Blue Skies Granny Squares Baby Blanket

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This blue skies granny squares baby blanket uses three complimenting colors for this lovely little blanket. Finish the look with an easy crochet border. I love making granny squares.

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Blue Skies Granny Squares Baby Blanket

Learn How to Crochet a Granny Square  

Learning how to crochet a granny square is a great way to increase your crochet skills.

This is a fundament basic crochet stitch.

It is simple, fun, and quick too.

On the Go Pattern

A granny square pattern can be worked on just about anywhere. They are small enough to stash inside a pretty bag with the yarn and your crochet supplies. Then when you have enough made, just seam them together.

The granny square is one of the most easy and versatile crochet patterns around.

Corners of Blue Skies Baby Blanket
Corners of Blue Skies Baby Blanket

Twenty Granny Squares to a Beautiful Baby Blanket

This entire blanket is made from granny squares that use two different colors. The first color is worked for the first four rounds. The second color is worked for two rounds.

There are ten of each granny square for a total of 20 squares.  

Light Blue and Dusty Grey Granny Square
Light Blue and Dusty Grey Granny Square

Square one consists of four rounds of light blue and two rounds of dusty grey.

Light Blue and Dusty Grey Granny Square

Dusty Grey and Charcoal Grey Granny Square
Dusty Grey and Charcoal Grey Granny Square

Square two consists of four founds of dusty grey and two rounds of charcoal grey

Dusty Grey and Charcoal Grey Granny Square

Invisible Join and Crochet Border to Finish Baby Blanket

This crochet baby blanket uses twenty granny squares, the invisible join, and three rounds for a crochet border. You will find links to video tutorials for this below the written pattern.

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Six-Part Granny Square Crochet Blanket Series

This granny square blanket is the third one is a series of six blankets. They all use a granny square with six rounds. However, the crochet borders on each one is different. Additionally, the colors used in the squares is different too. Between the border and the colors used in the squares, each one has a completely different look.

Light Blue and Greys Baby Afghan
Light Blue and Greys Baby Afghan

Directions: Blue Skies Granny Squares Baby Blanket

Blanket Size

Size is approximately 30 inches wide by 37 inches long.

Each square is approximately 6 3/4 inches around.

A total of 20 squares. 

  • 10 squares with four rounds of light blue and two rounds of dusty grey.
  • 10 squares with four rounds of dusty grey and two rounds of charcoal grey.

The blanket is four squares wide and five squares long.

Light Blue Square Corner of Blanket
Light Blue Square Corner of Blanket

Gauge

12 Double Crochet per 4 inches. However, gauge is not critical in this crochet pattern.

Materials

Charcoal Grey Red Heart. 1 Skein or 364 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Dusty Grey Red Heart. 3 Skeins or 1092 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Light Blue Red Heart. 2 Skeins or 600 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.

Size H crochet hook

Scissors

Yarn needle

Easy Baby Blanket for a Boy Displayed on Sofa
Easy Baby Blanket for a Boy Displayed on Sofa

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

YO = Yarn Over

[ ] repeat between

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Directions:

Begin by making a Magic Circle. Directions for the magic circle can be found here. This is a detailed step-by-step tutorial on making the magic circle.

An alternative way to begin this pattern is to CH 4 and SL ST into the first CH to form a circle.

Round 1:

For this round, you will be working inside the magic circle. Chain 3 (Counts as DC of this round and throughout the entire pattern). Continuing working in the ring, work 2 DC. Then chain 3. 3 DC, CH 3, 3DC, CH3, 3DC, CH3 and join into the top CH of the beginning CH 3. This join completes the first round. (note, you should have 4 clusters of 3 DC with 4 areas of CH 3 between)

Round 2:

CH 4 (This will count as your first DC plus a 1 CH). Then in the first CH 3 SP, [3 DC, 3 CH, 3 DC and CH 1].  Continue the stitch pattern between the [ ] until the last CH 3 SP. In the last CH 3 SP, work the 3 DC, 3 CH, then work only 2 DC and join with a SL into the 3rd chain of the beginning CH STs. This join will complete the round. (You should have 8 shells, 4 chain 3 spaces, and 4 CH 1 spaces).

Round 3:

CH 3 (Counts as a DC), Insert the hook into the CH 1 SP from the previous row, (Should be right where the previous row ended). YO and work a DC, Insert hook again, YO and DC. (This completes your first 3 DC in the round). CH 1. [In the corner CH 3 SP work (3 DC, 3 CH, 3 DC. and CH 1)]. In the next CH 1 SP work 3 DC and 1 CH]. Repeat between [ ] 3 more times until all 4 sides are complete. After the last DC in the CH 3 space CH 1 and SL ST into the top ST of the first DC of this round. (You should have 12 shells and 4-CH 1 spaces and 4 CH 3 spaces after the completion of this round).

