Hey everyone! Today I’ll be sharing with you my granny square blanket pattern as part of my Crochet 101 series. This crochet pattern will help you learn how to make a granny square while also completing an easy project. This blanket pattern can be modified in any color combination you want and any size you want. For this pattern, I’ll be using Deborah Norville Every Day Yarn. Follow along with my step-by-step instructions and soon you will have your very own granny square blanket!
Please read below for the written pattern. The finished blanket will be 33×44. If you’re looking to make a bigger sized blanket, you will simply need to make more granny squares to be sewn together. You can also make one giant granny square blanket if you so choose. Whatever you desire, I’m confident you’ll fall in love with the granny square blanket just like I did!
For a beginner, I recommend sticking to a solid color worsted weight yarn for now until you get more practice. Using a solid color will help you see the stitches better. For this pattern, I’m using Deborah Norville Every Day Yarn in Baby Blue and Snow White. However, if you feel ready, go ahead and try a variegated color. The great thing about this granny square blanket is that you can use any color you would like. Feeling ambitious? Create a granny square blanket where each round is a different color. Check out this lesson where I teach you how to change colors in your crochet projects.
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Without further ado, here’s my granny square blanket pattern!
GRANNY SQUARE BLANKET PATTERN
- J-10 crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn (approx. 1421 yards; I used 4 skeins of Deborah Norville Every Day Yarn in Baby Blue and 3 skeins of Snow White)
- Tapestry needle
Finished Size: 33×44
Starting with the Baby Blue, begin with magic circle and chain 3. The chain 3 will count as your first double crochet here and for the start of each round. You can also chain 4, slip stitch to first chain to form a loop, and chain 3. Use whichever method you prefer.
RND 1: Make the following all inside the loop: 2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2. Slip stitch in the top of the chain 3. Tug gently on the tail to close up the center loop.
RND 2: Slip stitch into next two double crochets as well as that corner chain 2 space. Chain 3.
In the first corner, you will make the following: 2 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets, chain 1. You may need to push your work over to the side in order to get all those stitches into the corner space.
Do this in each of the remaining 3 corner spaces. Slip stitch in the top of the chain 3 from the beginning.
RND 3: Slip stitch into next two double crochets as well as that corner chain 2 space. Chain 3. In the first corner, make the following: 2 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets, chain 1. In the next chain 1 space, make 3 double crochets, chain 1.
*For the next corner: 3 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets, chain 1. Make 3 double crochets in the next chain 1 space and chain 1. Repeat from * two more times. Slip stitch in the top of the chain 3 from the beginning. Fasten off. (If you’re staying with one color, do not fasten off and follow below.)
RND 4: Starting with Snow White), join in any corner chain 2 space. Chain 3, and do the following in the corner: 2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 1.
Make 3 double crochets and chain 1 in the next two chain 1 spaces. *For the next corner: 3 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets, chain 1. Make 3 double crochets in the next two chain 1 spaces and chain 1. Repeat from * two more times. Slip stitch in the top of the chain 3 from the beginning. Fasten off.
You will need to make a total of 63 squares. However, if you want to make the squares larger, you will need fewer squares.
Once you’ve completed all the squares, you’ll need to sew them together. I used the whip stitch method. I arranged the squares to be 7 squares wide and 9 squares long.
To whip stitch, cut a long length of Snow White yarn in order to sew the squares together. For this granny square blanket, I cut about 24 inches of yarn just to be safe. You’ll need to do this for every row. Next, thread your tapestry needle and line up your first two squares. Starting with the bottom square, thread your needle in the chain 2 corner space and then again into the corner space of the top square. Remember to leave a tail so you can weave in your ends.
After you finish the corner, thread the needle into the next stitch, again starting with the bottom square and then in the top square. Each time you whip stitch you will start in the bottom square and then the top. Make sure you line each of the squares up correctly and go in the same stitch on opposite sides of the square. This will ensure that you have everything straight and didn’t miss a stitch.
Keep whip stitching all the way across until you have 7 squares across.
Once you reach the end of the row, you can make a knot and weave in your end. Continue this until you have a total of 9 rows.
Once you have 9 rows, you will want to whip stitch lengthwise. Continue until all the squares are sewn together. Fasten off yarn and continue to border (if desired).
I wanted to include a border for this blanket to tie everything together. I did a simple single crochet border around the entire blanket using the same Snow White color. Join in any stitch and chain 1. Next, make a single crochet in each of the stitches around making sure to do 3 single crochets in each corner. Slip stitch to the beginning and fasten off. Join in any stitch using the Baby Blue color. Chain 2 and make a half double crochet in each stitch around making sure to do 3 half double crochets in each corner. Slip stitch to the beginning and fasten off. Finally, join in any stitch using the Snow White color. Make a single crochet in each stitch around making sure to do 3 single crochets in each corner. Slip stitch to the beginning and fasten off.
To Finish: To weave in all yarn ends, thread your yarn in your tapestry needle and go in between the stitches one way and back the other way. This will keep your project from coming apart.
You now have your very own granny square blanket! I hope you enjoyed this granny square blanket pattern just as much as I did.
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