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Barra Squares Blanket Crochet Pattern

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A gorgeous crochet pattern for a colourful, hardwearing blanket using our 80% wool, 20% nylon Barra yarn.


This brilliant pattern shows you how, beginning in the centre with a block of four squares, you create colourful bands, stripes and borders, with even more squares to make a good sized versatile balnket. Barra is usually used for weaving projects meaning it's hardwearing and will stand up to a bit of wear and tear, so great as a picnic blanket where you might wince at throwing down a cotton blanket!

Choose from nearly 20 different shades and co-ordinate with your living rug or conservatory, go mad and choose clashing, contrasting shades or pick some of the more muted tones for a softer effect.

Barra crochets as a 4ply, so if you do have 4ply yarns to use up, check your tension and you're away with this pattern.


Designed exclusively for our Barra yarn by Grandma Jo at the spannerworks you know it will look fabulous! And as you'll be downloading you'll get the pattern immediately. Jo's patterns are illustrated throughout with both wordy instructions, a crochet chart of symbols and photos as she goes along, so it's really clear to follow her patterns.

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Skill Level Intermediate. Granny squares are great for a beginner, but there is quite a bit of counting and piecing together. But once you've got going you'll be fine.
Hook Size 3.5mm
Gauge or Tension Vary the hook up or down depending on thickness of yarn, but based on 4ply weight to create a nice draping fabric.
Finished Size Approx. 97cm square (that nearly 3.5 feet!)
Quantity of Yarn Required 700g of 4ply weight
Other Requirements Nothing
Colours Used In Pattern Kingfisher, Pea, Blood Orange, Sunshine, Espresso, Ecru, Slate