Wednesday, 27 January 2021

The Weekend Wonder, granny square blanket pattern with video tutorial...

Hello friends, as you probably know I have recently started a Youtube channel and I wanted to make some videos and tutorials especially for beginners.  I have disigned this crochet blanket with that in mind.  It's super simple and the video shows in detail how to make each stitch and also covers how to add in a new ball of yarn, or change colours.  I hope this will be a great starter project, for new crocheters that would like to make their first blanket.




I used a chunky weight yarn, which works up really fast making it ideal for beginners.  For a small sized lap blanket, you could even make this in as little as a weekend.  My chosen yarn also has a self patterning effect meaning you get a beautiful blanket without lots of colour changes.  Meaning less ends to weave in at the end.  This blanket would also look great made with yarn cakes.


Video Tutorial







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Weekend Wonder Blanket


Materials

3 balls James C Bett Marble Chunky (colour MC61)
6mm hook
Darning needle

Gauge

Not essential for this project

Ability

Beginner

Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

Sc - single crochet (double crochet)
Dc - double crochet (treble crochet)
Sl st - slip stitch
Sp - space
Ch - chain
St - stitch




Other notes:  The granny square is turned after each round, this ensures no twisting of corners as the size increases.  Ch3 at the start of rounds counts as a double crochet.  You may use any yarn weigh for this blanket as long as you use the hook size recomended on your yarn ball band.  

Thick chunky yarns will work up faster and are ideal for beginners.  A small lap sized blanket may be made in as little as a weekend.  It is recommended that you make your tassels before starting your blanket, to make sure you have enough yarn.

About the yarn:  Marble Chunky is a super soft chunky / bulky weight yarn and comes in a huge variety of colours.  Each 200g ball has 312 metres and is 100% acrylic.  It may be both machine washed and tuble dried.





 Foundation Chain 4 and join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1 Ch3, 2dc into ring, ch2, [ 3dc into the ring, ch2] 3 times, join with  sl st to top  ch3.  Turn.


Round 2  Sl st into ch sp, ch3, 2dc into same sp, ch2, 3dc into same sp (corner formed), [ 3dc, ch2, 3dc into next sp] 3 times, join with sl st to top ch3.  Turn.


Round 3  Sl st into ch sp, ch3, 2dc in same sp, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in each corner, 3dc in each sp across side of square, join with sl st to top ch3.  Turn.



Repeat round 3 until blanket is required size, do not fasten off, do not turn.

Single Crochet Border


Ch1, sc in same st, sc in each stitch around and 3sc in each corner, join with sl st to top of 1st sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



Tassels


Using tassel tutorial make 4 tassels and attach to each corner of the blanket.  I used 50 wraps with chunky yarn to make mine...












Thank so much for stopping by and I will see you all again very soon...

Catherine
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4 comments:

  1. So lovely to see a new blog entry from you, Catherine! I love your new chunky giant granny square! I made something similar with the same yarn in a different colour. You can see it here:https://reflectionsandnature.blogspot.com/2019/12/christmas-eve-2019.html
    I'd love to see last year's temperature blanket too. Here is mine from your pattern with different colours: https://reflectionsandnature.blogspot.com/2021/01/winter-walks-and-crochet.html You just have to scroll down in both cases!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I will have to go and take a look, I love to see what you have been making...

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  2. Did you use one color of the yarn? or multiple colors?

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    1. Just one, the yarn I used is a self pattening yarn.

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