Hi my friends 🙂
I know that you will agree that a Granny Square Baby Blanket is a traditional, versatile and easy choice. A crocheter just decides on the patterns, makes enough granny squares and joins them to reveal a beautiful blanket! Despite the time it will take you to make one, it is a wonderful gift for a newborn baby.
What granny square pattern should I choose?
I decided to go for a very simple pattern; a mixture of classic and solid granny squares. The number of granny squares is yours, as it depends on how big you want your blanket to be.
You decide the pace and do a granny square when you have a bit of time. Soon, you will have enough granny squares to assemble your blanket. I started this baby blanket in November and I finished it in the beginning of January. I am very busy with a million other projects (and life happens!) and therefore I need enough time to plan them out. That’s just me; other people work differently!
What yarn should I buy & what colors should I choose?
For a baby blanket I would definetely choose 100% cotton yarn. It is soft, it won’t cause any irritations and it can be used both in the Winter & Summer months! Try also to choose colors that look good together. I would also recommend, although I didn’t do that with this blanket, to choose colors that are unisex! Mums will really appreciate that 🙂
How should I join the granny squares together?
Joining granny squares is simple and there are some different ways to do it. I followed the method shown below by my favorite Bella Coco:
Although, in the picture I took, I show you the other side! Ooops 🙂
Do I need to make a border on the blanket?
I think, a border always makes a blanket take shape. It can be anything you want, but make a border, even if it’s a simple one. I did stripes of the main colors! Simple, but it did the job! If you want to be more creative and flexible then there is a vast amount of borders and edging patterns you can choose from.
And here is the Granny Square Baby Blanket!
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