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Pumpkin Spice Solid Granny Square Blanket

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This Pumpkin Spice solid granny square blanket is easy to make and looks great in any color combination. Plus, it’s the perfect size to keep you warm on cool fall nights.

The leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and pumpkin spice everything is back in season! Featuring a solid granny square pattern in shades of amber, golden rod, tangerine, café au lait, Ecru, and camel, it’s perfect for autumn. Plus, it’s sure to keep you warm all winter long.

If you have never made a solid granny square, make sure to check out the full tutorial.

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Pumpkin Spice Solid Granny Square Blanket

Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

This fun blanket is perfect for cuddling up on the couch with a hot cup of apple cider. Best of all, it’s easy to make and each block can be completed in just a few hours.

Join the squares together for a blanket as large as you desire. If you’re looking for a cozy autumn project, why not crochet a pumpkin spice blanket?

Pumpkin Spice Fall Blanket

Half Square Triangles

This blanket consists of solid granny squares and half square triangle squares. Just like a quilted blanket would look. The half square triangle is a two-tone diagonal granny square that is a modern crochet version of the classic quilting block.

I have a full tutorial for you here on how to crochet the half square triangle in a solid granny square pattern. Often, I found the solid granny squares to have seams on the side, which are visible. This one does not have any side seams, rather, each round starts in the corner.

Pinwheel Block

Make the pinwheel block using four of the half square triangles. If you join them using the invisible seam, it is easier to see the lovely pinwheel design.

How hard is it to crochet a blanket?

At first glance, blankets may look hard to crochet. However, blankets are less complex than other patterns such as clothing. Blankets that are made using just one stitch pattern are the easiest to learn how to crochet if you have never attempted one.

All you need to crochet your first blanket is a crochet pattern, crochet hook, yarn, tapestry needle, and scissors. You can find quite a few free crochet blanket patterns on the website too.

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How do you make a granny square blanket for beginners?

You can make lots of smaller granny squares and join them together to make a patchwork blanket. However, the beauty of the granny square is that you can keep adding rounds and make one large granny square blanket too.

Once you learn how to crochet the granny square stitch, the possibilities are endless. Often, the first crochet pattern that people learn to work is the granny square.

You can find quite a few blanket patterns using the basic granny square on the website.

Pumpkin Spice Diagram

Details of the Granny Square Block Layout for the Blanket

In quilting, a blanket should keep your eyes roaming the entire blanket to see all the design elements. With this crochet version of a quilt, it keeps me looking at the color combinations, texture, and design details.

I have created a diagram of Solid Granny Square and Half Square Triangle Square locations in the blanket. Once you have crocheted the squares, lay them out to make sure that you like the layout.

Join the squares using any joining method that you prefer. I used the invisible join method for mine.

Add a crochet border and your blanket is ready to give or snuggle under in those crisp fall evenings.

The crochet border consists of six rounds using a combination of double crochet and single crochet stitches.

Easy Solid Granny Square Blanket Pattern in Fall Colors

Directions: Pumpkin Spice Solid Granny Square Blanket

Skill Level

This crochet pattern is perfect for an advanced beginner. If you can crochet the chain stitch and double crochet stitch, you have the skills to crochet this blanket.

Gauge

16 double crochet stitches for every 4 inches

Size

53 X 53-inches including the crochet border.

Materials

Each skein of yarn made 1 full square with 10 rounds. The leftover cotton yarn from each skein I used to make farmhouse washcloths, which are 8 rounds.

Solid Square Colors

Amber. 24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand 2 skeins. 230 yards.

Café Au Lait. 24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand 2 skeins. 230 yards.

Golden Rod. 24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand 2 skeins. 230 yards.

Tangerine. 24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand 2 skeins. 230 yards.

Half Square Triangle Colors

Ecru. 24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand 3 skeins. 540 yards.

Camel. 24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand 3 skeins. 540 yards.

Crochet Border Colors

Ecru. 24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand 2 skeins. 280 yards.

Camel. 24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand 1 skein. 200 yards.

Total skeins of yarn and yardage

17 skeins or 2,480 yards. If you are not able to find the yarn locally, I get mine at two places. You can find

it here or here.

Size H Crochet Hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SP = Space

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] = Repeat between

Fall Handmade Blanket with Cotton Yarn

Pattern Notes

The blanket is made using solid granny squares and half square triangles joined together using the invisible joining method.

Each large square is 10 rounds, and the smaller two-toned square is 5 rounds.

Each crochet square is worked in the round as a square.

The Chain 2 stitches are the corners. Each corner consists of a (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC).

Double crochet stitches are the stitches on the sides. You will double crochet in each stitch across the sides. The number of double crochet stitches on each side will grow by 4 each side for the round or 16 total each round.

The Half Square Triangle Blocks are turned at the end of each round to get that clean look for changing colors.

Make the Pinwheel Blocks by joining four of the half square triangle blocks.

