I began the blanket when I was quite early on in my crochet journey and this pattern comes from one of the first crochet books that I bought – Granny Squares – Over 25 Creative Ways to Crochet the Classic Pattern. (See below for details)
When I first started to crochet, I found that using patterns from books the best way to learn and I simply loved granny square patterns and all the lovely variations I could find.
Being a creative person however, I am also pretty rubbish at simply following a pattern exactly as it is written, so for this pattern I chose some lovely cozy Aran wool to use to make it warmer and more snuggly.
By the way, this wasn’t 4 years of solid work but instead a winter project that would come out every year and I would make some more squares to build up to the more than 200 that I had to make. It was quite an epic feat!
The pattern was also a little frustrating as it did not state how many squares wide and long the blanket was – there was just one picture to copy in terms of layout. I therefore just started sewing it together and stopped when I felt the blanket was big enough. I ended up with 12 squares wide by 18 squares long. 216 total squares.
I have popped some pictures of the book below – it can be found on page 40 and the book can be bought on Amazon here: