As my 365 Days of Granny Squares has progressed, I have accumulated boxes of the completed squares with the intent to make blankets and various projects from all this hard work. My first endeavor was this Kaleidoscope Garden Afghan. Named for the variety of colors and the use of the 3-D floral squares in the center of the blanket, this piece is a great beginning to this yearlong project.
I used 68 squares to make this afghan and the final measurements with the border is 66 inches (167 cm) X 72 inches (183 cm)
As we embarked on this project, I have witnessed an incredible amount of creativity that has come from others participating in these daily squares. I’m so happy to see everyone Hashtagging #365DaysofGrannySquares and #YARNutopia. I am watching everyone’s posts and progress! *Double Tap*
The purpose of this project was to teach a variety of stitches and expand our crochet knowledge in granny squares that exist. I have seen an array of beautiful blankets, pillow covers, jackets, and many other pieces of art springing forth from this creativity from everyone participating. Each square is a small piece of art that was meant for a bigger purpose. Here is my combination put together into a large blanket that I plan to give to someone special.
Below you will see the squares laid out on the floor as my vision came to life. I made a few minor changes and rearranged some squares in the final project. If you are following along with these instructions for this particular arrangement, feel free to move your squares to show a pleasing pattern that suits you.
Between each Granny Square section, I added a 4-row border of Double Crochets before I added the next section. I finished this blanket with a 4 row edge of Double Crochets as well.
I enjoyed working on this piece while sipping some chai and enjoying the nice weather on my porch.
The blanket fit on a queen sized bed. It was so big, it was difficult to take a full photo of the final product!
Here is the layout of my squares. Each link will take you to its video tutorial. See all 365 Days of Granny Squares here.
For the center, I used:
For the 2nd Round (Middle Round) of Granny Squares, I used:
For the 3rd Round (Outer Round) of Granny Squares, I used: