Traditional Granny Stitch Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern
This Traditional Granny Stitch Blanket is timeless – there are many beautiful and unique versions available.
This is my version: I made this blanket as a gift for family member who had a baby.
I wanted a soft play of color that was not complicated by a difficult pattern – something that worked up quickly and could be jazzed up by simply adding an appliqué!
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- Double knitting light worsted yarn in blue, green and cream (approx 50 gr for each color)
- Double knitting light worsted yarn in yellow (approx 15 gr)
- 1 small blue button
- Crochet hook 3,5 mm for flower
- Crochet hook 5,00 mm for blanket
- Yarn Needle
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect
Approx 90 cm x 90 cm with border
I use US Crochet stitch terminology
NOTE: This pattern was originally released as a contributor post of The Stitchin Mommy in November 2015
Notes: DC cluster = 3 DC into the same stitch
Starting with blue yarn and 5,00 mm hook
Rnd 1: CH 3. work 2 DC into the first ch, CH 1. *DC cluster into the same stitch, CH 1* 3 times. SL ST to the top of the beginning CH.
Rnd 2: SL ST in the next 2 STS and into the CH 1 space. CH 2, work 2 DC into the same CH 1 space. CH 1, work a DC cluster into the same CH 1 space. *DC cluster, CH 1, DC cluster in the next CH 1 space, repeat from * all around. SL ST to the top of the first CH 2.
Rnd 3: SL ST in the next 2 STS and into the CH 1 space. CH 2, 2 DC into the same CH 1 space. CH 1, work a DC cluster into the same CH 1 space. Work a DC cluster into the space between the clusters on the previous round. *DC cluster, CH 1, DC cluster in the next CH 1 space. DC cluster into the space between the clusters on the previous row, repeat from * all around . SL ST in to the top of the first CH 2.
For all of the remaining rounds, you will be continuing in the same manner. You will work 2 DC clusters into each corner, with a CH1 in between them. You will work 1 DC cluster into each space between the clusters in the previous round.
This is the basic instructions for working a granny square 🙂
Cut first yarn and weave in ends. Rejoin second color into any CH 1 space – continue with pattern
Color sequence for blanket:
6 x rnds of blue
* 2 x rnds of cream, 2 x rnds of green, 2 x rnds of blue. Repeat from *3 more times
Border: (I know the border is extremely simple – but I wanted the focus to be on the colors and not any fancy stitching!)
With cream yarn work 4 rnds of SC – work 1 SC, CH1, 1 SC into each corner.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
With yellow double knitting light worsted yarn and the 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic ring
Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC) work 11 DC into ring (12 DC), SL ST into top of 3 CH
Rnd 2: *CH5, work a SL ST into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST (4 SC), skip 1 ST, SL ST into next.
Repeat from * 5 more times
Rnd 3: SL ST into the first ST of the first 5 CH, CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 HDC into the next ST, work 1 DC into the next ST, work 2 DC into the last ST – continue working down the other side – work 2 DC opposite the 2 DC,
work 1 DC opposite the 1 DC, work 1 HDC opposite the 1 HDC, work 1 SC opposite the 1 SC.
*SL ST into the first ST of the next 5 CH, CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 HDC into the next ST, work 1 DC into the next ST, work 2 DC into the last ST – continue working down the other side – work 2 DC opposite the 2 DC, work 1 DC opposite the 1 DC, work 1 HDC opposite the 1 HDC, work 1 SC opposite the 1 SC.
Repeat from * 4 more times – 6 petals made
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing