Etsy Crochet Treasury: Colors Around a Granny

‘Around the Granny Square’ by CrochetConcupiscence

The color that a crocheter chooses for the border that edges their granny squares blankets can make a huge difference in the mood of the piece. Let’s take a look.

Colorful Handcrocheted Grann…


Hand Crocheted Granny Square…


Springtime Gorgeous Granny S…


the colors in teal granny sq…


Hand crochet red trimed gran…


Turquoise granny square blan…


Hand crochet Afghan,multi-co…


Brown Eyed Susan Crochet Afg…


Crocheted afghan kaleidoscop…


Sunny Yellow baby blanket


Multicolor granny square bla…


Desert Garden afghan


sunflower granny square lapg…


Handmade Granny Square Afgha…


big granny square afghan bla…


What do you think is the best color to go around a colorful crochet granny square blanket? I love how blue looks but my tendency would be to go with either white or black because of the true pop of the colors against those. Then again, my eye is absolutely drawn to those last two blankets where the multi-color approach is used.

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  1. Yes, I find this to be a dilemma also. I guess the best thing would be what would work in with your decor. grey joining borders if you have a grey couch/ sofa for example. Or the best complimentary colour to your couch/bed. The black really appeals to me also but I don’t think it would work in my house as I have brown furniture.

    • @carolmckayau Good point. My living room color scheme is eccentric/eclectic (I’ve got a round purple couch, for starters) so I can play in there with some different stuff. My bedroom is mostly maroons and blacks so either of those colors would probably work for a blanket border for me in there. Fun to play with for sure.

  2. I think it depends on how you will use the finished granny blanket. Also, if you have a black and white cat like me, you will tend to avoid white and black even though they make the colors pop :).

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