There is going to be a new baby in our family in November.* I’ll give more details later, but for now suffice it to say that there will be a fair amount of baby knitting going on here in the next few months.
To kick off, I want to make a cot blanket. We found out this week that the baby will be a girl, which means I could go yarn shopping and make a start on it. Inspired by Kylie, I decided to crochet a granny-a-day blanket. I love Asiye’s restrained use of colour in her seablue afghan, and have decided to make this blanket in just four colours: cerise, lilac, pale green and white.
My first idea was to make five-round squares with both the centre and the edge of each square pink. However, I thought these looked a bit uniform, and were also too pink for my liking.
My second idea was to make four-round squares with an edging of single crochet in pink, but after making a couple of them I thought that they were too small.
Feeling rather like Goldilocks in my search for the perfect porridge granny square, on my third attempt I made five-round squares with an edging of single crochet in pink. I kept the same colour order in each square, but with the colours progressing from square to square.
I love this version! Having found a combination that I like, I then got a bit carried away and spent the rest of the day making them. So, eight down, fifty-two to go!
If you don’t know how to make granny squares, and would like to have a go, there is a great tutorial on Crochet Cabana.
* it’s not mine!
They are looking very pretty.Very cheerful. A new baby is very exciting especially when it isn’t you getting up in the night. A square a day is a great idea. Maybe I should do that with my hex blanket.
Love this colour combination. I don’t know why but I simply do not get how to crochet. I’ve tried internet tutorials and reading instructions, but to no avail. I’m thinking of a one last ditch attempt – a class. Something for autumn, maybe.
ha, I love the little * note at the end!
This is going to be stunning, and I’ll wager you are going to love working on it – they are so addictive! I’m almost finished my granny squares and am about ready to sew the last on and start going round and round
I love your color combo; that is going to be beautiful!
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love the qualifier at the end Anna!
I really enjoy seeing your thought processes. That’s not something I ever think to capture and when i read yours I can see how it can be really interesting and insightful!
like bells says – your thought process is wonderful to observe.
its looking really great! love the colour combo. and they are addictive arent they? looking at yours reminded me of my huge throw, which needs around 40 more… i really should just finish it
* the remark at the end made me really laugh, just in case we all had funny ideas…:D
Very nice squares. I made the chocolate cake at the weekend and it was delicious!
I love the colors!
Very pretty – it is going to be a beautiful blanket…I really need to learn how to crochet!
I love how much work you put into your design process – it really shows with your finished products. It will be lovely.
Look forward to hearing more about the new arrival!
I’ve so been wanting to do a granny square blanket. But I think sometimes the colors overwhelm me. I love your color choices and how you’ve decided to work them out! Great idea! You’ll have it done in no time!
Baby things are so much fun. The crochet square look perfect for a blanket and I love those colors. A bit different from the usual pink.
I love the colours! I feel so inspired, I haven’t crocheted since I was a child, and I only took up knitting again about two years ago having learned as a kid too … but am now desperate to crochet a granny square, lol!
Your cot blanket is going to look gorgeous! And your process is quite fascinating and interesting.
I really do need to learn how to crochet. Those squares look awesome.
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Gorgeous colour choices and now I’m thinking I need to knit some.
You’ve almost got me thinking I should learn crochet – almost.
I like your final verssion best too.
I haven’t crochetted Granny Squares in oh, about (cough, cough)… 30 years. Perhaps it’s time I re-learn, your baby blanket is going to be delightful.
I have just learned to crochet granny squares and am currently doing six round squares for a cot blanket. Squares work out around 6 inches when finished, but have absolutely know idea how many to do for a cot blanket. Help please.
I found out how to crochet when I was young. It did take me a long time to master it but now I can make lots of things now. I love it!