Time Saving Tip. Leave the ending yarn end longer so it can be used to sew the crochet blocks together if you are using the invisible join method.

Corner Stitches of the Border

Solid Granny Square

Make 8 of these squares in the following colors.

 2 amber, 2 golden rod, 2 tangerine, and 2 Café Au Lait.

Round 1

CH 3 (Counts as DC). In the 3rd ST from the hook work (2 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2). Join to the top DC ST with a SL ST.

Round 2

CH 3 (Counts as DC). DC in the same corner CH 2 SP. DC in each ST across (3 DC). Work in the corner CH 2 SP (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). Continue working a DC in each ST across and in each corner CH 2 SP work (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) 2 more times. Continue working the DC in each ST across the last side (3DC). When you get to the final corner work (2 DC, CH 2) then a SL ST into the top of the first CH 3 to close the round.

Round 3 through 10

Continue repeating round 2. The only difference is that each round will have more double crochet stitches on each side.

Here is how round 3 would look.

CH 3, DC in the same corner CH SP. DC in each ST across (7 DC). Work into the next corner CH SP (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). Continue working a DC in each DC ST around and in the corner CH 2 SP work the (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). When you get to the final corner work 2 DC, CH 2, and SL ST into the top of the first CH 2 to close the round.

For round 4 there will be 11 DC STs to work on each side.

Round 5 there will be 15 DC STs to work on each side, and so on.

Finish by weaving in yarn ends and removing the excess yarn.

Half Square Triangles or Two-Toned Squares

Make 8 of these in Ecru and Camel.

Round 1

CH 3 (Counts as DC). In the third ST from the hook work (2 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH1). Change to the new yarn color, drop the first yarn color (do not cut it, you will pick it up later). CH 1. Continue working (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) into the same ST. CH 2 and join to the top CH ST of the beginning CH with a SL ST.

Round 2

Turn

Work 2 SL STs into the CH 2 SP. CH 3, DC into the CH 2 SP. DC across to the next corner. In the CH 2 SP work (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). DC across to the next corner. In the CH 2 SP work (2 DC, CH 1). Change back to the first yarn color drop the second yarn color (do not cut it, you will pick it up later). Continue working in the CH 2 SP (CH 1, 2 DC). DC across to the next corner CH 2 SP. In the CH 2 SP work (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). DC across to the next corner. In the CH 2 SP work 2 DC, CH 2 and join to the top CH ST of the beginning CH 3 with a SL ST.  

Rounds 3 Through 5

Continue Repeating Round 2

Finish by weaving in yarn ends and removing the excess yarn.

Two-Toned Half Square Triangle Pinwheels

Making the Pinwheel Squares

Join four of the half square triangles using the invisible joining method, which is sewing the two-tone blocks together with the tapestry needle and yarn.

Layout the two-toned crochet squares out as shown in the pinwheel square diagram.

Finish by weaving in yarn ends and removing the excess yarn.

Joining the Crochet Blocks Together

Once the pinwheel squares are complete, it is time to layout the whole blanket and join the 16 crochet blocks together.

Again, I used the invisible joining method along with the Ercu yarn. I used about 24-inch-long pieces and sewed as far as I could get. Then weave in the yarn ends. Keep repeating this process until all the blocks are sewn together.

Use this chart as a visual to help you complete this task.

Block Chart with Yarn Colors Noted

Crochet Border

Round 1

Using the Ecru Yarn

Join the yarn in a corner. CH 1 SC in each ST around. Work 3 SC in each corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the first CH 1 SP.

Round 2

CH 3 (Counts as DC). DC in each ST around. Work 3 DC in each corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top CH 3 SP of the first CH 3.

Round 3

Change to Camel yarn

Join the yarn in a corner. CH 1 SC in each ST around. Work 3 SC in each corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the first CH 1 SP.

Round 4

Change to Ecru Yarn

CH 3 (Counts as DC). DC in each ST around. Work 3 DC in each corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top CH 3 SP of the first CH 3.

Round 5

Change to Camel yarn

Join the yarn in a corner. CH 3 (Counts as DC). DC in each ST around. Work 3 DC in each corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the top CH 3 SP of the first CH 3.

Round 6

Change to Ecru Yarn

Join the yarn in a corner. CH 1 SC in each ST around. Work 3 SC in each corner ST. Join with a SL ST into the first CH 1 SP.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends and remove the excess.

Pumpkin Spice Crochet Border

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Jeanette

Tuesday 4th of October 2022

I haven't made the blanket yet but I'm so happy I came across your pattern! It's so beautiful! My plan is to make it for my sister as a Christmas gift. I know she'll treasure it. Much thanks for the tutorial!

patternprincess1

Thursday 6th of October 2022

You are so welcome. This will be a treasured gift I am sure. I would love to see your when you are finished. Enjoy your crochet. Vicky