When my daughter first told me, she was pregnant in December 2016 I decided that I needed to make my first grandchild a granny square blanket. I’ve made 2 blankets using this pattern, the first is in readily available yarn and the second in very special hand dyed yarn. This pattern is written for readily available yarn
Albert (Bertie) was born in September 2017, as Bertie already had a great granny I decided to be his Queenie which is my nickname, both on-line and in the real world.
This blanket design is my adaptation of the traditional granny square blanket, because after all I am a granny
The blanket measures 52 x 52 inches.
It features a square motif, which measures approx. 3.5 inches along each side.
As this is a blanket your motifs don’t need to be the exact measurements.
However, if you feel they are far too small use a bigger hook and if they are far too big use a smaller hook.
You will need
720 gms approx of 4 ply/fingering yarn
Plus 50 gms of edging colour, (I have used turquoise).
Crochet hook in size 3.25 mm, or size needed for your tension.
A sewing needle for sewing in ends.
Circular knitting needle for storing yarn. Recommended size - 100 cm long cable, size 2 to 3 mm needle.
This pattern contains the following…..
Detailed colour and yarn recommendations
Written and charted Motif instructions, US and UK terms.
Step by step construction charts
Full coloured layout chart.