This crochet granny square blanket is a modern twist on the classic granny square blanket. This blanket is made of small individual granny squares that are seamed together to make this lovely and cozy granny square blanket! Made with worsted weight yarn, this blanket has the ability to be quick and affordable to make!
I fell in love with granny square blankets after I made the Southern Blooms Blanket last summer. As soon as I finished that blanket, I knew it would not be my last granny square blanket! This year, I really wanted to incorporate some colors into my next granny square project, since I stayed safe with an all-cream blanket last year.
I am beyond obsessed with the color palette I used for this blanket. I wanted to use colors that were still not too bright and that would be perfect for spring and summer. Since I used WeCrochet’s Brava Worsted for this blanket I had endless colors to choose from! However, I finally settled on this cheery and earthy color combination of brown, green, pink, and cream (it reminds me of a garden!).
This was my first time crocheting with any yarn from the Brava line, and it will certainly not be the last! This is by far one of the softest (and most affordable!) acrylic yarns I have ever worked with! For $2.99 per skein, this blanket is really affordable to make, which we can all appreciate!
For the Southern Blooms Blanket, I designed 3 different granny squares, so with this one I wanted to simplify if by making just one unique square. I will definitely do this in the future, because this crochet granny square blanket become mindless very quickly! I only had to crochet a couple of the squares before I memorized the pattern, which made this a really relaxing and mindless project.
Once you have crocheted all of the squares, seam them together and have fun watching the blanket grow! Seaming is actually one of my favorite parts about crochet granny square blankets because it is so satfiying seeing the blanket take shape!
Yarn: 3900 yards of worsted weight (category 4) yarn. The sample used WeCrochet/KnitPicks Brava Worsted in the following colors: Main Color: 12 skeins in Cream (#28424), Contrast Color A: 2 skeins of Persimmon (#28444), Contrast Color B: 2 skeins of Fig (#28432), Contrast Color C: 2 skeins of Sienna (#28449)
Hooks: US J/6.00mm crochet hook and US I/5.50mm crochet hook
You will also need: Tapestry needle
- The pattern is worked in US crochet terms.
- The blanket is worked in individual squares that are seamed together to form the blanket.
- The size of the blanket can easily be altered by adding or taking away rows of granny squares.
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements: Measurements are approximate
Width: 43 inches
Length: 58 inches
Gauge: After round 4 of the granny sqaure pattern the diameter should approximately be 3.5 inches
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sc: Single crochet
Hdc: Half double crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Dc cluster: Double crochet cluster
3 dcs worked into the same st/space
Bobble st: Bobble stitch – *Yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over and pull back through st. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook* repeat two more times working into the same st. Yarn over pull through all loops on hook.
With a Contrast Color and J hook, ch 2
Round 1: Work 8 hdc into the first ch (8). Sl st into the first st, ch 1, TURN.
Round 2: *1 bobble st in st, 1 sc in same st* repeat around (16). Sl st into the first st, ch 1, TURN.
Round 3: *1 hdc in st,2 hdc in next st* repeat around (24). Sl st into the first st, ch 2. NOTE: Do NOT turn
Note: From now on, the ch 2 counts as the first dc
Round 4: 2 dc in first st (indicated by the arrow in 1st picture), sk 2 sts. *3 dc in st, skip 2 sts* repeat around (36). Sl st into the first st.
Switch to Main Color, ch 2.
Round 5: 2 dc in first space, 3 dc in next space. [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in space. *3 dc in next 2 spaces, [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc]* repeat around (16 dc clusters). Sl st into the ch 2, ch 2.
Round 7: Work 1 dc cluster in every space, work [dc cluster, ch 1, dc cluster] in each corner. (24 dc clusters). Sl st into the ch 2.
Fasten off, weave in loose ends.
The beauty of a granny square blanket is the size can easily be adjusted based on the number of granny squares made. Below is the total number of squares (along with how many that needs to be made in each color) needed to make the size of the sample.
Contrast Color A: 24
Contrast Color B: 23
Contrast Color C: 23
Total number of granny squares: 70 squares
Below is the color chart that was followed for the sample. Feel free to follow this chart or come up with a different color pattern!
Block all of the squares and weave in the ends. Seam all of the squares together. Seam together 10 rows of 7 squares and follow the color chart on the prevoius page if desired.
To create a clean seam, place the two right sides together (you will be working on the wrong sides). Insert the needle into the four loops indicated by the arrows. Continue weaving back and forth between these loops for every stitch.
With I hook, attach the yarn to the blanket, ch 1.
Row 1: Evenly sc around the entire blanket working 3 sc in each corner. Sl st into first st, ch 1.
Row 2-3: 1 sc in every st and 3 sc in each corner. Sl st into first st, ch 1.
Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
I hope you enjoy this crochet granny square blanket pattern! Be sure to tag me on Instagram with your Homestead Blanket, I would love to see it!
Thank to WeCrochet for providing the yarn for this pattern.
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