Coffee Time Throw – a Granny Square Design

The Coffee Time Throw – a blanket design based on the traditional Granny Square. The colours are a beautiful mix of browns, pinks and blues. Cosy up with your favourite hot drink under this wonderful blanket.

There are 25 Granny Squares to make (arranged in a 5 by 5 formation). Each Granny Square is worked over 11 rounds, joining to the adjacent square using the join-as-you-go joining method on round 11.

Granny Square

All of the squares have a different colour scheme, but round 11 will be either Cream of Walnut.

To finish the blanket off a simple Granny Stitch border is worked over 8 rounds.

Materials

Crochet Hook:   4mm or size needed to achieve gauge (I used a 3.5mm hook)

Yarn:   DK weight yarn in eight colours, 295m for each of six colours and 590m in two further colours. The sample uses Stylecraft Special DK in the following: 1 ball of (100g) Powder Pink (P), 1 ball (100g) Duck Egg (Du), 1 ball (100g) Denim (De), 1 ball (100g) Stone (St), 1 ball (100g) Mocha (M), 1 ball (100g) Silver (Si)  and 2 balls (2 x 100g) of Walnut (W) and 2 balls (2 x 100g) of Cream (C).

Notions:  Scissors
Needle to weave in ends 

Gauge

5 rounds in pattern = 10cm x 10cm, adjust hook size as necessary  

Gauge is not critical for this project, but may affect yarn quantities 

Finished Size

Approximately 114cm x 114cm.

Terminology/Abbreviations

  • UK terms are used throughout. 
  • Ss    slip stitch
  • Tr    treble crochet
  • Dc    double crochet
  • Ch    chain
  • Beg-ch   beginning chain
  • * *   instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified in the instructions

Notes on the Granny Squares

The pattern is based on the traditional Granny Square.  The Granny Square uses groups of treble crochet to form ‘treble clusters’. It is a really simple technique and suitable for a beginner. There are many different ways to make a Granny Square .

The pattern also suggests you turn the work over after each round – I find this helps to keep the square even and it also makes the work reversible. 

A video tutorial is available for making the Granny Squares. The written pattern is below.

Granny Square

There are 25 Granny Squares to make. Each one is different.

Granny Square Pattern (UK terms)(colours as for square A)

Foundation Using Silver yarn, ch4, join with ss in first ch to form a ring (alternatively you can use a magic ring).

Round 1 Continue with Silver yarn, Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr in ring, (ch2, 3tr) 3 times, ch2, join with ss in 3rd ch of beg-ch.  Fasten off.  

[4 groups of 3tr]

Round 2 Turn work over.  Pull up a loop of Powder Pink yarn in any ch2 corner space.  Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into same space, *(3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next ch2 corner space*, repeat from *to* twice more, 3tr in corner space where you started, ch2, ss into 3rd ch of beg-ch. Fasten off.

[8 groups of 3tr]

Round 3 Turn work over.  Pull up a loop of Walnut, in any ch2 corner space Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into same space, *3tr in space formed between the treble clusters from round 2, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next ch2 corner space*, repeat from *to* twice more, 3tr in space formed between the treble clusters from round 2, 3tr in corner space where you started, ch2, ss into 3rd ch of beg-ch. Fasten off.

[12 groups of 3tr]

Round 4 Turn work over.  Pull up a loop of Stone in any ch2 corner space Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into same space, *3tr in next two spaces formed between the treble clusters from round 3, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next ch2 corner space*, repeat from *to* twice more, 3tr in the next two spaces formed between the treble clusters from round 3, 3tr in corner space where you started, ch2, ss into 3rd ch of beg-ch. Fasten off.

[16 groups of 3tr]

Round 5 Turn work over.  Pull up a loop of Denim in any ch2 corner space Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into same space, *3tr in each space formed between the treble clusters from the previous round, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next ch2 corner space*, repeat from *to* twice more, 3tr in each space formed between the treble clusters from the previous round, 3tr in corner space where you started, ch2, ss into 3rd ch of beg-ch. Fasten off.

[20 groups of 3tr]

Rounds 6-10 Repeat as for round 5

Work 10 rounds of each square. You need to make 25 squares in total. The colour order I used is as follows, but you can choose your own order or randomly pick the colours. All of the squares either have Walnut or Cream for round 11.

Round 11 (Joining round): Repeat as for round 5 but join to the adjacent squares using the join-as-you-go joining method (which means slip stitching to the adjacent square after each set of treble clusters). Alternatively you can complete round 11 and then sew the squares together. Arrange the squares as follows:

Granny Square
Adding Round 11

Border

The border is really simple. It is 8 rows of treble clusters. You can use whichever colours you have left, I have listed the colours that I used below. I came very close to not having enough Mocha for the 6th round of the border – so work out which colours you have plenty of.

Granny Square
Adding the border

Border round 1 Using Stone (St) yarn pull up a loop in any ch2 corner space Ch3 (counts as first tr), 2tr into same space, work along the side of the blanket inserting *3tr in each space formed between the treble clusters from the squares below.

When you come to the join between the two squares insert the treble cluster in the slip stitch that was formed when joining. Work (3tr, ch2, 3tr)* in the corner and then repeat from *to* until you reach the start of the round, 3tr in corner space where you started, ch2, ss into 3rd ch of beg-ch. 

Border round 2 repeat as above using Duck Egg (Du).

Border round 3 repeat as above using Cream (C).

Border round 4 repeat as above using Silver (Si).

Border round 5 repeat as above using Powder Pink (P).

Border round 6 repeat as above using Mocha (M).

Border rounds 7 and 8 repeat using Walnut (W). Fasten off.

Granny Square