Not only am I pleased with how this blanket turned out – I’m also quite relieved that its initial pile of granny squares is no longer staring at me…….
It all started when “Simply Crochet Magazine” released their “granny square app”, issuing one granny square pattern per week – for free! On a whim, I decided to join (more on that here), and truly enjoyed my weekly little task of crocheting a pretty square.
Unfortunately they stopped publishing new patterns under the app all of a sudden, leaving me with aforementioned pile of pretty squares, 29 of them, and almost all of them in a different size.
Having dealt with this matter – the odd sizeness – before, when putting together my “Homely Blanket”, again I decided to first make sure they all had the same size.
This kept me nicely busy for two nights, after which the next decision had to be made: what to make with 29 squares. Three pillow covers? Or would an acceptably sized baby blanket be an option?
Seeing that a 4 x 7 squares lay-out looked really lovely, and made for a decent blanket size wise as well, the next decision had to be made.
With what color would I join my rather eclectic bunch? Going from light pink, to off-white, and dark brown I finally took the plunge and went for black. I guess a rather bold choice, but quite honestly: I love it!
There being so many ways to join granny squares out there, I picked the one I had come up with when I joined my “rose granny squares” (tutorial here) into the “Rose Baby Blanket”.
So, here’s baby blanket “Wynter”, that saw its first beginnings way back in …… May of 2014!
* size: 70 x 1.20 m (27.5 x 47.2 inches);
* weight: circa 580 grams (1.4 lbs);
* pattern: Simply Crochet Granny Square App;
* yarn: 100% cotton, “Katia”, colors 115, 121, 083,143 and 056;
* hooksize: 3,5 mm (US: 4/E, UK: 9).
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!