I have this not-so-secret ambition to crochet myself a blanket. I say not-so-secret because I will tell anyone who will listen. Most roll their eyes because I’m not so good at committing to long-term projects. I see granny squares as a happy medium. When I feel like creating something small, I can always crochet myself a granny square or two. In time I’ll be left with a wicked blanket, right? Maybe.
The very name of “granny square” almost put me off, but I’m actually extremely intrigued by the possibilities of this technique. Squares, hexagons, triangles: oh the shapes! Ok, I don’t know if triangles are possible, but you’ll see a post if I find out. This is still a work in progress, so if I finish I can reward myself with a celebratory blog entry.
I like to call this particular project Nautical Granny. My hipster sensibilities tell me that I should keep my projects as themed as possible. With that said, this is my first shot at a blanket. From here on out, things are about to get crazy.
In The Round
- Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn
- Size 5.00MM Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
Crochet Stitches Used:
- Double crochet
Chain 6 and slipstitch to form a ring
Chain 3 (this serves as the first double crochet) 3 double crochet, chain 3 in ring three times (finish with 4 groups of 3dc)
Slip stitch to the top of the third chain
Start in a corner: 3ch 2dc, 3ch 3dc
1ch and continue to corners with 1ch in between
Start again and build out, placing 3dc in the open spaces between the corners with 1ch between each cluster
Finish by weaving ends with a tapestry needle