Off the Hook :: classic granny square blanket

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Classic Granny Square Blanket 5

I’m home again after a lovely holiday to the warmer north-west part of our state. Well, it was warmer but we did have our fair share of gloomy weather. But all wasn’t lost, because it meant it was perfect crochet weather!

Classic Granny Square Blanket 4

I finished this project while we were away, a classic granny square blanket in beautiful vintage shades using Special DK by Stylecraft.

Classic Granny Square Blanket 1

The granny squares were made up of 4 rounds in 5 different colours using a 4.5mm hook: Sage, Storm Blue, Parma Violet, Parchment & Cream. I made sure to not use cream on the 4th round, as I planned to use it for joining the squares.

Classic Granny Square Blanket 2

I used the continuous join-as-you-go for the first time РI loved it! So speedy, and only 2 ends Рone at the start and one at the end. It also has a nice finished texture. You can find  tutorials for this technique here and here.

Classic Granny Square Blanket 3

To finish off, I added a simple granny border, followed by a gentle scallop, all in cream.

This is blanket number 2 of 5 for a special custom order – a few more borders to complete and I’ll be sharing them soon!

2 Comments on Off the Hook :: classic granny square blanket

  1. Emily
    July 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s so pretty Bec ! I think I’ll try an easier method for my first blanket ( if I ever do enough squares), but this looks really nice! Granny squares are great !!!

  2. Kat
    August 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm (2 years ago)

    So pretty. You have such a great color palette for all your stuff. I’m somewhat new to crochet. Wondering about blocking…I see you did the join-as-you-go method, so did you block the whole blanket at the end? I saw on instagram you block your bunting triangles. Just wondering if it is always necessary to block or if there are times when it is not necessary. Working on a granny square blanket now. Not sure if I should block the individual squares or block the whole blanket at the end. Your stuff just always looks so perfect and symmetrical. Figured you’d be a good person to ask! Really enjoy your Instagram feed and blog all the way in Washington, DC, USA! Thanks.