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Granny Square Crochet Blanket

Granny Square Crochet Blanket
Granny Square Crochet Blanket
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This Granny Square Crochet Blanket is the perfect tutorial to show you just how easy it can be to make a DIY blanket. Plus, the granny square pattern really gives you the freedom to make this blanket as large or small as you would like. In starting from the center and working your way outward it makes creating a crochet blanket seem much more tolerable in terms of committing to this kind of project. Plus, this crochet pattern really allows you to play with colors while designing your blanket. 

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

Materials List

  • Yarn in whatever colors you would like
  • Crochet hook

How to Start a Granny Square Blanket

Granny Square Crochet Blanket Instructions

  1. Start in the center of your project and work your way out. 

  2. Chain 3. 

  3. In the first chain that you worked, stitch three double crochets. 

  4. Chain 1. 

  5. Repeat steps 3-4 three more times in the same stitch. You should end up with four clusters of three double crochets. 

  6. To start your new row, slip stitch in the top of the next two stitches. 

  7. Slip stitch in the top of your first chain one stitch.

  8. Chain two. 

  9. Work two double crochets in that same chain 1 space. 

  10. Chain 1. 

  11. Work a double crochet cluster (three double crochets) in the same stitch. 

  12. In the next chain 1 space and repeat steps 9-11. 

  13. Repeat steps 9-11 for your next two chain one spaces to create your four corners. 

  14. Slip stitch in the top of the chain from the first double crochet cluster you worked in that row. 

  15. Slip stitch in the next two stitches. 

  16. Repeat steps 8-11 in the first chain stitch of row two. 

  17. Work a double crochet cluster in the next chain 1 space. 

  18. Go back to the next chain one stitch (this should be a corner), and work your typical cluster stitch of steps 9-11. 

  19. Repeat steps 17 and 18 until you finish your row. 

  20. Finish off your row with a slip stitch. 

  21. Continue to work this pattern until you reach your desired size of your crochet pattern. 

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My first crocheting experience was helping my mother make a very multicolored blanket of Granny Squares and it really is a wonderful way to start. This tutorial is yet another great one on a crochet basic that helps us in whatever we make from here onwards. I used to be quite daunted by complicated crochet patterns untilI realized that they are all just variations on the same basic theme. Yes, some do look more difficult than others but if you have learnt the basics you will be able to do the most difficult looking ones.

If youve never worked a basic Granny Square, this is a great place to start. I can see where the written directions might be a little intimidating for a rank beginner, but the video takes you through each step with plenty of explanation between. I have found that the versatile Granny is a wonderful project for my beginners as the squares work up so quickly plus they have an actual finished product at the end.

I love crochet granny square blankets! They are my favorite go-to baby shower gift because they're so quick to work up!

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