Classic Granny Square Throw
Granny square patterns are a great technique to learn because they are wonderful building blocks when it comes to working up a crochet blanket pattern like this Classic Granny Square Throw. Particularly if you are looking for a good first pattern to get you started on bigger projects, this would be an ideal beginner crochet pattern. With simple stitches and easy repetition, you will be able to create an elegant throw, no matter what skill level you might be at. Yarnspiration's cream colored yarn has such a warm and comforting appeal, and it has a neutral tone that would go with any living or bedroom theme.
Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge10 dc and 5 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Finished SizeApproximately 56 inches (142 cm) square
- 3 balls of Caron® One Pound™ (16 oz/453.6 g; 812 yds/742 m) Cream
- Size U.S. J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
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Chain (ch) 6 at beginning (beg) of round(s) counts as 1 double crochet (dc) and ch 3.
Crochet Blanket Pattern
Ch 5. Join with slip stitch (sl st) to first ch to form a ring. See the diagram below (click to enlarge).
1st rnd: Ch 6. (3 dc. Ch 3) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 6. [Four groups of 3 dc, four ch-3 spaces (sps) forming corners].
2nd rnd: Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 6. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Repeat (rep) from * twice more. Ch 1. 2 dc in first ch-3 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 6.
3rd rnd: Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 6. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * twice more. Ch 1. 2 dc in first ch-3 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 6.
4th rnd: Sl st in next ch-3 sp. Ch 6. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. (Ch 1. 3 dc) in each ch-1 sp to next corner ch-3 sp. *Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc) in each ch-1 sp to next corner ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. Ch 1. 2 dc in first ch-3 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 6.
Rep last rnd until Square measures approx 56" [142 cm]. Fasten off.
- Double crochet
- Sl st
- Slip stitch
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