Crafting

Purple, Pink, and Mint Dot Granny Square Baby Blanket

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Brittany over at Just Be Crafty posted a tutorial back in 2017 for a “Circle to Square Granny Square.” This is something I’ve been wanting to try forever, and I’m so glad I finally did!

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Materials

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Baby Yarn in “Pink Poodle” (This was something that was already in my stash and has been discontinued.)
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn in Lavender
  • Red Heart Soft in Seafoam
  • Red Heart Soft in White
  • Size I/9 – 5.5mm crochet hook
  • scissors

Measurement / Sizing

My granny squares measured up at about 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.

I made a 5 x 6 blanket, which is a total of 30 squares. I made 10 circle centers in each color.

At the end my blanket (including the border and everything) measured approximately 35 inches x 41 inches.

Here’s the diagram I drew for myself for the layout of the squares:
layout diagram for purple pink mint dot granny square baby blanket

Joining the Squares

I followed the Continuous Join As You Go with PLT (pull loop through) method from Hooked by Robin, which I followed but with 1 change. I inserted the hook through the first DC instead of the 2nd DC. You can see the pinned comment mentions doing this and some of the people who replied tried it the way I tried it. I had no issue and preferred how this looked. (This is the same method of joining that I used on my Black-Eyed Susan Flower Granny Square Blanket Step-by-Step Tutorial by the way.) Here’s the video:

Creating a Clean Foundation for the Border

To tidy things up and make for a clean foundation for my finishing crab stitch border, I did 1 row of DC all the way around (with 2 DC + CH 2 + 2 DC in each corner as Robin instructs). Here’s the video tutorial (also from Hooked by Robin):

Blanket Border

My final border round is a crab stitch border to nicely finish things off. Here’s the video tutorial I followed from Bella Coco:

Here are some photos:

purple pink mint granny square centers

purple pink mint dot granny squares

purple pink mint dot granny square baby blanket

purple pink mint dot granny square baby blanket

Here’s an up close one of the crab stitch edging:
purple pink mint dot granny square baby blanket crab stitch edging

As always, I love to hear from you. Did you make this blanket or one like it? Or any of Brittany’s stuff over at Just Be Crafty? Leave a comment below, or find me on Instagram ( @YarnAndChocolate).

Cheers,
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