How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket

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The nights are drawing in and there’s a definite nip in the air come the evening, and that to me means one thing and one thing only . . . it’s time to crack out the fluffy socks and blankets and get cosy!

This crocheted granny square blanket will be sure to keep you nice and toasty as it’s made using super soft yarn that is also chunky, which means it’s an incredibly quick blanket to make up.

How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket

Suitable for : Beginners

You Will Need

Stitches used (UK terms)

    • ch : Chain Stitch – Yarn around hook (from the back) draw through loop on hook.
    • St – stitch
    • Sp – space
    • Sl st : Slip Stitch – Put hook through work and pull yarn through work and through loop on hook.
    • dc : Double Crochet – Put hook through work and draw yarn back through (two loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through two loops on hook..
    • tr : Treble Crochet – Yarn around hook (from the back) put hook through work and draw yarn back through (three loops on hook) yarn around hook, draw through two loops on hook, yarn around hook, draw through two loops on hook.
    • Rem : remaining

Notes

This blanket is made by working rounds, it consists of only two stitches, the Chain stitch and the Treble Crochet, but you can add a Double Crochet to edge it if you wish.

When joining in new yarn, join on last pull through of last stitch in previous colour.

There are 2 colour ways;

 

ReferenceColourway 1Colourway 2
Yarn ATEALGREY
Yarn BGREYPINK
Yarn CCREAMCREAM

 

How to Make

The Main Blanket –  Round One

Using yarn A and 9mm hook, make an adjustable loop or a foundation ring by working 4ch, sl st to first ch to join to form the ring.

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How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket #Crochet #GrannySquare #Blanket

Ch3 (this counts as your first tr – hereafter known as tr) Take note of the sp in the middle of the circle, you will be working into this for the whole of the next part.

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Into the ring work a 2tr. You now have a cluster of 3tr’s.

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ch2, then work 3trs into that same space.

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ch2, then work 3trs into that same space.

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ch2, then work 3trs into that same space.

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ch2, then sl st into the top of the 3ch from the start of the round.

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How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket #Crochet #GrannySquare #Blanket

Make a single ch, cut the yarn and pull the loop up and out to form a knot.

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That is the first round done , now onto the next.

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Round Two

Using yarn C, put your hook through one of the large corner holes and draw your yarn back (no knots).

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Using BOTH ends of the yarn, make a CH stitch (this anchors your yarn in place). Ch2.

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Into the SAME space work the following: 2tr, ch2, 3tr.

[Work into the next corner space and work: 3tr, ch2, 3tr.] rep for the rem corners.

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Sl st into the top of the 3ch from the start of the row

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Make a single ch stitch, cut the yarn and pull the loop up and out to form a knot.

 

Round Three

Using the same joining method as in Round 2, join yarn B into any corner space and ch3 work 2tr, ch2, 3tr.into the SAME sp.

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Work into the next space in-between the tr’s of the previous row and work 3tr into it.

Now work into the next corner space and work 3tr, ch2, 3tr into that space.

Continue around working 3tr into the straight bits and 3tr, ch2, 3tr into each corner. Sl st to join as before.

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Round Four

Using yarn C, work another round as you have just done, this time there will be TWO clusters of 3trs in-between each corner.

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Round Five

Using yarn A, work another round as you have just done, this time there will be THREE clusters of 3trs in-between each corner.

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Round Six

Using yarn C, work another round as you have just done, this time there will be FOUR clusters of 3trs in-between each corner.

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Make a new square, but alternate the colours yarn A and yarn B, starting with Yarn B in the centre.

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You need to make twelve of each of these squares, a total of 24 squares.

To Join

Place two squares (alternate colours) back to back. Now let us look at the stitches we need to join. A whole stitch is the two strands of yarn you can see on my hook, for this joining method we are going to only use the back loops of each stitch.

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Join your yarn, put your hook through the back loop of each stitch and sl st your yarn through, don’t pull it too tight.

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Move to the next set of stitches and do the same. Work all the way across.

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Using this method you should have a nice neat finish when you turn your work over.

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Join your square in strips of 4,  before going on to join the long strips using the same method.

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Edging

Starting in one corner as you did when working squares, join the yarn and work a corner (3 x TR, 2 x CH, 2 x TR), work a full round in C3, then 2 more rounds in C1.

The last round will be a DC (Double Crochet) – work 1 x DC into every stitch (not working in clusters of 3 this time) and work 3 x DC into each corner.

And that is your chunky Granny Square blanket done! Hope you enjoyed making it.

How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket #Crochet #GrannySquare #Blanket

How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket #Crochet #GrannySquare #Blanket

How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket #Crochet #GrannySquare #Blanket

How to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket #Crochet #GrannySquare #Blanket

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  • Ned

    I’m confused. It says you need to make ten of each square, which equals twenty squares but then there is a picture of them together and there are 24 squares. I’m a beginner. If I make 24 squares will there still be enough wool in the kit to do all the edging?

    • http://www.soozintheshed.co.uk Sooz in The Shed

      Hiya, you are correct, there should be 24 squares in total. The yarn quoted is enough to make the blanket, in fact I did :) just an error in the instructions I am afraid. Sooz

      • Ned

        Thanks so much for the reply! Your reply came on the same day I found out the kit was back in stock so its obviously meant to be. :-)

        • http://www.soozintheshed.co.uk Sooz in The Shed

          :) Do let me know how you get on.

  • Helen

    I’m getting there. 19 squares done. Nearly 2 teal balls left, 1 grey left but I’ve started my last cream and getting worried about having enough. Should I be worried?

  • Jackie Smith

    For the edging it says work a corner (3tr 2 ch 2tr). Is it definitely 2tr and not 3tr like when working the squares? Thanks

  • https://sizzlestitch.com/ Hannah

    Hands down, Very neat and great color combinations. This is the most awesome crochet blanket I have ever came across during my 40 plus years of crocheting. I am in the process of crocheting the beautiful Leaves afghan and then going to crochet this blanket for my Mum whose bday will come in November.

  • Crabby

    Looks great would love to try this but the wool alone for this costs £62 and is 70% acrylic!! Might just buy a ready made cashmere

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