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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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.
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.
Square one consists of four rounds of light blue and two rounds of dusty grey.
Light Blue and Dusty 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.
Directions: Blue Skies Granny Squares Baby Blanket
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.
12 Double Crochet per 4 inches. However, gauge is not critical in this crochet pattern.
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
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
[ ] repeat between
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.
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)
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).
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).
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.
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.
Crochet Border Directions
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.
Join Dusty Grey in any CH 1 SP.
Repeat round 1.
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.
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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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.
Saturday 25th of September 2021
Why were such dark colors used? I am going to make it, but not the gloomy dark colors. The blue begs for lighter than the brown and black used for the tutorial.
Friday 1st of October 2021
This granny square blanket pattern is perfect to switch up the colors and use the ones that you enjoy seeing. Enjoy
Tuesday 9th of February 2021
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.
Tuesday 9th of February 2021
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.