I was inspired to create this pattern when a friend asked me to help her refresh her crochet knowledge. I knew I wanted to offer a pattern that enabled a new crocheter or someone who was a little rusty to finish a project quickly.
One thing I love about the granny stitch is how simple it is but how difficult it can look. The texture it produces makes you feel very accomplished in your crochet skills!
At least in my opinion!
For this particular project I used 5 skeins of acrylic yarn I picked up from Hobby Lobby. Honestly, I wasn’t that impressed with this yarn. I felt like each skein varied considerably in what the total yardage was. I also didn’t care a ton for the feel of it. It wasn’t super rough, it was just a different texture.
The colors were okay but didn’t “WOW!” me.
- 5 skeins of yarn in three colors
- leftover white yarn for the edging
- size H hook
- tapestry needle
Each colorblock had a total of 13 rows and I wound up doing 5 blocks. I was initially planning on 6 blocks but then I decided I liked the middle block isolated as a POP color. You could easily throw on 13 more rows and it would still look great!
- CH – chain
- SC- single crochet
- SL ST – slip stitch
- DC – double crochet
3 DC in the same ST, CH 1, skip the next ST, 3 DC in next ST
CH 96 (keep in mind for the granny stitch you work in multiples of 3)
R1 – 2 DC in the third CH from the hook, CH 1, SK next St, 3 DC in next ST; repeat all the way across ending with 3 DC in the last CH; CH 3; Turn
R2 – 3 DC in CH 1 space, CH 1, SK next ST, 3 DC in next ST; repeat all the way across ending with 1 DC in the turning CH space; CH 3; turn
R3 – 2 DC in same ST as CH 3, CH 1, SK next ST, 3 DC in next ST; repeat all the way across ending with 3 DC in the last St
Once you get these 3 rows done you can see the progression of the pattern. It’s a matter of 3 DC in the CH 1 spaces. You do a repeat of rows 2 and 3 until you reached your desired length.
For this particular blanket it was a total of 65 rows.
The edging I kept simple. I did a SC ST all the way around with a white yarn. I also did 3 SC in each of the corners to make sure they were nice and round. You can do any edging you like however. It’s really up to you!
You could really customize this blanket by making the rows smaller or by making them vary in sizes. You could even make this same pattern with a single color and contrasting edge. That’s what I love about it! It is so simple but the possibilities are endless!
Overall I am very pleased with how this turned out! I think for a quick gift I will be making more of these in the future. Maybe even a fluffy afghan with some of my favorite lion’s brand yarns!
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