I have to admit that I have an obsession for Log Cabin Quilts. I love the classic look, the straight lines, and the designs you can make from the individual blocks are endless. (Can you hear the foreshadowing for more Log Cabin blankets?)
In one of my many Pinterest searches for Log Cabin Pattern inspiration, I found suzyquilts and her CAMPFIRE quilt. (Which, is also ironic since I spent most of my time hooking this blanket alongside a campfire while on my family vacation last week. Fate. I think so.) I daydreamed about this blanket for months, so I just had to make a similar Afghan with my beloved crochet hook.
For this blanket I used an array of colors from Red Heart Yarns Super Savor. I love the price and durability in their yarn and the colors…. well, if you can’t see why I love these bold colors then maybe we shouldn’t be friends.
I hope you have as much fun as I did making this blanket. I am kicking myself for never making a Granny Stitch Blanket before; the stitch is super easy and requires minimal counting. The blanket itself worked up fast and by the time I was bored with a row or color it was time to attach a new one or change directions. Win. Please tag me in your “Log Cabin Twist” Afghans so we can see your projects and cheer you on!
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The finished square is 5’6” x 5’6”.
- Bubble Gum Pink, Red Heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- Petal Pink, Red Heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- Boysenberry, Red Heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- Bright Yellow, Red Heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- Shocking Pink, Red Heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- Spring Green, Red Heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- Turqua, Red Heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- Blue, Red heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- Light Periwinkle, Red Heart Super Savor (1 Skein)
- White, Red Heart Super Savor (4 Skeins)
- Size I (5.25mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
- DC – double crochet
- CH – chain
- SL ST – slip stitch
- GS – Granny Stitch: 3 double crochets in one space
- Crab Stitch – a single crochet worked left to right
After completing the first piece of the blanket, I am going to refer to each to “round” as a row. We are not completing the entire “round” of the granny square, but are increasing more like rows building on one corner. I have included a diagram to help illustrate this, see the image below.
In piece 1 – Start with a simple granny square, I specified which colors I have used further into the instructions, but feel free to choose your own. Please share your color combos with #coffeeandcrochetgoals.
Make a magic ring and CH3. 2DC into the magic ring, CH2, 3DC into the magic ring, CH2, 3DC into the magic ring, CH2, 3DC into the magic ring, CH2, SL ST into the top of your first CH3. Turn and SL ST back to the corner gap.
CH3 (counts as your first DC) 2DC into the same corner space, CH2, 3DC into the same space. CH1. 3DC into the next corner space, CH2, 3DC into the same space, CH1. Repeat 2 more times making all four corners of your granny square. SL ST to the top of your first CH3.
Turn and SL ST into the space between GS you should be on one side of your square. CH3 (counts as your first DC) 2DC into the space between GS, CH1 you should be in the corner of your granny square. 3DC, CH2, 3DC into the CH2 from the previous round. CH1, 3DC, CH1 into the CH1 of the previous round. Continue around your square with 3DC, CH1 on each side (CH1 space) and 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH1 in each corner (CH2 space). SL ST to your first CH3 and tie off your yarn.
In piece 2 – you will attach your white yarn to one corner of the granny square. Now, we are going to continue more like a granny stripe blanket instead of a granny square. ROW 1: CH3, 2 DC in the same stitch, CH1, 3DC (GS), CH1 in each CH1 space from the previous round (2). In the second corner you will complete 1GS, CH2, 1GS. Place 1 GS into each CH1 space on the second side of your granny square (2). When you reach the 3rd corner you will only place 1GS. ROW 2: CH4 and turn 1 GS, CH1 in each CH1 space (3). In the corner 1GS, CH2, 1GS, CH1. 1GS, CH1 in each CH1 space (3). 1DC into the top of your first CH3 of the previous round. See image below.
Continue alternating ROW 1 and Row 2 throughout piece 2, making sure to change colors after 3 rows.
Piece 3 – Now you will attach your white yarn into the corner where you tied off your colored yarn. Instead of building in the direction you have been going you will crochet along the opposite side. CH3, 2DC and CH1 into the same space. 1GS and CH1 into each gap across the side. When you get to the second corner 1GS, CH2, 1GS and CH1. 1GS, CH1 across until you reach the third corner. You will end this row with 1GS in the corner. CH4 and turn. Repeat ROW 2 and ROW 1 detailed in piece 2, making sure to change colors after 3 rows.
You should have a good understanding of the pattern now and can see how we are building on this blanket now. Continue for the entire afghan, making sure warm colors stack on one corner and cool colors stack on the other corner. I have written out the rows for each piece below.
- Piece 1 – Granny Block in Bubble Gum Pink.
- Piece 2 – 3 rows Granny Stitch in White and 3 rows GS in Bubble Gum Pink.
- Piece 3 – 3 rows GS in White and 3 rows GS in Spring Green.
- Piece 4 – 3 rows GS in White and 3 rows GS in Petal Pink.
- Piece 5 – 3 rows GS in White, 3 rows GS in Turqua, 3 rows GS in White, 3 rows GS in Boysenberry, 3 rows GS in White and 3 rows GS in Light Periwinkle.
- Piece 6 – 3 rows GS in White, 3 rows GS in Boysenberry, 3 rows GS in White, 3 rows GS in Bright Yellow, 3 rows GS in White, and 3 rows GS in Bubble Gum Pink.
- Piece 7 – 3 rows GS in White, 3 rows GS in Blue, 3 rows GS in White, 3 rows GS in Turqua, 3 rows GS in White, and 3 rows GS in Spring Green.
- Piece 8 – 3 rows GS in White, 3 rows GS in Shocking Pink, 3 rows GS in White, 3 rows GS in Boysenberry, 3 rows GS in White, and 3 rows GS in Petal Pink.
- Piece 9 – 3 rows GS in White and 3 rows GS in Boysenberry.
Round 1: I completed the Log Cabin Twist with a single round of white granny stitch all around the entire blanket, all four corners this time! Attach anywhere on your afghan and CH3, 2DC in the same stitch. CH1. 3DC and CH1 in each CH1 space in the previous round. IN ALL FOUR CORNERS 3DC, CH2, 3DC, CH 1. When you get back to the beginning SL ST to the top of your first CH3.
ROUND 2: I just do not think a blanket is done without a finished edge. I debated for a long time, because I wanted to make sure my edging didn’t take anything away from the blanket itself, but still made it look clean and finished, hence the crab stitch. With the white yarn CH1. SC 1 in each stitch and CH1 space from the previous round, but instead of working right to left you will be working left to right. In the corners do not CH, but do 3crabstitches. SL ST to your first CH when you reach the beginning. I think this technique gives the look of a quilt binding, which is perfect for the quilt inspired afghan.
We did it! You have smashed some #crochetgoals and completed your Afghan. It is huge, it is beautiful and it was so much fun to make! I hope you enjoyed making this bold blanket with me. Did anyone choose any new color combos? Please share your Log Cabin Twist Afghans with us by tagging #CoffeeandCorchetGoals. And do not forget to follow me on Instagram or Facebook to see the next free pattern!