Casual Granny Crochet Along (CAL) Colours!

granny CAL

There has been much interest in my Casual Granny Crochet Along  so i want to clarify some details for those of you that were interested in what yarn and colours i will be using in my crochet blanket. I am also listing more information below based on queries regarding the type of blanket you will be making (should you choose to make the blanket). The following information is for those who would like to make the EXACT  crochet blanket that i am making. There is no pressure to do this – use up your scraps, choose your own colours if you like. 🙂 And remember, this is casual, no need to make all the squares. Use them for a different project if you like, but please tag #casualgrannyCAL

Firstly, the colours for the Crochet Along!

Here is a list of what i will be using – keeping in mind this is an estimate. I will do my absolute best to stick to the amounts listed here. Colours will NOT change. Worst case scenario you will need an extra ball of something, but i will do i best to avoid that. 🙂

Materials – Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK

You could also use Paintbox Yarns Simply DK for a more affordable option

(1) Paper White (401) x 4 balls

(2) Blush Pink (454) x 2 balls

(3) Spearmint Green (426) x1 ball

(4) Sky Blue (439) x 1 ball

(5) Raspberry Pink (444) x 1 ball

(6) Lipstick Pink (452) x 1 ball

(7) Bubblegum Pink (451) x 4 balls

(8) Peach Orange (455) x 3 balls

(9) Daffodil Yellow (422) x 3 ballsbeautiful granny square blanket

The blanket above is JUST AN EXAMPLE of the type of blanket you will make.

Here’s a break down of the CAL details if you want to make the blanket

(1) One square a month – 10 square designs in total (US and UK terms plus a chart)

(2) Make 8 of each square (about 2/week)

(3) I’ll share at the square pattern and colours i’ll be using at the start of each month (see above – make 4 of each heart square)

(4) The final month will be all about joining your sampler blanket

You can find your first square here 

Happy Making!

Mandy xx
casual granny CAL


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  1. Sharon
    March 1, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    It is amazing. .so beautiful. it..

    • redagapeblog
      March 1, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you like it 🙂

  2. Beth
    March 9, 2018 / 9:55 am

    In order to complete the blanket do I need to make 5 of each square or just one? Thank you! Looking forward to participating

    • redagapeblog
      March 9, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Hi Beth,
      You need to make 8 of each square. There will be 10 designs – so 80 squares in total. Hope this helps.
      Mandy xx

  3. Beth
    March 10, 2018 / 3:31 am

    Yes, thank you! One down 😊will post soon!

  4. 5harkey78
    March 11, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Can you suggest some alternative yarns? I’m from Canada and fairly new to crochet. Love, Love, love your patterns!

    • redagapeblog
      March 13, 2018 / 1:23 pm

      hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. You could really use any 8ply/DK yarn that you have in your stash. Cotton or cotton blend would be great, but i’ve noticed lots of people using wool and wool blends too. Hope this helps.
      Mandy xx

  5. Teresa
    April 4, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Hello! I love participating in this Granny Square CAL. It is so much fun!

    I’m wondering, did I miss the posting of how to crochet the white borders that you are adding to your squares?


  6. May 8, 2018 / 4:56 am

    Thank you for your great Cal.
    Do you think i can Join The squares in dark blue? I am so unsure. Will it bei too DARK, unfriendly? Have you ever Joint with a DARK colour.
    Thank you for advice.
    Best regards,

    • redagapeblog
      May 9, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Hello! Are you on Instagram? I just love your choice of colours, so i think you should follow your instincts and join in whatever you like! You’ve obviously got a good eye for colour, so you should trust yourself.
      I’ve never joined with a dark colours, but it’s not because i don’t like dark colours…..i just find them hard to see when i’m crocheting at night.
      Mandy xx

  7. June 15, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I just found this on IG via this hashtag and I love everything!!! Would love to try the colors of the blanket in the photo example. May I ask what they are? Thank you so much 🙂

      • June 23, 2018 / 1:47 pm

        Oh thank you! I was actually referring to the sample blanket you draped on your shelves? Super adore those combos! Thank you 🙂

  8. Deborah Meyer
    June 18, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    I’m going to begin as soon as my yarn arrives…wednesday…hope it’s not too late to catch up. Love the colors. I have other cotton yarns but I think it’s better if I just use the ones you’re using. I also ordered your book, I don’t remember where from, I think I followed the link in your IG acct. Can’t wait to start even though I belong to other yarn clubs and have 3 other WIPs. Just began crochet and love it, small squares of color is perfect for me. Thanks for the lovely idea and designs.

    • redagapeblog
      June 22, 2018 / 1:40 pm

      hi Deborah, thanks for your comment. You sound busy with your wips, which is why this CAL is nice and casual. There’s no pressure to make all the squares – you can pick and choose just a few if you prefer.
      Happy Making!
      Mandy xx

      • Deborah
        June 23, 2018 / 6:20 am

        thanks for calming me down lol…you’re right no pressure!

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