Baby Granny Square Blanket: Free Crochet Pattern

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The Baby Granny Square Blanket is a free crochet pattern. This free pattern uses the concept of the classic granny square to create a crocheted baby blanket.


There’s nothing more beautiful than a baby! It’s safe to say that here, right? I mean if you’re looking up free crochet baby blanket patterns, then there must be a special baby in your life, I’m guessing. A cute little human that you want to make a special keepsake blankie for. Or maybe you want a small, baby-sized blanket for another reason? Such as the perfect baby shower gift. Whatever prompted you to look up baby blankets, you’ll surely be tempted by the timeless charm of a granny square baby blanket pattern!

Keep reading to discover the method of crafting a simple, yet delightful, baby granny square blanket. Achievable for any skill level, it’s a great last-minute gift option for that new arrival! Plus, the beauty of this beginner-friendly design lies in its versatility to be customized to any size you want!

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I always wanted to make a baby granny square blanket. So, when my best friend had another baby, it was the perfect time to make one. I used Bernat Blanket yarn which is incredibly soft and super bulky. This allowed me to make this granny square baby blanket in under 2 hours!

In addition, someone on Facebook asked me to create a video on how I would crochet a traditional granny square. Well, I decided to combine the two and make a baby blanket using a granny square. At the same time creating a video – which you’ll find below – about how to crochet the classic granny square.

Please keep in mind there’s many granny square patterns out there. Both the traditional style or more modern types. The result here, is one of the traditional, crochet granny squares.

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Baby Granny Square Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

My Granny Square Background

Here’s a small little secret. While I was knitting several years ago (Grandma taught me), I decided to finally learn how to crochet. I think that if you know how to knit, crocheting is easier to learn.

But my point is, I actually learned how to crochet using a traditional granny square! If my memory is correct, it was this basic granny square pattern that I used. Sweet memories 🙂

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How to Crochet a Baby Granny Square Blanket

What you will need

Stitches used in the pattern

Finished blanket size

The crocheted baby blanket will be about 35 x 35 inches (depending on your tension). However, size isn’t too important as you can stop earlier or even make this little blanket bigger. Depending on your preference, you can make it as small or large as you like.

Pattern Notes

  • The good news is this is a very beginner-friendly crochet pattern.
  • This sweet granny baby blanket looks just as great in a single, solid color as it does using different color combinations.
  • The simple pattern utilizes basic crochet stitches.
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Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern – Written Instructions

Crochet Granny Square Diagram

Chart guide: o means magic circle or chain, + means slip stitch and the sword/ T means double crochet

Granny Square

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. Then finished the last row with Raspberry Ribbon Varg yarn.

Baby Granny Square Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern
Baby Granny Square Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

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 of your beautiful crochet baby blanket.

You are done:-)

Baby Granny Square Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern
granny square baby blanket free pattern
Baby Granny Square Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

Video tutorial for the granny stitch

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