Picot edging

The Granny Square Blanket

Before I start, I really want to thank everyone for all the lovely comments! All the interest and support has been wonderful!

So! Who said the granny square blanket wasn’t modern…..photo 2 (8)

This gorgeous design is timeless and although frequently used for baby blankets they also make beautiful throws. I was largely inspired by the free  pattern listed on daisycottagedesigns.net and followed it rather closely. However, my pattern reading skills still need to be improved and I struggled to understand round one. So I actually started the blanket by:

  • Slip knot, chain four and slip stitch in the first chain to create a circle.
  • Round one- chain two, two dc into the circle. *Chain one and three dc into the circle* Repeat three times and slip stitch to join. Slip stitch along and into the first chain one gap.

As Lauren’s design was advertised as a baby blanket, I also increased the rows to make more of a lap blanket.

So I have:

12 rows of navy blue

4 rows of cream

4 rows of red

4 rows of navy

4 rows of cream

4 rows of red

4 rows of navy

But what I love the most about this design is the picot edging. It not only protects the edges from fraying it helps to support the shape and structure of the  holey granny square, while making the design stylish and contemporary.

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So do check out http://www.daisycottagedesigns.net/2014/02/free-crochet-patterns-granny-square.html if you would like to follow the design more closely. However, If anybody would be interested in purchasing a throw from me I’ll soon be creating an Etsy account!

So  I’ll leave you with another a cat picture, as that seemed to work wonders for last time!

Bye for now!



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