Variegated Granny Square Blanket (Sold)
Finished
October 23, 2018
October 30, 2018

Variegated Granny Square Blanket (Sold)

Project info
Crochet
BlanketThrow
Hooks & yarn
6.5 mm (K)
1,925 yards
Red Heart Classic Multi
1.59 skeins = 232.1 yards (212.3 meters), 135 grams
Red-purple
Red Heart Classic Multi
1.46 skeins = 213.2 yards (194.9 meters), 124 grams
Blue-green
Red Heart Super Saver (Multis | Prints )
0.68 skeins = 165.9 yards (151.7 meters), 134 grams
Purple
Red Heart Super Saver (Multis | Prints )
0.65 skeins = 158.6 yards (145.0 meters), 128 grams
Blue
Red Heart Super Saver (Multis | Prints )
0.66 skeins = 161.0 yards (147.3 meters), 130 grams
Green
Red Heart Super Saver (Multis | Prints )
1.51 skeins = 368.4 yards (336.9 meters), 298 grams
Black
Red Heart Super Saver (Solids)
1.72 skeins = 626.1 yards (572.5 meters), 340 grams
Notes

Finished size: 48” wide x 67.5” long.

I got the idea for this afghan from one I saw in the Amazon show, Goliath. I saw a granny afghan on the back of a couch but the squares were much smaller, only 3 rounds of variegated with black as the final round of each square. I thought it was pretty cool the way all the same colors were placed in a column. So I decided to try with all my variegated-with-whites yarn that I had. I wish I had more colors but I only had 5 that were a color plus white. But I think it came out pretty nice for a granny blanket. I didn’t have enough of the purple to do more than 5 squares and I thought a 5x5 square afghan would be too small, so I bought the zebra (black & white) and made 10 squares of that and put a row on each end to make it a bit longer, 5 x 7 squares.

This is how I did my granny squares (I used a chainless starting dc to start each round except R1, many videos on YouTube):
R1: ch4, 2dc in first ch (ch2, 3dc in first ch)3x, hdc in top of beg ch.
R2: 3dc over hdc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next space around, 3dc in first sp, hdc to first dc.
R3-7: 3dc over hdc, 3dc in each space to next corner, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next corner space, rep from around, omitting last corner. 3dc in first space, hdc to first dc.
7 rounds for ea square in the variegated. I did join-as-you-go with black for 1 round around each square following these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H0tlhL1A_4
or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw5hrNwLDi8
Then I did 1 granny round of black around the whole afghan and finished it with 1 round of sc into each dc, with (sc, ch2, sc) in each corner.

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100% Acrylic
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  • Project created: November 7, 2018
  • Finished: November 7, 2018
  • Updated: November 27, 2023