Crochet for Knitters – Granny Square Blanket

Size: Any size, each finished block of 6 rounds in the gauge below is approximately 6” square
Hook: Size H crochet hook (5mm)
Yarn: Three colors of worsted weight (10 ply) yarn (info on yardage amounts below)
Additional Materials: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 4 double crochet stitches per inch

This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD, and the video tutorial can be viewed at the bottom of this post. (There are also links to the four-part video in the pattern.)

Typical Blanket Sizes:
A baby blanket (at 42” square), will require 49 granny square blocks (7 blocks by 7 blocks). A throw blanket (at 48” x 66”) will require 88 granny squares (8 blocks by 11 blocks). A king-sized bedspread (at 90” square) will require 225 granny square blocks (15 blocks by 15 blocks). You can use the information in the pattern to make any size of blanket.

Yardage: In the gauge listed above, each granny square will require approximately 32 yards of yarn. In the photo above and in the video, I change color every two rounds.

For a 42” square baby blanket, 49 granny squares, changing color every two rounds:
• Color A (center of square), 220 yards
• Color B, 588 yards
• Color C (becomes border color for each square), 760 yards

For a 48” x 66” throw, 88 granny squares, changing color every two rounds:
• Color A (center of square), 396 yards
• Color B, 1056 yards
• Color C (becomes border color for each square), 1364 yards

For a 90” square king-sized bedspread, 225 granny square blocks, changing color every two rounds:
• Color A (center of square), 1012 yards
• Color B, 2700 yards
• Color C (becomes border color for each square), 3488 yards

Note: Working in a different gauge will require different yardage amounts. You can work up a single granny square and measure the amount you will need if you choose to use a different yarn weight and/or hook size.

The entire Crochet for Knitters Series can be found here.

More Crochet for Knitters videos in the weeks to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The yarn I used for the granny squares in the photo above (pink, cream, and green) is Berroco Vintage. (Sorry, I don’t have the information on the color numbers I used.)

In the multi-colored, single (giant!) granny square block I show in the video, I used a size G (4mm) crochet hook and Knit Picks Palette yarn.

The yarn I used while demonstrating seaming in the pink colorway is Three Irish Girls Riddermark Merino.

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan. I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.

58 comments on “Crochet for Knitters – Granny Square Blanket

  1. I just wanted to tell you that you are an awesome teacher! Whenever I want to learn something new with yarn I know that I can come to and you will show me in such a clear and precise way. It is just like you are sitting beside me showing me how to do it in person! Thanks!!

  2. Thanks for the video! It is so easy to follow. I am making a baby blanket for a baby shower gift. This is my first project ever!! Haha wish me luck. ????

  3. Staci, this video was exactly what I needed! I actually learned basic crochet a few years before I learned basic knitting, but had to give up the crochet because it made my hands cramp. Now I am getting interested in crochet again and I wanted to start with a classic granny square project of some sort. Had forgotten there are so many ways to get from one round to another, chain the corners, etc. Anyway — your process seems the most reasonable to me and I am going to get going on a lightweight scarf or shawl made of #10 bedspread cotton. Thanks for the clear explanations of the reason you are doing something in a certain way, and the closeup filming of your hands while you work.

  4. I can not seem to download the pdf file for this free afghan pattern absolutely love the pattern and colors.
    love this site also. Thank you , Hildegard

  5. I’m about 30 squares into making my blanket. I’m planning to make all my squares and then joining them I noticed some of my squares are 1/4 – 1/5 in large than others. How big of a problem is this going to be when I go to join them?

  6. Staci,

    Thanks for the great pattern and video! I started crocheting last week, and I just made my first granny square with your help.

    I was confused about how best to weave in ends, but I found this video which explained it very well. I hope it’s helpful to others as well:

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