Newest blanket here. This one was a new style for me, I crocheted 130 individual granny squares using the pattern here and stitched them together into a Tetris-inspired pattern. Making it took about 3.5 months. I used a size H hook and made 6 layers around the center hole for each square. For the colored squares, the sixth layer was in a darker color than the middle. You can see a close-up of the squares here:
I also put a small border of one layer of double crochet stitches around the edges.
What was most fun about this project was that I got to use so many bright colors. I essentially looked for the most obnoxious colors I could find at the store and put them all together.
Granny square blankets are definitely a great starter project for anyone wanting to get into crochet. Since they’re so small individually, they’re highly portable, and just by changing their arrangement when you stitch them together or by switching out yarns in the individual squares themselves, you can make some really interesting designs. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a more relaxed, beginner project!
“If Tetris has taught me anything, it’s that errors pile up & accomplishments disappear. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” -Mike Tyson