How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket

Here is a easy crochet pattern to follow to make a Granny square crochet blanket.

Autumn is the time of year where I like to dust off my crochet hooks and start to get cosy with the cat.

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket

It is also that time again that one of my friends are due to have a little one in January, so dedicated to make an easy design that I know that I will be able to finish with lots of time to spare, as I want to finally crochet myself a cardigan.

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket

I chose some nice neutral colours as the parents do not know what they are having. Being in an autumn mood I chose x1 Price Wise Double Yarn White and x3 Price Wise Double Yarn Neutral both by King Cole. The crochet hooks that I used are Clover 6mm and 4mm (will explain at a later date)

There are three parts to this blanket;
– Crocheting Granny squares (you need to make 25 of these)
– Crocheting the squares together
– Crochet the edge using a Double V Edging

Granny Square Tutorial

Step 1:
Chain 4 and then slip stitch into the last chain to the first one. Doing this will create a circle for you to start your first stitches in.

Step 2:
Chain 3 more. This counts as your first Treble Crochet (TR), Then TR 2 in the circle next to the space next to the first TR. This is your first granny cluster.

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket
Step 3:
Chain 2 (this is your first corner). Then TR 3 more in the same space. You now have made two granny clusters and one corner. Repeat *ch 2, TR3* twice. This is your first round. Join by slip stitches across until you get to the corner.

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket
Step 4:
Starting the next round. Chain 3 (this will count as your first TR)

Step 5:
TR 2 and ch 2 space (this is to create your first corner), TR3 and ch 2 space
Repeat*TR3 and ch 2* three times. This is your second round. Join by slip stitches across until you get to the corner.

 

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket

Step 6:
Starting the next round. Chain 3 (this will count as your first TR)

Step 7:
TR 2 and ch 2 space (this is to create your first corner), TR3 and ch 1 space. In the next space TR3 and ch 1 space.

Step 8:
Repeat*TR3 and ch 2, TR3, TR3 and ch 1 space* three times. This is your second round. Join by slip stitches across until you get to the corner. Join by slip stitches across until you get to the corner.

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket

Step 9:
Complete step 7 & 8

Step 10:
Change colour and repeat step 7 & 8

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket

Step 11:
At the end of step 8, cast off and make 24 more

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket

Joining the Granny Squares

There are lots of different ways to join your squares. But I have found this one to be the easiest.
I will be using the white yarn to join the granny squares and the borders.

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket

Step 1:
Place two squares with the right side on the outside and the wrong side back to back.

Step 2:
Start in the corner gap by putting your hook through the gaps on both squares and slip stitch

Step 3:
Double crochet in inside each stitch.

Step 4:
When you reach a gap you do a TR

Work your way across the blanket and join together. It won’t be invisible as we are trying to create a edging on top.

Blanket  Edging
I didn’t want the blanket to look to girly do I decided to use the double v stitch that I found on bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.com

How to crochet a Granny Square Blanket

Top Tip:
Once you complete your squares and even the blanket you will find short bits of yarn. I used the 4mm crochet hook from earlier  intertwine the odd bits into the blanket to make sure that it doesn’t unravel.

 

I would love to see your finished blankets, so don’t forget to share on social.

 

Happy Crocheting!

 

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