Crochet: Super Duper ‘Granny Square’ Throw

CrochetHi all, I hope that you are doing well?

Today I would like to share a crochet project with you, the first in a while actually. I have really been enjoying crocheting and I am very glad I stuck to my New Years resolution from 2013 and taught myself this skill. I highly recommend it. I find it comes in particularly useful when I am having a bad back day as I can sit in my comfy high backed chair, with my heated therapy blanket AND still craft lol!!

So, back to the project. I wanted to make a crochet blanket as a gift for my Mum, for her Birthday. I started my choosing the colours that I wanted to use and picking the initial starting pattern. I also knew that I wanted the blanket to be more  large throw sized, really snuggly and comfy cosy 🙂

The Three colours that I chose.

The Three colours that I chose.

I decided on the above colours as they co-ordinate with the colours in my parents living room: I knew that that was where the throw could be used the most. I also chose an easy care, (and easy clean!),  Acrylic blend yarn as I also knew that the throw would be slept upon, by my folks dog Jess!

For the starting point I decided that I wanted to use a ‘Granny Square’.  However I knew that I wanted to keep the design simple and modern. I chose therefore to keep building up the layers onto the one centre granny square which would create a striped effect:

The Grey Granny square was my starting point.

The Grey Granny square was my starting point.

The striped layers built up to creat eone large and cosy granny square throw.

The striped layers built up to create one large and cosy granny square throw.

as I had decided to use just the three colours  for a modern look, I decided to use a variety of crochet stitches for added texture and interest – not only for the finished throw but for myself whilst I was  making it lol!

A selection of the crochet stitches that i used.

A selection of the crochet stitches that I used.

Crochet Stitches used:

  • Left Grey :  U.S Treble /U.K Double Treble
  • Left Red   :  U.S Treble /U.K Double Treble
  • White        :  U.S Double x 1 row/U.K Treble x 1 row
  • Right Red :  US Double x 1 row/U.K Treble x 1 row
  • Right Grey:  U.S Double x 1 row/U.K Treble x 1

Elsewhere on the piece I used U.S Single Crochet/U.K Double Crochet, as well as the crochet stitches above. I used a 5mm metric crochet needle which is a U.S size 8/H; Canadian /U.K size 6.

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Striped effect plus a close up of the subtle sparkle in the Grey wool.

Corner detail.

Corner detail.

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A white Double Crochet (US) edge to finish the throw.

A white Double Crochet (U.S) edge to finish the throw.

To finish the throw I added a White (U.S)Double Crochet /(U.K) Treble crochet edge, plus the care instructions loosely pinned on:

Care instructions.

Care instructions.

I hope that you have enjoyed this crochet share,

take Care and Happy Crafting !!

Jenny 🙂

About JenniferRabbit

I am an avid crafter and will try any artistic medium that I can :)
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2 Responses to Crochet: Super Duper ‘Granny Square’ Throw

  1. Beautiful artistry Jennifer, thank you for sharing this lovely craft.

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