Happy Bake Shop Blanket Day!
It’s a thing, don’t fight it.
I’ve been looking forward to doing this little granny square for some time now – it’s a slice of Birthday cake!
I love birthdays… the one day a year that I get to spoil and celebrate my loved ones without restriction. You can’t tell me not to bake you a cake and bring you gifts and take you to do your favorite thing – there is no telling me “no!”
So this square really holds all of that emotion in it – It would make an adorable Birthday Blanket too! Just make up a whole bunch of these guys in different “flavors” and you’ve got yourself a throw made for celebrating!
Now my wheels are turning…
Maybe in a few months!
I’ll stop yapping and let you get to the pattern – this one is quick and easy to boot!
As always, the handy video tutorial:
-Worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna’s Choice) in pink, chocolate, mint, a small amount of white and cranberry
-Size H 5mm crochet hook
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Begin with a slip knot in baby pink, Ch 13
Row 1: Dc in 2nd Ch from hook, Dc in each st across, Ch 2, turn
Rows 2-5: Dc in each st across, Ch 2, turn
Row 6: Dc in each st across, Ch 1
Working down the edge/side of the rectangle, Sc in each st across, finish off, weave ends
Join chocolate yarn to the same spot you just finished off your baby pink, Ch 1
Row 1: Working along the long side of the rectangle, Sc in first 3 sts, Hdc in next 3 sts, Dc in next 2 sts, Trc in next 3 sts (your last Trc st should be in the corner)
Corner: Still working in the same corner st, Dc and Hdc
Row 2: Working down the other short side of the rectangle, Sc in each st, Ch 1, turn
Row 3: Sc in each st across until you reach the corner cluster of sts, sl st to join, finish off, weave ends
Working with white yarn, begin with a slip knot, Ch 12, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing
Sew this frosting along Row 3 of the cake, weave ends
Begin with a magic ring in brick, Ch 1
Round 1: Work 6 Sc inside ring, sl st to join, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto corner of frosting
Round 1: With new color, sl st into top right corner of cake, all in the same st: CH 2, 2 DC, CH 3, 3 DC, CH 1, skip 3 sts, 3 DC in next st, CH 1, *3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC, CH 1, skip 3 sts, 3 DC in next st, CH 1*, repeat from * twice more forming a square, sl st to beginning CH 2
Rounds 2-3: Continue in this same manner – in corners 3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC, CH 1 and in all other CH spaces 3 DC, CH 1, finish off, weave ends
This granny square is a piece of cake – heh heh!