Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Where are the 365 Granny Squares?

So you may be wondering what has happened to those 365 squares that were made last year. I made a blanket for my granddaughter with some of the squares. I used 36 4-1/2 inch (11cm) squares. The finished size of the blanket is 36" x 36" (92 cm x 92 cm)

Annie's Blanket

I added a row of sc or hdc around each square to make them all the same size and then connected them together with sc. The next step was to hdc around the whole blanket to make the blanket even for the edging.

The edging is made with 3 dc clusters-the same ones you use for a granny stripe blanket, with a splash of color in between. The color rows are sc between clusters, ch 3, and sc between the next set of cluster sts. The final row is a sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc in each ch 3 space around, this gives it the frilly look.

Some  of the squares were sent to SIBOL Sunshine International Blankets of Love in the United Kingdom. They are an organization that makes blankets for the elderly. You can access their information here.

Here are a few photos of the blankets made with some of the squares:
These squares were made into a shawl
Here we have a small blanket
The pictures of the other blankets can be found on the SIBOL page on  Ravelry, here are the links if you would like to see the other blankets: SIBOL-jesseebonbon  SIBOL-Joyce  SIBOL-Jenn (you have have to sign-in to your Ravelry account to see these pictures).

If you are not already hooked up with Ravelry, you should be, It is a community of crocheters and knitters, who share patterns and advice. Oh, did I forget to say it is FREE to sign-up!

It has been great to see the different ways people use granny squares to make blankets. I know these blankets will go to people who will really love them!

My next blog post will be the final installment of the multi-stitch CAL. I hope those out there doing the blanket will send me photos so I can post them on my blog.

Have a good week!
Happy Crocheting!


  1. So cute, thanks for sharing! Visiting from annemarie's blog.


  2. You made beautiful projects.
    I like the blanket, such nice colors.

  3. That little baby blanket is beautiful! :)

  4. Thank you very much! I really enjoy crocheting!

  5. It is gorgeous - stunning combination of squares!

  6. tes grannys sont trés beaux originalité absolue bravo les miens avance bien aussi pour ma futur jupe voir blog! a bientôt biz

  7. Thank you very much, please send me a link to your blog!