Beautiful Crochet Grandma’s Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

In the world of manual crafts, few things are as cherished and timeless as the art of crocheting. Among the many creations that capture the essence of handmade warmth and love, the crochet grandma’s blanket stands out as a masterpiece of comfort and nostalgia. In this article, we’ll explore the beauty and significance of crafting a crochet grandma’s blanket, a cherished tradition passed down through generations.

Grandma’s blanket is more than just a cozy wrap for cold nights; it is a living testament to the legacy of handmade warmth. Crafted with care and love, these blankets become heirlooms that transcend time, connecting generations through the skillful art of crochet. The tactile nature of the yarn and the rhythmic motion of the hook create not just a blanket but a tangible expression of love and creativity.

Beautiful Crochet Grandma's Blanket

Pattern Details

Delve into the world of crochet and create a stunning granny square blanket that radiates warmth and charm. This manual crafts project, featuring a delightful Color Sequence, transforms into a beautiful grandma’s blanket. Follow the pattern and assembly guide below to craft a timeless piece that combines tradition and modern creativity.

Finished Measurements: 47 inches wide x 61¾ inches long
Gauge: Rnds 1–4 = 4 inches square; finished Block = 13 inches square

Pattern Notes:

  • Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
  • Join with a slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
  • Chain-3 at the beginning of the round counts as the first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Special Stitches:

  • Beginning shell (beg shell): (Ch 3, 2 dc) in the indicated stitch or space.
  • Shell: 3 dc in the indicated stitch or space.
  • Corner shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the indicated stitch or space.

Color Sequence: Follow the specified color sequence for each block, adding a delightful touch to your blanket.

Block Assembly: Arrange Small Squares as shown in the Placement Diagram. Hold Small Squares with the right side facing, and use the whipstitch method to seamlessly join the edges of the squares together.

Small Square Pattern:

Rnd 1 (RS): With the first color, chain 4, join in the first chain to form a ring, begin shell in the ring, chain 2, (shell in the ring, chain 2) 3 times in the ring, join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain-3. Fasten off if a new color is required. (4 shells, 4 ch-2 spaces)

Rnd 2 (RS): Slip stitch in each of the next 2 dc and the next ch-2 space or join the next color in any ch-2 space, (begin shell, chain 2, shell) in the same ch-2 space, chain 1, [corner shell in the next ch-2 space, chain 1] 3 times, join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain-3. Fasten off if a new color is required. (4 corner shells, 4 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 3 (RS): Slip stitch in each of the next 2 dc and the next ch-2 space or join the next color in any ch-2 space, (begin shell, chain 2, shell) in the same ch-2 space, chain 1, shell in the next ch-1 space, chain 1, [corner shell in the next corner ch-2 space, chain 1, shell in the next ch-1 space, chain 1] around, join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain-3. Fasten off if a new color is required. (4 corner shells, 4 shells, 8 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 4 (RS): Slip stitch in each of the next 2 dc and the next ch-2 space or join the next color in any ch-2 space, (begin shell, chain 2, shell) in the same ch-2 space, chain 1, [shell in the next ch-1 space, chain 1] across to the next corner ch-2, *corner shell in the next ch-2 space, chain 1, [shell in the next ch-1 space, chain 1] across to the next corner ch-2, repeat from * around, join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain-3. Fasten off. (4 corner shells, 8 shells, 12 ch-1 spaces)

Block Edging: Follow the specified color sequence for each block, working 1 round in each color.

Block Edging

Block Edging: Note: This is to be executed around the outer edge of the four joined Small Squares. Adjust the color according to the Color Sequence.

Rnd 1 (RS): Join the first color in any ch-2 space, (begin shell, ch 2, shell) in the same ch-2 space, ch 1, [shell, ch 1] in each of the next 3 ch-1 spaces, double crochet (dc) in the next corner ch-2 space, dc decrease (see Stitch Guide) in the same corner ch-2 space and the next corner ch-2 space, dc in the same ch-2 corner (counts as a shell), ch 1, [shell, ch 1] in each of the next 3 ch-1 spaces*, corner shell in the next corner ch-2 space, ch 1, repeat from * around, ending the last repetition at **, join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain-3. Fasten off. (4 corner shells, 28 shells, 32 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 2 (RS): Join the next color in any ch-2 space, (begin shell, ch 3, shell) in the same ch-2 space, ch 1, [shell, ch 1] in each ch-1 space to the next corner ch-2 space*, corner shell in the next corner ch-2 space, ch 1, repeat from * around, ending the last repetition at **, join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain-3. (4 corner shells, 32 shells, 36 ch-1 spaces)

Pattern Details

Rnds 3–5: Repeat rnd 2. (4 corner shells, 44 shells, 4 ch-2 spaces, 48 ch-1 spaces)

Large Square: Make 2 referring to Color Sequence.

Rnds 1–4: Repeat rnds 1–4 of the Small Square.

Rnds 5–13: Repeat rnd 4 of the Small Square. (4 corner shells, 44 shells, 48 ch-1 spaces)

Blanket Assembly: Arrange the 12 Blocks as shown in the Placement Diagram. With the right side facing, use the whipstitch method to join the Blocks together.

Blanket Edging:

Rnd 1 (RS): Join pale green in any corner ch-2 space, (begin shell, ch 2, shell) in the corner ch-2 space, ch 1, (shell, ch 1) in each ch-1 space and [in the next Block seam, dc in the next ch-2 space before the seam, dc decrease in the same ch-2 space and the next ch-2 space after the seam, dc in the same ch-2 space as the last leg of the decrease (counts as a shell), ch 1, (shell, ch 1) in each ch-1 space] across to the next corner ch-2 space*, (corner shell, ch 1) in the corner ch-2 space, (shell, ch 1) in each ch-1 space, repeat from * around, ending the last repetition at **, join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain-3. Fasten off. (4 corner shells, 182 ch-1 spaces, 51 shells on each long side, 38 shells on each short side)

Rnd 2: Join dark green in any corner ch-2 space, (begin shell, ch 2, shell) in the corner ch-2 space, ch 1, [shell in ch-1 space, ch 1] across to the next corner ch-2 space*, corner shell in the corner ch-2 space, ch 1, repeat from * around, ending the last repetition at **, join in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain-3. (4 corner shells, 182 shells, 186 ch-1 spaces)

Rnd 3: Slip stitch in each of the next 2 dc, slip stitch in the next ch-2 space, repeat rnd 2 from the beginning shell. Fasten off. (4 corner shells, 186 shells, 190 ch-1 spaces)

Rnds 4 & 5: Join off-white, repeat rnds 2 and 3. (4 corner shells, 194 shells, 198 ch-1 spaces)

Rnds 6 & 7: Join red, repeat rnds 2 and 3. (4 corner shells, 202 shells, 206 ch-1 spaces)

Diagram

Embrace the art of crochet and create a masterpiece with this Colorful Granny Square Blanket pattern. The vibrant hues and intricate stitches come together to form a timeless and cherished grandma’s blanket. Enjoy the process of crafting and relish in the tradition of handmade warmth that will be passed down through generations.

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