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Of all the items I’ve ever had in my Etsy shop, I get more convos asking me for a free crochet pattern for this granny square pattern than any of the others. I love the neutral colors found in this blanket – they’re perfect for any little baby – and I think everyone else must, too.

This particular blanket is just a “lovey” (approximately 18″ square) but this granny square pattern is easily expanded to make it full-sized. Want to make your own? Keep reading to find out how.

Want a pretty ad-free version of this pattern? You can purchase a PDF download of this pattern in my Etsy shop.

If you like this blanket pattern, you’re not going to want to miss these:

Materials (contains affiliate links):
Paintbox Simply Aran Yarn  in Washed Teal (232), Slate Gray (205), and Paper White (200)
I crochet hook
-Scissors and Tapestry Needle

Notes:
-dc cluster = 3 dc into the same stitch
-Want to print a clean version of this granny square crochet pattern (or any crochet pattern from any website)? You can find out how by watching a short video here.


Round 1: Using your first color, ch 3. 2 dc into the first ch, ch 1. *dc cluster into the same stitch, ch 1* 3 times. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch. You will have four dc clusters and 4 ch 1 spaces at the end of this round.

Round 2: Sl st in the next two stitches and into ch 1 space. Ch 2, 2 dc into the same ch 1 space. Ch 1, dc cluster into the same ch 1 space. *dc cluster, ch 1, dc cluster in the next ch 1 space* around. Sl st to the top of the first ch 2. At the end of this round you should have 8 dc clusters and 4 ch 1 spaces.

Round 3: Sl st in the next two stitches and into the ch 1 space. Ch 2, 2 dc into the same ch 1 space. Ch 1, dc cluster into the same ch 1 space. Dc cluster into the space between the clusters on the previous round. *dc cluster, ch 1, dc cluster in the next ch 1 space. dc cluster into the space between the clusters on the previous row* around. Sl st to the top of the first ch 2. At the end of this round you should shave 12 dc clusters and 4 ch 1 spaces.
 
 
For all of the remaining rounds of this granny square pattern, you will be continuing in the same manner. You will work two double crochet clusters into each corner, with a ch 1 in between them.  You will work 1 dc cluster into each space between the clusters in the previous round. 
 
When it’s time to change colors, cut your first color and weave ends. Join your second color in any of the ch 1 spaces. You will then continue the same pattern with the next color.

For the blanket is shown above, you will do:
I suggest Paintbox Yarn in the following colors.
     6 rounds of Washed Teal
     2 rounds of Paper White
     2 rounds of Slate Gray
     2 rounds of Washed Teal
     2 rounds of Paper White
     2 rounds of Slate Gray
     2 rounds of Washed Teal
 
Border: 
Round 1: hdc around the entire blanket working 3 hdc into each corner stitch. Cut yarn and weave ends. 
Round 2: You’ll now be working a picot edging. Join white yarn using a slip stitch  *sc in the next five stitches, ch 3, hdc in the first chain* around. I like to have a picot in each corner so I fiddle with the stitches between picots to make that happen. I used to have a cow if the spaces weren’t exact, but I’ve come to realize that once the blanket is finished, you won’t even notice! 

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