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The Baby Granny Square Blanket is a free crochet pattern. This pattern uses the concept of the granny square to create a blanket.
There is nothing more beautiful than a baby! It’s safe to say that here, right? I mean if you’re looking up baby blanket patterns, then there must be a special baby in your life in some form, right? Some little creature that you want to make a special keepsake for. Or maybe you just want a small, baby-sized blanket for another reason. No judgments here. Whatever causes you to look up baby blankets, you can’t go wrong with the simple yet traditional style of a granny square!
Read on below to learn how to make a simple, granny square blanket. The beauty of this design is that it can be made into almost any size you desire!
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I always wanted to make a baby granny square blanket, and when my best friend had another baby, it was the perfect time to make one. I used Bernat Blanket yarn which allowed me to make this blanket in under 2 hours. Wonderful.
In addition, someone on Facebook asked me to create a video on how to do the granny square. Well, I decided to combine the two and make a baby blanket using a granny square and also creating a video which is below on how to crochet a traditional granny square.
Please keep in mind there is a huge amount of granny square patterns out there, whether they are the traditional ones or the modern types. So, the one I used is one of the traditional granny squares.
Also, here a small little secret, while I was knitting several years ago (I was taught by my grandma when I was a teen), I decided to finally learn how to crochet. Well, if you know how to knit, crocheting is so easy to learn and is much easier then knitting actually.
But my point is, I actually learned how to crochet using a traditional granny square and if my memory is correct, it was even this granny square pattern that I used. Sweet memories 🙂
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How to Crochet a Granny Square Baby Blanket
What you will need
- Bernat Blanket Brights Yarn in Raspberry Ribbon Varg (for the outer row, so less than 1 skein) and Sweet and Sour Varg (1 skein)
- Bernat Baby Blanket in Vanilla (1 skein)
- 8.0mm hook
- scissors and yarn needle
about 35 x 35 inches (depending on your tension), but size is not too important as you can stop earlier or even make it bigger, depending on your preference as to the size needed for you.
Crochet Granny Square Blanket – Written Instructions
Picture guide: o means magic circle or chain, + means slip stitch and the sword/ T means double crochet
Follow the universal stitch pattern as above, but increase to have a total of 16 rows, plus one outer row of 1 dc in each stitch and 1 dc in each space, plus 3 dc in each corner.
I used Sweet and Sour Varg yarn in the beginning, for 11 rows, then switched to the Vanilla yarn for 5 rows and finished the last row with Raspberry Ribbon Varg yarn.
Start with Sweet and Sour varg yarn.
Row 1: magic ring, Ch 3, 2 dc, Ch1, 3 dc, Ch 1, 3 dc, Ch1, 3 dc, Ch1, sl st to 3rd chain of the beginning chain, pull yarn in the middle to close the magic ring
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the space before the ch 3, ch 1, *3 dc in the next space between the 2 dc clusters from previous row, ch 1, 3 dc in the same space, ch 1, repeat from * all around, sl st to the 3rd chain of the beginning chain
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in the space before the ch 3, ch 1, *3 dc in the next space between the 2 dc clusters from previous row, ch 1, 3 dc in the same space, ch 1, 3 dc in the next space, ch 1, repeat from * all around, sl st to the 3rd chain of the beginning chain
Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in the space before the ch 3, ch 1, *3 dc in the next space between the 2 dc clusters from previous row, ch 1, 3 dc in the same space, ch 1, [3 dc in the next space, ch 1] 2 times, repeat from * all around, sl st to the 3rd chain of the beginning chain
Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in the space before the ch 3, ch 1, *3 dc in the next space between the 2 dc clusters from previous row, ch 1, 3 dc in the same space, ch 1, [3 dc in the next space, ch 1] 3 times, repeat from * all around, sl st to the 3rd chain of the beginning chain
**** the bolded part increases by ONE each following row!!!!
Rows 6 – 11: repeat row 5, but increase the bolded part BY ONE for each ADDITIONAL ROW. So row 6 has 4 times, row 7 has 5 times, row 6 has 6 times etc.
Row 12: change to the Vanilla yarn, continue with the pattern as the previous rows until row 16
Row 17: change color to Raspberry Ribbon varg yarn, Ch 3 (counts as a double crochet), 1 dc in the same space, 1 dc in each stitch or space all around, place 3 dc in each corner, and finish the row with 1 dc in the same space as the beginning ch3 and 1 dc, sl st to the third chain of the beginning chain.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
You are done:-)
Video tutorial for the granny square stitch
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