I have a lot of various pink yarns in my stash so I was always going to have to introduce them at some point! And here they are! These next four rows are based on simple ‘granny square’ stitches where 3 treble (US double crochet) stitches are crocheted into the same stitch along the row and then on the next rows in the gaps between the groups of trebles.
They remind me of crocheted ‘Granny Square’ blankets which must be stored in beach huts all around the coast. And by crocheting them in these colours, the groups of trebles also make me think of strawberry and vanilla ice-creams which we can enjoy at the seaside- Yay! 😊
And here’s a little round-up of Blankets being made and shared over on Instagram…
So here goes… (remember I use UK terminology)
At the end of row 21 you should have joined a new colour but NOT made a turning chain. This is so we can make a slip stitch at the start of this next row (into the first stitch you would normally crochet into) to get the hook into the right position so that we can then get 60 x 3tr groups in this next row…
Row 22 1ss in next st, 3ch (counts as first st), 2tr in same st, continue with (miss 2 sts, 3tr in next st) and repeat to end missing the final st, join with a new colour at end of row, 3ch, turn (60 x 3tr groups, 180 sts)
Row 23 Miss 2 sts, 3tr in space between each 3tr group to end, miss 2 sts, 2tr in final st, join with a new colour at end of final st, DO NOT make a tch, turn (59 x 3tr groups with 1 tr at start of row and 2 tr at end, 180 sts)
Row 24 1ss in next space, 3ch, 2tr in same space, continue with 3tr in space between each 3tr group to end, including final space between the last 3tr group and the last single tr stitch, join with a new colour at end of final st, 3ch, turn (60 x 3tr groups,180 sts)
Row 25 Miss 2 sts, 3tr in space between each 3tr group to end, miss 2 sts, 2tr in final st, 3ch, turn (59 x 3tr groups with 1 tr at start of row and 2 tr at end, 180 sts)
And that’s our little tribute to the humble Granny Square done… 😊
Love a granny, can’t believe it’s been 6 weeks already
I know Lisa…. 6 weeks already is hard to believe! Glad you like the Granny Stitches! Enjoy…❤️😊❤️
Look at all those lovely blankets. I love how everyone has accessorised their pictures.
They’re all fantastic aren’t they Cathy!! And the picture accessories are so great!! 😊❤️❤️
How beautiful are all of those blankets! Mine is less than perfect but I am loving this crocheting adventure into the unknown! Px
Awww, thank you… it’s fun isn’t it! Doesn’t have to be perfect at all… so long as your enjoying it and you will have a blanket by the end! Yay!! 😊❤️❤️
All those blankets are just beautiful, the colours remind me that Spring is just around the corner yay!!
Absolutely Heather… I need some Spring colours for sure!! Thank you… 🙂 🙂
I really enjoyed all those lovely granny stitches ❤
Yay! So pleased you enjoyed them Tracey! I shared the picture of your AMAZING jumper over on Instagram last night and people are really loving it!!! Hope you get a chance to have a look at some of the lovely comments…😊💕❤️💕😊
Thank you, I’ll pop on over and have a look this morning 🙂
Oh wow, I am really touched by all those lovely comments. Thanks so much for sharing it xxx
Awww, you’re very welcome Tracey… amazing comments aren’t they?! And fully deserved – it’s a wonderful creation you’ve made! 😊 I’ll share it on my week 7 blog post next week and link to your blog post too… 😊💕😊💕
Thank you ❤ I hope to have the second one finished soon which is not following your pattern directly but very much inspired by it 🙂
Yes they are amazing comments! I love the jumper and thought others would like it so I’m surprised at how many people love it. If enough people are interested I could share how I made it… I think it very simple.
Just found your blog – may I join in too to make this beautiful blanket
Hi Julie! Happy you found me and yes it would be lovely to have you joining in! All the instructions are in weekly blog posts… good luck! 😊❤️xx
Saw a post of week 6 and I’m in Love. How do I catch up?!?? 🙂
Thanks so much
Hi Annette, all the weeks are up on my blog in separate weekly blog posts! Look under the menu at Seaside Stash Busting Blanket… good luck! 😊❤️
Hi Eleanor’s, I’m working hard to catch up. I just found this. I love it.
Hi Cass… lovely to hear you’re enjoying it! 😊❤️❤️
Hi! I’m a little late to the party (35 weeks late if I’m honest!) But I saw posts appearing on IG of all of these beautiful blankets being completed and just had to check out the pattern. I started mine yesterday and just completed week six so catching up slowly. 😁 Its a beautiful pattern so well described. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Hi Ria… thank you for your kind words! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying it… lots of people are only just starting out so you’re not alone! 😊❤️
I’m very late to the party. Saw your blog and saw the cal but took me a while to work out the menu – duh to me
So pleased I kept trying and am loving being able to follow at my pace??
Hi Penelope… so happy you persevered! 🥰💙
I am doing my blanket with 200 stitches across. How do I do row 22?
If I do multiples of 3 then I need to have 2 stitches extra, ie 1 at each end. So do I do a treble crochet at the beginning and end of row 22? And then follow the same logic for the next 3 rows as well to have (66*3) + 2
Hi there… I didn’t base this pattern on a stitch multiple so I really had to be creative and think how the different stitches could fit with my chosen 180. But your 200 sts actually work better for row 22. Start with 3ch (which is your first tr) then miss 1 st, 3tr in next, then (miss 2 sts, 3tr in next st) until final 2 sts, miss 1 st, 1 tr in final st. Will work beautifully! 🥰