Welcome to Crochet Pattern for the Simple Granny Square Blanket! Raise your hand if you love granny squares!! I got both my hands waving in the air because I love a relaxing and rhythmic crochet pattern that works up quickly. Everyone has their take on how to make a granny square and/or granny square blanket and this is mine. I like a tighter square that creates a fabric that is warm but also breathes a little. I used a join as you go method for joining the squares so there’s no seaming only joining. When WeCrochet sent me a Brava Mini Pack I knew I wanted to make a blanket using all the beautiful colors. The Brava Mini Pack includes Brava Worsted Yarn which is beautiful to work with. 

This pattern is written for a baby size blanket but you can easily add as many squares as you would like to make a variety of sizes. Just follow the join as you go section for easily joining your blanket.

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Materials:

Skill Level:

Easy

Sizes:

  • Width = 25” (63.5 cm)
  • Length = 37.5” (95.25 cm)

Gauge: 

Rnds 1-7 of Square = about 6.25 x 6.25 in. (16 x 16 cm)

Abbreviations:   

  • beg = begin(ning)
  • ch = chain
  • sp(s) = chain space(s) previously made
  • dc = double crochet
  • rep = repeat
  • RS = right side 
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong side

Notes:

    • Blanket is made of 24 squares.
    • Squares are worked in joined rnds and turned at beginning of rnds.
    • Blanket is joined using “join as you go method”.
    • Square Diagram is included at end of pattern

Square 1: 

With C, Ch 99 (183).

Rnd 1 (RS): Using a magic ring, ch 2 (counts as dc) (2dc in ring, ch 1), (3 dc in ring, ch 1) 3 times, join with a sl st in beg ch-2 sp – you will have 12 dc and 4 ch-1 sps in this rnd.

Rnd 2: Turn, sl st into ch-sp, ch 2 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-sp (corner made), *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp*; rep * to * 2 more times; join with a sl st to beg ch-2 sp – 24 dc and 4 ch-1 sps (4 corners).

Rnd 3: Turn, sl st into sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp counts as *3 dc in next sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp (corner made)*; rep from * to * 3 more times; join with a sl st to beg ch-2 sp – 36 dc and 4 ch-1 sps (4 corners).

Rnd 4: Turn, sl st into sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp counts as *3 dc in next sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp (corner made), 3 dc in next sp*; rep from * to * 3 more times; join with a sl st to beg ch-2 sp – 48 dc and 4 ch-1 sps (4 corners).

Rnd 5: Turn, sl st into sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp counts as *3 dc in next sp, 3 dc in next sp , (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp (corner made), 3 dc in next sp *; rep * to * 3 more times; join with a sl st to beg ch-2 sp – 60 dc and 4 ch-1 sps (4 corners).

Rnd 6: Turn, sl st into sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp counts as *3 dc in next sp, 3 dc in next sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp (corner made), 3 dc in next sp twice*; rep * to * 3 more times; join with a sl st to beg ch-2 sp – 72 dc and 4 ch-1 sps (4 corners).

Rnd 7: Turn, sl st into sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp counts as *3 dc in next sp, 3 dc in next sp twice, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp (corner made), 3 dc in next sp twice*; rep * to * 3 more times; join with a sl st to beg ch-2 sp – 84 dc and 4 ch-1 sps (4 corners).

Fasten off.

Square 2-24:

Rep rnds 1-6 of Square 1. Don’t fasten off.

Joining:

Arrange colors to the desired color scheme.

Row 1:

Using Round 7 below;

Join one side of block 2 to block 1.

Join one side of block 3 to opposite side of block 2.

Join one side of block 4 to opposite side of block 3.

Round 7:

1. Turn, sl st into sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp counts as *3 dc in next sp, 3 dc in next sp twice, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp (corner made), 3 dc in next sp 5 times.

2. In next ch- sp (3dc on square 2, with WS together, join square 1 to 2 by sc to square 1 in ch-1 sp, 3dc on square 2) (corner made).

3. 3dc on square 2 in next sp (with WS together, sc into next sp on square 1) 6 times.

4. In next ch-sp (3dc on square 2, with WS together sc in ch-1 sp on square 1, 3dc on square 2) (corner made).

5. 3 dc in next sp 5 times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp (corner made), 3dc in next sp 2 times; join with a sl st to beg ch-2 space – 84 dc

Row 2:

Using join as you go method in Row 1;

Join block 6 to side of block 5 and top of block 3.

Join block 7 to side of block 6 and top of block 2,

Join block 8 to side of block 7 and top of block 1.

Join all additional rows similar to row 2 with colors of your choice.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in yarn ends.

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October 30, 2020

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