This pattern is part of the Granny Square Celebration Event. Scroll down to see the details and find the button to use your discount code.
Introducing the Granny Wrap, an oversized shawl wrap, made entirely of granny squares, perfect for the cooler months of the year.
The Granny Wrap is a cozy warm blanket style wrap. It’s the perfect project for granny square lovers, especially for those who want to treat themselves to a little comfy luxury on cold days. It’s generous size means you’ll be covered when you need some extra warmth.
Construction overview of the Granny Wrap
What I love most about this wrap design is that the squares are joined as you make each one, a technique known as “JAYGO”. Instead of crocheting a ton of granny squares and then being faced with sewing them all together, each square is joined to the larger piece as it’s completed.
I love to make large granny square projects. Well, any granny square project to be honest! I love the repetitiveness of the granny squares and seeing the pile of squares grow. Plus, any granny square project becomes my favorite travel buddy project!
What I don’t love is sewing them all together, then having to weave in all of the ends. The finishing part just puts a damper on the whole thing.
That’s why I chose to use join-as-you-go. Each ch-1 space and the middle chain of each corner on the joining sides of the square are replaced with slip stitches that join the working square to the adjacent square. I also wove in the ends as each square was joined to the larger work. When I was ready for the border, most of the finishing was done!
For this wrap, I chose Paintbox Yarns “Simply Aran”. It’s 100% acrylic, making it easy to care for and is a great choice for the cost conscious among us. This is a big project, after all, and we want it to stay within our budgets.
Each skein has 210 yds/184m. I used 8 skeins of the main color (Slate Grey) and 2 skeins of the contrasting color (Mustard Yellow).
Any worsted weight yarn will be good for this project. You could substitute a Lion Brand or KnitPicks yarn in the same weight category. Or, because it’s completely composed of granny squares, you could use this as a stash busting project. Just find enough of one color to work the border to tie the whole project together!
On August 15th, for 24 hours only, the Granny Wrap is the featured design in the Granny Square Celebration. If you don’t have the discount code, click on the graphic below to grab it from the Granny Square Celebration event post.
Then, head back here to use your 50% off discount code (Aug. 15th only) in my Ravelry store by clicking the graphic below.
What’s in the pattern?
- Extensive written instructions that detail the joining portion of the pattern.
- A color grid for square placement and the order of joining the squares.
- Stitch charts for the squares, the border, and for working the slip stitch joins.
- Video tutorial for making the pompom.
What else do I need?
You’ll need a US size H-8 (5mm) hook. If you prefer a looser granny, go up a size or two. You’ll also want to keep a tapestry needle and a pair of scissors handy for weaving in the ends as you join each square.
Where can I buy the pattern?
You can purchase the PDF in any of my shops, just by clicking on the button for your favorite shopping experience.