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Halloween Granny Square Afghan Crochet Along - Materials List

I know you're just as excited as I am! Today, I have the Halloween Granny Square Afghan Materials List up so you can gather your supplies before we start the Crochet Along!


I know you may also have some questions about the crochet along, so I'll go through some information as well. After reading, if you have additional questions, leave a comment below so I can answer them!

So first thing's first, is this Halloween Crochet Along free or paid?

This crochet along for the Halloween Granny Afghan will be free! However, you will have the option to buy the compiled version of the blanket once the crochet along starts. That way, you will have everything at your finger tips (and technically finish the blanket as fast as you'd like!)


When will the Crochet Along start?

The Crochet Along for the Halloween Afghan will start July 7th, when the first part will be released and run through September 1st, when the last part will be released for a total of 9 weeks.

Can I substitute the yarn? (see materials list below)

Yes! I used Red Heart Super Saver because I had certain color shades in mind before I started this project and that brand happened to have the colors that I wanted.

If you want to use something different, I would suggest using a worsted weighted yarn such as I Love This Yarn! or Vanna's Choice. These yarns seem to be as 'fluffy/thick' as the Red Heart Super Saver. Worsted weight yarns seems to vary and if you get a 'thinner' worsted weight yarn, your blanket may end up smaller. (See question below about using thinner yarn).

Can I use DK yarn?

I know many people asked about using DK yarn last year for the Christmas Granny Square Afghan. My suggestion to you is, if you use DK yarn you will either want to make your granny squares larger by one row (which can easily be done) or add a whole other row to the blanket. (If you used DK weight yarn for the Christmas Afghan, please comment below with how it turned out!)

What are the dimensions of the blanket?

This blanket is meant to be a throw sized blanket measuring roughly 55" x 55".

Halloween Granny Afghan Materials List

Red Heart Super Saver in the follow amounts/colors:
4 skeins Grey Heather
1 skein Spring Green
1 skein Black
1 skein White
1 skein Lavender
1 skein Pumpkin
Small amount of yellow and pink worsted weight yarn (for candy corn and cat nose)
J/6.00mm hook
G/4.00mm hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

More Information

This blanket will consist of granny squares and appliques sewn on. If you are a newbie to joining and sewing on appliques, I have videos that will help you along the way! 

I will also have video tutorials along with the written patterns for each and every applique (as well as the granny square).

If you'd like to get weekly reminders when each part of the crochet along comes out (I know social media doesn't always do a good job of notifying everyone of new posts) you can sign up for my email list! I also send out an email each time I release a new pattern (you can unsubscribe at any time). Sign up here.

I will be releasing each part every Saturday at 12pm (EST).

Lastly, be sure to join the Maria's Yarn Friend Facebook group so you can share your progress, ask questions, and share anything yarn related!

9 comments

  1. I used DK for the Christmas throw - it turned out amazingly well

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    1. Did it turn out to be the same size as the original?

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    2. yes it did - I was over the moon with it :)

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  2. The materials list state 4 skeins of RHSS in Heather Gray. I’m assuming this is four skeins in the standard 5 oz size, equaling 20 oz of yarn in this color. I have all these yarns in my stash leftover from other projects, so I’m just checking to be sure on the Gray Heather color specifically.

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    1. Yes, you are correct! The Heather gray is the 5oz skeins

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  3. What size is each square? I'm thinking about making mine bigger. This will be so fun!

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    1. Finished size of blanket is 55. 8 blocks per row. That come to just a bit over 6 inches per block and that is probably made up by the border so at a guess, I'd say 6 inch blocks.

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  4. I amgoing to have to add a vertical row of purple squares on the right side to mirror the left side...gotta have symmetry in my borders. Lol.

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