The Granny Stitch is a classic, multi-use stitch. It is a great beginner stitch, and it makes a wonderful carry-along project because once you master it, there is no pattern required. It looks great in almost any yarn, and is both warm in the winter and airy in the summer.
I make a lot of Granny Stitch blankets, so I thought it was about time I make a video on how to get started on your own blanket.
Sample is made in Red Heart Super Saver, Icelandic.
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Rnd 1: Sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 3, [2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3] in same st. Sl st in top of ch-3..
Rnd 2: Ch 3, [2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch sp, ch 2, *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch sp, ch 2, repeat from * two more times, sl st in top of 1st st to join. Sl st three times to reach ch-3 sp.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, [2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 2, *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 2, repeat from * two more times, sl st in 1st st to join. Sl st three times to reach ch-3 sp.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, [2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 2, *[3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 2, repeat from * two more times, sl st in 1st st to join. Sl st three times to reach ch-3 sp.
Repeat pattern with [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in each corner and [3 dc, ch 2] on the straight sections.
For this pattern, Start with 6 Rounds of your chosen variegated or multicolored yarn, the alternate between 2 rounds of a solid color and 4 rounds of your main color until your blanket is the desired size. End on a variegated section and do your border in the solid color.
When your blanket is the size you want, you can add a border. This is a simple picot border that I think looks finished and understated. A “picot” (pronounced PEE-koh) is a word meaning border with loops or twists. In crochet, it is often made by chaining 3, then slip stitching into the 1st chain.
Tip: To guarantee ripple-free, straight edges, go down a hook size when working the border.
Without changing color, ch 1, work one round with sc in every dc, 2 sc in each ch-2 space, and 4 sc in all four corner ch-3 spaces.
Change color, ch 1, and work [5 sc, ch 3, sl st in 1st ch] around. Sl st into first st to join.
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Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.