The pattern is now available in my Etsy shop!
This square evolved when I was doing squares for the yarn bombing in L.A. I wanted to do something a little different from a basic granny.
I first did a couple of them in white, and they looked like those old-fashioned, ruffled granny caps.
The yarn bombers wanted certain colors for their project, white included, but once I was done making squares for them, I branched out, color-wise.
I had a ton of Tahki Cotton Classic in dozens of colors left over from other projects, most notably Debby Ware's wonderful Cupcake Hat.
I've knitted many of those; they are great baby shower gifts, and for charities, I imagine they brighten the day for someone going through a tough time.
Pictured here are just a few of the many I've made. They are really fun!
So, anyway, LOTS of Tahki Cotton Classic lying around, waiting for the right project.
I planned to join the Granny Cap Squares into a blanket, though the cotton makes them a bit heavy for any but the smallest blanket. I toyed with a scarf idea, but it just wouldn't have been as gloriously cheerful, and besides, making these squares gets kind of addictive.
I had so many great colors! I was tossing them together like mad, making no two squares alike.
And of course, I started running out of yellow, and I needed yellow to keep things light and cheerful. Then to join them all together, I needed 5 skeins of black.
So I went shopping.
To give the blanket a truly finished look, I did a black border for each square.
Then began joining, crocheting a lacy border, and our favorite, the weaving in of many yarn tails.
I do the weaving in as I go along, but there were so many!
Now it's done and ready for the bears:
If you like this pattern, you might also like the River's Edge Ripple crochet blanket or the Dancing Diamonds crochet blanket.