Solid Granny Squares

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Solid Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

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!

Solid Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
I crochet hook (9.0 mm)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Solid Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

Chain (ch) 4 and connect with a slip stitch.

Solid Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

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.

Solid Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

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.

Solid Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

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.

Solid Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

I typically stop at two or three rows for this granny square, but you can go as big or as small as you want!

Solid Granny Squares | Thrifty Below

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!

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3 Responses

  1. I’m doing a triforce pixelated blanket for my brother (inspired by you!). the smaller, solid granny squares would be perfect for it:)

    • Be sure to stop back by and let us know how it turned out, Ashley! Thanks for reading! :)

    • Awesome, Ashley! I think I’m going to end up using the smaller size too — some of the afghan patterns I’ve seen have 800+ squares and it would end up being absurdly huge if I used full size squares.

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