Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Twin Size Golden Lavender Traditional Granny Square Blanket



 
This is my newest Crochet, Twin Size, Traditional Granny Square blanket. I gathered all my favorite colors and made a blanket with them. It's great if you only have a small amount of yarn for some and have more in others. All the amount are below. I used Michael's yarn "Impeccible, Loops and Threads" and Caron 1-pound.

This granny square is great for beginners because you are only working in chain spaces. You don't have to worry about what stitch to work into.


                                      Instructions Here

NOTE:  I have the instructions written 2 ways. The first one you see below are with repeats. But if you are a beginner you may want to see the instructions without them. Just scroll past the first set.I've been crocheting since 2009 and I still like the instructions without the repeats. 

Yarn Brands and Amounts Used
I have everything calculated so you can see the amount of yarn I had to use for each one.

Quantity 18 Purple Shaded Granny Squares 
Row 1 and 2: Lilac, Caron, 1 Pound Yarn = 250ft = 83 yards
Rows 3 and 4: Lavender by Impeccible Yarn = 588 ft = 196 yards
Row 5 and 6: Dark Purple, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 924 ft = 308 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn 894 ft = 298 yards

Quantity 22 The Tan/Gold shaded Granny Squares
Rows 1 and 2: Off white, Caron 1 Pound = 305 ft = 101 yards
Row 3 and 4: Cream, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 718ft = 239 yards
Rows 5 and 6: Gold, Impeccible Yarn= 1131ft = 377 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn= 1092ft = 364 yards

This doesn't account for the yarn used in sewing the blanket together. 
SEWING: I did the whip stitch on the rows and Single Crochet sewing for the columns.Video's coming soon on how to do the sewing.


Size Entire Blanket: 80 x 46 inches
Size, Granny Square: 10 inches
Hook Size: Granny Squares = H/8/5.0mm (6 UK ) 

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.

Row 7: Single Crochet 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:You can weave the ends in, from row 3, while doing this row.
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 4
Row 5: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
    Do (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 
    You can weave the ends in, from Row 5
    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
    Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do 3sc. When you made it all the way around join it in the top of the 1st sc. The reason for the 3sc in the corners, without a chain 1 in-between, is because when I sewed it I didn't want an empty space. 

    Cut yarn and weave in all ends
SEWING: I did the whip stitch for the rows and a single crochet sewing on the columns. Usually I do the Single Crochet technique for the whole blanket but I wanted to see what it would look like with the whip stitch.

If you have any questions, please let me know. No question is to small.

Don't forget to see my Crochet Videos Here
Thanks,
Heather

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