15Jun

Crochet Farmhouse Chunky Blanket

{15.06.19}

Lululoves | Crochet Farmhouse Blanket

Hello! I finished a blanket a few weeks back… it’s such a momentous occasion that I felt I just had to document it ;) I think the reason this one worked up so fast was not only because of the beautiful chunky yarn but also that I was just really feeling this one! I love the colours, the yarn and just working those squares up was meditative crochet at its best, I was actually sad to finish it…

Lululoves | Crochet Farmhouse Blanket

It started with this lovely King Cole Magnum chunky yarn. I was really drawn to the shades, the yarn is soft but has that slight woolly smell to it which I love, it doesn’t feel too synthetic to work with either (definitely none of that horrible squeaking you get from some acrylics). I also love that the shades have dimension to them so they are not just a flat colour. I really wanted to create a farmhouse style blanket with that patchwork feel. To achieve this I worked a cream square every other square and only joined using those cream squares. This meant the join-as-you-go (JOG) method was modular rather than joining in rows but meant I had those lovely cream slip stitches showing on every coloured square. If you’re unsure what I mean by this modular JOG method I took inspiration from Sandra’s Battenberg Blanket over at The Cherry Heart Blog. There’s a great tutorial video here.

Lululoves | Crochet Farmhouse Blanket

Yarn: King Cole Magnum Chunky (25% wool, 75% premium acrylic) 100g = 151yds/138m

Shades: Champagne 1435 x 9 balls, Sandstone 1437 x 3 balls, Bracken 3118 x 3 balls, shell 3278 x 3 balls

Hook: 6mm / J-10

Measurements: Approx. 155 x 155cm (61 x 61”)

Notes:

I used my trusty basic reversible granny square pattern; no chains between clusters and two chains to create each corner, turned every row. I got just over two squares per 100g ball of yarn and worked them up in the following order:

A total of 36 squares, each measuring approx. 24 x 24cm (9.5 x 9.5”)

5 full squares (7 rounds) in Sandstone 

5 full squares (7 rounds) in Mixed colours 

4 full squares (7 rounds) in Shell 

4 full squares (7 rounds) in Bracken 

18 (6 round) squares in Champagne– these I made first and then when I was ready to join I added the 7thround whilst joining with slip stitches into the spaces of the squares to be joined.

I’ve written the pattern for the granny squares out below as I had several people ask for it. But you can make your granny squares any way you feel comfortable.

UK Terms:

Work 18 Squares as follows:

Basic Reversal Granny Square pattern (7 Rounds): 

Foundation: Ch5, join with a sl st to make a ring (or create a magic ring if you prefer)

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1tr here and throughout), 2tr into ring, [ch2, 3tr] into ring three times, ch2, join with a sl st into top of beginning ch3, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch3, 2tr in ch2-sp, 2ch, 3tr into same sp, * [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into next ch2-sp, repeat from * twice more, join with a sl st to beginning ch3, turn.

Rnd 3: Ch3, 2tr in space between clusters, * [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into next ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters, repeat from * twice more, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into last ch2-sp, join with a sl st to beginning ch3, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch3, 2tr in space between clusters, * [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into next ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters {twice}, repeat from * twice more, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into last ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters, join with a sl st to beginning ch3, turn.

Rnd 5: Ch3, 2tr in space between clusters, 3tr in next space between next set clusters, * [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into next ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters {three times}, repeat from * twice more, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into last ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters, join with a sl st to beginning ch3, turn.

Rnd 6: Ch3, 2tr in space between clusters, 3tr in next space between next set clusters, * [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into next ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters {four times}, repeat from * twice more, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into last ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters {twice}, join with a sl st to beginning ch3, turn.

Rnd 7: Ch3, 2tr in space between clusters, 3tr in next space between next set clusters {twice}, * [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into next ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters {five times}, repeat from * twice more, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] into last ch2-sp, 3tr in next space between clusters {twice}, join with a sl st to beginning ch3, turn. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Work 18 more squares to round 6 only. You will then complete round 7 whilst slip stitching into the squares to be joined.

Border:

I simply worked three rows of granny stripe stitch: 3trs into each space, no chains, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into each corner space.

For the fourth round I worked a row of shells: 6tr into space, 1dc into next; along, then 12tr into each corner space.

Lululoves | Crochet Farmhouse Blanket

Lululoves | Crochet Farmhouse Blanket

Lululoves | Crochet Farmhouse Blanket

Lululoves | Crochet Farmhouse Blanket

You can also see the finished blanket in the latest episode of my YouTube podcast here and that, I think, is everything about my Farmhouse Granny Square Blanket. If you have any more queries feel free to drop me an email and I’ll help you the best I can.

Bye for now, Em xx

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