So, here’s the thing. When I started out on this granny square afghan, I decided I wanted, ideally, a size of 5 feet x 6 feet. I’m 5-foot-9 myself, so my main goal is that I wanted a blanket that I could legitimately nap under while lying on the couch – that would cover me from toes to chin for sure – not just a little lap blanket. If I’m going to make one of these suckers, it’s going to be cozy, damnit.
I estimated the squares would come out about 3.75 ins wide each, which would require 16 x 19 squares for a total of 304 squares. With a few border rounds added in post-assembly, this would get me the 5′ x 6′ blanket I wanted. (You can go ahead and do this math for yourself if your brain needs it, no problem).
Last weekend I reached the landmark 304 squares. (Minus the borders. We’re not done yet, but getting there).
Then, I decided to go back and do some measuring and double check things. Yep.
Guys, the squares are coming out closer to 3.5 ins than 3.75 ins. I can stick with 304 squares total, but that will give me a smaller blanket than I wanted.
OR, I can add in one more square along each edge for a total of 17 x 20 squares, for a real final total of 340 squares.
In case you’re wondering…yes, yes I did. I did pick the option that bought me another 36 extra squares. I’ve searched deep within my soul, and I think I can do it. There may be a small pause once I get to 340, before doing up the rest of the borders and the assembly, but we are slowly getting closer.
Almost, guys, we are almost almost there.
I hope your crafting progress is going well!
Project: Granny square afghan squares (classic granny square pattern – tutorials widely available on the web and YouTube – Google search for ‘basic granny square’ and you’ll find several options), 3.0mm crochet hook
Yarn: Miscellaneous sock yarn stash leftovers, including Tanis Fiber Arts sock, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock, Madelinetosh sock, Dream In Color Smooshy, Van Der Rock sock (no longer available), Indigodragonfly sock, Miss Babs sock, and more. Border yarn is Sweet Georgia ‘Tough Love Sock’ in birch.