Learn how to crochet this blanket using the granny stitch by following along with the video tutorial and written pattern. Using only two basic crochet stitches, this pattern is suitable for a beginner.
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What Stitches Do I Need to Know for the Granny Stitch?
The granny stitch is a very beginner stitch – you only need to know how to chain and double crochet. These are very basic stitches and if you know how to crochet them, you can 100% complete this granny stitch blanket.
You will also find a video tutorial below using this crochet stitch, so if you are a visual learner you will be able to see how the stitches are made.
What Yarn and Hook Do I Need to Crochet a Granny Stitch Blanket?
For this specific blanket, I used Caron Jumbo Ombre in the color sunset. However, you can use any medium weight 4 yarn you’d like to complete this project.
For blankets, I love to use acrylic yarns because they are typically machine wash friendly, readily available to purchase, and hold up well.
A 6.00mm or J sized hook was used for this blanket. Depending on your tension, you can also go up or down a hook size. If you tend to crochet tightly, you will want to go up at least one hook size. If you tend to crochet loose, you should be okay with the J hook because I tend to crochet somewhat loosely as well.
Standard Blanket Sizing
Below is a good guide to start with when figuring out what size you want to make your blanket. This is helpful especially when you are gifting a blanket or if you’re looking to make a specific size.
Of course, you can make this blanket custom size. For my blanket, I wanted to make it just for me to cozy up on the couch with. I know I like my blankets about 3 feet wide and then I just kept going until it was a good length for me.
I ended up using 3 entire skeins because I didn’t want to be left with any scrap yarn. The finished size ended up being 3′ wide and 4’10” long.
How Many Chains Do I Make for the Granny Stitch?
The beginning chain for the granny stitch always needs to begin with a multiple of 3. That means your beginning chain needs to be divisible by 3.
For the blanket in the photo, I began with 105 chains and it gave me about a 3′ width.
For any other size, chain in a multiple of 3 until it is the width you want. When crocheting my chain, I just keep adding 3 until it’s how long I want it to be.
Crochet Granny Stitch Video Tutorial
Granny Stitch Blanket Crochet Pattern
Caron Jumbo Ombre in the color Sunset (amounts listed in chart below)
I crocheted a beginning chain of 105 for a width of 3′ and used 3 full skeins of Caron Jumbo Ombre for a 3′ x 4’10” blanket.
Stitch multiple: 3
4” x 4” ~ 11 stitches x 8 rows using the granny stitch
Abbreviations: (US terms)
Ch = chain, dc = double crochet, st = stitch, sp = space, sk = skip
Row 1: Ch multiple of 3, 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk next 2 ch, 3dc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn
Row 2: Ch 3, 3dc into each ch sp across, dc in last st, turn
Row 3: Ch 3, 2dc in first dc, 3dc in each ch sp across, 3dc in last dc, turn
Repeat Row 2-3 until desired length is achieved