Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Granny Square Blanket DIY

I know I diss on the granny square a lot... but sometimes a crocheter just has to make one, a really big one... and that's what this blanked it, one HUGE granny square (make it as big as you like)!






Here is what you will need...
-J hook
-Worsted weight yarn in a few fun colors - I'm using black, white, red, yellow, and mint
-Scissors?  that's pretty much it...


Chain 6.  Join in a small loop with a sl st.
Row 1:  Ch 2.  *3 dc into the center of the ch-6 loop.  Ch 2.  Repeat from * 3 more times.  Join with sl st. 
Row 2:  Ch 2.  *Ch 2 and skip the 3 dc of previous row.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3dc) in the ch-2 space of previous row.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st.
Row 3:  Ch 2.  *3 dc in the ch-2 space of previous row. Ch 2 and skip the 3 dc of previous row.  When you reach the corner, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the ch-2 space in the corner of the previous row.  Repeat from * around.
Continue in this way for each row.  Ch 2 over the 3 dc of previous row and 3 dc into the ch-2 spaces of previous rows, each time you reach a corner making a (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the corner ch-2 space.

I made 10 rows in white, 5 rows of black, 5 rows of white, 5 rows of black, 5 rows of white, 5 rows of red, 5 rows of blue, 5 rows of yellow, 5 rows of white... and my blanket is HUGE!!!

You can make yours far smaller if you like! 

2 comments:

creacarmen said...

Wow, this looks amazing! How many skeins of yarn (or grams of yarn) did you use for this blanket?

Ameryn Briggs said...

Wow! I just found your site and think I may have just formed a crafty girl crush on you! ;) I was looking for a pattern for a quick gift, but I feel inspired to make all kinds of things now! Thanks so much! I'll be back for sure!!