Starting a new squares blanket design

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I seem to have been working on this new project for ages, but I thought I would give you an update on where I have got to so far.

I started with these colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range – Pistachio, Meadow, Fuchsia Purple, Lemon, Blush, Pale Rose. I used hook size 4mm. The hooks I use are available here.

The pattern I used is a variation of the Granny Square, but the concept would just as easily work with the traditional Granny Square.

I have decided to use a contrast colour to make the bright colours ‘pop’.

Anyway, the update is that I am on the last few squares and will soon by looking to join the squares…..how do you think I should join these?

Cath Kidston-Inspired colours in giant granny squares

I think may of us love the Cath Kidston colours. I certainly have many Cath Kidston items brightening up my home. I wanted to create something using the lovely bright colours.

For this project I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% Acrylic) in the following colours:

Cream

Lemon

Pistachio

Meadow

Cloud Blue

Pomegranate

Lipstick

Fondant

This project uses the basic granny square. Each square will have a total of 15 rounds. Colours are pretty random, but tried to be balanced and mindful of running out of a particular colour.

Now for the joining, I am joining on the 15th round of each square using the ‘join-as-you-go’ method.

I will update you when I have joined the squares.

Granny Squares – reds and browns

This week has been about playing around with some different colours for a new granny squares project.

I wanted to have a look at some colours from the red/brown palette.

I really loved how the colours of Stylecraft Special DK Lemon, Vintage Peach, Raspberry and Plum were working together. What a fruity combo these are turning out to be! I love the way that the granny squares look quite different when combined in a different order.

I think I might keep on going – and perhaps this is going to be the next big project.