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). 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.
Pastel rainbow Granny Squares

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.

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 my granny squares – I always turn my squares over ater 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.

I arranged my squares in this order.

Pastel rainbow Granny Squares

I joined the squares 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.

Pastel rainbow Granny Squares

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

Pastel rainbow Granny Squares