For all of you who would like to crochet a child-size afghan for Project Little Lambs, here’s a quick and easy blanket pattern. It’s basically a granny square super-sized:
- Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc into ring, join with slip st into 3rd of ch 3 (or you can use the magic ring method with 12 dc in the ring) 12 dc
- Round 2: Ch 3, *[2 dc, 1 tr] into next dc, [1 tr, 2 dc] into next dc, ** 1 dc into next dc; rep from * twice and from * to ** once, sl st into 3rd of ch 3
- Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc, *[2 dc, 1tr] into next tr, [1 tr, 2 dc] into next tr, ** 5 dc; rep from * twice and from * to ** once, 2 dc, sl st into 3rd of ch 3
- Round 4: Ch 3, 4 dc, *[2dc, 1tr] into next tr [1 tr, dc] into next tr, ** 9 dc; rep from * twice and from * to ** once, 4 dc, sl st into 3rd of ch 3
- Continue in pattern: At the corners, in the previous row’s 2 tr, you will always do [2 dc, 1 tr] into 1st tr, then [1 tr, 2 dc] into the 2nd tr.
As for the color sequence, I used the Fibonacci Sequence, which is technically 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,… (each number is the sum of the previous two numbers). I decided to stop at 5 and reverse the process, so my color sequence was as follows 1 row pink, 1 row purple, 2 rows blue, 3 rows green, 5 rows yellow, 3 rows pink, 2 rows purple, 1 row blue, 1 row green, 2 rows yellow, 3 rows pink, 5 rows purple, then I trimmed the whole blanket in a row of sc in blue (at the corners, do [2 sc, 1 dc], then [1 dc, 2 sc]).
Pretty simple and really fast. I have some more basic granny square patterns that I’m thinking of supersizing for more blankets – you can easily do the same!