Granny Square Blanket Ta Da

Almost a year ago I decided to learn how to crochet. Skip forward to May 2013 and I have finished my first Granny Square Blanket. I’ll admit there was a huge gap where this project just sat in my WIP basket, but a newly purchased Clover Amour crochet hook helped with the motivation to finish!

In my first Granny Squares class with NotSoGrannyΒ last year, I chose some pretty blue pastel colours in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn and decided that my first ever granny square would be included in the blanket.

Here are some in WIP photos….

Blue Yarn Granny SquareThe Sheep Shop Yarn

Granny Squares by claireabellemakes

Not only does this blanket include my first ever granny square, it has also travelled to Canada and back and kept me busy on a long-haul flight where the entertainment system failed. FYI – Air Canada allow hooks and small scissors on board, yay!

Granny Square Blanket planning by claireabellemakes

In the end I went for a different layout to this image and set the coloured squares out in strips. I joined them with double crochet (seemed to take forever!) and then edged with 1 round of dc and 3 rounds of htr (UK stitches).

There are definitely messy bits in the blanket, but revisiting it and finishing it off was great, as it highlighted just how much I have learnt in the last year.

It’s a lap blanket size so will keep me cosy in my craft room from now on.

Here it is complete!

Crochet Granny Square Blanket by Claireabellemakes

Crochet Granny Square Blanket - Claireabellemakes

If you fancy trying your own Crocheted Granny Square, you can find a free tutorial on RavelryΒ here.

Claire

41 thoughts on “Granny Square Blanket Ta Da

  1. Truly Myrtle says:

    It’s so pretty Claire! My granny circles will be a long time in the making ….
    I can’t believe that you can take scissors on Air Canada?! I best head that way πŸ™‚

  2. Joanne says:

    Great Work Claire! Beautiful colour choices and a lovely blanket.I can’t believe it was only a year ago – I feel like I have known you and been teaching at the sheep shop far longer than that!

  3. Julie Hopkins says:

    Hi Claire, Natalie wants to learn to crochet and I haven’t got a clue where to begin. Next time you see each other can you show her please babe. Your rainbow cake looked fab. Xxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Anna says:

    Wow, well done, a real achievement! And very inspiring to know that I could be at this level in a year’s time. Better get back to that granny sq-erm triangle that I fashioned at craft club! x

  5. craftmyescape says:

    I love the colours on this! I’m working on a crochet squares blanket (and I have been since last summer) but it does seem to take a long time- I’m on about 60 squares.

    • claireabellemakes says:

      I’m working on a crochet pouffe with t-shirt yarn, a patchwork teddy bear commission and a yarn bombed bicycle wheel for a cycling festival. Oh and launching a new cufflink line in the shop. BUSY! x

  6. Ellen Boylin says:

    Hello Claire, love the blanket – well done you! The colours are fab. I’ve just gone back to knitting for my adorable granddaughter – seem to have a ‘thing’ about blankets at the moment. Crocheted both my twin a cot blanket when they were born and still have one of them……! It grows much quicker than knitting. Can’t believe Air Canada allowed your crochet hook + scissors on board, yet Aer Lingus made me throw away tweezers + Flybe my emery board! Might have to get my crochet hooks out again after seeing your lovely blanket!
    love Ellen x

  7. Jo (@perfecthiding) says:

    This is so pretty! it does feel great to finish a whole blanket doesn’t it. So far I have only made small baby blankets, I still have a large ongoing one of my own to do, it seems to always end up at the bottom of the WIP pile! x

  8. wendy says:

    it’s gorgeous, wonderful colours. I picked up the first granny squares I ever made recently to make them into something, I couldn’t believe how loose my tension was, it was a struggle to make more blocks the same size!

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  10. raphaele42 says:

    Well done, I love the colours. I am also working on my first granny blanket but I have only a quarter of it done so far… Actually the idea of having to attach them all together is not really motivating me to finish.

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