Hi Everyone! I pulled out a giant crochet granny square blanket from my archives for you! Since we are all home a bit more with the current events happening in the world, I decided to try and provide as many projects as I can for you!
This crochet granny square blanket is great for beginners, uses 3 balls of Bernat Blanket yarn and finishes up at 41 inches square. Of course you can add more balls of yarn to make it larger if you like! I love making a blanket that looks dynamic without making it difficult!
How many squares does it take to make a granny square blanket?
This blanket only takes 1 giant granny square but you can join granny squares together to make 1 blanket made of of many smaller granny squares. It depends on how large the individual granny squares are and how large you want the blanket to be.
What is the best yarn to use for this crochet blanket?
I am using the Bernat Blanket yarn which I have used in many blanket patterns like this one and this one. This yarn is great because it often goes on sale and its so thick that it works up really quick making it very satisfying to work with, especially on this granny square blanket.
Can I put a border on this blanket?
Of course! Here are some border tutorials that would be great for this granny square blanket. If you do a border you will need 4, not 3 balls of the yarn.
- slip knot, ch 4
- Insert hook in first stitch and slip stitch to close and make a circle
- Round 1: ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in the center of the circle
- ch 2, *3dc in the center of the circle, ch 2 *repeat 3 times for a total of 4dc clusters. Finish with a ch 2 and a sl st to first ch 3 to finish round.
- Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in the ch 2 space to the RIGHT of the ch 3 (behind the stitches)
- 3dc in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, 3dc again in the ch 2 space. Do this for all the ch 2 corner spaces. End with a ch 2 and slip stitch to initial ch 3.
- Round 3: ch 3, 2dc int he ch 2 space to the RIGHT of the ch 3 (BEHIND) the stitches. 3dc in the space between the 3dc clusters from the previous round, 3dc in the next ch 2 space, ch 2, 3dc for the corner and continue in this manner all the way around the blanket, increasing with each round.
- Add a new ball of yarn when needed. Make sure you complete the entire round of the granny square when you decide to finish up, you may have a little left over yarn.
US dc = UK tr
Optional: do a slip stitch border like in this post.