Gemstone Granny Square Blanket

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I love these colours, I think they look like gems when separated with the cream yarn.

It is a really simple design using 7 colours.

I used Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic) in the following colours:

Cream 3 x 100g

Grape 1 x 100g

Pale Rose 1 x 100g

Pistachio 1 x 100g

Meadow 1 x 100g

Cloud Blue 1 x 100g

Denim 1 x 100g

You can purchase this yarn here.


I used a 3.5mm hook (4mm is recommended on the yarn).

The pattern is basically a traditional granny square – I have described elsewhere on my blog how to make these – see here.

The colour order I used was: cream, pale rose, cream, grape, cream, pistachio, cream, meadow, cream, cloud blue, cream, denim…….and repeated this for a total of 52 rows.

I finished on a row of grape.

For the border I continued with the grape colour and worked a row of half treble crochet (UK terms). I then finished off with a row of double crochet in pale rose.

The finished blanket measure 108cm x 108cm.