If you’ve followed me on Instagram or Facebook for a while you will know that I love making granny squares. The reason I love them? It’s because of all the different colour options you have and in my opinion there is no right or wrong. You can chose colours that you’d never normally put together but somehow they look ok in a granny square.
One granny square blanket that I’ve really enjoyed making is one I called the ‘happy blanket’ In fact I’ve made it three times now but because of all the different colours in it all the blankets are unique as it would be near impossible to make them exactly the same.
I made the first happy blanket as a kind of therapy to help me through a very difficult time so I wanted to use bright cheery colours (hence the name of the blanket). My favourite acrylic yarn is Stylecraft Special dk and the colours I chose for the blanket were Candy floss, Fondant, Sherbet, Wisteria, Bluebell, Citrus, Aspen, Pomegranate, Spring Green and Shrimp. I joined everything together with cream.
Everyone has their own way of making granny squares. Some people make up a complete square before moving on to the next one but I prefer to make up round one in all the different colours, then all of round two and so on. I think it helps to ensure all the colours are used equally and that all the squares are different.
I’ve used the continuous join as you go method to join the squares together and you can find the tutorial for it here http://babylovebrand.net/2013/08/27/continuous-join-as-you-go-again/