A Granny Square Blanket for the living room

Lounge Blanket 2Back in May I had finished making a large granny square blanket for a friend, and decided that it was about time I made one for us!  I was about 20% through this blanket when my beloved started bringing in a heap of orders for Angry Bird Hats….BirdsPigs….and more Pigs….. So our blanket went into hibernation!

In the last 2 weeks I have refused to make any hats and so have finally managed to finish our blanket.  I’m very pleased with it, as the colors go perfectly with our colour scheme……reds, browns, creams….lovely warm colors for this wintery time of year.

Lounge Blanket 3Below is the pattern that I used.  It is highly modified from a pattern I found on the internet on the Garn Studio site here.  The reason I modified the pattern was that it seemed to have a few errors, but mainly because I don’t cope very well with things that are uneven.  I didn’t like going from stitches dividable by 4 to a pattern dividable by 3.  I also using a different method to join my squares, and came up with my own borders.

So, if you like the original, knock your sock off 🙂  If you’re like me and have to have it ‘mathematically’ even, you can follow as below or download a printable version here: Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Granny Square Blanket

MEASUREMENTS
Width: approx 90 cm / 35½”
Length: approx 110 cm / 43 3/8”

MATERIALS
Moda Vera 8ply DK Wool:
350 g No 08, Cream
200 g No 24, Brown
200 g No 09, Ruby
200 g No 68, Shitake

ABBREVIATIONS
Ch = Chain.
Dc = Double crochet.
Rep = Repeat.
Sc = Single crochet.
Sk = Skip
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp = Space.
St(s) = Stitch(es).

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Ch 3 at beg of round counts as dc.
Use 5mm (H) Hook
US Stitches

COLOR COMBINATION
Square 1:
Round 1-2: Brown
Round 3: Cream
Round 4-5: Shitake
Round 6-8: Cream

Square 2:
Round 1-2: Ruby
Round 3: Shitake
Round 4-5: Brown
Round 6-8: Cream

Square 3:
Round 1-2: Brown
Round 3: Cream
Round 4-5: Ruby
Round 6-8: Cream

Square 4:
Round 1-2: Shitake
Round 3: Brown
Round 4-5: Ruby
Round 6-8: Cream

Square 5:
Round 1-2: Ruby
Round 3: Brown
Round 4-5: Shitake
Round 6-8: Cream

Square 6:
Round 1-2: Shitake
Round 3: Ruby
Round 4-5: Brown
Round 6-8: Cream

BLANKET
Crochet a total of 30 squares, 5 of each color combination – see above.

SQUARE
ROUND 1: Magic Ring, ch 4 (= 1 dc), * 1 dc in ring, ch 1 *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 6 dc.

ROUND 2: ch 3 (= 1 dc), 1 dc in the first ch, *ch 1, dc2tog in next ch, ch 1, dc2tog in next dc *, rep from *-*, dc2tog in next ch, ch 1 and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 12 dc-groups. Cut the thread.

ROUND 3: Change color. Ch 3, 2 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch, ch 1 *, rep from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Cut the thread.

ROUND 4: Change color. ch 1, 1 sc in first ch, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, 1 sc in the next ch, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch, ch 7, 1 sc in the same ch *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.

ROUND 5: ch 1, 1 sc in the same ch, * skip the 3-ch-loop, in the next 3-ch-loop crochet as follows: 1 sc in sc from previous round, 4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc. Skip the next 3-ch-loop, in 7-ch-loop crochet as follows: 1 sc in sc from previous round, 6 dc, ch 2, 6 dc *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round. Cut the thread.

ROUND 6: Change color. *Dc in the next sc, ch 3, 1 sc in ch in the 8-dc-group, ch 3, 1 dc in next sc, ch 5, in corner (2 ch-loop) crochet as follows: 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc, ch 5 *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.

ROUND 7: ch 3 (counts as first dc), *4 dc in 3-ch-loop, 4 dc in next 3-ch-loop, 5 dc in 5-ch-loop, in corner (3-ch-loop) crochet as follows: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, 5 dc in next 5-ch-loop *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

ROUND 8: ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 16 dc, * in corner (2-ch-loop) crochet as follows: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc. Then 1 sc in the next 24 dc * repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sc in each of the last 8 sc, 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round. Cut the thread. Fasten all thread ends.

ASSEMBLY
Place the squares as shown below with 5 squares horizontally and 6 squares vertically – see above.  Crochet squares together with Cream and hook size 5 mm / H/8 using SC.

BORDER
Round 1: Using Cream, SC around entire blanket
Round 2: Using Brown, DC around entire blanket
Round 3: Using Ruby, Join at 2nd st left of corner, Ch 3, 2 dc, *(sk 3, 3 dc in sp) to corner.  2 dc in corner sp, ch 2, 2 dc. Rep from *. Sl st to end.
Round 4: Using Shitake, DC around entire blanket.  Every 3rd st in sp between 3 dc groups of previous round.

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7 thoughts on “A Granny Square Blanket for the living room

  1. Megan

    Hi I was trying to figure out in Round 6 exactly what 8-tr-group meant and I think you may have meant 8-dc-group (I looked back to the original pattern) due to the fact that there aren’t any treble crochets in round 5. Hope this is correct haha otherwise I’ll have an interesting turn out on my blanket 🙂

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  2. Tina

    In round 6, it says to dc in the sc, but there weren’t any sc in round 5? After downloading the diagram, I see where they belong, they must have just gotten skipped in the written out directions. 🙂

    Awesome pattern, though; I’m using bulky yarn to make a bag with a single square on each side!

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    1. craftykiwichick Post author

      Hi, Thanks for the feedback on the pattern! I have (hopefully) updated so it is now correct. 🙂 I’m glad that you are enjoying the pattern. Regards, Helen

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