Here you can find all the info about the No Brainer Granny Square Blanket. This is a perfect beginner crochet project that will have you crocheting like a professional at the end.
This blanket pattern was released weekly, giving you 2 granny squares patterns a week, to end up with a bright colourful blanket – that hopefully gave some mindfulness in a weird time (Covid lockdowns).
Granny squares are the perfect beginners project.
Granny squares are the perfect place to start with crochet for a number of reasons.
- They are very repetitive, meaning you get really good, really quickly!
- They only use 3 stitches. (Chain, Double Crochet (USA terms) and a Slip Stitch)
- New stitches are made into “Spaces” rather than other stitches, so it’s really easy to see where you need to place them
What more of an excuse do you need to make a blanket?
But this post is about joining of granny squares to complete the blanket.
Wow, what a 13 weeks this has been for the world! Thats a bit of an understatement I think we can all say now!
When I started this CAL 13 weeks ago, little did I know that life as we all knew would probably change just a couple of weeks later, and that we’d all be in lockdown in our various countries.
13 weeks later, and 11 weeks of Lockdown for the UK, and some restrictions are being lifted.
If you are coming to the post years down the line…… this CAL took place over the Spring of 2020.
No Brainer Granny Square Blanket
I thought I’d design a project that could use all the oddments of yarn I had left over.
To be honest I started making mine over Christmas 2019, something to keep my hands busy, but not actually really my brain was the plan.
A bright colourful blanket, that wouldn’t in my case have any white in it.
I’d just grab a load of almost full balls of yarn from my stash, and make some squares, picking the balls up in random orders, so no two squares are the same, but they use the same colours, and would then all look all very different.
Then to join them in a very bright colour, a Royal blue.
Hopefully now you have 24 granny squares, all colours and ready to join.
I joined mine using the Continuous Join method which you can find all about here>>>
This was a complete eye opener for me, and I can safely say, I’m never sewing a blanket together again after learning this.
>>>Fancy a new granny square make using the skills you’ve learnt – Check out my rainbow granny square blanket here
Which square next to which?
This took a bit of time to get right, I didn’t want an edge or a middle of the same colour to be next to the same colour.
So from the above picture – it changed!
When I released the squares, week 1 squares 1 and 2 are where you start to join – which puts them at the bottom right of the blanket (If you’ve done it differently it honestly doesn’t matter.
Here is the order:
If you want to watch the video of how to do it
This is one of the only pictures I took of the joining, as I got carried away! It was so quick to join!
So there, we have it, one No Brainer CAL blanket.
I have absolutely loved seeing all the pictures on Instagram. The different colour combinations are completely inspiring to see, from the bright colourful ones, to the more muted tones.
Thank you to everyone who has taken part, and shared their amazing blankets with my, I can’t wait to see them all joined together now – so please tag me @offthehookforyou
I’ll leave you with some pretty blanket spam now (the actual blanket in currently camping in the garden!)