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Pinteresting Granny Square Baby Blanket
Finished
October 2013
February 15 2014
Project info
Pinteresting Granny Square Baby Blanket
Crochet
niece
Hooks & yarn
3.75 mm (F)
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
645 yards in stash
White
Yarnstory Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii
November 4, 2013
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
376 yards in stash
032
Purple
Yarnstory Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii
February 12, 2011
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
215 yards in stash
Yellow
YarnStory
November 4, 2013
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
215 yards in stash
005
Pink
Yarnstory Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii
February 12, 2011
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
215 yards in stash
007
Pink
Yarnstory Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii
February 12, 2011
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
215 yards in stash
Rue
027
Blue-green
Yarnstory Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii
February 12, 2011
Notes

NOTE: the darker colors I used ran in the wash and stained the white yarn around them. I recommend testing the colorfastness of the yarns ahead of time if you choose to use the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.

Simple granny square baby blanket - this originally started out as a bag of small granny squares (about 2” wide). I realized I wasn’t likely to get around to making another 50 or so and then seaming all of them together and weaving in all the ends neatly, so I picked up more of the white yarn and used photos I saw on Pinterest as a guide. The photos show a commercially available crocheted blanket (the website - Oddbirds - selling them lists it as a “Pläd Mormor” and I think the website is in Swedish).

First round is done in a color, then five rounds are done in white. I picked out a mix of colors that give a variety of saturation and value to keep it visually interesting, and plan to do a single crochet border in the same Gold Dust yellow used in the center of two of the squares. Will be doing 9 squares total to make a rectangular baby blanket.

21 November 2013
Decided to add 3 more squares to make the blanket a little larger, and did the border in white instead of gold. This turned out to be a lesson in dye lots, as there are visible differences in some of the white blocks; the baby won’t care, so I’m going to live with it. Time and wear and washing will help even it out too.

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Finished
October 2013
February 15 2014
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Brown Sheep
Worsted
80% Pima, 20% Merino
215 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: November 6, 2013
  • Finished: February 16, 2014
  • Updated: February 19, 2014