There's a bit of a back story to this combination! Back in 2021 I wanted to make a festive colour combo granny square blanket but not in the traditional reds and greens. I saw a lovely Christmassy illustration that included more unusual festive colours, matched the colours to my yarn stash and made some squares but as I made more it just wasn't saying Christmas to me so the squares got put away in my WIP box while I went back to the drawing board. I did come up with something that suited what I had in mind and that combo became 'Candy' which you can read about here on my blog.

Fast forward to February 2023 and whilst emptying my workroom ready for it to be insulated and re-decorated (it's in the garden so a tad cold in Winter!) I came across the squares I'd made over a year before and decided to get them turned into a blanket at last

You won’t find an all singing, all dancing written pattern here, you’ll find some FREE resources and info so that you can make something with this colour combo.  If you would like a written pattern you can buy a similar one in my Etsy shop here……

Avril Baby Blanket pattern

For my blanket I made 25 squares of 5 rounds each. If you struggle with colour placement I’ve got a video tutorial on my You Tube channel here which will talk you through my easy method I used for this blanket

Easy Colour Placement Method

If you'd like to know how to make a granny square the Little Dove way you can find my video tutorial on my You Tube channel here

Little Dove Crochet - You Tube

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These are the colours I used

Stylecraft Special DK

  • Spearmint
  • Blush

Scheepjes Colour Crafter

  • Maastricht
  • Delfzijl
  • Weert
  • Verviers (joining colour)

The 25 grannies were joined into a 5 x 5 blanket using the continuous join as you go method. You can find my video tutorial for this on my You Tube channel here….

Continuous join as you go video tutorial

It’s well worth learning and once you learn this method you’ll rarely use another! 

For me this traditional style granny square blanket could only have a scalloped edging! It just suits the style perfectly and this blanket came out a great size for a newborn baby. Obviously the more grannies you make the bigger your finished blanket will be!

A word about hook size.......I'm asked a lot about which hook size I use but everybody's tension is different so the hook size I use might not work for you. I'm a naturally tight crocheter so often go up a hook size. Hook size also depends on your yarn weight and even your stitch as some stitches work up tighter than others. My advice is to try two or three hook sizes with your stitch/pattern to see what feels comfortable and what you like the look of best.

I hope you have found this combo inspiring and I'd love to see how you use it! If you want to you can use the hashtag #littledovecolourcombos to share your creations on social media.

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