Crochet blanket for Nanna

Yellow crochet flower blanket

This is the first of my crafty makes for Christmas. I’m making quite a few gifts and cards this year so I need to get cracking. 1 down!

The blanket is a Christmas present for my Nan. I was trying to think of gift ideas for her but she has everything she needs except good health. My Mum told me she uses the last blanket I made her alot as she’s feeling the cold at the moment. So I decided to make her a lap blanket. I don’t have to worry about her seeing this because she doesn’t have internet access so there’s no way she’ll see it before Christmas Day!

The pattern

I still love granny squares but I was starting to feel like I’ve crocheted them to death (I didn’t think this was possible) so I was on the look out for something more interesting from a makers point of view. I found Flower Granny Square pattern by Luba Davies on Etsy. This pattern is also available on Ravelry. It’s well written, super easy to follow and only costs £1. Bargain. I made a couple of alterations to the pattern which were purely down to personal preference:

  • Round 1: ch4 instead of a ch6
  • Round 7: ch4 on the connecting chains instead of a ch5
  • I only worked 2 granny square rounds on my flowers to create smaller squares.
Edging

I added 3 rounds of single crochet around the blanket to create neat, simple edging.

The wool

I went to my local charity shop and picked up a few balls of wool from there. My only stipulation was something machine washable for easy care. I bought Cygnet DK in Buttercream, Mother of Pearl and White – shade numbers in the ‘notes’ section at the bottom of this post.

The finished blanket

Yellow and white crochet flower granny square blanket

Ta-dah! Crochet flower granny square blanket

Yellow crochet flower blanket

Yellow crochet flower

I nicknamed these flowers ‘wool eaters’ because each one uses a surprising amount of wool. I only bought one ball of Buttercream and Mother of Pearl but ended up having to go back and buy another of each.

Crochet flower granny square

Mother of Pearl crochet flower

I’ve included a photo of the back of the flower. If you are a beginner, you can see what the back will look like and how everything connects together.

Crochet flower back

Back of the flower

Notes

  • Wool: Cygnet DK Buttercream – 161 (Pale yellow) Cygnet DK Mother of Pearl – 146 (blue grey) and Cygnet DK White – 208.
  • Project duration: 2 weeks.
  • Equipment: 4mm Clover soft touch crochet hook and wool needle.
  • Total cost: £8.75.
  • Total yardage: 1490m / 1630yds.
  • Blanket size: 90cm (L) x 67cm (W) = 8 squares x 6 squares to make a rectangular blanket to cover legs.
  • Number of squares: 48.

11 Comments

  1. Diane hart

    This is absolutley stunning and inspirational – colours are gorgeous

  2. Just wanted to say your blanket is fab!! Love the colours! Bet your Nanna was over the moon! x

  3. Suzette van Heerden

    Do you crochet on order? I have a beautiful picture of a crocheted blanket which I would love to get for my daughter’s little girl. She is expected in June.
    Please let me know.
    Regards

    • Hi Suzette, I’m afraid I don’t crochet to order. It might be worth looking for someone to help you on Folksy or Etsy. I hope you manage to find someone who can make a blanket for your granddaughter 🙂

  4. Suzette van Heerden

    I am desperately looking for somebody to crochet a beautiful blanket for .y little granddaughter

    • olivia-eve

      I crochet to order if you would like to email me and provide a picture of the blanket that you would like made.thanks

    • Hi Gail, there is a pattern link in the ‘The Pattern’ section of my blog post – available on Ravelry.

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