Sunday, February 10, 2013

Modern Traditional Granny Square Blanket

                                                                             


                                                                                  


This is my first Granny Square Blanket and I really enjoyed making it. It's made up of  40 Traditional Granny Squares that are 8 inches in width, before the white border. I wanted to make it because when my brother and I were born my mom received baby blankets for us. I still have mine to this day and I"m 36 years old. Mine is a twin size. I figured if mine lasted this long this one might too.


The most important thing for me was the price which is why I made it.  It cost under $15.00.
Both Caron 1 Pound Yarns (blue and tan) can be bought at 40% off from Michaels using their coupon. $5.40 each then I got 1 skein of Red Heart for the white border, and to sew it together.

30 Squares of 2 rows of Blue / 2 rows of Tan /  2 rows of Blue, finish with white
10 Squares of 2 rows of Tan / 2 rows of Blue / 2 rows of Tan, finish with white

For exact yardage download the instructions from the link at  the beginning of this post.

Traditional Granny Square Pattern
If your a beginner or if you get confused by all the repeats in the pattern look under row 6 and I will have a pattern that is completely written out without the repeats.

Hook Size: I
Skill Level: Beginner
Make 40 total




Size: 65x41

Hook Size: Granny Squares = I/9 (UK 5) Sewing = H/8 (UK 6)

Yarns used:
  • 1 Skein each of Caron 1 pound, Sky Blue and Tan, Worsted Weight, 812 yards 
  • 1 Skein of Red Heart, White

Abbreviations:
  • ch3sp and ch1sp = Chain 3 space, Chain 1 space
  • ch = chain
  • * to * = Repeat the instructions between the astericks
  • beg = beginning




Chain 5 and join to form a circle
Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3, (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3)x3 and join at the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1) *In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1 * repeat * to * 3 times total. In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc). Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3, Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, *do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1* repeat * to * 3 times total. Finish by doing 3dc in the next ch1sp, ch1 and join by doing a slip stitch in the top of the beginning ch3

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1) *Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)2 times [side made]* 3 times total.
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 5: Join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3. Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space and chain 1 [corner made]. *(3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times.
Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1* repeat from * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)3 times total. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beg chain 3.

Yarn A
Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
*(3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times *. Repeat * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times . Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do (2sc, ch3, 2sc)

Cut yarn and weave in all ends


Below are Instructions completely written out without repeats
Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3,
(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3), (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3),(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3). Now join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1)
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc).
Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1,
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
Finish by doing 3dc in next ch1sp,ch1 and join doing a slip st.n the top of the beg ch3

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1)
  • Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)
  • Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)
  • Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)
  • Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made].
  • Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1.
  • Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.
Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 5: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
  • (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1,
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total and join with the top of the beginning
    chain 3

Yarn A
Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
  • *(3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1,
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,*
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times
  • To finish do 2dc in the next ch1sp and join with the 3rd of the beginning chain 4
Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do (2sc, ch3, 2sc)
**Cut yarn and weave in all ends

For the Finishing and sewing instructions please  DOWNLOAD the instructions HERE. It also has the  entire pattern instructions that you see above.




Thanks for stopping by!
Heather

4 comments:

  1. I am new to crocheting and just learned how to make a granny square. It was quite confusing at first but I finally figured it out. Wish I had found your tutorial earlier. It is very good and easy to understand. Thank you for posting. I will use your Instructions for how to finish the squares and join them together to complete my blanket.
    Great job!'

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    1. a=Hi,
      I'm glad it was useful for you. Good luck on your blanket and thanks for the message!

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  2. What are the the exact shades you used I love the blue

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    1. HI, I used Caron yarn for the Tan and the Blue. That blue is my favorite!!

      Thanks for the message!'=
      Heather

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