This Granny Stripe Crochet Blanket is one of the first patterns that was every posted to the Daisy Cottage Designs blog. If you look at my newest patterns (like this Rainbow Moss Stitch Blanket or this Textured Throw Blanket), you’ll see that my photography and even my pattern writing has come a long way. Be that as it may, I’m still proud of this little blanket.
Granny stripe blankets are among my favorite to make. They’re easy, beautiful, and the color combinations are endless. There are many granny stitch crochet patterns around the Internet. If you want to find out exactly how I made mine, the pattern is at the bottom of this post!
This particular blanket is a doll-sized blanket for my niece. My girls love having small blankets for wrapping babies, having picnics, and covering stuffed animals. I hope the soon-to-be three year old is as thrilled with this blanket as my girls are with theirs. These also make great stroller blankets for those times you don’t want to tote around a full-sized crochet blanket.
Granny Stripe Crochet Pattern
- J crochet hook
- 3 colors of worsted weight yarn (I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Raspberry, Menthe, and White)
- Tapestry Needle for weaving ends
- dc cluster – work three dc into the same stitch
With Raspberry, ch 63.
Row 1: work 1 dc into the third chain. *Skip 2 stitches, work dc cluster into the next stitch* across. Repeat 18 more times (total of 19 clusters). Make 2 dc into the last chain. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Work dc cluster into the first space between the clusters on the previous row. Do this all the way across (total of 20 clusters). End with one dc into the top of the ch 2 at the end of the row. Cut yarn and weave ends.
Row 3: Join white with a sl st. ch 2, 1 dc in the same space. Work dc clusters into all spaces. Work 2 dc in the top of the ch 2 at the end of the row. Ch 2, turn. (19 clusters made)
Row 4: Work dc clusters in all the spaces across. End with one dc into the top of the ch 2 at the end of the row. Cut yarn and weave ends. (20 clusters made). Repeat rows three and four 18 more times.
Your Stripe pattern will be two rows of raspberry, two rows of white, and 2 row of menthe until you have a total of 22 rows.
Optional Picot Border:
Round 1: sc around the entire blanket working 3 sc into each corner stitch. Cut yarn and weave ends.
Round 2: join second border color and sc around the entire blanket again working 3 sc into each corner stitch. Cut yarn and weave ends.
Round 3: join white yarn. You’ll now be working a picot edging. Join yarn, *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!