Granny Zigzag Blanket by Melu Crochet

So inspired by my lovely new yarn to make my new design for my Granny Zigzag rainbow blanket. I was lucky enough to have a new yarn shop open nearby so HAD to go and have a look! I bought these vibrant colours of Scheepjes Chunky Monkey, which is a beautifully soft aran weight yarn.

I have used the Granny stitch and my favourite Bobble stitch to create a rainbow blanket that is fun to make and looks striking with the different colours running through it. These colours are so lovely in the sunshine 🌞

My Granny Zigzag Blanket is now available in my Etsy shop, my LoveCrafts shop, Payhip and buy now on Ravelry!

Bobbles in the sunshine 🌞

Sorry about the mess but I wanted to show you this progress pic and how many ends there AREN’T! I’ve worked this pattern out to minimise sewing in ends because I just don’t think we should have to it 🤣 it’s with my brilliant testers now so hopefully I’ll get this to you soon!! 🙌⛔️🪡

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I wanted to show you my progress and how many ends there AREN’T! I’ve worked this pattern out to minimise sewing in ends because I just don’t think we should have to it 🤣 This is my Granny Zigzag Crochet Blanket pattern and its with my brilliant testers now so hopefully I’ll get this to you VERY soon!! 🙌⛔️🪡 🤍❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤍 #grannyzigzag #rainbowblanket #rainbowcrochet #crocheting #crochetaddict #crochet #crochetlove #crochetaddicted #crochetstyle #crocheter #moderncrochet #crocheted #handmadewithlove #babycrochet #bobble #bobblestitch #scheepjes #scheepjeschunkymonkey #scheepjeswol #scheepjesyarn #bobblestitchblanket #crochetblanket #melucrochet

♬ Everybody Loves Her – Vincent Mason

My Granny Zigzag Blanket is now available in my Etsy shop, my LoveCrafts shop, Payhip and buy now on Ravelry!

This blanket pattern has two options, the ‘Traditional’ method has been written to be made in the traditional way; by cutting the yarn at the end of each row, and joining your next colour), this is an easy, simple method of crocheting and will work well, but will result in many ends to sew in when you finish. 

I prefer to have fewer ends to sew in and therefore have developed the ‘Fewer Ends Method’ to reduce them. This will require you to turn your blanket and work differently than usual. You should decide if you want to crochet the ‘Traditional’ pattern OR the ‘Fewer Ends Method’ pattern before you start.

You can steam block when you have finished…

My testers have thoroughly checked the pattern and have helped me to make it easy to read and understand. It is a beginner patter, beginners may find the Fewer Ends Method a bit tricky but if you follow the Traditional method you’ll be fine! Both methods will look the same when finished.

I give you the colour recipe and amounts of yarn you will need.

There is a photo tutorial included to help you with the bobble stitch which is crocheted as you make the blanket and therefore won’t shed or fall off.

Materials 

5.5mm hook

Approx 730g aran yarn, 

I used Scheepjes Chunky Monkey aran: 

Colour A Main body colour Pale Grey (1203) 400g 

Colour B Salmon (1023) 60g,

Colour C Flame (1723) 45g, 

Colour D Primrose (1081) 45g,

Colour E Chartreuse (1822) 45g,

Colour F Carolina Blue (1722) 45g,

Colour G Midnight (1825) 45g,

Colour H Iris (1277) 45g 

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Marker

Size

Finished blanket measures approx 80cm x 120cm (31½  x 47 inches) ideal for a baby/toddler or lap blanket. Instructions are included to alter the size of your blanket.

My Granny Zigzag Blanket is now available in my Etsy shop, my LoveCrafts shop, Payhip and buy now on Ravelry!

Thank you to my fabulous testers:

Here are the Granny Zigzag blankets that my amazing testers made. Scroll down for more information on these testers and click their names to follow them. A huge thank you to my testers, for all of your time and hard work- you have helped me so much!

Liz @daltsandkissescrochet has made her fabulous blanket from Scheepjes Chunky Monkey

Becca Smith has used a mix of Stylecraft and Paintbox Aran yarn:

Stylecraft – Parchment
Stylecraft – Pale Rose
Paintbox – 255 Vintage Pink
Stylecraft – Saffron
Paintbox – 224 Pistachio Green
Paintbox – 231 Seafoam Blue
Paintbox – 246 Dusty Lilac
Paintbox – 241 Dusty Rose

So pretty!

Crystal @dotheyarnthing used a 6mm hook and I Love This Yarn brand from Hobby Lobby in

A- White

B- Antique Teal

C- Spa

D- Ocean

E- Glacier 

F- Soft Blue

G- Sea Blue

H- Denim

Such a good combination!

Helen @snapdragoncrochet83 used this lovely Emu Aran yarn, a new one to me, very pretty palette!

Jessica @coycrochet made this lovely blanket for her beautiful daughter. She used used Bernat Forever Fleece Finer (bulky #5 weight yarn)

Anna @meridalane has used Scheepjes Chunky Monkey for this sweetie! Such a great combo.

Kim @enameledkoi used Scheepjes Softfun yarn (DK) and a 4mm hook for her blanket- it’s worked beautifully!

Ric @justthe_ten_ofus has done all of this with a new baby too! Congratulations and well done!

Jude @stitchcraftandspells is using these beautiful colours in Scheepjes Chunky Monkey- it helps when you work in a yarn shop!!

My Granny Zigzag Blanket is now available in my Etsy shop, my LoveCrafts shop, Payhip and buy now on Ravelry!

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