Round 4-6:

Repeat rounds 2 and 3.

Finishing Each Square:

Pull the yarn through the last ST. Using the yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the crochet stitches until a bit snug. Cut off excess.

Crochet Blanket Pattern for a Boy
Crochet Blanket Pattern for a Boy

Join the Squares

Joining the Granny Squares Using the Invisible Join Method

Here is a quick video showing how I did the invisible join. Step-by-step instructions on how to join granny squares using the invisible joining method. Learn how to easily achieve that look of evenly joined granny squares in your next project.

How to complete the Invisible Join for Granny Squares

Granny Square Invisible Join Tutorial

However, if you would rather read the written directions, I will do my best to write out clear directions below if you learn better that way.

Invisible Join Written Directions

I used one of the colors that I was currently joining. Use a piece of yarn that is about 10 inches longer than two sides of the square. In order words approximately 20 inches long. Thread a yarn needle.

Begin by holding the wrong sides together.  Start in a corner of one of the squares.

Look for the first horizontal thread inside the chain in the corner stitch. Insert the yarn needle and pull the yarn through leaving approximately a 5-inch tail. (you will need to weave this in later. Make sure to weave it into the color you used so it will not be noticeable).

Step-by-Step Joining Directions

  • Starting in the horizontal thread inside the chain in the corner stitch, insert the yarn needle and pull the yarn through. (don’t snug up the yarn just yet).
  • In the opposite square and insert the yarn needle into the next horizontal yarn piece in the next stitch.
  • Come back to the first square and insert the yarn needle into the next horizontal yarn piece in the next stitch.
  • Continue for 2 or 3 more horizontal yarn stitches.
  • Then holding the starting yarn stitch in the corner, pull the yarn snug.
  • Your granny squares will be snug and invisibly joined for the stitches that you have worked.
  • Continue moving back and forth between the two squares and weaving the yarn through the horizontal stitches.
  • Every 3 or 4 stitches, pull the yarn snug.

Align the Corners

Insert the yarn needle in all the corner stitches of the squares being joined together, and pull through the yarn. Then continue weaving back and forth through the horizontal stitches. Every 3 or 4 stitches, pulling the yarn snug.

Weave in the Yarn Ends

Before working on the border, I took the time to weave in all the yarn pieces using the yarn needle.

Blue Skies Sample Square with Crochet Border
Blue Skies Sample Square with Crochet Border

Crochet Border Directions

Round 1:

Join Light Blue yarn in any CH 1 SP.

CH 3. (Counts as DC). 2 DC in the same CH SP. CH 1, SK 3 DC. [3 DC in the CH 1 SP, CH 1, SK 3 DC]. Repeat around between the [ ]. In each corner work (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC). End with a CH 1 and SL ST into the top CH 3 ST of the first CH 3 STs.

Round 2:

Join Dusty Grey in any CH 1 SP.

Repeat round 1.

Round 3:

Continue using the Dusty Grey yarn.

CH 3 (Counts as DC). [Skip to the next CH SP and work (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC)]. Repeat between [ ] around. In each corner CH 3 SP work (3 DC, CH 3, 3 DC). End with (2 DC, CH 1, 1 DC) SL ST into the top CH ST of the first CH 3 of this row.

Finishing:

Weave in all the ends and cut off excess yarn.

Crochet Border Video Directions

Left Hand Crochet tutorial

Right Hand Crochet tutorial

Granny Square Crochet Tutorials

If you prefer a video on how to crochet a granny square, that is here for you too.

How to Crochet a Granny Square

Here is a video tutorial on how to easily change color while crocheting a basic granny square.

How to Change Color on a Granny Square

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2 thoughts on “Blue Skies Granny Squares Baby Blanket”

  1. I’ve been looking for an unusual baby blanket..and this is it.. I would have never thought to put a charcoal color in a baby blanket…it is a beauty!!!! I’m headed to Huntsville to buy yarn tomorrow. Can’t wait to get started. I plan to do your colors and a girly blanket with pink instead of blue…Thank you for sharing your pattern.

    1. How fun! I am working on a post for a girl blanket in pink and grey right now too. There are two more granny square baby blankets in the works. Already made, just takes a ton of time to write up the pattern, etc. Enjoy your crochet time. Take care.

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