The Granny Blanket…

The blanket of many colours progresses.  I love crochet blankets, I like the way that they add instant splashes of colour and cosiness. I like to wrap myself in one on cool evenings to watch tv or read, always with a cat somewhere near (‘if you crochet it, they will come’).  I like that they are simple and quick enough to make so that I don’t get bored, and that there is no real pattern to follow or rows to count.  Crochet as meditation – perfect.

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Instructions:

Make a chain that’s a multiple of 3, plus 2 extra (not too tight!).

Row 1: Work a double crochet (single crochet if you’re in the USA) into each chain starting with the second chain from the hook. Turn.

Row 2: 3 chain, 1 treble (USA double crochet) into first stitch.  Skip 2 stitches, then work 3 treble into next stitch.  Continue skipping 2 stitches then working 3 trebles into next stitch across row until you have 3 stitches left.  Skip 2 stitches then work 2 treble into last stitch.  Turn.

Row 3: 3 chain.  Work 3 trebles into each space between groups of trebles on previous row.  To finish row make 1 treble into top stitch of chain 3 on previous row.  There are no rules as to colours here so feel free to continue in the same shade, or tie in a new colour to start the next row.  Continue until the blanket is the required size.

I’ll probably just edge the blanket with a couple of rows of trebles (for simplicity) when I’ve decided it’s finished, as it’s probably the part I like doing least!

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6 thoughts on “The Granny Blanket…

  1. Bee – Thanks for joining us at Inspire Me Monday – your blanket, photograph and kitty are just lovely!

    Congrats – you are one of our featured guests at this week’s party – #178 – and we look forward to seeing you again! 🙂

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