I saw this blanket at the Crochet Again blog, and there was never any doubt that I would make one. I just loved her take on the traditional granny square and, as luck would have it, the yarn colors in my bottomless stash allowed me to recreate her stunning combination.
I crocheted 16 blocks, sewed them together, and then added this border:
Basically, it consists of: Row 1: granny stitch around, Rows 2 & 3: single crochet, Row 4: granny stitch, Rows 5 – 9: single crochet, Row 10: picot stitch
The border measures two inches, adding 4 inches around overall. The finished blanket measures 34″ x 34″.
The yarn I used was Lion Brand, Vanna’s choice, which is 100% acrylic. I’m not a yarn snob, by any means, but I wish I had completed this in washable wool. Although acrylic can be a good choice for baby items, there are washable, natural fiber alternatives that I think I’ll choose for future projects.
If you’re inspired to give this blanket a try, Crochet Again has an easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial for completing the squares. Check it out!