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 NotSoGranny 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 Ravelry here.