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