In elementary school, with help from my grandma and two aunts, I began to crochet. I loved it! I made scarves, potholders, and even a sweet flamenco dress for one of my stuffed animals. Even though I’ve been crocheting for a long time, I’ve never finished a large project, like a blanket. I’ve started my fair share (and still have little boxes of granny squares from the failed attempts), but generally get distracted by work, school, and cute smaller projects like t-shirt yarn rugs. Until now! I’m almost done with an adult-size granny square blanket for my husband and I can’t wait to share the finished product with my Thrifty Below readers! In the meantime, I wanted to share the pattern for the classic granny square my blanket is made of.
Yarn of your choice (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
Recommended crochet hook for your yarn (I used an H hook)
Scissors to trim ends
Round 1: Chain 4.
Connect to first chain (ch) with a slip stitch (sl st).
Round 2: Ch 3
2 double-crochet (dc) in the circle. Ch 1. 3 dc in the circle, Ch 1 (repeat 2 more times). Ch 1 and connect to starting chain with sl st.
Round 3: Ch 3. Turn. 2 dc in gap from ch. Ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1. 3 dc in next gap, ch 1, 3 dc in same gap, ch 1 (repeat 2 more times). Connect to top of starting chain with sl st. Some people choose to stop here and use the mini granny squares for their project.
Ch 3, turn. 2 dc, ch 1. 3 dc in next gap, ch 1, 3 dc in same gap, ch 1, 3 dc in next gap, ch 1 (repeat 2 more times). 3 dc in next gap, ch 1, 3 dc in same gap, ch 1. Connect to top of starting chain with sl st.
I stopped here in the granny squares for my blanket, but you could keep going! Some crocheters choose to make blankets out of just a few large squares, or even out of one continuous granny square.
Here are some of the other squares for my project. I have to make 256 squares total! Mine are all solid colored, but you can switch colors between rows too.
What do you want to use your granny squares for?