Pastel Rainbow Squares Blanket

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Materials

  • Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in Candy Floss, Apricot, Lemon, Spring Green, Sherbet and Wisteria. One skein each. For joining I used Grey (2-3 skeins). You can purchase Stylecraft Special DK from here.
  • Hook: I used size 4mm hook, but use what works best for your tension what is recommended for the yarn.
  • You will also need a needle to weave in your ends and scissors to cut the yarn.

Gauge

  • This project comprises of granny squares joined together. Each granny square with six rounds. My squares measure 14.5cm x 14.5cm after the six rounds.

Size of finished blanket

  • My finished blanket measured 106 cm x 89 cm.

Summary of project

  • This project is to make a blanket approximately sized 106cm x 89 cm.
  • You will need to make 30 granny squares and then join them together with the joining colour
  • A simple border of granny stripes is added using colours grey and wisteria.

Method

For this project you will need to make 30 granny squares. 15 of Square A and 15 of Square B.

Square A

Square B

Each granny square has six rounds. There are many tutorials and instructions on the internet that shows you how to make a granny square and I have outlined elsewhere on my how you can do this.

A note about my granny squares – I always turn my squares over after each round, and always start the new colour in a different corner space. I find this helps to keep my squares looking even and straight. It also means that there is no front and back so the the square is reversible. Again, this is personal preference. I don’t do any chains in between the groups of trebles – some video tutorials and patterns do this, but it is up to you what you choose to do. For this project I chained 2 in each corner.

Square A colour order:

Round 1 – Candyfloss

Round 2- Apricot

Round 3 – Lemon

Round 4 – Spring Green

Round 5 – Sherbet

Round 6 – Wisteria

Square B colour order:

Round 1 – Wisteria

Round 2 – Sherbet

Round 3 – Spring Green

Round 4 – Lemon

Round 5 – Apricot

Round 6 – Candyfloss

Complete 15 of each square.

I arranged my squares in this order.

I joined the squares using the ‘join-as-you-go’ method using the grey yarn. There are many tutorials on the internet demonstrating how to do this joining method. I love this joining method as I think it gives a lovely neat finish. In essence it involves doing a round of grey around each square whilst slip stitching to the the next square.

To finish the blanket off I did a really simple border.

4 rows of granny trebles in grey

1 row of granny trebles in wisteria

1 row of granny trebles in grey