Sometimes it’s fun to get back to basics! That’s just what I did on this baby blanket. It’s a simple granny square pattern made with 3 different colors. If you need a refresher on how to make a simple granny square, click here for great instructions.
I used Caron One Pound Yarn in Off White, Soft Sage (it’s more of a blue than green), and Lace. I started in the center with Off White and crocheted 6 rows. Then I switched to Soft Sage and stitched 3 rows, changed colors to Lace and crocheted 3 rows, and switched back to Off White for 3 rows. I continued the color changes (Off White, Soft Sage, Lace) for 3 rows each until my blanket measured about 32 inches square, ending with the Lace color. I had 3 sections of each color when I finished.
Tip 1: Sometimes when you make a granny square blanket, the finished blanket can end up a little wonky. That’s why I like this pattern. By turning your work after each row, it helps to keep the blanket more square and less wonky. 🙂
Tip 2: Like almost everyone else, I hate weaving in my ends! So one thing I do is to stop every color change or two and weave in the ends. That way I only have to do it a little at a time instead of having to weave them all in at the end.
I made a simple border using Off White. For the border row, chain 1 and work 1 sc in the space between the dc clusters from the previous row. Chain 1, (work 3dc, chain 1, 3dc) in the next space between the dc clusters, chain 1, sc in next space. Continue this pattern around the blanket, making sure that you work the (3dc, chain 1, 3 dc) in each corner.
The finished blanket measures about 33-1/2 inches square.
The Caron One Pound Yarn becomes much softer after a quick wash on the delicate cycle with a little fabric softener added. I put it in the dryer on delicate for about 10 minutes and then laid it flat to dry the rest of the way.
One of the great things about the basic granny square is that you can make it any size and any color combo you want! It’s also such an easy pattern that once you get started, it’s the perfect project to work on while watching your favorite movie or TV show.
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