Ive finished my granny baby blanket…
Sorry it took a little longer than I thought it would to come back to you with it. By the time I made the trip to spotlight to get the yarn to finish the edging…… and washed and blocked it (and waited… and waited) for it to dry… Fortunately there has just been a break in the weather so I rushed outside to find somewhere to photograph it, and try to get the colors as true as possible…
There are loads of places that explain how to make granny squares, but they are all a little different, so here’s my version:
How to make a basic Granny Square:
Chain 5 and join with a slip stitch to make a circle, then chain 3 (this counts as the first dc):
Dc into the circle two times: Chain 2, and DC three more times into the circle:Repeat twice more, until you have 4 clusters of 3 DC separated by chain 2 spaces. After the last chain 2, join with a ss into the top of the starting chain 3: Slip stitch in the next 3 DCs to get to the next chain 2 space:
Chain 3, DC x 2, Chain 2, then DC x 3 into the first space:Make 2, 3DC clusters separated by chain 2 in each chain 2 space from the previous round. After the last chain 2, join with a ss into the top of the starting chain 3:
Repeat round twice more- SS to corner, then make 2 x 3DC clusters separated with chain 2 space in corners and 3DC clusters in spaces between corners:If you are going to join as you go- this is where you stop making rounds and join to another square. If you are going to join in another method or you want to make a bigger square you just keep making rounds:
Join- as- you- go method for joining granny squares:
This is a nice method for joining as it means you don’t end up having to sew all your squares together, and also reduces the number of ends to sew in – each granny only has two ends if you use the single color grannies throughout.
Here is the first square (4 rounds) and the second square I’m going to join to it (3 rounds). The last round will be the joining round:
Make your first set of 3 clusters in corner space, then join again:Before completing next 3DC cluster in the corner of your joining square:
Once all edges were joined together, I edged the entire rectangle in 3DC clusters (just like a giant granny square), making 2 x 3DC clusters separated by chain 2 space in the corners:
So there you go, I hope that gives you a little bit of insight into my creative process. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below and Ill do my best to help out.