After finishing my Mario Mushroom blanket, I’ve been searching for a new pixelated blanket project. I still haven’t decided on the character or design, but I have figured out what square pattern I plan to use! I used a classic granny square for the mushroom blanket, but this time I want to use something a little more solid. Thus the solid granny square crochet pattern I’m about to share with you!
Chain (ch) 4 and connect with a slip stitch.
Round 1. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Double crochet (dc) twice in the ring. (Ch 1, 3 dc) three times. Connect to the top of the starting chain with a slip stitch.
Round 2. Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn. 1 dc in the corner, ch 2, 2 dc in same corner. 1 dc in next 3 dc. (2 dc in corner, ch 2, 2 dc in corner, 1 dc in next 3 dc) three times. Connect to the top of the starting chain with a slip stitch.
Round 3. Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the next dc. (2 dc in corner, ch 2, 2 dc in corner, 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc) three times. 2 dc in corner, ch 2, 2 dc in the corner. 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc. Connect to the top of the starting chain with a slip stitch.
I typically stop at two or three rows for this granny square, but you can go as big or as small as you want!
You can also mix it up by doing the double crochets in the posts of previous double crochets, which ends up looking pretty sweet too! I started the above squares for a baby blanket I never finished (the intended recipient is almost two now)… oops! Hopefully this next blanket project will take less time than my three-year-project Mario Mushroom blanket!
Do you have a favorite granny square pattern? Share in the comments below!