The perfect stash busting granny blanket.

Happy New Year! Who has promised themselves that that will not buy any yarn until they’ve used up their stash? I’m sure it’s something we all say at least once in our crochet lifetime. I know that I will never ever use up my entire stash, but I do put some plans in place to use up the yarn that I bought just to have just in case I ever needed it.

One of these plans is to make a square a day and create blankets or cushions or anything else that takes my fancy. And this is why I decided to experiment a bit with the blanket that I am sharing today as your granny suqare inspiration.

One thing I have noted with blankets made from squares is that if we’re not joining them with an invisible seam, then we’re joing them with a neutral or single colour that matches in with the rest of the blanket. If you’re doing a stash busting blanket then this often means having to purchase yarn to join with which kind of defeats the purpose of trying to use up yarn in your stash. So I decided to experiment a little with this blanket and joined with different colours for every join.

What do you think?

I don’t know about you, but I quite like it! I randomly picked from the colours I was using and tried to make it so that I didn’t use the same colour adjacent to each other when I worked the rows or columns. You could create some really unique joining patterns with your blankets or cushions. You could try just using 2 of the colours and alternate them. Or work one colour for the rows and a second or multiple ones ofr the columns. The choices are endless!

I joined my squares using single crochet (double crochet in UK terms). I worked in rows and then in columns. The border is moss stitch using a different colour for every round. The square is one from the Hooked on Crochet Club members library of squares. The yarn is KnitPicks Comfy Sport which has now been discontinued – but I bought a lot of it because I loved it and didn’t want to miss out.

I’ll be covering how I made it with my clubhouse members in week 2 of this month in our Hook and Learn sessions. Not a member yet? The doors will be opening again soon so you should add your name to the waitlist!

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Seona x

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