Friday, June 24, 2016

Pinks and Orange Granny Square Blanket

Happy Friday!
I am so excited I am finally finished sewing in all the ends on this granny square blanket! Woohoo!
This is for my son in California girlfriend..She chose the colors and I love the way it turned out!Isn't it just so pretty!

 There are 13 granny squares across and 15 rows down.. Look at all those ends.. and a sleepy pup!

Flower Granny Square Pattern

To make the granny squares .. chain 3 with size H hook. join to first chain to form a ring..
chain 2 ( counts as first DC) then do 7 double crochets in ring ..slip stitch to top of the first chain 2.

there will be  8 spaces in the circle.

Join new color..
Chain 2( counts as first DC) 2 double crochets in the first space.. then 3 double crochets in the remaining 7 spaces..Join with a slip stitch to the top of the chain 2
It should look like a flower at this point.

Join next color.
you will do this next round in between each flower petal.
chain 2 do 2 double crochet..chain 1 ,3 more double crochet all in the first space which makes a corner.. next space 3 double crochet.. next space 3 double crochet, chain 1 ,3 double crochet which makes another  corner ..continue alternating until you have 4 corners.. join to the top of the first double crochet..

I use a join as you go method to connect the squares ( all the white on the blanket) and you can click HERE to get those instructions..

 The border is a row of single crochet ..2 rows of half double crochet and another single crochet row.. to make the little ruffles I slip stitch around the post ,chain 3 ,skip a stitch then repeat .I did that in the last single crochet row and the first half double crochet row.. I used a size H hook and the yarn is from Hobby Lobby I love this yarn except for the orange which was a different brand .

There are 3 colors of pink , the orange and lots of white..
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CathieJ said...

That granny square afghan is beautiful. I love the color combination.

Barb said...

What beautiful colors in your afghan!

Vickie said...

Gorgeous!What a loving gift!

Kathleen George said...

Adorable dog breaking in the pretty afghan. I still have my afghan from my mom, made in the 70s.
Kathleen in Az

Amy Davidson said...

I love granny squares but there are so many ends to weave in!!!! You did a beautiful job!

Arlene Grimm said...

Priscilla I do not know how you do all the beautiful handwork you share here! Lovely indeed.