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My Journey with the Giant Granny Square Blanket Pattern

September 09, 2023 3 min read

My Journey with the Giant Granny Square Blanket Pattern - Secret Yarnery

Hey there, fellow crafting enthusiasts! If you are like me and enjoy adding a touch of warmth and creativity to your living spaces, you're in for a treat. I'm Christa, and today I'm excited to share my personal journey with the Giant Granny Square Blanket Pattern. Together, we'll dive into the world of crocheting and create a cozy masterpiece that's not only functional but also a work of art.

Watch the LEFT-HANDED video tutorial here!!

Giant Granny Square Blanket Pattern

As an experienced crocheter, I've always loved the classic Granny Square design, but this written pattern I made, takes you to a whole new level. Instead of stitching together multiple smaller squares, you'll be crafting one large, continuous rectangular square. This modern twist not only saves time but also gives your project a contemporary edge.

Getting Started

Before we begin our creative journey, let's gather our materials:

  • Yarn: Choose your favorite colors and textures. I recommend Saver
    Size 4 Worsted 10 ply yarn for the cozy blanket, which you can access here!

  • Crochet Hook: Select a hook size that matches your chosen yarn. A larger hook creates a looser, more breathable fabric. I used a 7.0mm hook, which you can find here

  • Scissors: Essential for trimming yarn ends as we go.

  • Tapestry Needle: We'll use this to neatly weave in loose ends.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQ 1: Can I use different types of yarn for my Giant Granny Square Blanket?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with various yarn textures and colors to achieve a unique look.

FAQ 2: How long does it take to complete a Giant Granny Square Blanket?

The time required depends on your crochet speed and the size of the blanket. It could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

FAQ 3: Are there any alternative patterns that resemble the Giant Granny Square Blanket?

Yes, you can explore variations like the "Continuous Granny Square" or "Rectangular Granny Square" patterns for different effects.

FAQ 4: Can beginners attempt the Giant Granny Square Blanket?

While this pattern is relatively simple, I recommend beginners have some basic crochet skills before attempting it.

FAQ 5: Where can I find inspiration for color combinations?

Subscribe to my YouTube channel ➡️ here, and become part of the vibrant crochet community. You will access all the yarn and crochet inspiration you need through my tutorials, podcasts and live chats.

Your Questions Answered

Q1: Are there any washing and care instructions for the finished blanket?

A1: To keep your Giant Granny Square Blanket in top condition, hand wash it in cold water and lay it flat to dry.

Q2: How do I prevent my Giant Granny Square Blanket from curling at the edges?

A2: To prevent curling, add a border of single crochet stitches around the entire blanket. This stabilizes the edges and gives your project a neater finish.

Q3: Can I incorporate different stitch patterns within my Giant Granny Square Blanket?

A3: Absolutely! Get creative with your stitches. You can experiment with popcorn stitches, shells, or even post stitches to add texture and depth to your design.

Q4: What's the best way to weave in ends securely in my Giant Granny Square Blanket?

A4: To ensure your ends stay put, weave them in using a tapestry needle, following the path of the stitches for a few inches. This helps prevent unraveling over time.

Q5: What's the best way to block my completed Giant Granny Square Blanket?

A5: To achieve a professional finish, block your blanket by gently wetting it, shaping it to the desired dimensions, and allowing it to air dry. This helps even out stitches and ensures your masterpiece looks its best.

Crafting your very own Giant Granny Square Blanket is a delightful journey that combines tradition with modern creativity. With its timeless charm and cozy warmth, this blanket is sure to become a cherished part of your home. So, grab your crochet hook, pick out some lovely yarn, and let's embark on this crafting adventure together. It's not just a blanket; it's a work of art made with love.

I am a passionate crocheter with years of experience, creating crochet projects, and sharing my expertise through my YouTube channel and downloadable written patterns. With a strong focus on quality and creativity, I aim to inspire and support the global crochet community. Let's crochet together and create lasting memories!