Christmas Countdown – Free Granny Square Pattern

Last Updated on February 3, 2020 by Gwen Bautista

2019 seems to be the year of the Granny!  One of our most-watched tutorials on Youtube and Instagram is our Granny Square tutorial that you can find here.  Therefore, in today’s Christmas Countdown, we are featuring the Cali-Co Afghan.  This is an oldie but a goodie and an excellent pattern for all skill levels.  The Cali-Co Afghan was designed by Diane Curtin and published in 2008 and uses granny squares to create a popular quilting motif.

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Granny Square Afghan

The original pattern calls for some colors that we no longer carry.  You’ll need 7 colors of coordinating yarn, and in the sample shown, the colors all nicely tie in with a variegated yarn.  You’ll see a similar technique in quilting when a calico (Cali-Co) print ties in several solid colors together, unifying the piece.  For this pattern, we recommend giving Mary Maxim Pooling Starlette a try.  Each color in our Pooling Yarn has 3 colors of coordinating yarn, which matches wonderfully with our line of Starlette Yarn.  There are so many possibilities. With this one, we are excited to see what you come up with.  For instance, many of the pooling colors have grey as a base color, which goes nicely with all of the colors on that gradient (White, Light Grey, Medium Grey, Black).


Free Crochet Pattern

Make sure to DOWNLOAD IS EXPIRED, but you’ll need to hurry, it’s only available as a free download until January 31st.  We love seeing pictures of your work, so don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #sharewithmary. What colors would you use to make this afghan?  We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section.

Stay Tuned

We are halfway through our count down and are so pleased that you have decided to share a part of your holiday season with us. We’ll have another featured guest later in the week.  Thank you so much for sharing these articles on your social media pages. Stay tuned for more amazing patterns from Mary Maxim and other featured makers.

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