Family Circle by Janine Myska

Family Circle

February 2024
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 repeats = 4 inches
in After completing Rnd 4, your circle should measure 4” (10 cm) in diameter, blocked.
4.5 mm
1220 yards (1116 m)
Baby Blanket with instructions on how to adjust for any size
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Each square of this sample was crocheted lovingly while caring for my baby, so a name reflecting that experience only seemed fitting. Each of these adorable squares is worked individually, making it an ideal on-the-go project. Crochet 25 granny squares at your own pace to create a cheerful heirloom baby blanket or as many squares as needed to reach your desired size.

This pattern is both written and fully charted.

There are 2 coloring pages included; one with 5 colorways as shown in the sample, and one completely blank for you to use as many colorways as desired.

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Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Heartland in 5 colorways: Canyon Valley, Olympic, Cuyahoga Valley, Badlands, and Kobuk Valley

  • 100% acrylic
  • 251 yds (230 m) per 5 oz (142 g) skein
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Yardage Required
Color A: Canyon Valley - 1 skein / 195 yds (178 m)
Color B: Olympic - 1 skein / 195 yds (178 m)
Color C: Cuyahoga Valley - 1 skein / 195 yds (178 m)
Color D: Badlands - 1 skein / 195 yds (178 m)
Color E: Kobuk Valley - 1 skein / 195 yds (178 m)
Border Color (Sample uses Color C): Cuyahoga Valley – 1 skein / 245 yds (225 m)

Note that you will need a total of 2 skeins of your chosen border colorway to complete the squares and border.

Substitute Lion Brand Heartland with any similar category 4 (worsted/aran) medium weight yarn that matches gauge. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Hook: Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, locking stitch markers for seaming your blanket together

After completing Rnd 4, your circle should measure 4” (10 cm) in diameter, blocked.

Completed granny square measures approximately 6.5” (16.5 cm) square.

Finished blanket measures approximately 36” (91 cm) square.

Each square measures approximately 6.5” (16.5 cm)

Written in U.S. Crochet terms

ch: chain
ch-sp: chain space
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
rep: repeat
rnd: rnd
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitches
tr: treble crochet
WS: wrong side


Skill Level: Beginner

Sizing: This blanket is written as a baby blanket. For a larger blanket, work extra squares in your preferred color combinations until reaching your desired size. Note that this will require additional yardage than listed in the Materials section.

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each rnd in italics.

Turning Chain: The turning chain does not count as a stitch except for Rnd 7 of your square where the ch-3 counts as 1 dc.
Right Side/Wrong Side: The RS is the side that faces you as you crochet each square.

Construction: Each square begins with the colored circle. After you change to your next color, you will work stitches of varying heights to help square out your circle. Once the desired number of squares are worked, they are seamed together using a special seaming technique to for a clean join.


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