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Simple Rectangular Granny Blanket

Simple Rectangular Granny Blanket
Simple Rectangular Granny Blanket

"This rectangular variation on the traditional granny square pattern can easily be adjusted to your preferred size. A simple chain space border adds a finishing touch. Use a self-striping ombré yarn to create beautiful color changes without having to weave in ends. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting in the round, increasing Skipping stitches, crocheting in chain spaces Skill Level Easy Finished Size Baby Blanket: 30” (76 cm) width x 36” (91.5 cm) length. Materials Red Heart Super Saver Ombré yarn (100% acrylic, 10 oz/283 g/482 yd/441 m) – 3 skeins in 3967 Sea Coral, or approximately 1,075 yd (983 m) in any medium weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used just under 2 skeins of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you may run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 3 skeins just in case. US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Gauge 16 sts (4 sets of 3 dc + ch-1 sp) = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project."

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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Assembly

Edging

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I would always skip right past the basics of the Red Heart offerings in my Michaels store. It is a shame that I have missed out for so long! I picked up the True Blue ombre a couple weeks ago and began crocheting a circle vest/duster. The way the color comes out of the skein and the way it translated into the piece was quite stunning, actually! It is not really scratchy, er, not as scratchy as I thought it would be. I am aware that these types of yarns can be softened in the washer beforehand, too.

I understand that this project is a baby blanket. Sometimes the size of items are not represented well in the photos. This project is just right for a baby girl but by selecting a different yarn color, you could just as easily create a special baby boy blanket. Thanks for all the tips and hints through out the post.

Yes, the granny square is a very simple technique but this finished simple rectangular granny blanket is any thing but simple. The finished project is beautiful. I appreciate learning to joining the granny squares with single crochet stitches to make a more neater appearance. All and any hints I learn while reading over patterns are noted for future use.

This Simple Rectangular Granny Blanket is very unassuming. It uses the Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn in monochromatic color. This type of yarn is so designed as to create this kind of evenly distributed colors giving the blanket a very neat finish and overall look. It used the color sea coral but you can do this in a color you fancy. You can do this in a similar monochromatic look or in a vibrant solid colors. Happy crocheting!

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