Dove Grey
0866 Charteusse (I’ve used this on every tenth row)
0868 Spring Green
0855 Rose Pink
0857 Pink
0862 Dove Grey


0860 Lilac (11 to 20)
0863 Mint Blue
0856 Coral
0862 Dove Grey 
0864 Duck Egg Blue
0866 Charteusse
0852 Dove Grey
0855 Rose Pink
0857 Pink
0863 Mint Blue


0868 Spring Green 21 to 30)
0860 Lilac
0862 Dove Grey
0856 Coral 
0855 Rose Pink
0866 Charteusse
0863 Mint Blue
0864 Duck Egg Blue
0862 Dove Grey
0855 Pink


0868 Spring Green (31 to 40)
0860 Lilac
0862 Dove Grey
0856 Coral 
0855 Rose Pink 
0866 Charteusse
0855 Pink
0863 Mint Blue
0868 Spring Green
0864 Duck Egg Blue

0862 Dove Grey (41 to 50)
0860 Lilac
0855 Rose Pink
0856 Coral
0862 Dove Grey
0866 Charteusse
0855 Pink
0863 Mint Blue
0864 Duck Egg
0868 Spring Green

Comments

Sarah Raine said…
Hi, I love the colours for your springtime granny square, thank you for sharing them. I was wondering isone ball of each colour enough to make the blanket? TIA
Ann Warner said…
Hi,
How many of each colour do you need please for the spring garden blanket
Thank you Ann

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