Amethyst Granny Square Blanket

This giant granny square blanket is based on a traditional granny square. The colours are wonderfully vibrant. This page provides details on the colours used, the basic Granny Square pattern, and references to the border which is from the book ‘Crochet Borders’ by Edie Eckman.

Granny Square

The pattern requires double knit (DK) yarn. I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic) in the following colours: White, Magenta, Aspen, Lavender, Clematis, Wisteria and Graphite.

I used a 3.5mm hook. This is a little smaller than the recommended hook size. I have quite loose tension and, at the time, liked to use a 3.5mm hook with Stylecraft Special DK, but now I prefer to use a 4mm hook.

In all I used approximately 8 balls (800g in total) – approximately 1 ball each except the white, where I used 2 balls (you may need to adjust your quantities to suit your tension and your desired size).

Granny Square

I followed the pattern for the Granny Square with the following colour order: Starting with Magenta, White, Aspen, Lavender, Graphite, Clematis and Wisteria – one round of each.

I worked a total of 50 rows, finishing with a round of Magenta.

You can add your own choice of border for your Granny Square. I chose a border (No. #130) from ‘Round the Corner – Crochet Borders’ by Edie Eckman, using White and Clematis colours.

I started by adding a base round for the border in Magenta (the base round is a round of double crochet (UK terms)). This is outlined in the border instructions in the book below.

When I had completed the border I gave the blanket a gentle ‘blocking’. To do this I pinned the blanket to my blocking mats and sprayed with water and left to dry.

Granny Square
Granny Square

My completed blanket measured 103cm x 103cm. I hope that you have found this helpful. I love these colours together and find that it brightens any room.