I love granny squares!
It’s the first thing I attempted to crochet when I first picked up my hook back in 2016, and my appreciation of the versatility of a humble granny square is ever growing.
I love how you can incorporate textures and colours to create a project that looks modern or traditional, or incorporates both styles as I did in my Mishmash Granny Square Blanket seen below
So, if you’ve read this far it will be of no surprise to you that my current project involves a modern take on the good old granny square! 😂
I’ve been wanting to make myself a new blanket for ages, and I really like the look of a solid granny square. I was messing about with some Aran yarn and a 5.5mm hook one night and came up with this design:
The finished blanket pictured above is huge (it covers the top of my king sized bed lol!) so I also decided to write up a smaller version of the blanket too. As a result, I’ve ended up making 2 blankets and writing up 2 patterns in a week!!
I struggled to name the pattern, I think sometimes this is the hardest part!! Eventually I decided upon the “Chasing Diamonds Blanket”.
I’m sending the pattern to be tested later today and hopefully (all being well) I will be able to publish it on here as a free pattern next month … watch this space!
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to start a chevron blanket later today and spend some time with the kids (as it’s half term here).
Hope you have a lovely day too whatever you’re doing.