In The Mood Blanket, bring color to your feelings: 4 flower granny squares to make a crochet mood blanket

This year, like last year, it’s unlikely that we can get together to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day. But nothing can stop us from celebrating in our own way! For this reason, we invite you to create your own In The Mood Blanket, with the Katia community on Instagram, a project designed by Lucía @knittingtheskyline for @katiayarns. From now until June 12, we suggest making a crochet mood blanket. Represent your emotions with Katia yarns in different colors, make pretty flower granny squares and share them with the world through the #inthemoodblanket hashtag. Follow the flower granny square charts and video tutorials created by Lucía. You just need to choose 1 base color and 5 contrast colors, one for each mood, to make your In The Mood crochet blanket.

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4 flower granny squares

To make your own In The Mood Blanket, we suggest 4 granny square designs with a flower at the center. In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring has sprung, so let’s fill our lives with colorful crochet flowers! Lucía has prepared a chart for each flower so you have different options: Azalea, Camellia, Peony and Petunia. Make them all or simply choose your favorites! As well as the charts, we will share video tutorials to learn how to crochet the flower granny squares.

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Azalea granny square

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Camellia granny square

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Peony granny square

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Petunia granny square

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Crochet mood blanket

One color, one mood or feeling: distracted, creative, centered, happy and relaxed. These are our mood suggestions, but you can create your own feeling selection. After assigning one color to each feeling, you also need a base color, we recommend neutral tones, to join together all your flower granny squares. Each day, choose a flower and make it in the color that represents your mood that day. It’s that simple! If you have doubts about how to combine colored yarns, here are two Katia Menfis color wheels we hope will be useful.

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In The Mood Blanket, bring color to your feelings

Start: If you have everything, you are ready to start. If not, there is no rush, we have plenty of time! Get your materials ready, choose your colors and moods… You can spend the month of April and/or May making one granny square a day.

Duration: Until June 12, Knit in Public Day. That day, Lucía @knittingtheskyline will teach you how to join flower granny squares through our Instagram account @katiayarns.

Project: In The Mood Blanket

Designer: Lucía @knittingtheskyline

Hashtag on Instagram: #inthemoodblanket

Approximate measurements: Lucía’s blanket measures 135 x 160 cm, including the border. In consists of 80 flower granny squares, arranged in 8 rows of 10 granny squares. Each crochet flower granny square measures 16 x 16 cm after blocking.

Materials: For her crochet mood blanket, Lucía uses 8 balls of Katia Menfis number 3 as a base color and 1 ball of Katia Menfis in 5 different colors, one for each feeling. You also need a 4.5-mm crochet hook, a tapestry needle and scissors. Also keep stitch markers or safety pins handy, you can use them to add the date, written on a piece of paper, to each granny square.

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Can I use other Katia yarns?

Of course! We encourage you to use your favorite Katia yarn and the colors that best represent your feelings. Just keep in mind the grams and meters per ball. A good alternative would be Katia Capri, for its weight and wide color range available. In this case, since they are 50-gram balls (Katia Menfis is available in 100-gram balls) you need 16 balls of the base color and 2 balls per feeling color. You can also choose a thinner or thicker yarn, changing the crochet hook size, to achieve a size smaller or larger than that stated. 

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Creative competition on Instagram

We want to see your In The Mood crochet blanket! Share on Instagram  photos, videos or reels of your progress and your finished blanket. Remember to include the #IntheMoodBlankethashtag and our profile @katiayarnsuntil June 17, 2021 (included). This is how you enter the creative competition to win one of 5 Katia super bundles that we will give away as prizes. With Lucía @knittingtheskyline we will choose the 5 most creative Instagram posts. Show off your granny squares representing one of the blanket’s 5 feelings. Surprise us!

Requirements for entering

  1. Using Katia yarn in your In The Mood Blanket.
  2. Using the #IntheMoodBlanket hashtag and tagging or mentioning @katiayarns in the description.
  3. Being a resident of the European Union or Mexico.