Crochet Circle Blanket

8:22:00 PM

Do you remember back in August when I told you about the progress I was making on Lil' Bit's circle blanket. Well, after long last, I have finished!

Crochet Circle Blanket with Granny Squares

I told you that I was basing my blanket on the one at Icing on the Cake. I followed all of her instructions from Round 1 to Round 4. However, my relative inexperience in crochet...betrayed me. I simply could not understand how to join the squares as I went. So I went back to pinterest and did a little bit of research. I based my joining method on the one at Carina's Craft Blog. After everything was joined together, I created my own border. If you want to do this afghan, follow these steps:

Go to Icing on the Cake and make all the granny squares, Rounds 1 through 4. The colors are rounds 1-3 and the white is round 4. It really does work better if you mass produce all the circles and then do the white all at once.

Crochet Circles

Arrange the squares in a pattern you like.

Go to Carina's Craft Blog and join each square into row as wide as you want the blanket to be, then join each row together.
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Crochet Blanket Closeup
Then do the border, as follows: Start in one corner "space": 3 ch (=1 dc), 1 dc, 3ch,  2 dc in corner space;  {*1 ch; 4 dc in chain space * repeat 3 times total. You will be at the corner of the first granny square. 1 ch; 2 dc in corner space; 1 ch; 4 dc in chain space of joining row; 1 ch; 2 dc in corner space of next granny square.} Repeat instructions in bracket until you come to the corner space at the end of your side. To turn the corner, 2 dc, 3 ch, 2c in corner space, then continue to repeat the instructions in the bracket. Repeat for all sides, then slip stitch into the first corner. Then work in all those ends....voila! You have a blanket!

Crochet Circle Blanket with Granny Squares flat

I hope that makes sense! Lil Bit loves this little blanket. I'm just glad that I successfully finished a crochet project this big!




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20 comments

  1. I wish I could sew. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  2. That is really beautiful! Good job.

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  3. This is very pretty - great job!

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  4. That looks Gorgeous! I am looking forward to some cool days so I can get back into my yarn pile.Thanks for the tips.
    Sheree
    www.seaweedandraine.com

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  5. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-5/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  6. So adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the circle grannies! Your blanket turned out great:@)

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  8. It looks amazing! I am sure it is going to be well loved.

    Jenny @ http://jennylynndesignz.blogspot.com/

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  9. Beautiful ... it caught my eye on one of the link parties!

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  10. so cute! a great take-along project. I just might try this myself, thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love this! The colors are great and the circles looks so beautifully done! Plus I think there is nothing classier then the white outline. I came over from Classy Clutter's Link Party to say hello and tell you I'm a new fb follower!

    <3 Bethany @ Thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow! This turned out great; love the mix of colors. I'm putting this on my pinterest board to try out in the future. thanks for the tutorial.

    Kerry @ http://thecraftynovice.blogspot.com/

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  13. Beautiful! The colors look so good together.
    I love crochet. I working on some hats for donation right now.

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  14. So pretty! Love the colors! I'd love for you to link this up at my Make Something Monday party!

    ~ Sarah
    http://sarahndipities.indiemade.com/blog/make-something-monday-link-party-72

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  15. Gorgeous! One of these days I will actually crochet blanket. It always seems so daunting to me.

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  16. Stunning! I've made so many projects, but I've never started a granny square patchwork because I'm afraid I'd get crochet ADD. I have all the stuff to make one, though. I've got to just take the plunge.


    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  17. This is so beautiful! I LOVE it. You've done an amazing job. I always love seeing what other hookers do. I'm so excited to be a new follower.

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  18. How gorgeous! I like crochet as on on-the-go craft, so this looks like a great project for me!

    Stopping by from the Pinterest Challenge party at I'm Topsy Turvy :)

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