Go Do Make!

OMG…You guys!!! We are now on the last week of squares! We are going back to basics again this week. We will be making 8 squares of the basic granny square pattern just like we did in Week 4, but we are going to be using a different color for the main block to create the pattern at the end when we join. Here’s how the squares look before the join so you can see in the pattern why we are doing two weeks of the same type of square!

granny square blanket
I have really loved working on this project with all of you! You have shared your squares in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group, and I am loving all of your color combinations! I can’t wait to see the finished blankets once everything is joined together and finished off with a border!

In case you are just now finding this Crochet Along, you can find the previous weeks here:

For this group of 8 squares I chose to use Color A (Impeccable Yarn in Lavender) for the main color, and Color (Impeccable Yarn in Teal)for the final round. I’m using a I/9 (5.5mm) hook.

R1: Ch 5, join with a slip stitch (ss) to the 1st ch to form circle

R2: Ch 3, 2dc in circle, *ch 3, 3dc in circle, repeat twice, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3

R3: Ch 4 (counts as 1dc + ch1), * [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in corner, ch 1, repeat twice, [3 dc, ch 3, 2dc] in last corner, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch4

R4: Ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, * (3 dc, 3 ch, 3 dc) in corner sp, ch 1, 3dc in next ch sp, ch 1, repeat from * around. sl st to 3rd ch of starting  ch3

R5: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1). 3dc in next ch sp, ch 1, * [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in corner, ch 1, 3dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 3dc in next ch sp, ch 1, repeat from * around to last corner, ch 1, 2dc in next ch sp, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3

R6: Ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc next ch sp, ch 1, [3dc, ch3, 3dc] in corner, ch 1, [3dc in each ch sp, ch 1], repeat from * around, sl st to  3rd ch of starting ch3

R7: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch1), * [3dc, ch1] in ch spaces, [3dc, ch 3, 3dc, ch 1] in each corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch 4, fasten off and weave in ends

R8: Change color, start in corner sp: [ch 3, 1dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corner,* dc in each st to corner, {ch 2, ch 2, 2dc] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of starting ch3, fasten off, weave in ends

I found these simple squares to be very relaxing to work on. My hubby and I have been re-watching Season One of Westworld. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it! It’s sci-fi meets western meets romance meets action. I know that sounds like a mess, but trust me, it’s awesome! And watching it the second time through I am catching so many things I missed the first time! These squares were easy to work on while I watched so I didn’t have to miss anything. Tag me on Instagram if you want to share your progress!

If you want to try a different style of CAL, check out the Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL. It’s made in rows with lots of colorful stripes!
Happy crocheting!

 Update: Now that this Crochet Along is complete, the FULL pattern is available as an AD FREE PDF through Ravelry.

Please, please, please feel free to share your work with me! I would love to see your progress and finished pieces. Half the joy of creating is sharing it! You can post your work here in the comments, on my Facebook page, or you can join the Couch Surfer Crocheters FB Group!

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