while i was looking for something else in my closet i found a pile of squares i hooked winter 2009. i immediately picked up the project to finish it and this is the result.
from center to edge
i have used acrylic yarn, 100 grams per ball, 1 ball of each color, hook size 4 mm.
row 1. 4 squares shocking pink
row 2. 12 pink
row 3. 20 coral
row 4. 28 deep red
row 5. 24 spring green & 12 off-white
row 6. 32 lilac & 12 dark purple
row 7. 32 purple & 8 apple green & 3 off-white & 3 red & 3 shocking pink & 3 coral
row 1. off-white
row 2. yellow
how to make the blanket
for the squares i used a pattern available on flickr but the basic granny square is a good alternative. i have crocheted the squares together with contrasting color yarn, which gives a bit the effect of embroidery stitches, nice but it was a lot of work. joining as you go is a much faster option.
with the wrong sides of two squares together attach the yarn with a sc in the 1 ch space of a corner, 3 ch, sk 4 dc, 1 sc in de space between the 4 dc en the next 3 dc, (3 ch, 1 sc between next two groups of 3 dc) 3 times, 3 ch, sk 4 dc, 1 sc in 1 ch space, 1 ch, 1 sc in the next 1 ch space of the corners of the next two squares. repeat this for the whole blanket. it will look like this after weaving in the ends.
at the right side
the wrong side
festive blanket – part 2 – the tutorial to for the edge, see here:
where to find:
a pattern for simular squares:
go to the website garnstudio.com – choose your language and search for ‘Bohemian Oasis‘
(it is a free pattern for a crochet blanket)
or via pinterest: ‘circle in a square‘ a tutorial– by pink pink
how to join squares as-you-go: