If you enjoy crocheting easy blankets – specifically continuous granny square blankets, you’ll love the V-Stitch Granny Square Blanket!
With this free pattern, you’ll be able to crochet any sized blanket by just repeating the same row of stitches continuously to create this beautiful blanket with great texture.
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Continuous Granny Square Blanket
A continuous granny square is just what it sounds like – a granny square that keeps going!
Traditional granny squares are typically small squares that are later sewn together to create a blanket whether it be a baby blanket or a larger blanket used as a bed spread or throw.
Although granny squares are one of the easier patterns to make, a lot of time is put into sewing and joining the squares together.
With a continuous granny square, rows are repeated until the width/length of the blanket comes to its desired size. No sewing or joining together!
What you are left with is a very large granny square that can be made with various colors and stripes like the blanket made in the photo.
The continuous granny square pattern I designed involves the V-Stitch which is a very easy stitch to learn.
V-Stitch: (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) all in one stitch
It creates a “V” in the stitches and is very easy to make and often can be crocheted quicker than other stitches. This is because in the later rows of the V-Stitch, they are made within the chain 1 spaces of the previous rows.
Working in a chain 1 space verses a stitch can be much easier and quicker making this a very enjoyable stitch! I was able to make this blanket fairly quickly and mindlessly by using the V-Stitch.
Yarn to Use for a Crochet Blanket
I love using 100% acrylic worsted weight yarns for blankets. They hold up nicely and more importantly, they’re washable!
It’s no surprise I used a 100% acrylic yarn for this blanket as well. I did use something I never used before and it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for, but overall the blanket still came out beautifully!
Target has a new line of yarn in stores (you may or may not have seen them in your local Target yet). My overall take on it wasn’t the best when I first got it. Some colors were softer than others and I wasn’t impressed with the small selection of colors.
After crocheting through several skeins of the yarn, my hands were not happy! I’m hoping the blanket will at least wash up nicely and become very soft much like Red Heart Super Saver would.
100% acrylic yarns I highly recommend are PaintBox Yarns from LoveCrochet.com and I Love This Yarn! from Hobby Lobby.
These are by far my favorite worsted weight yarns! They are enjoyable to work with especially on a big project like blankets.
- Purchase an ad-free version of the V-Stitch Granny Blanket pattern here on Ravelry.
- You can also purchase the ad-free version of the V-Stitch Granny Blanket pattern here on Etsy.
- View the free version of the V-Stitch Granny Blanket pattern below – be sure to bookmark it for later!
V-Stitch Granny Square Blanket Pattern
Worsted weight yarn
approx. yarn amounts for blanket in photo: 900 yds white
400 yds pink
400 yds teal
400 yds navy
Blanket can be made in any size by repeating round 3 as little or as many times as desired. Blanket will be a square shape.
Dimensions of blanket in photo:
Beginning ch 3 of each round counts as a stitch.
Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet, sk = skip, st = stich, sp = space,
v-st = v-stitch, beg = beginning
V-Stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc) all in one stitch/space
Round 1: Magic ring, Ch 3, 2dc, *ch 2, 3dc, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, join to top of beg ch 3, sl st in next 2 st and into ch 2 corner sp
Round 2: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in ch 2 corner sp, *sk 1, v-st in next st, sk 1, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 corner sp, repeat from * 2 more times, sk 1, v-st in next st, join to beg ch 3, sl st in next st and into ch 2 corner sp
Round 3: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp, *sk 1, v-st in next st, v-st across in the ch 1 sp from previous row of v-st, v-st in 2nd to last st before ch 2 corner sp, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 corner sp, repeat from * 2 more times, sk 1, v-st across in the ch 1 sp from previous row of v-st, v-st in 2nd to last st before ch 2 corner sp, join to beg ch 3, sl st in next st and into ch 2 corner sp
Repeat Round 3 until the blanket is the width/length desired.
Attach yarn to corner of blanket
Round 1: *(2sc, ch 3, 2sc) in corner, sk 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch 1 sp from previous row of v-st across, (sc, ch 3, sc) in 2nd to last st before ch 2 corner sp, repeat from * around. Join to first sc. Fasten off.