How to crochet the granny square blanket and how to join as you go


So this one of the projects that I usually take for granted or I think of my self I'm a super woman.
I'm sure I'm not the only one for my love of the granny squares and how much I get exited when I start making them however when I see that I'm not meeting the deadline, I get demotivated and start dragging myself into finishing it .
I do know if it's only me or every crocheters think that we are able to finish a project in two days ! Is that even possible.
I have to admit that for this one, I run out of yarn 3 times and I had to go look for it in different places because where I initially bought it did not have the same color any more.
But what I know now that before my next project, I will follow from start to finish how much time it really takes but more importantly, I must have all the yarn I need so I don't   waste the time  looking for the yarn everywhere.



Size :

146cm/142cm

57"/56"

Materials 

Approximately 1300 gr of yarn/ around 10-12 skeins of red heart jumbo yarn


Navy blue: 

White: 

beige:

Gray

Light blue

Gauge :

1 square measures 16/16 cm


Videos link: 


Abbreviations 

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

Written Pattern 


Ch4, join with sl st in the first ch from hook. 

 Round 1: Ch 3, 2dc in the formed circle, ch2, 3dc in the circle, ch2,3dc in the circle, ch2, 3dc in the circle, sl st on top of the first ch 3. 

 Round 2: Ch3, 2dc in the same space, *ch1, ( 3dc, ch2,3dc) in the next space#, repeat from *till # twice more, afterwards, ch1, 3dc in the beginning space, join with sl st on top of the chain3. 

 Round 3: Ch3, 2dc in the same space, *ch1, 3dc in the next space, ch1( 3dc,ch2,3dc) in the next space ( corner)#, repeat from *till # . ch1, 3dc in the next space, ch1 3dc in the initial corner, join with sl st on top of the ch3.

Round 4 : Ch3, 2dc in the same space, *ch1, 3dc in the next 2 spaces, ch1( 3dc,ch2,3dc) in the next space ( corner)#, repeat from *till # . ch1, 3dc in the next space, ch1 3dc in the initial corner, join with sl st on top of the ch3.

Round5: only done for the first square from which you will start the join as you go with navy blue.
Ch3, 2dc in the same space, *ch1, 3dc in the next 2 spaces, ch1( 3dc,ch2,3dc) in the next space ( corner)#, repeat from *till # . ch1, 3dc in the next space, ch1 3dc in the initial corner, join with sl st on top of the ch3

The join as you got method:
part one:
You will make round 5 and leave the last side unworked( half of the corner worked) ( refer to the video) with the last loop on your hook, insert the same hook on the top corner of previous worked square and join with a slip stitch.



Now with the previous square attached , work the rest of the corner ( 3 dc), once 3dc worked, go to the next corner and insert the hook on top of the space and join, work the 3dc as normal and continue the same till the end of this square.

part2:
joining the square from 2 sides:

you will leave 2 sided unworked and join them to the other joined squares with the same method.

Edging

from any space, join with a slip stitch with navy colors, ch3, 2dc in the same space, 3dc in the next space and every space. in the corners ( 3dc, ch2, 3dc)
Repeat the same row for 3 times. Fasten off.

Color Chart:


First batch
navy ,grey,beige, white 4
navy,grey,beige,light blue 2
navy,grey, white, beige3
navy, grey, white, light blue5
navy, grey,light blue, beige2
navy, grey, light blue, white
Second batch
navy, white, grey ,beige4
navy, white, grey, light blue2
navy, white, beige,light blue,2
navy, white, beige, grey 3
navy white,light blue, beige3
navy,white, light blue, grey 3
navy, white, light blue, grey2
Third batch
navy, light blue, white, beige 3
navy, light blue,white, grey3
navy, light blue,grey, beige4
navy, light blue, grey, white2
navy,light blue,beige,grey 3
navy, light blue, beige, grey2
Fourth batch
navy,beige,grey,white
navy,beige,white,light blue
navy, beige,white, grey3
navy, beige, light blue, white 6
navy,beige,light blue,grey



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