The Granny square blanket is a crochet classic that combines vibrant colors and the charm of granny stitches.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create this enchanting blanket, perfect for nurturing and decorating any room. Let’s start!
- Crochet yarn in assorted colors
- Crochet hook in the right size for the chosen threads
- Point markers (optional)
Step 1: Start
Start by making a magic ring. To do this, wrap the yarn around your middle finger and make a loop over it. Insert the needle through the loop and grab the yarn with the point of the needle, pulling it through the loop. Then make a chain to secure the ring.
Step 2: First group of points
Make three chains to represent the first double crochet. Then make two more chains. Now make three double crochets on the magic ring, followed by two chains. Repeat this pattern twice more, for a total of four groups of double crochets. Join the last double crochet to the third stitch of the starting chain with a slip stitch.
Step 3: Second group of points
Slip stitch in the next space until you reach the chain of two chains from the previous round. In that space, make three double crochets, followed by two chains. Repeat this pattern on each space of two chains until you complete the round. Join the last double crochet to the third stitch of the starting chain with a slip stitch.
Step 4: Subsequent rounds
Keep working in this way, increasing a group of stitches in each subsequent round. Each group of points must be separated by two chains. Remember to slip stitch between groups of stitches to get the correct space. Continue until you reach the desired size for your blanket.
Step 5: Finalization
When the blanket reaches the desired size, finish the job by cutting the thread, leaving an excess to weave and hide the ends. Use a tapestry needle to thread the yarn through the stitches and hide it in the fabric of the blanket. Make sure all ends are secure.
Congratulations! You’ve learned how to make a beautiful Granny square blanket. This classic crochet technique results in an enchanting and charming piece. Use vibrant colors and creative combinations to personalize your blanket and make it unique. Enjoy the pleasure of crocheting while creating a special piece to warm your heart. Have fun and enjoy your new Granny square blanket!