It’s finally time to start the CAL for the Southwest Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern! I hope you’re as excited as I am! More details about crochet alongs and the materials are posted HERE.
I had so much fun creating and making this blanket and I can’t wait to see what colors you all have chosen. As I said in the previous post, I used Red Heart Soft Essentials. It’s a category 5 yarn, but I think a category 4 yarn would work just fine. My squares ended up being about 5″x 5″ after blocking.
The colors are going to be released row by row. So that makes 12 squares per week with 12 weeks of making squares. Then 2 weeks for seaming, weaving in ends, and the border. So let’s get started!
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(materials list is just for this week, find the full materials list HERE)
Red Heart Soft Essentials in Cream, Peony, and Minty
6.0 mm hook
Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Magic ring (or ch 4 and sl st to first ch to form a ring)
Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as dc
HALF AND HALF GRANNY SQUARE
Make 4 with Peony/Cream
Make 4 with Teal/Cream
FIND THE PHOTO TUTORIAL FOR HALF & HALF GRANNY SQUARES >>> HERE <<<
SOLID GRANNY SQUARE
Make 4 solid Cream
For consistency purposes, the solid granny squares are still worked in turned rounds so they have the same “front and back” as the half and half squares
Make a magic ring
Round 1: ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, join to first ch 3 with sl st (12 dc, 8 ch)
Round 2: Turn, sl st into the ch 2 space, ch 3, dc into ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * repeat from * to * 2 more times to last ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch 2) in ch 2 space, join to first ch 3 with sl st (28 dc, 8 ch)
Round 3: turn, sl st into ch 2 space, ch 3, dc into ch 2 space, dc in next 7 stitches, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 space, dc in next 7 stitches* repeat from * to * 2 more times to last ch 2 space, (2 dc, ch 2) in ch 2 space, join to first ch 3 with sl st (44 dc, 8 ch)
Fasten off, weave in the ends
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