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Simple, Easy Granny Square Baby Blanket – Crochet Pattern

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When we found out that we were going to have a nephew last year, I knew that I wanted to make a few homemade gifts for the little guy.  I started researching designs on baby blankets.  Many of the designs were complicated, lengthy, or did not match the style I was hoping to make.  However, I liked the look of the granny square but did not want to make hundreds of the them and have to piece them together in the timeframe I had to make the blanket.  While browsing the internet I found an image of a blanket I liked that was one large granny square in style.  So I opted to make a granny square blanket of my own for my nephew using gray, ivory, and teal yarn.  I ended up using Red Heart Super Saver yarn, but any worsted weight yarn would work.

Materials Needed:

  • Worst weighted yarn – several colors (I used teal, gray, and ivory of the Red Heart Super Saver mainly because that is what my local store had in stock that I liked the color combination for a baby boy)
    • If I were to make another one I may choose a softer yarn for a baby…
  • I Crochet hook
  • Scissors and Tapestry Needle

Directions:

The pattern I used was the granny square baby blanket pattern written by Daisy Cottage Designs as my base.  I made a few modifications of my own but the basics are the same.  I simplified the pattern some by using a 6 row start followed by every 3 rows for the color changes.

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I started with gray and worked 6 rows of stitches in the gray color.  I then used teal, followed by ivory, and then repeated that pattern for the remainder of the baby blanket.  I used 6 rows of the starting color followed by 3 rows of each contrasting color to follow.  I ended up with a total of 33 rows and a blanket that was stroller sized.

  • 6 rows of Gray – starting color
  • 3 rows of Teal
  • 3 rows of Ivory
  • 3 rows of Gray
  • 3 rows of Teal
  • 3 rows of Ivory
  • 3 rows of Gray
  • 3 rows of Teal
  • 3 rows of Ivory
  • 3 rows of Gray – final color

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I finished the blanket using this same pattern versus changing to a half double crochets and a picot edging around the end of the blanket.   Personally, I felt that was a better fit for my sister-in-law who tends to be more simplistic in her choices versus choosing fancier items.

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I also ended up making a two infant hats to match the blanket for when the little guy came home.  I am hoping they have enjoyed the blanket and it helped them out during the first year of raising a baby.  I have actually made a few others now too and I will share them in the future.  The nice part of this pattern is it is easy to modify and create variances so that you are creating new works of art each time you create a blanket.

 

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