Tag Archive | Granny squares

Building Blocks Blanket – Finished and Delivered

The blanket is finally delivered! My sister-in-law’s baby shower was this afternoon. She seems to love the colors of the blanket.

Now that it’s been delivered, I can now show you the finished Building Blocks blanket.

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I used the same border on A’s baby blanket that I used on Viviann’s Garden, found on the Cherry Heart blog.

The squares are varying sizes of granny squares ranging from 2 rounds up to 8 rounds.

What do you think? Bright enough colors for a baby?

Building Blocks Blanket (WIP)

I’ve been hard at work on another baby blanket, this one using 8 fun and bright colors.

Spring Green, Pumpkin, Turqua, Amethyst, Blue, Hot Red, Bright Yellow, and Heartfelt. All by Red Heart.

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The ‘dark blue’ in the photo is actually the Amethyst. My phone will not show purple for some reason.

I’ve been crocheting tiny granny squares, small granny squares, medium granny squares, and a few large granny squares.

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I cannot show the layout fully yet as I want it to be a surprise for the momma-to-be.

But here is a sneak peek:

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All tails from making the squares are weaved. Now I just need to arrange all the squares in a way that I like, then start joining the squares together. Right now it appears to be shaping up to be around 33″x33″. With the border it should hopefully end up 36″x36″ which is perfect for a new baby.

I have roughly three weeks to finish this. Plus about three other projects all due around the same time.

Baby Squares

I was browsing through my favorite blogs list over there on the right (pointing my finger to the right as I type that…). And on Colour in a Simple Life, I saw her post titled Just Because and saw the precious little squares she made. And I thought to myself “Self, you need squares for a blanket. She has squares for a blanket, and she nicely provided a pattern for them”. After I thought that, I then thought “you need to make those squares”.

So I did! They are super easy and look so cute! But definitely girly. Even in those dreaded ‘boy’ colors.

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The middle picture, the last round is actually purple but it’s hard to tell.

After making up a few…dozen…I then thought about the solid granny squares I had been making. So I pulled one out of the tote and placed it with the new squares:

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Perfect fit size-wise!

What do you think, still too girly of a square even in boy colors?