If you've followed me for a while you'll know I favour bright, bold colour schemes! I do use pastels from time to time but I'm not really a big fan. 

This combo is inspired by the bold prints of the seventies, I wanted it to have a retro feel, bright and maybe a bit clashing! It had to be granny squares too! This time though I only used two colours in each of the grannies, one round in one colour and two rounds in a contrast colour, it gives the effect of little crosses. 

I made 144 little squares for my blanket (12 x 12) which resulted in 576 ends to sew in!.....if you don't like sewing in ends then this one isn't for you!

These are the colours I used

Scheepjes Colour Crafter

  • Spa
  • Wilnis 
  • Barneveld
  • Burum

Stylecraft Special DK

  • Magenta
  • Powder pink
  • Spearmint

Hayfield Bonus DK

  • Fern Green

I'm always getting asked how I join. I used the join as you go method here, it's quick and it's easy and there are loads of tutorials online if you need one.

I didn't want a fussy or wide border on this one so did just four rounds of DC with Spa. This border has framed the little squares nicely without taking away from all the colour within them.

I hope you have found this combo inspiring and I'd love to see how you use it! I think it would make a great ripple! If you want to you can use hashtag #littledovecolourcombo to share your creations on social media

All my blog content is provided free however if you would like to support the time involved in producing the blog and the information I share you can do so by 'buying me a coffee'

Thank you and happy crocheting!

Faye :)

Buy Me a Coffee at