Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket

The Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket is another version of a Granny Square Blanket, based on the same overall principles and pattern as the Pastel Rainbow Granny Square Blanket and the October Granny Squares Throw.

All three of these designs have small Granny Squares joined together and then a simple Granny Stitch border added.

Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket

Materials

This Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket uses Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic) in colours Magenta (1 x 100g), White (1 x 100g), Blush (1 x 100g) and Silver (2 x 100g).

Hook size 4mm.

Finished Size

This quantity was enough to make a baby blanket size measuring 70cm x 82cm. You will need to increase your quantities of yarn for a bigger blanket.

Abbreviations/Crochet terminology:

UK terms are used throughout.

Ss        slip stitch

Tr         treble crochet (US double crochet)

Dc double crochet (US single crochet)

Ch        chain

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

Notes on the Granny Square

The pattern is based on the traditional Granny Square.  This Granny Square uses groups of treble crochet to form ‘treble clusters’. Each treble cluster is worked in the space formed by gap between treble clusters from the round below (except in the corners, where the treble clusters are worked in the chain 2 space).  It is a really simple technique and suitable for a beginner.  

This pattern has one chain stitch in each corner.  The pattern also suggests you turn the work over after each round and start a new round in a different corner. I find this helps to keep the square even and it also makes the work reversible.

Instructions

Follow the instructions for making Granny Square (video tutorial available). Each squares has 4 rounds. The colour order is as follows

  • Round 1: Magenta
  • Round 2: White
  • Round 3: Blush
  • Round 4: Magenta

You will need to make 30 squares.

Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket

Joining the Granny Squares

Join the squares using the ‘join-as-you-go’ method with the silver yarn. Alternatively, if you don’t want to use the join-as-you-go joining method, then work a 5th round using Silver and then sew the squares together.

Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket

Border

The border is 7 rows of treble clusters.

Border Round 1:

  • Using Silver yarn, pull up a loop in any of the corner chain 1 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, ch1, 3tr in each corner.
  • When you arrive back in the starting space work 3tr, ch1 and then ss into the top of the chain 3 formed at the start.

Border Round 2: Continue with Silver. 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: Turn work over. Using White 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 White.

Border Round 4: Repeat round 3 with Silver yarn

Border Round 5: Repeat round 3 with Blush yarn

Border Round 6: Repeat round 3 with Magenta yarn

Border Round 7:  Turn work over. Using Blush yarn, pull up a loop in any of the corner chain 2 spaces, chain 2 (counts as 1 dc), work 1dc in each stitch around the blanket and 3dc in each corner. When you reach the corner space where you started work 2dc and join with is ss in to the top of the ch2 worked at the start of the round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pretty Silver Granny Square Blanket

My finished blanket measured 70cm x 82cm.