Rockabye Baby Granny Square Blanket


Rockabye Baby Granny Square Blanket

Rockabye Baby Granny Square Blanket
Rockabye Baby Granny Square Blanket

Your newborn will never sleep more soundly than with the Rockabye Baby Granny Square Blanket. This granny square baby blanket is worked up with a lot of love and pastel colors to soothe your baby and lull him or her to sleep. The colors are gender neutral -- purples and greens -- so that if you are crocheting this pattern for a baby shower and the gender hasn't been announced, you don't have to worry about the colors being correct. Any expecting mother would love this crochet granny square blanket.

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Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeIn Pattern Stitch, 22 sts = 6/15cm

Finished SizeApprox. 31

Materials List

  • Caron One Pound:

    Contrast A Lavender Blue (0613) 1

    Contrast B Lilac (0577) 1

    Contrast C Soft Sage (0580) 1

    Contrast D Pale Green (0587) 1
  • One size US J-10 (6mm), or size to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle


Stitches Used:
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), slip stitch (sl st), treble crochet (tr)

Special Stitch:
picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.


  1. Blanket is made from 42 squares, 14 each of square 1, square 2, and square 3.
  2. Squares are made in same manner, with RS facing throughout, in three different color combinations.
  3. Squares are arranged according to assembly diagram, and sewn together.

SQUARE 1 (make 14)

With A, ch 6; sl st in first ch to form a ring.

  1. Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

  2. Round 2: With RS facing, join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—24 dc, 4 ch-2 sps, and 4 ch-1 sps (4 corners). Fasten off.

  3. Round 3: With RS facing, join C with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch— 36 dc, 4 ch-2 sps, and 8 ch-1 sps (4 corners with 3-dc on each side). Fasten off.

  4. Round 4: With RS facing, join D with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner ch-2 sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—48 dc, 4 ch-2 sps, and 12 ch-1 sps (4 corners with two 3-dc groups on each side). Fasten off.

SQUARE 2 (make 14)

Work same as square 1, working Round 1 with B, Round 2 with C, Round 3 with A, and Round 4 with D.

SQUARE 3 (make 14)

Work same as square 1, working Round 1 with C, Round 2 with A, Round 3 with B, and Round 4 with D.


With RS facing, arrange squares as shown in assembly diagram. Whipstitch squares together.


  1. Round 1: With RS facing, join A with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp of blanket, 2 sc in same corner ch-2 sp, sc in each dc and ch- sp around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, *(tr, picot, tr) in next sc (corner), dc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first sc. Note: If needed, skip 1 or 2 sts or work 2 sts into one st, to ensure that a (tr, picot, tr) is worked in each corner.

  3. Fasten off.

    Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Block gently, if desired.

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This take on the classic Granny Square isnt just for babies. It would make a great small blanket for an elderly person or someone else who spends a lot of time sitting. I have a friend whose child has Cerebral Palsy and this project could be easily adapted for her wheelchair. You can make it rectangular, too. Heres the direct link for the download https// == -square-baby-blanket/CAC0202-006982M.html?cgid=cro == chet-patterns-baby#prefn1=brandprefn2=patternSkill == Levelprefv1=Caronprefv2=Easystart=8

I am sure we all know that changing the number of motifs on a granny square project can alter the finished size. I do not know about all of y'all, but I am really loving the colors here. Truth be told, they match my guest room. So if not to make a throw, this would easily be a quick project for a few throw pillows to add to the room. Thanks for sharing.

Granny square projects are some of my favorite because they are not only easy, they are portable. What I think I love so much about this Rockabye baby blanket is the color. It is not the typical colors found in baby blankets but I think it is gorgeous.

This is gorgeous and so very easy. The first project I ever made was a granny square. That was 50 years ago. I used it for bedspreads, afghans and even purses. I just nought some of this yarn at a local craft store. They had it on a BOGO. So this is going to be very inexpensive too!

This is a gorgeous granny square afghan. It's so easy to do, too. I used a blue, white, and teal color palette. This looks lovely when finished. It really didn't take that long, of course I worked on it pretty much non-stop while binge watching TV. I love the end result! This is perfect for a decorative throw as well as a baby!

Wow! This Rockabye Baby Granny Square Blanket is so easy to make though laborious because of the creation of individual squares. The lavender/green/white combination is so calming it will put baby to sleep. Perfect as baby shower or christening gift.

Such a sweet granny square baby blanket. The gender neutral colors with the purples and greens make it the perfect gift for any baby shower. Any baby should fall right off to sleep being covered and swaddled in this blanket. Granny squares are so easy to make and allow you to adjust the size you want your blanket to be so easily.

Very beautiful afghan and the color combination is so ccalming and relaxing. It helps a lot that the pattern is just right on the same page. Thanks for this.

WARNING using the colors the way they are listed in the directions will not get you a blanket the same as the picture. The Lavender blue has to be contrast D. for assembly click on the place above where it says 'chart'

What brand of yarn was used?

Started making this beautiful blanket but found that the colors as written in pattern will not give you the purple look, you will end up with the pale green as your last color of each square. I just added and extra round of the Lavender blue to each square ( which makes the square a bit larger but that's okay by me). I just love the purple as shown in the picture and already had the first 14 squares finished and wasn't going to start over. Just a FYI for anyone making this.

Thank you for that information, I am just getting ready to try and make this beautiful blanket so glad I saw your comment before I started.

I really like the looks of the afghan but didn't want to start without the diagram. You can get the diagram for free at just look up Lullaby Baby Blank, Print instructions has the diagram.

I also would like to see the assembly diagram???

I would like to make this for a gift. Even though I have not seen an assembly diagram, I believe I can enlarge or zoom in on the photograph and figure out how to put the squares together according to the color patterns. I hope this idea might be helpful to someone else.

i am wanting to make this but not sure where the assembly diagram is?

Where do I find the assembly diagram? There is no link to it included in the pattern. It is mentioned twice.


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