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This giant granny square blanket is based on a traditional granny square (I have described this elsewhere on my blog, but there are also lots of tutorials on YouTube).
I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic), but you can use whatever yarn that you want to. I used Stylecraft Special DK in the following colours: White, Magenta, Aspen, Lavender, Clematis, Wisteria and Graphite. In all I used approximately 8 balls – 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). You can purchase this yarn here.
I completed 50 rounds of the granny square. I started and finished with Magenta. My colour order was Magenta, White, Aspen, Lavender, Graphite, Clematis and Wisteria.
I then added 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.
I chose a border from ‘Round the Corner – Crochet Borders’ by Edie Eckman. I selected border #130 and am really please with the result. I used White and Clematis for the border. You can purchase this book from Amazon here.
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.
If you want to purchase these blocking mats you can find them on Amazon here.
My completed blanket measured 103cm x 103 cm. I hope that you have found this helpful. I love these colours together and find that it brightens any room.