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How to Make Granny Squares
Crocheting granny squares is a skill that any beginner can learn quickly. Create as many squares as required in each color and pattern. For this granny square pattern, you will start with a magic circle and use chains and double crochet stitches.
Granny square crochet blankets are a beautiful way to add color and texture to any room. With a little bit of practice and patience, you’ll be on your way to creating beautiful pieces that will last for years. Whether you make them in bright colors or subtle shades, these classic granny squares or square, crochet blankets are sure to bring warmth and joy into your home!
Each granny square for this blanket will measure 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
Once you’ve created your basic granny square pattern for your crochet blanket, it’s time to try out the two color granny square. I've also got a video tutorial to walk you through the step of this style of granny square.
One of the most critical steps for granny square is blocking; you can use a special blocking tool, or just pins and needles, to ensure that it lays flat when draped over furniture or used as a bedspread.
Depending on the size of your project, you can use additional rows of single or double crochet stitches to make a thick border around the edges. This will help prevent fraying and keep the blanket looking neat and tidy.
Granny square crochet blankets are an excellent way to show off your skills while creating something truly unique. With practice, patience, and creativity, you can create a beautiful blanket that will last for over a decade to come!
If you love making granny squares, then you might also like the unique look of the Crochet Granny Square Cardigan.
About the yarn
WeCrochet Brava Worsted yarn is a sturdy and durable yarn that’s perfect for crochet projects. This 100% acrylic yarn comes in various colors, so you can easily find the perfect shade for your granny square crochet blanket. Brava Worsted is also machine washable and dryer safe, making it ideal for everyday use.
WeCrochet Brava Worsted yarn is perfect for your next granny square project!
Once you’ve chosen the perfect yarn, carefully measure the amount required for your granny stitch project. Check your gauge before starting to ensure that your granny squares are consistent in size and shape.
WeCrochet Brava Speckle Worsted yarn is a great addition to any granny square crochet project. This fun and colorful yarn is perfect for adding texture and depth to your blanket. Brava Speckle Worsted has the same machine washable and dryer-safe qualities as regular Brava Worsted, but with added visual interest!
Whether you choose to use solid colors or mix-and-match hues, WeCrochet Brava Speckle Worsted yarn is sure to make a statement in your granny square crochet blanket. With careful measuring and a bit of practice, you can create stunning pieces that will become cherished heirlooms!
Finally, traditional granny square crochet blankets make the perfect gifts for family and friends. Using various colors and textures, you can create truly unique pieces that are sure to bring joy to anyone who receives them. With WeCrochet Brava Worsted or Speckle yarns, you can make timeless, treasured gifts for years to come!
So, if you’re looking for a fun and creative project, look no further than the classic granny square pattern for crochet blankets! With WeCrochet Brava Worsted or Speckle yarns, you can create this beautiful piece that can be used as a throw blanket.
Skill level for the granny square blanket pattern
This crochet blanket pattern utilizes basic crochet stitches for its stitches. However, due to the colorwork involved, it falls under the intermediate pattern category, but I think beginners can attempt this one. With meticulous attention to detail, you can produce a stunning and one-of-a-kind blanket.
This classic crochet granny square blanket pattern provides comprehensive guidance for each granny square and a helpful photo guide for arranging the finished product. Though it may be a sizable undertaking, I am confident that you will take great pride in your accomplishment upon its completion.
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How To Crochet A Textured Blanket – Free Pattern
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100% Premium Acrylic, 218yds/100g
Brava Speckle Worsted
100% Premium Acrylic, 218yds/100g
Total Approx Yardage is 4,670 yds.
Mint: 700 yds (3 skeins)
Marina: 700 yds (3 skeins)
Tranquil: 700 yds (3 skeins)
Tidepool: 920 yds (4 skeins)
Brava Speckle Worsted
Salt & Papper Speckle: 1650 yds (7 skeins)
16 sts x 7 rows = 4x4” in double crochet
Notes for the Quilt-Look Granny Square Blanket
Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on the hook.
Video Tutorial for the Quilt-Look Granny Square Blanket
Written Instructions for the Granny Square Blanket
Solid Granny Square
Rnd 1: Create a Magic Circle (magic ring) and work the following inside the magic circle: Stsc
and mark this st as the first st in the rnd, dc 2, ch 2, (dc 3, ch 2) three times, pull the magic circle almost closed (leaving a nice opening for style), sl st to top of beg stitch, turn.
Rnd 2: Sl st in the first ch st, Stsc in the ch-2 sp, dc 1 in ch-2 sp, *dc in each of the next 3 sts,
work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; repeat from * three times, dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the last ch-2 space, ch 2, join to the Stsc at the beginning of the rnd, turn.
Rnd 3: Sl st in the first ch st, Stsc in the ch-2 sp, dc 1 in ch-2 sp, *dc in each of the next 7 sts,
work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; repeat from * two more times, dc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the last ch-2 space, ch 2, cut yarn and join to the Stsc at the beginning of the rnd (see video tutorial for an invisible join), weave in ends, block the crochet granny square.
Granny Square Chart
Tidepool - 34 solid squares
Mint - 30 solid squares
Tranquil - 31 solid squares
Marina - 27 solid squares
Salt & Pepper - 70 solid squares
Two-Color Granny Square Written Instructions
Rnd 1: With the MC, create a Magic Ring and work the following inside the magic circle: Stsc and mark this st as the first st in the rnd, dc 2, ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, with CC ch 1 (pull the MC yarn to the front or work and drop, do not fasten off), (dc 3, ch 2) two times, pull the magic circle almost closed (leaving a nice opening for style), sl st to top of beg stitch, turn.
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Rnd 2: Sl st in the first ch st, Stsc in the ch-2 sp, dc 1 in ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 3 sts, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc 3, 2 dc, ch 1, with CC ch 1 (pull the MC yarn to the front or work and drop, do not fasten off), 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch -2 sp, dc 3, 2 dc in the ch-2 sp, ch 2, join to the Stsc at the beginning of the rnd, turn.
Rnd 3: Sl st in the first ch st, Stsc in the ch-2 sp, dc 1 in ch-2 sp, dc in each of the next 7 sts, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc 3, 2 dc, ch 1, with CC ch 1 (cut MC yarn A), 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc 3, 2 dc in the ch-2 sp, ch 2, cut yarn and join to the Stsc at the beginning of the rnd (see video tutorial for an invisible join), weave in ends, block the crochet granny square.
Tidepool/Salt & Pepper - 18 Squares
Mint/Salt & Pepper - 19 Squares
Tranquil/Salt & Pepper - 17 Squares
Marina/Salt & Pepper - 20 Squares
Joining the Granny Squares
First, it is very important to block each granny square. This can be done with blocking mats and pins, or I highly recommend investing in a Granny Square Wooden Blocker.
Tip: Getting an automatic sprayer saves your hands from work when spraying all the granny squares. (I talk about this at the beginning of the video. The video below starts are joining the granny squares together.
Lay out the granny squares according to the color block image. Using your yarn needle and long strands of yarn (any color of your choosing), seam the granny squares together. See the video for a seaming example.
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Granny Square Color Blocks
While this blanket doesn’t necessarily require an edge, you can crochet one if desired.
For this blanket in the images, use the darkest color of yarn and slip stitched around each edge, placing three stitches on the corners. Then single crocheted around in each slip stitch. Join and fasten off, weave in ends.
Block the blanket again if necessary, and enjoy! And if you enjoy crocheting during the winter months, also check out the Macchiato Wreath Tree Skirt Free Crochet Pattern or the Festive Crochet Advent Calendar.