Continuous Granny Square Blanket | Free Crochet Pattern
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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I don’t think that I knew you had to turn blanket when doing continuous. Is this just for granny square continuous or any countinuous pattern??
Hi kati, how long did this take you to make? I have a little page of my own and wanting to do baby blankets. it took me a month to do a shawl. The little girl I’m doing this for just got born. should I also block my project when Im done? all I got in my stash is red heart yarn and mainstays yarn. Help!!
How long does it normally take to make one? I know everyone crochets at different speeds but just looking for an average time.
Like you said, it’s all very relative, but it takes me about 10 hours to do a full size blanket in this stitch.
I used this “granny square pattern” to make a small lovey blanket. It is not a perfectly straight square, not before adding a border or after adding a border. This is what I do not like about granny squares. Do you have any advice? I would appreciate help.
You need to turn the work on every round. If you don’t flip it and go in the opposite direction, it will always get wonky.
Can you draw a stitch diagram. I get lost in the instructions and video.
How many skeins did you use? And what were your dimensions?
I have done these in many sizes! I would recommend about 1800 yards (or 6 skeins of 300+ yards) for a good size baby blanket 40″ x 40″ ish. But it is all relative. My best advice is to make a swatch 10″ x 10″ or so and then estimate how much yarn that took (either my measuring or by an approximate percentage of a skein). Then do the math for how big you want your blanket and how many 10″ x 10″ squares it would take to make it. That is going to be your approximate yardage.
What size hook did you use or do you suggest? I am almost brand new. Thank you
Hi Leslie! It would depend on the yarn you are using. Assuming you are using a worsted weight yarn (size 4 on the label), such as Red Heart Super Saver, I would recommend an I (5.5 mm) for your first blanket. This will make the stitches larger and give the blanket more drape. 🙂 Enjoy!
Hi Kati I would like to see a video of Boris the Frog. He looks fabulous. Thank you Iris
Iris, Nice to meet you! I will work on this request. Thanks!
Your written pattern starts out with Ch 4….then you say to sl st, in the 5th chain! Your video says Ch 5!
You’re right. The Ch 4 was a typo. It has been corrected. Thanks for catching it!
What color and company is the yarn you used?
Both blankets use Red Heart Super Saver for the variegated yarns. The Blue/Gray variegated is called “Icelandic” and the Brown/Tan/Blue is called “Mirage.” The blue solid stripe is Big Twist Value in “Light Denim” and the gray stripe is “Medium Gray.”
These are often available at your local Joann Fabric, Michaels, or even Walmart.
Thanks for asking!
How big does this blanket come out? And approx how much yarn in yards did it take?
You can keep going on this pattern until your blanket is as big as you want it! It will be square. 🙂