A new take on the crochet granny square design- A granny square blanket with half double crochet stitches
This crochet blanket looks very much like a traditional granny square blanket pattern but in fact, is modified to suit the look and thickness of the chunky yarn.
I have to admit, I was never a granny square fan, but it is everywhere now. You can love or hate them but you cannot ignore them, so I had to join the trend.
A traditional crochet granny square blanket can be tedious and time-consuming but this one can be whipped up in just a few hours. Since it is made of one giant square, there is no joining involved either.
It is a mindless pattern that can be worked on while watching your favorite show or listening to your favorite podcast. There is hardly any counting involved which makes it a breeze.
This blanket is square in shape. I made mine 36 inches wide and 36 inches long but you can keep repeating the last round to make it as big as you want.
This is my 22nd blanket using Bernat Blanket yarn. Once I design 3 more and I have a total of 25, I will be publishing a book. So excited! Now without further ado, let’s jump right into the pattern.
Granny Square Blanket Pattern
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1. Bernat Blanket yarn in 4 colors. It is a size 6 super chunky chenille yarn. The colors used are Flamingo, Moonlight, Coral Blossom, and Pale Gray.
2. An N/P (10mm) crochet hook
3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
Finished Size of Crochet Granny Square Blanket
36 inches by 36 inches square.
1-1/2 skeins of the color Moonlight and 1 skein of all the other 3 colors. That will come to around 300 yards of the color Moonlight and 150 yards of all the other 3 colors. You need more of the color Moonlight as the last 5 rounds are worked using it.
sc– single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
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Easy Granny Square Blanket Pattern
1. The blanket is worked center out in rounds or rather squares.
2. This blanket has a right side and a wrong side.
3. Every time you fasten off leave at least an 8-inch tail.
4. Each corner is formed by 2 chains.
5. Work over yarn tails for almost 3 inches and leave the remaining tail to weave in the opposite direction later.
6. The four colors used in the pattern will be referred to as follows:
Color A: Flamingo
Color B: Moonlight
Color C: Coral Blossom
Color D: Pale Gray
7. The first round is worked into the space in the center of a chain ring and not into actual chains.
Round 1: With color A, ch 4, sl st to the first ch to form a ring, ch 1 (counts as a hdc), working over the beginning tail, 1 hdc in the chain ring, ch 2, *(2 hdc in the ring, ch 2), repeat from * to 2 more times, sl st to beg ch 1, do not turn. Fasten off. ——4 hdc clusters
Round 2: With color B, sl st to the corner space before the fasten-off point, ch 1 (counts as a hdc here and throughout), pull the beginning tail to tighten the sl st, (1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) into the same corner space, (ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each of the next 3 corner spaces, ch 1, sl st to beginning ch-1, do not turn. Fasten off.—-8 hdc clusters
Round 3: With color C, sl st to the corner space before the fasten-off point, ch 1, pull the beginning tail to tighten the sl st, (1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) into the same corner space, *[ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner space], repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch-1 sl st to beginning ch-1, do not turn. Fasten off. ——12 hdc clusters
Round 4: With color D, sl st to the corner space before the fasten-off point, ch 1, pull the beginning tail to tighten the sl st, (1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) into the same corner, *ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner space, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch1, 2 hdc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sl st to beginning ch-1, do not turn. Fasten off. ——16 hdc clusters
Round 5: With color A, sl st to the corner space before the fasten-off point, ch 1, pull the beginning tail to tighten the sl st, (1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) into the same corner, *(ch 1 and 2 hdc) in each of the ch-1 spaces up to the next corner, (ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next corner, repeat from * 2 more times, (ch1 and 2 hdc) in each of the remaining ch-1 spaces, ch-1, sl st to beginning ch-1, do not turn. Fasten off. ——20 hdc clusters
Repeat Round 5 changing colors every round in the same sequence until your blanket is 29 inches wide and you end in a color A round.
Now Repeat Round 5 in color B a total of 4 times, do not fasten off. Proceed to work on the last round below.
Last Round: Sl st into the next hdc, sl st into the next corner space, ch 1 (counts as a sc), 3 sc in the corner space, 1 sc on top of the next hdc cluster, *(2 sc in the next ch-1 space, 1 sc on top of the next hdc cluster), repeat from * to next corner, 4 sc in next corner space, repeat the same steps on the next 3 sides of the blanket and once you reach back where you started, sl st to beginning ch-1. Fasten off.
Finishing the Granny Square Blanket
While working on this continuous granny square blanket pattern, we had woven in just a few inches of each tail. Now use a tapestry needle and weave in the remaining length of the tails back and forth once. Take care to weave into the same color as far as possible.
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Friday 4th of November 2022
I get confused at times starting the 1st steps. I forget.
Friday 14th of October 2022
So funny you say that about granny squares because I feel the same!!!! And I ended up caving in and just finished a blanket for my granddaughter. I LOVE this idea and love your patterns!!