Can you remember long, lazy summer days when you were a child, and when it looked like all the nature, smells and sounds existed only to show you how great it is to be alive and free? This blanket reminds me of those times, so precious, carefree and serene. So, I decided to name this blanket “Lazy Summer Day” blanket.
Maybe this pattern looks familiar to you. That’s because I’ve already used the same granny squares to make my boho bags. When I finished writing the tutorial for those bags I knew that I would use this pattern again, because I loved the squares so much that I couldn’t resist making a blanket using those beautiful squares. And blankets are still my favorite things to crochet, in spite of “shawlmania” which I caught this past winter.
The blanket is square shaped, it is made of 36 squares, and measures 90 x 90 cm (35.5” x 35.5”). The squares measure approximately 13 x 13 cm (5” x 5”). I would say that this pattern is suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate crocheters. There are no complicated techniques or stitches in the pattern. Let me tell you something. I recently started learning to knit, and I was making my first knitted object, a really simple shawl. The pattern required knitting two stitches together. I must admit that I found it so difficult, that I almost gave up making the shawl. Nothing in crochet was so difficult, even at the beginning. I managed to finish that row of knitting two stitches together after several torturous hours with the help of another knitting needle, which I’d never seen anyone do, but there was no other way to accomplish that. So, crochet stitches are much easier and enjoyable to do than knitting two stitches together! If you can make a magic loop, you’ll be fine, because I explained everything else in detail, with a lot of step-by-step pictures.
This blanket can be made with any yarn, except maybe some woolly, chunky yarn. I love cotton yarn, and think that cotton, or some cotton mix is ideal for this summery blanket. I used pale powdery pink yarn “Tanja”, 100% cotton, 125m/50g, from Bimtex (Serbia). For the flowers I used a different cotton yarn of the same weight, which I already had in my stash.
Since the yarn I used for this blanket isn’t available on-line and you can’t get it if you live anywhere outside of Serbia (and it’s probably 99.9% of you) I would like to recommend two alternatives to the yarn I used. They’re both 100% cotton yarn, the same weight as “Tanja” yarn, and they’re gorgeous!
The first one is “Catona”, manufactured by Scheepjes, which you’re probably very familiar with, especially if you live in Europe. “Catona” has a very rich and beautiful color palette (somewhere over 100 shades!)
The second one is “Catania” from Schachenmayr. It also comes in a variety of colors (96 to be exact!), and looks beautiful.
The pattern is very detailed, with more than 90 step-by-step pictures explaining all the steps of the process. The pattern is written in English, in both US and UK crochet terms.
For those of you who have already bought my Boho bag pattern I have some good news. If you want to receive this pattern for free, just send me an email and say that you have already bought the bag pattern and I will send this pattern to you as a gift.
Lazy Summer Day blanket pattern & step-by-step tutorial is now available in Dada’s place shop, (payment options: Credit cards & PayPal).