Pastel Rainbow Granny Squares Blanket

On this page we’ll dive into the enchanting process of creating pastel rainbow Granny Squares – a delightful project that promises to bring joy and warmth to your crafting endeavours. With a palette inspired by soft spring hues and gentle pastels, these granny squares are sure to add a touch of magic to any project.

Pastel rainbow Granny Squares

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).
  • Hook: 4mm hook, or hook size that works best for your tension or 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.
  • Each Granny Squares should measure approximately 14.5cm x 14.5cm after the six rounds.
Pastel rainbow Granny Squares

Size of finished blanket

  • The finished blanket measures approximately 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.

Abbreviations/Crochet terminology:

UK terms are used throughout.

Ss        slip stitch

Tr         treble crochet (US Double Crochet)

Ch        chain

* *       Instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified in the instructions

Method

For this project you will need to make 30 granny squares.

15 of Square A and 15 of Square B.

Each granny square has six rounds.

You can find a tutorial, including the written pattern and a video tutorial for how to make Granny Squares here.

A note about the 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 the pattern uses a chain 2 in each corner.

Arrange the Granny Squares as per photo below.

Pastel rainbow Granny Squares

To join the Granny Squares the pattern describes using the ‘join-as-you-go’ method using the grey yarn. 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. You can find a tutorial explaining how to join using the join-as-you-go method here.

Alternatively, if you choose not to use the join-as-you-go joining method, work a 7th round with Grey around each square and then sew the squares together.

Pastel rainbow Granny Squares

To finish the blanket off a simple border is added – made up of 6 rounds as follows:

  • 4 rows of granny trebles in grey
  • 1 row of granny trebles in wisteria
  • 1 row of granny trebles in grey
Pastel rainbow Granny Squares

Border

The border is 7 rows of treble clusters.

Border Round 1:

  • Using Grey yarn, pull up a loop in any of the corner chain 2 spaces, chain 3 (counts as 1 treble), 2 tr in same space.
  • Work 3tr in each space formed between the trebles of the row below. When you arrive at the join between two squares work 3tr in the slip stitch from the round below (ensuring that you pull up the trebles a little so that they are the same height as the rest of the trebles along).
  • Continue with 3 trebles (treble cluster) in each space all the way around the blanket, working 3tr, ch2, 3tr in each corner.
  • When you arrive back in the starting space work 3tr, ch2 and then ss into the top of the chain 3 formed at the start.

Border Round 2: Turn work over. Ss back into the corner space just formed. Ch3 (counts as 1tr), work 2tr in same space. Continue to work around the blanket with 3tr in each space and [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in each corner space. When you arrive back in the starting space work 3tr, ch2 and then ss into the top of the chain 3 formed at the start.

Border Round 3: Continue with Grey yarn, repeat round 3.

Border Round 4: Continue with Grey yarn repeat round 3. Fasten off Grey yarn

Border Round 5: Turn work over. Using Wisteria yarn, pull up a loop in any of the corner chain 2 spaces, chain 3 (counts as 1 treble), 2 tr in same space. Continue to work around the blanket with 3tr in each space and [3tr, ch2, 3tr] in each corner space. When you arrive back in the starting space work 3tr, ch2 and then ss into the top of the chain 3 formed at the start. Fasten off Wisteria.

Border Round 6: Repeat round 5 with Grey yarn. Fasten off and weave in all ends.