One Granny Square Blanket

Finished Size: 50" (127cm) X 50" (127cm)
Yarn: I Love This Cotton
1 skein of each  #60 Red, #74 Pink, #42 Orangeade, #256 Banana, #254 Rosy, #262 Mulberry, #250 Amethyst, #252 Purple,  #96 Apple Green, #70 Turquoise, #68 Aqua, #304 stonewash, #90 Royalty, 4 skeins of #2 Black
Hook Size: H (5mm) and a yarn needle
Stitches used: ch-chain, sc-single crochet, dc-double crochet
Gauge: 11 rows = 4 inches (10.16 cm)

Notes about pattern:
This pattern is written in U.S. terms
This pattern is a traditional granny square with an added row in between to give the granny square a different look. The even rounds are done in the same color to help the pattern to stand out.

Start with a magic circle
Rd 1: Inside circle, ch 3, 2 dc, * ch 1, 3 dc, repeat from * 2 more times, join (see special join  
          instructions here)  to beginning ch 3, end off, weave in ends, (4-3 dc groups)
Rd 2: Join yarn in any ch 1 sp, 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc in the same sp (corner made), ch 2 , * 2 sc, ch 2, 2 
         sc in the next ch1 sp, repeat from * 2 more times, join to beg sc, end off, weave in ends,    
         (4-ch 2 sps, 4-corner groups)
Rd 3: Join yarn in any ch 2 corner sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the same sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in the next 
         ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the next ch 2 corner sp, repeat from * to the beginning ch 3,   
         join, end off, weave in ends  Note here: *as you are crocheting your 3 dc groups make sure  
         not to miss a stitch as it will throw the pattern off.
Rd 4: Join a new yarn in ch 2 corner sp, 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc in the same sp, * ch 2, sc in the next ch 1 
         sp between the 3 dc group, ch 2, sc in the next ch 1 sp, ch 2, 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc , in the corner 
         ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, join to beginning sc, end off, weave in ends.
Rd 5: Join a new yarn in ch 2 corner sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, in the same sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in the 
          next ch 2 sp, ch 1 (across to the next corner ch 2 sp), 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the next corner ch      
         2 sp, repeat from * around, join to beg ch 3, end off, weave in ends

Repeat rounds 4 and 5 until the blanket is the desired size, end with round 4

Edging
Join yarn in any corner ch 2 space, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, in the same space, * sc in the next ch 2 space, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch 2 sp,* repeat from * to * along the side to the next corner ch 2 space, **2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the corner ch 2 space,** repeat from * to * along the sides and repeat **to ** in each corner ch 2 space, join, and weave in ends
See edging tutorial here


*Make as many One Granny Square Blankets as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog post when using this pattern on the internet*

3 comments:

  1. This is my go-to pattern for baby blankets. I get thick yarn, big hook and go around and around until it is about 40 inches square. I have used 3 strands of regular yarn and traded out a color or two to make it more interesting to do! New parents have loved them!

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  2. I am not seeing. Where you are doing even rows in the same color. I like how the shell clusters are on top of each other and not in the spaces. But your pattern seems to read differently....I'm going to try it and see if I'm missing something.

    Also, I am trying to understand why so much extra black yarn. Is it for the trim?

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  3. I now see what your pattern does........it's very fun! Thank you!

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