Planning a Blanket

.I made loads of squares for my granny square book and since then they’ve been neatly piled in a corner of my craft room.  They’ve been moved around and resorted over and over again but always end up in a neat pile in the corner.  Some have still got their labels on!

I thought I’d better do something with them and what better than a snuggly blanket.  Winter is coming after all!


I laid them out randomly.  I toyed with the idea of arranging them somehow but just decided to let them fall where they wanted.  It was tricky to put the blocks into some kind of order, either by colour or stylebut I did make sure that the Home and Sweet squares fell in a row nicely in the middle!




I’ve been dithering over what colour to use to join all the blocks.  I don’t want to spend too much money on yarn. It would be great to use up some of my stash yarn.  The problem is I’ve only got enough yarn in either dark brown or a very, very bright green.



You can find patterns to all the squares pictured in my granny square book. Links to Amazon to purchase the book are below (please note these are affiliate links and I may earn some pennies from these links at no extra cost to you).

  • The British version of the book is called ‘100 Bright and Colourful Granny Squares to Crochet’ and is available here*.
  • The American version of the book is called ‘100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet’ and is available here*.



Now to find some yarn to edge and join them…


Here is the blanket continued.

Happy Hooking!


  1. Paula Reply →

    That's beautiful, like crochet patchwork. I borrowed your book from the library and loved your squares, I've reserved it again as there's a few squares I want to try making.

    1. Leonie Reply →

      Hi Hester,

      All the patterns for the squares are in my book 100 Bright and Colourful Granny Squares to Crochet. You can find out more about the book here…
      If you decide to buy the UK edition please use the code for a discount!
      The book is also in the library system here in the UK and, I think, in the US.
      Many thanks and Happy Hooking!
      Leonie x

    1. Leonie Reply →

      Hi Julie,
      I joined all the blocks using Cascade 220 shade no. 8687 Butter. And, used the same for a simple edging.
      Many thanks and Happy Hooking!
      Leonie x

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