Mini Crochet Squares Blanket

I recently published a free crochet pattern and a photo tutorial on how to make the Mini Crochet Squares. The tutorial includes instructions on how to join the squares together using the join-as-you-go method of joining.

I designed this miniature Granny Square with stash-busting in mind – so it is perfect to use up your spares and scraps of yarn.

The pattern can be found here: How to make Mini Crochet Squares

This page is a follow on from this, revealing how the finished blanket turned out and how the border is worked.

Mini Crochet Squares Blanket

You will need approximately 3-4g of Stylecraft Special DK yarn for each of the Mini Crochet Squares. I decided to use up some of my yarn stash – limiting the colour palette to the following:

yarn pegs

In the end a total of 196 squares were joined together in a 14 by 14 formation.

I chose the colours at random. But if you want to follow my layout please find this below.

I used a 4mm crochet hook. Each of the mini crochet squares measured approximately 6cm x 6 cm (2.3in x 2.3in).

Including the border (outlined below) the dimensions of the finished blanket was 88cm x 88cm (34.5in x 34.5in), Remember, you can add as many squares that you want so you can make your version bigger or smaller (depending on how much yarn stash you want to use up!).

Make sure that you weave in all the ends before moving on to adding the border.

Border for the Mini Crochet Squares Blanket

The border for the Mini Crochet Squares Blanket is made up of 5 rounds – a foundation round of htr clusters and then four rounds of the Half-Treble V-Stitch Crochet Border.

As this was a stash-buster project, I wanted to use yarn for the border selected from my stash, but in colours that had already been used in the blanket itself.

yarn pegs

Border Foundation Round (RS facing): With right side facing, using Silver yarn pull up a loop in the top right corner space, ch2 (counts as 1htr), work 1htr in the same space (Fig 1).

*Skip the next 2 htr stitches and work 2htr in the next space (Fig 2).

Continue working from *to* along the first side of the blanket (Fig 3). Where one square meets and adjacent square, work 2htr in the corner space of the first square and then 2htr in the corner space of the next square (as seen in Fig 4).

Continue to work along the top of the blanket working htr clusters in each space (Fig 5). When you reach the top left corner, work [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in the corner space, and turn the corner (Fig 6).

Continue with *skip the next 2 htr stitches and work 2htr in the next space* down the side of the blanket (Fig 7).

Work [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in the corner space. Then work along the final two sides in the same way with [2htr, ch2, 2htr] in the corners. Upon reaching the corner where you started the round, work [2htr, ch2] in the first corner of the round (Fig 8), then ss into the beg-ch2 (Fig 9). Fasten off Silver yarn.

Now that you have worked the border foundation round you can now progress to adding the Half-Treble V-Stitch Crochet Border. This can be found on a separate page here.

Half-Treble V-Stitch Crochet Border