Time is a luxury, and that makes it precious, but now during lockdown we have so much time. Time to read, time to cook, and time to make things. My latest make is a Farmhouse Granny crochet blanket…
Such a pleasure to crochet and a super-fast hook up, mainly because the pattern calls for chunky yarn and a size 6mm hook.
Farmhouse Granny Crochet Blanket.
- Free Pattern: Bundle handmade on Ravelry
- Skill Level Medium- intermediate
- Yarn: Bonus Hayfield chunky 100g from love crafts I made 24 squares. I bought 20 balls and had 2 left over for the border.
- Hook: 6 mm (UK) for a looser gauge I could also have used a 7 mm (UK)
- Stitches. Chain, dc (UK) or SC (US) puff stitch and treble (UK) or double crochet (US)
- Time taken about 28 hours, OR 2 hours each evening whilst watching TV!
Changes I made to the farmhouse Granny Crochet Blanket:
Added a simple dc – UK (SC-US) border. after joining all my squares in a 6 x 4 rectangle. Then crocheted 5 rounds, with a chain at start of each round to keep it straight. I did not block the squares, instead I gave the whole blanket a gentle, albeit cool wash in the machine, hung it to dry, by folded in half over the washing line. It came out perfectly…
A word on Joining.
EDIT – I followed instructions and sewed the squares together. My favourite way of joining squares is by crocheting them together. I wish in retrospect that I had crocheted them as usual, because they have since come undone, which is exactly why I prefer a crochet join! It’s a much stronger method of joining.
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