Its finally, finally spring! Up here in Canada, we have been waiting a long time to see the snow melt and feel the warm sun on our pasty, vitamin D deficient skin. And although there are many things I love about winter (hockey mom here!), I’m truly looking forward to at least two or three months without snow. To celebrate, I made this fun granny square afghan inspired by spring flowers for my daughter Leelee.
I have written out and posted the free pattern for this afghan below on this page. You can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading.
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What you will need
Here is what you will need to make this fun springtime throw:
- A size H-8 (5 mm) Crochet Hook
- Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Yarn
- 2 Skeins Cotton Candy (Color A)
- 3 Skeins Blush (Color B)
- 5 Skeins Cream (Color C)
- Tapestry/Yarn needle to weave in ends
Finished blanket measures: 33″ X 50″.
Each square measures 3.5″ X 3.5″.
Each square measures 3.5″ X 3.5″.
Cluster Stitch (CL) *Yarn Over, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop to the height of a DC; Yarn Over and draw through two loops; repeat from * two more times in same stitch; Yarn Over and draw through all four loops remaining on hook.
2-DC Cluster Stitch (2-DCCL) *Yarn Over, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop to the height of a DC; Yarn Over and draw through two loops; repeat from * one more time in same stitch; Yarn Over and draw through all three loops remaining on hook.
Assemble the squares so that you have 14 rows and 9 columns using whichever method you prefer. I use the join as you go method, which creates a pretty braided look between the squares and doesn’t require sewing – which is an added bonus. I have included a bonus video tutorial that demonstrates the join as you go method with the purchase of the PDF pattern for this throw. You can purchase the PDF copy of this pattern by clicking the button below:
Note: When joining and fastening off the yarn, make sure to leave a 4 inch tail so that it is easy to weave in the ends.
Foundation Ring and Round 1:
With color A, CH4 and join the last stitch to the first with a slip stitch to make a ring.
Continuing with the same yarn, CH 4 (counts first 1DC, CH1). Work 1DC, CH1 (11 times) in foundation ring (you will have a total of 12 DC separated by CH1 spaces). Join last CH1 to top of first DC with a slip stitch and fasten off.
With color B, join yarn in any ch1 space from previous round. CH2, and work one 2-DCCL in the same space. *CH2 and work one CL in next ch1 space; repeat from * to last ch1 space; work one CL in last ch1 space, CH2 and join to top of first CL with slip stitch (total of 12 clusters separated by ch2 spaces). Fasten off.
With color C, join in any ch2 space from previous round. CH5 (counts as 1DC, CH2 for first corner of square), and work 3 DC in same ch2 space. *CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space; CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space; CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space, CH2, 3DC in same ch2 space. Repeat from * two more times. CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space; CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space; CH1, 2DC in beginning ch2 space (this is the first corner space) and join to 3rd ch in beginning ch5 with slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Video tutorial for Squares:
Once all of the squares have been assembled, work around the border of the blanket in single crochet. After you have completed one round of single crochet, work two more rounds of half double crochet. Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.