This Granny Square Crochet Blanket is made with a timeless yet simple square that could be used for a throw, a baby blanket, or even as a table runner.
The square is very easy, especially since it is one color, so you have very few ends to weave in. The picture shows a full-size throw using worsted weight yarn.
A nice gift for a wedding or a baby shower!
Get the Pattern by Deborah O Leary Pattern here
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There You Go Throw
The There You Go Throw is a two tone join as you go blanket made of 6-inch squares - graphic, eye-catching, and so much fun to crochet! Fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding might understand the inspiration for the name! When I was trying to come up with a name (always the hardest part!), I was talking to some friends about how it reminded me so much of Greek graphic patterns - especially the colors! - and the movie came up. My friend Terri loves it as much as I do, and we decided to quote the character Gus, who loves to explain how things are Greek (even things that aren’t), and always ends it with ”…there you go!” Much like some of Gus’s explanations, this blanket isn’t Greek, but it is join as you go (aka quick to crochet), based on the basic granny square, and ready to make in any size desired for the perfect gift or personal pick-me-up - so There You Go!
Click here for the crochet pattern
Difficulty Level: Easy
Crochet Hook: K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge: Each square is 6" x 6"
Finished Size: Blanket Size Shown: 36" x 48" before border; customizable
US-K, 6.5mm hook
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This quick and easy yet truly beautiful Summer Throw Blanket pattern will allow even beginners to hook something that will surely elicit "oohs" and "aahs" from family and friends. This crochet afghan is so versatile, you could work it up into an adult-sized throw or keep it cute and give it to a grateful new parent. The perfect present for a baby shower or even a wedding shower! And you can switch up the color to suit any decor or season.