I’ve been recently asket alot how I crocheted the blanket that you could see on the chair in front of my desk. I don’t really remember where I’ve seen this kind of blanket for the first time, but I think it was at Sandra Juto. Flickr is full of pictures showing this kind of granny square blankets and so I decided a few weeks ago to crochet one by myself.
There are already a few instructions by Yvonne of Yvestown, and that’s why I’ll just sum up the first three rounds and try to explaine the fourth round a bit more detailed.
1st round: chain 4, join them as a ring. Add another 3 chains, then crochet 11 more double crochets into the ring. Join the circle.
2nd round: chain 3, add one double crochet in the same space. Add two double crochets in all next spaces between the stitches of the first round. Join the circle.
3rd round: chain 3, add two more double crochets in the same space. Add three double crochets in all next spaces. Join the circle.
Now comes the fourth round, which is a bit more difficult. It also depends on to how many squares you try to join your square. I took the picture, when I joined it to two other squares, I’m quite sure you’ll be able to figure it out how to do it, if you only have one square to join!
4th round: chain 3, add two more double crochets in the same space. chain 1. Crochet three double crochets in the next space and chain 1. Crochet 3 triple crochets, chain 2, 3 tripple crochets, all in one space. Chain 1 and add 3 double crochets and one chain in the next two spaces. Add three triple crochets, chain 1 and now you start to join your two squares. Instead of adding another chain for your corner, slip stich into the corner of your other square (see picture above).
Add three more triple crochets and again slip stitch in the next space of your other square. So whenever you would have normally crocheted a single chain, you now join your squares with a slip stich. Add 3 more double crochets, slip stich, 3 double crochets, slip stich, 3 tripple crochets, the next slip stitch goes into the corner of the now joined granny square. If you have to join another square just as I, the next slip stich goes into the corner of the next granny square.
Now you just keep on crocheting like you did before: 3 more triple crochets, 1 slip stitch, 3 double crochets, 1 slip stitch, 3 double crochets, 1 slip stitch, 3 tripple crochets, 1 slip stitch into the corner of your square. Now you’ll add another chain, add 3 more tripple crochets to complete your corner, chain 1 and join the round. Done!