Baby Granny Square Blanket Step by Step Tutorial.
I like to make the granny square blanket using clusters of 4 Double crochet (DC) stitches instead of 3, I think it creates a warmer, heavier blanket; but keep in mind that it does eat up more yarn.
Cleckheaton Superfine Merino 8 Ply White 65g 6 Balls
Cleckheaton Superfine Merino 8 Ply Iceberg 65g 2 Balls
Cleckheaton Superfine Merino 8 Ply Pale Prim 65g 2 Balls
Cleckheaton Superfine Merino 8 Ply Mint 65g 2 Balls
Hook Size E (3.5mm), a smaller hook because i like density in my crochet.
Note, you can use any 8ply yarn you like and it will still looks awesome!
Baby Granny Square Blanket Step by Step Tutorial
Chain 6 and slip stitch closed.
Chain 3 (counts as first dc), 3dc, chain 3; 4dc, chain 3, 4dc, chain 3, 4dc, chain 3, slip stitch round closed.
Chain 3 (counts as first dc), 3dc, in the next corner (4dc, chain 3, 4dc), in the next corner (4dc, chain 3, 4dc), in the next corner (4dc, chain 3, 4dc), in the last corner 4dc, chain 3 and then slip stitch closed.
Continue this round in white as round 3, but adding 4dc clusters in the space in-between the corners (see diagram).
Join the squares, I created 90 squares and joined them as I went along, but you can use your preferred joining method. I then created a few rounds of a single crochet border to give this blanket a nice modern finish.
This granny square crochet baby blanket was given as a gift for a friends baby. I did create two more of these blankets in larger sizes for my sons and let them choose the color schemes.
My younger son went with rainbow colors and a bright golden yellow border.
My older son likes the retro granny square blanket look and went with an orange, brown and yellow color scheme. I added a round to each square in this blanket, so each square is slightly larger.