The Mira Blanket has been in the making for several years. I’ve been saving up my leftover partial skeins of dk weight cotton and cotton blends. A few years ago I decided to make them into solid granny squares to be combined later into a scrap yarn crochet blanket. Then about two years ago I choose the yarn to finish the squares, join them, and do the border. Sadly this yarn has been discontinued. In the spirit of scrap yarn blankets, I hope you will choose whatever yarn suits your fancy for joining all your squares.
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This premium pattern includes detailed written instructions for the squares. Then the squares are joined with a continuous join as you go method in the joining color. The pattern includes written instructions for the continuous join as you go as well as a detailed photo tutorial. Finally, you can also watch at video demonstration of the method on my post about the continuous join as you go method.
About the Inspiration for the Scrap Yarn Crochet Blanket Pattern
The inspiration for this pattern came slowly over a number of years. I’ve always loved cotton and cotton blend yarns. I found a number of these that I’ve loved over the last five or six years and made a number of projects with them. Then I saved them up. I designed this pattern as a way to work with the scrap yarns a little bit at a time by making the squares. This part of the blanket making is quite portable. To join all of them together into a harmonious whole the pattern then finishes the squares all with the same yarn that is also used for the joining and a simple border.
I also wanted to play around with the value of the yarns in the blanket. The value of the yarn color is its lightness or darkness. I had seen quilts that used value to make color wash designs going from light to dark. So I decided to go for a rough effect of the lighter value squares at the top left-hand corner moving towards darker value squares at the bottom right-hand corner of the blanket. One simple way to see the value of the yarn colors is to take a photo and then look at it in black and white or with a mono color filter. This will show the value with the lighter value colors showing up as almost white or light gray and the darker value colors showing up as darker grays.
About the Yarn
The pattern calls for DK weight (#3 Light) yarn in the colors of your choice. I encourage you to use up your scraps for the centers of the squares. Many of the yarns I used were scraps and have been discontinued. If you’d like to use cotton or cotton blend yarns, some suggested substitutions are:
- Rico Design, Creative Sport DK
- Scheepjes, Softfun
- Cascade Yarns, Sarasota
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The Mira Blanket is a premium crochet pattern for a scrap yarn crochet blanket in U.S. crochet terminology.
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Scrap Yarn Crochet Blanket
What You’ll Need
Yarn: DK weight yarn (#3 Light) in colors of your choice. Approximately 950 yards total of various colors for the centers of the squares. Approximately 2200 yards total of one color for the outer rounds of the squares, joining, and the border.
Hook: Size G/6 (4.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle, measuring tape, stitch markers.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately 34″ wide and 56″ long (adjustable).
Gauge: At the end of round 3, each square should measure 3″ x 3″.
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