I promise you, this is the easiest way to crochet a blanket. You don't even have to think after a while, just get in the zone!
If you've made a granny square, you can make this. You just keep going and going and going and ... well, you know.
If you've not made a granny square before, I suggest you check out Meet Me at Mike's - Pip has super-simple step-by-step instructions that will have you twirling the yarn in no time. It really is so easy. If I can learn from the internet, so can you!
So all you have to do really is this:
1. Chain 5, join to form a ring.
2. Chain 3 - this will give you the height of the round. 2dc in ring. Ch 1. 3 dc in ring. Ch 1. 3 dc in ring. Ch 1. 3dc in ring. Ch 1, join with sl st across top of 3dc.
3. Chain 3. 2dc in ch 1 space. Ch 2, 3 dc in same space. This gives you a corner. Continue with *3dc, ch 1, 3dc, ch 1* in each Ch-1 space around. Join with sl st across top of 3dc.
4. Chain 3. 2dc in ch 1 space. Ch 2, 3dc in same space (do this each time you get to a corner). In between corners, do 3dc, ch 1 in each ch 1 space.
5 to whatever: keep going for as long as you want. Makes a square blanket. I always finish with a nice edging - this one has a simple single-crochet stitch around the edge.
Looks confusing, is easy as pie. AS PIE. Pie with shop-bought crust and canned filling. I PROMISE.
If you are scared, or crochet-averse, I just happen to have donated this one to Cate Bolt's Project 18 Auction for Education. The auction is raising money for children in Indonesia to be able to go to school. Cos a full life with nine kids isn't enough from stopping this woman from creating her own fricken orphanage in Bali! With plans for another, I hear. So get your skates on, bidding starts at 10am today (May 29) and closes tomorrow at 5pm. Check out all the gorgeous things other people have donated and give what you can.
I'll let you know when the next auction is, and you can get busy making your own granny square blanket to donate next time.