Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Blue Crochet Granny Square Blanket

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hi Friends, I hope you all had a nice long weekend.  I had been working on this crocheted blanket for a while and I'm almost finished making it.  I just need to add a border around the blanket.  I was inspired to make this blanket from a blogging friend Darlene at Let it Shine and to see her blog, blanket, and pattern, you can click HERE.  
What I liked about crocheting this blanket is that it was pretty easy and I changed my blanket a little from Darlene's blanket.

Here is the yarn I used to crochet the blanket:

Caron Royalty 530
Caron Sky Blue 508
I skein of Red Heart Yarn - I lost the label but I think it is Country Blue #ID 0382

Crochet Hook - Size I-9 US

This is what I did to make my blanket:

- 8 rows for each granny square
- 3 granny squares across 
- 4 granny squares down
12 granny squares all together

The dimensions of the blanket are 32'' wide by 42'' length.

Once all the granny squares were made I laid them out the way I wanted them to look.  I then single crocheted all the granny squares together.  The granny squares are each a solid blue color yarn.  To see the tutorial I used for assembling all the squares you can find it HERE from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me.  Darlene had single crocheted around each square but I did not do that when I made my squares.  For making the border I will single crochet all around the blanket.  When I have the border finished I will take a photo of the finished blanket to show you. 

I hope I have inspired you to create a granny square blanket too.  This blanket I made is being donated to the crochet group that I belong to at my church for the Christmas Fair in the fall.

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!

Julie

36 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful one. Love the colours!

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  2. It looks lovely, I am pondering over a knitted patchwork blanket in similar colours but I do like the look of your crochet one. And you can never have too many blankets.

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  3. Julie, your blanket looks so good and you really did a wonderful job.
    Mary

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  4. So pretty Julie. I am still working on my mom's Christmas blanket- Ha! I am knitting it...once I finish that (in time for next Christmas maybe!) I really want to learn to crochet!

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  5. This is beautiful! Love the colors. pinning. Have a wonderful week:)

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  6. You put me to shame Julie :-) I have a basket full of squares, but no time to make them into the blanket. Maybe in the winter I will start again! Have a wonderful week xx

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  7. A great project Julie, very nice just using various shades of blues. I look forward to your finished blanket photo's xx

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  8. I really like the colours you're using in your blanket, Julie. It's so pretty! I wish I could crochet. I've been knitting since I was a girl but have never really learned how to crochet. Can I come to your house for some lessons? LOL!

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  9. I love it Julie and the shades of blue are just gorgeous! Have a lovely Wednesday...Vicky

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  10. The blues and lavenders are so pretty together. And it's nice you are donated all of your hard work...it will be appreciated by someone! These are so warm and snuggly. I made each of my boys one...years ago. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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  11. Oh Julie, your lovely hands have created such beauty! This blanket is gorgeous and the colors you chose are perfect :) Hugs to you, my friend!

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  12. Julie it's wonderful! Don't you just love those easy projects that don't require much thinking. They're my favorite type. You've done a great job. Can't wait to see the edging when you're all done.
    xx Beca

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  13. Julie, your blanket looks beautiful! the colours you have chosen blend together so well. the blue , the lilac, the gray. Would love to see a full size pic of the blanket.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs!
    -Ranjitha

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  14. Beautiful colour combination its looking delightful.

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  15. I swear, one of these days I will learn to crochet! Pretty!

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  16. Great job Julie! I usually stick to small projects because I get bored but an afghan is on my to do list this summer!
    Over The Apple Tree

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  17. Granny square blankets are my favorite, and this one is a beauty!!

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  18. It's lovely Julie, love the colour's granny squares are the best! :)

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  19. My favourite type of blanket - the one with grannies! Yours is beautiful Julie!

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  20. Stopping over from the Worthwhile Wednesday Hop. Your afghan looks great! I like to crochet the squares together, too. I used to try and sew them with a needle, but this goes faster and holds up better. Nicely done!

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  21. Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern. The colours you've chosen are wonderful.
    Ali xx

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  22. Such a beautiful blanket :) Gotta love granny squares!

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  23. Love the blanket - beautiful colours.

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  24. Julie, you did a great job! I love the soft colors. It's beautiful.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  25. Your blanket looks fabulous Julie! Love Crocheted blankets are the best... so cozy.

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  26. Your blanket is so pretty! I just love crocheted blankets, they are so warm! =)
    And made with love!

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  27. Hi Julie, this blanket is so gorgeous! I love those colors combinations!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  28. Great blanket - I like the colors.

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  29. Hi Julie! Marilyn from the Merry Monday blog hop! Congratulations! I wanted to let you know I chose your blanket as my Featured Pick. I really love it. Come by and grab your feature button. I hope you enter again this week!

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  30. This looks incredible! I have never learned to crochet but I grandma made me a blanket when I go married. Love it. Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. We love having you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  31. Hi Julie, your blanket looks wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. I'm incredibly happy to have inspired you! You have been my inspiration to keep crocheting - I'm grateful for all your kind words and compliments.. Thanks so much. Best wishes as always, Darlene

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  32. Oh, I just adore the colors you've chosen. I keep thinking about making a square quilt with the extra yarn I have. Yours is so pretty! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark!

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  33. beautiful blanket! I love the colors you chose :)
    Lisa

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  34. Gorgeous blanket Julie! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  35. Beautiful! :)
    Granny squares would make such a wonderful summer crochet project... when you don't want to be trapped under a blanket all summer!

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  36. What a lovely pattern. I like how big your granny squares are. Lots of fun! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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