The New Easy Granny Blanket

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Gone are the days of basic granny squares in boring colors. Spice up the tradition with granny squares that are crocheted in various sizes to give this blanket a patchwork feel. The layout of this blanket and the added border will keep you interested and excited throughout the crochet process.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 38” / [16.5 cm] x 35” / [89 cm] after blocking

Gauge: Small square = 3.5” / [9 cm]; Large square = 7” / [18 cm]

Materials

Yarn: Scheepjes Merino Soft (50% Wool, 25% Microfibre, 25% Acrylic; 115 yards [105 meters]/50 grams): 602 Raphael (A, 6 balls), 617 Cézanne (B, 2 balls), 603 Michelangelo (C, 2 balls), 621 Picasso (D, 2 balls), 643 Ansingh (E, 2 balls), 644 Duerer (F, 2 balls)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Each Round is worked in a different color.

Blanket Pattern

Large Square (make 7)

With first color, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 here and throughout), 3 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) twice, 2 dc in ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join 2nd color in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join 3rd color in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join next color in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, *(ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-1 sp across to next ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * twice more, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-1 sp across to next corner, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. Fasten off.

Rnds 5-8: Rep Rnd 4, changing colors in each Rnd.

Small Square (make 44)

Rnds 1-4: Work same as Rnds 1-4 of Large Square.

Finishing

Assembly

With right sides held together and working through outer loops only, sl st squares together with A as show in assembly diagram.

Border

Rnd 1 (RS): Join A in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5, work 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across to next joined ch-2 sp, *ch 1, dc2tog over same ch-2 sp and next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp across to next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to next corner**, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, working 2 dc in same sp as ch-5 at beg of rnd, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 2: Sl st in first corner ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch-1 sp across to next corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, working 2 dc in same sp as ch-5 at beg of rnd, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnds 3-7: Rep Rnd 2

Picot Edging

Rnd 1 (RS): Join E in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 1 (does not count as st), (sc, ch 3, sc) in same ch-2 sp, (3 sl st through back loop only) in next 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-1 sp across to next joined ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in any rem ends.

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