Granny squared

Finished just in time for the onset of cold weather. Oh wait, it’s always cold! The blanket is a basic granny square one. There are many tutorials available online. I used DK to aran weight and 5mm hook.


I made a large, probably king size blanket and the intention was to use many different stash yarns with a creamy white borders to tie the colours together. Turns out my stash is pretty colour-coordinated. I’ve used many different yarns, from acrylic to handspun and a lot of wool.

I ran out of the white yarn three times and I ended up using 3 different off-white yarns. The difference is barely noticeable. I made the all of the squares first and then joined them together with single crochet. The painful part was weaving in all of the ends. Minimum of 6 ends per square, some squares had even more.

It turned out lovely indeed. Cozy and heavy, just under 2kgs. I plan on making another one, I enjoyed making the squares immensely. Each square is so quick to complete and so portable!

Photographed on the beautiful Bere island.

6 thoughts on “Granny squared

  1. the different whites are not visible at all in the pix! if I see any more granny squares, I'll have to start my own afghan soon:) love the effect – and esp. the location for the photo shoot!


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