Sunday, February 2, 2014

Giant Granny Square

After a long break of many years, I started crocheting again a couple years ago. I've always been crafty, and while my kids were growing up I sewed (and sold) clothing, coverlets and draperies. A couple years ago, I picked up crochet again as a way to relax and relieve stress.

The first project I decided to tackle was something with granny squares. Why not? Granny squares can be used for a variety of crochet items, you get instant gratification by whipping up a square or two, and the color combinations are endless. I wanted to learn and make something at the same time (I don't like to waste time), so I followed a Youtube tutorial for granny squares to get me started. I highly recommend Crochet Geek for many different crochet tutorials; and she does have one for granny squares.

The first project I tackled was a baby afghan for my daughter R's son. Looking back at it now, it's not the prettiest thing in the world (hence no photo!), but it was good for a start. Then I made my granny square scarf and got lots of compliments on that.

One day, I was surfing the internet for ideas and stumbled across something called a Giant Granny Square Blanket. I was hooked!! Literally and figuratively! To make a Giant Granny Square you just keep making rounds until you reach the desired size of your blanket, instead of making a bunch of small, individual squares. I chose a palette of appealing colors to keep myself from getting bored. Here's the finished product. Since this Giant Granny Square doesn't have a home, it is for sale.

This Giant Granny Square Blanket is made with acrylic yarn in shades of blue, green, yellow, tan and off-white.

It measures 42 inches by 42 inches (107 cm x 107 cm) and is perfect as a large crib blanket, for a toddler bed or draped over your couch as a lap afghan.

You can get more information on my page, Custom-Made Crochet for You.

Making this Giant Granny Square was such a zen-like experience that I've no doubt, I'll make another one.


  1. BEAUTIFUL Colors!! it reminds me of Spring!!

    1. Thank you, Amy! And bring on Spring! :)

  2. Years ago, this was my go-to afghan when a friend was having a baby. Three skeins of yarn, use one up and then attach another. It had a solid center, a thick stripe around it and a thinner border. Simple as can be, and you can finish it in a few weeks or a month.

    This one's definitely a classic pattern.

  3. I've been looking at working one of these! Heaven knows I have enough yarn, LOL!

    1. With so much yarn, imagine all the color choices! You definitely have to make one. :)