Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blue Granny Square Baby Blanket




This Crochet baby blanket (or Lapghan) consists of 20 Granny Squares that are 7 3/4th inches in size. There are 6 rows in the Granny Square and 1  "border" row of Single Crochets.

This square is called a Traditional Granny Square. If you're a beginner this is a great square to make. I say that because you're not crocheting into a stitch you're crocheting into spaces.

I have the instructions written 2 ways. The first is written with repeats and the 2nd does not. It's completely written out which can make it mu

Total Size: 41inches (104.14 cm) x 32 inches (81.280 cm)
Hook Size: Granny Squares = K /10.5 / 6.50mm

YARDAGE: Yarns used (Worsted Weight) 
  • Red Heart, “Stonewashed” (Medium Shade of Blue) 126 yards
  • I Love that Yarn, “Dark Country Blue” (Darkest Shade of Blue) 425 yards
  • Caron 1 Pound, “Sky Blue” (Lightest Shade of Blue) 543 yards
The Dark Country blue used over 1 skein of yarn just because I did a row  7 made of Single Crochets, as a border. So if you want to stay under 1 skein omit this row or use a different yarn for it. I did it because I used the same yarn for Row 6 and for sewing and I wanted to be able to see a slight difference in color so the 2 wouldn't blend together. I like the effect.

For help on determining how much yarn you used a great can be found in my other blog post HERE

Abbreviations:
  • ch1sp, ch3sp = Refers to the space made by ch1's or ch3's, from a previous row
  • ch 1 or ch 3 = chain 1, or 3, with your yarn and hook
  • * to * = Repeat the instructions between the astericks
  • beg = beginning

Make 20 Squares
Chain 5 and join to form a circle

First Pattern, written with Repeats
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 (counts as 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:
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 (counts as the beg ch3 + 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 C
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 C
Row 6: chain 4 (counts as the beg 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.


Yarn B

Row 7 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 the instructions completely written out, without repeats.

I wanted to mention something that I said at the beginning of the post, but just in case you came right down to these instructions.......... If you want yarn B to be under 1 skein (365yrds or so) either omit Row 7 (border of SC) or use a dif yarn. 

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
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 C
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 made)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (Corner made)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (Corner made)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total and join with the top of the beginning
    chain 3

Yarn C
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 made) (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (Corner made) (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total
  • Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (Corner made)
    (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
    Finish off yarn

Yarn B

Row 7 (Border): Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1. You are doing 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do (2sc, ch3, 2sc)
Cut the yarn. You can weave in the ends or weave them in as you sew.

Yarn C
Finishing: I single crocheted the granny squares together. I hope to get a video out on how to do that. It's hard to stay in words. Hopefully by late fall, 2013. I will give a link when it's on Youtube


Thanks for visiting!

Heather





1 comment:

  1. Waiting for you to put the instructions on "you tube".....

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