Rectangle Granny Square Throw – with link to free pattern | WIP Wednesday

Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of watching our son graduate from UNCW which meant there was quite a bit of time to spend in the car getting there and back.  I’m not good with driving long distance so that job fell to my husband.

Me?  I decided to try crocheting in the car for the first time.  I’m one of those people who get carsick if they try to read in the car so I wasn’t too sure this was going to work out but I’m happy to say, it was GREAT!

Before we left, I started a rectangle throw that uses the classic granny square stitch so I wouldn’t have to worry about reading a pattern en route and I packed everything I’d need into my new Imperial Crochet tote bag which I designed myself at Zazzle.  Isn’t it cute?

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I love my new tote!

Rectangle Granny Square Throw Blanket Pattern

I found the free pattern I’m using at a site called Crochet Again: Granny Rectangle Throw

As I said, I didn’t need to use the full pattern.  I’ve made plenty of granny squares in my day.  I just needed to get the rectangle part started using the correct stitch count. The directions at Crochet Again were easy to understand and very helpful.

Once you get going on a granny square, even a giant-sized rectangle granny square, you just keep repeating the stitches until you get to the corners and once you’ve done a few corners, even those are simply repeated over and over again.  It’s a piece of cake.  And yet they turn out so pretty!

Rectangle Granny Squre Throw

Not done yet!

Speaking of cake, I’m using “Strawberry Trifle” Caron Cakes yarn with a 6.00mm hook to make my throw.

I haven’t finished it yet because I’ve had so many other things to do this week but it’s getting there and it will be posted for sale in my Etsy shop when it’s completed.

And speaking of my Etsy shop, that’s also still a WIP.  I’m slowly adding listings and finding my way around the site.  I know eventually I’ll have it the way I want it.  Hopefully it will be looking really good for the Christmas shoppers this year.

What is your WIP (work in progress) this Wednesday?  Tell me all about it in the comments.  I love hearing from you.

 

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About Robin

I'm a former community manager of a now defunct lifestyle site who's been writing online, and off, for over fifteen years. My passions include my family, my cat, reading, writing, crochet, and yarn art. I've decided to stitch all of those things together by way of my new blog, Imperial Crochet. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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23 Responses to Rectangle Granny Square Throw – with link to free pattern | WIP Wednesday

  1. Hayley says:

    I love the colours! Very strawberry-y

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  2. Love the colours you have chosen . I find Etsy is never ending, there has been so many changes to it lately it’s hard to keep up but all the best with your shop

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  3. MrsCraft says:

    Love the colours in the granny square, those Caron cakes are very pretty. I’ve cast on a white lace cardigan for my daughter tonight and managed about 14 rows (not bad considering I did the boring gauge swatch bit too!)

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  4. Tami says:

    I love the Caron Cakes for this project! Congratulations to your son! And hurray for you being able to crochet on the road. I am working on a wizard hat for my son! He’s an adult but he and a group of his friends that he’s known since elementary school get together to play Dungeons & Dragons once a week and he is usually the Dungeon Master. He comes over every Wednesday for dinner so I want to get more done on his hat so I can check the sizing! 😀

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  5. Beautiful work-in-progress, Robin! I love the colour combo happening here (grey goes so well with a huge variety of colours, doesn’t it?). I absolutely adore granny squares, too. Congratulations on your son’s graduation!

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  6. I’m coming up with some ideas on finger crocheting. I want try something intricate with it just to see if I can. 🙂
    I am so jealous of all those crocheters that can hook in the car. I can’t. I get so sick. I wish I could do all kinds of things in the car, like read or read my emails. I get so car sick.
    So wonderful about your son. What an accomplishment for him.

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  7. Great it is wonderful and what an amazing piece of art all out of Crochet. Superb.

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    I really like the look of granny squares, they have so much flexibility. Congrats to your son, our youngest will graduate in June! It’s a wonderful feeling! Currently, I have knitted sweater on the needles, a sampler lap quilt ready for the free motion design work in the blocks, and a light weight dress coat. They are all in the yuck stage, so I need to get them past that today.

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  9. Kristyn says:

    I usually get carsick too but for some reason crocheting I do not get sick! It’s awesome.😊 Helps time pass so much quicker.

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  10. Gorgeous, I have 3 strawberry trifles just sitting there! I can’t wait to use them

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