One of my most memorable childhood memories was snuggling under an original blanket that my mother knitted. I was intrigued by yarn projects and I’m going to demonstrate how to create a Granny-Square Blanket which is straightforward.
I am a huge fan of crochet and knitting I have loved watching my daughter enjoy yarn just like me. The Granny Square Blanket was made as a project for the family. My mom and my daughter made blocks based on the Basic Granny Square Pattern and after that, I joined them to create this stunning blanket. I’ll guide you through the process of making your blanket right now.
What is exactly the definition of a Granny Square?
A Granny Square is a basic crocheted block. Through the years, Granny Squares are made in a variety of dimensions and shapes, however, their most popular form is the classic one. Classic Granny Square is a design that is made up of clusters (groups) consisting of triple crochets. These clusters are created by rounds. In each round, you join more clusters to build the design. It is then an oval pattern with groups of stitches.
What exactly Granny Squares are derived from comes from a place that isn’t entirely certain. It is believed that back in the days of old when Grandma could no anymore assist with manual labour or household chores, made use of all sorts of scraps, cloths, and other materials to make blankets and clothing for their families. As these patterns work to scraps of all kinds the motifs were often referred to as Granny Squares as you often were able to find them made by Grandma.
If the story is true it’s impossible to prove. It’s plausible! There is more information about the earliest mentions of Granny Squares in my History of Granny Squares.
What Granny Squares do you have?
Granny Squares have evolved from one particular kind of crochet pattern into a distinct class. Don’t let the number of varieties deter you, however, since they’re all variations of the traditional Granny Square.
In addition to the traditional In addition, there are Solid Granny Squares, Farmhouse Granny Squares, Ribbed Granny Squares as well as overlapping Granny Squares and many more. There are also granny Mandalas, hexagons as well as all kinds of forms, but we’ll concentrate on Squares in this article.
I discovered that when the motif or block is created using mostly double crochets, or features the motif’s centre that has an edge of double crochet, people are prone to label it Granny Squares, but in actuality, it’s just a motif. There’s nothing wrong with the idea of calling these Granny Squares though, and it can result in some interesting variations!
How many rounds is A Granny Square?
A standard granny square blanket has approximately four to five squares. Be assured, however; there’s no limit regarding dimensions. It is possible to make mini-squares out of two circles or even a massive square blanket!
Variations of Granny Square Blankets
Do you believe that granny squares were just like they were squares? If you’re not a big fan of sharp edges, there are other designs that you could test.
Crochet ring/magic ring
Magic rings are an option to create an extremely tight-knit centre while you crochet circular pieces. Although it sounds daunting, it’s not difficult to do.
It is necessary to wrap the yarn between your fingers, and then stitch it in the same manner as you do in other crochet tasks. Make a circular stitch, after which you can pull the yarn closed. Tada! There’s a magical circle!
When you crochet, showcase your creative side. It is your choice to blend your favourite colours.
It is possible to attach a different colour yarn to the finished granny stitch, by knotting it to. Then slowly work through it until you’ve created the most beautiful design.
It’s fun to learn the various methods to make a granny-stitched blanket. There are some other aspects to be aware of when crocheting. We’ll find them out!
What Crochet Blanket Sizes Work?
Be aware that the sizes of all blankets listed below are estimates. These blankets do not have to be matched to exact measurements to fit your circumstance. If, for instance, you create a lap quilt with a size of 30”x40 inches, it would be fine and work well even though they do not match the measurement I have listed for that dimension.
Sizes of bed linen are, however, slightly differing in this respect. The blanket you choose to put on an individual bed needs to be made to the dimensions of that bed. There’s a bit of a possibility of adjusting. You can add an inch up to three sizes to make room for the drape (the length of the drape that hangs from the sides of the mattress). The afghan can be changed in the quilt so that it has as much or as small a drape as you’d like!
It is your decision the best option to suit your needs.
Too Many Squares?
Do you think the blanket you wish to design needs more squares? The easiest way to do this is by increasing the squares’ size. One way to do this is to add a round to each square. The result is a larger size for every square. This can mean that there are fewer squares required for identical dimensions.
Crochet for Knitters Crochet for Knitters Granny Square Blanket
Size: Any dimension, every completed block of 6 rounds as measured below measures roughly 6″ square.
Yarn: Three shades from worsted weight (10 Ply) yarn (info about yardage quantities in the following)
Other Material: Tapestry needle for weaving ends
To make a 42″ baby blanket that is square, 49 granny squares. Change in colours every 2 rounds:
- Color A (centre of square) 220 yards
- Color B, 588 yards
- Color C (becomes the color of the border for every square), the distance is 760 yards
For a 48″ to 666″ throw, you will need 88 granny squares changing the colour each round:
- Color A (centre of square) 3,96 yards
- Color B, 1056 yards
- Color C (becomes the color of the border for every square) 1364 yards
To make a 90″ square bedspread that is king-sized with 225 granny squares with a colour change each two times:
- Color A (centre of square) 10,12 yards
- Color B, 2700 yards
- Color C (becomes border colour for every square) 3488 yards