I keep seeing tons of posts on Pinterest using the Granny Stitch and I got the itch to make something!
Since every baby deserves something handmade…I had to crochet a baby blanket.
Granny Stitch Baby Blanket
You will need:
-Yarn (3 colors of your choice)
Color 1:Heather Gray
-Size J crochet hook
-Optional stitch marker (I like to use one to hold my place if I will be working on the same piece for several days)
(on each row, your chain 3 will count as a DC;
every row will alternate either 1 DC on each end or 2 DC on each end;
you may also carry your colors between switches instead of trimming each time;
stick with me, you’ll see what I mean)
with color 1, Chain 92
Row 1: SC 91, chain 1, turn (91 stitches)
Row 2: DC next to your chain 3, skip two, 3 DC in the same stitch, skip two, 3 DC in the same stitch…continue to *skip 2, 3 DC in the same stitch* until the end of the row, 2 DC in the last stitch, chain 3, turn (91 stitches; 29 sets of three plus two on each end)
Row 3: use the chain 3 as your first stitch, 3 DC in each space made by the previous row, 1 DC in the last stitch (switch to color 2), chain 3, turn (92 stitches; 30 sets of 3 plus one on each end)
Row 4: use the chain 3 as your first stitch, DC in the same stitch, 3 DC in each space made by the previous row, 2 DC in the last stitch (91 stitches; 29 sets of three plus two on each end)
Row 5: use the chain 3 as your first stitch, 3 DC in each space made by the previous row, 1 DC in the last stitch (switch to color 3), chain 3, turn (92 stitches; 30 sets of 3 plus one on each end)
continue to repeat rows 4 and 5, changing colors every 2 rows, until you’ve completed row 57 (ending on the same color we started with)
Row 58: SC in each stitch across, chain 1 (91 stitches)
This will make your last row look like your first!
Apparently, I dropped several stitches somewhere and had to increase a few times to end with 91 stitches on this row of SC; it still turned out okay! See, no one is perfect in crochet land.
At this point, you can tie off with gray and beige (or whichever two colors you are finished with!)
Carry up cream, chain 1
Now we should be working to the left over the last row of gray SC we just completed.
Side 1: SC 90, in the 91st stitch: SC chain 1 SC chain 1 SC (this makes the corner)
Side 2: Now we will do 2 stitches of SC per original row (4 SC per color) since we are going down the side of the original work (114 stitches); on the last stitch repeat the corner stitches all in the same stitch (SC, chain 1, SC, chain 1, SC)
Side 3: SC in each stitch across (90), on the 91st stitch SC chain 1 SC chain 1 SC
Side 4: Now for the last side, we’re going to repeat side 2, but this time we have to crochet over all of the color changes.
At this point, I continued on and completed two more rounds of border with SC and repeated the same corner steps (SC chain 1 SC chain 1 SC), keep in mind that each side will increase by two stitches per round because of the corners.
Tie off when you feel happy about it!
Ta-da! Perfect size for a squishy little baby.
If you use different colors, please post a photo on social media and tag me!
I’d love to see what you create 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed this pattern!