Baby Blankets

Granny Squares Blanket

Granny Squares Blanket

Useful Notes

Blanket Sizes:

  • Baby blanket          30″ x 40″ (75cm x 100cm)   ~   6 x 8 squares
  • Toddler blanket      40″ x 50″ (100cm x 130cm)   ~   8 x 10 squares
  • Twin/Single            60″ x 80″ (150cm x 200cm)   ~   12 x 16 squares

Materials needed:

  • Crochet hook ~ recommended size is 4mm (size G)
  • Pair of scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Double Knit Yarn ~ recommended yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab 100% natural wool in various colours: Crimson Red, Zesty Orange, Citrus Yellow, Lime Green, Deep Teal, Aqua Green, Harbour Blue, Thistle Purple, Very Berry, and Cerise Pink

Pattern Notes:

  • Gauge: Each granny square, with its 5 rows, is approximately 5″x5″. You can attain the gauge with the appropriate combination of hook size, yarn thickness, and your crochet style.
  • Crochet pattern is in US terms
  • Additional video tutorial for basic crochet stitches can be found here
  • Apart from the starting row, all granny stitches (clusters of 3 double crochet) are worked in chain spaces
  • If you’re using 10 colours, you will need to make 5, 8, or 20 granny squares of each colour for the baby, toddler or twin/single blanket, respectively.
  • Lay out all your granny squares considering the sizing you need and the colour design you want. Then you can proceed to join them, taking 2 squares at a time.
Crochet Pattern

Granny Square Pattern

Row 1: Make a magic circle/ring (mr) and work the following stitches in this mr. Chain 3 (ch). Work 2 double crochet (dc). * Ch 2. 3 dc. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 2. Slip stitch (sl st) at the top of ch 3. Close the mr by pulling on the loose end of yarn.

Row 2: Ch 4. * Work 3 dc in next chain space (ch sp). Ch 2. 3 dc in same ch sp. Ch 1. Repeat from * twice more. 3 dc in the next ch sp. Chain 2. 2 dc in the same ch sp. Sl st at 3rd ch of the starting ch of this row.

Row 3: Ch 3. Work 2 dc in the same ch sp. Ch 1.
* For each ch 2 sp: 3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc in the same ch sp. Ch 1.
For each ch 1 sp: 3 dc in the next ch sp. Ch 1.
Repeat from * until the last ch 2 sp. Sl st at the top of Ch 3.

Row 4: Ch 4.
* For each ch 2 sp: 3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc in the same ch sp. Ch 1.
For each ch 1 sp: 3 dc in the next ch sp. Ch 1.
Repeat from * until the last ch sp before ch 4 start. Work 2 dc in the same ch sp as ch 4. Sl st at the 3rd ch.

Row 5 and all odd-numbered rows: Repeat Row 3. ~ Stop here if you want only 5 rows for your granny squares, such as in the tutorial. Fasten off and weave in ends.

For larger granny squares — Row 6 and all even-numbered rows: Repeat Row 4.

Granny Squares Blanket

Granny Squares Blanket

Star

Star Blanket

Useful Notes

Star Blanket Diameter:

  • Lovey blanket          16″ (40cm)
  • Throw                      30″ (75cm)
  • Baby blanket           36″ (90cm)
  • Child blanket           44″ (110cm)
  • Swaddle                  60″ (150cm)

Materials needed:

  • Crochet hook ~ recommended size is 4mm (size G)
  • Pair of scissors
  • Double Knit Yarn ~ recommended yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab 100% natural wool in various colours;
    • For the Rainbow blanket: Crimson Red, Zesty Orange, Citrus Yellow, Lime Green, Deep Teal, Aqua Green, Harbour Blue, Thistle Purple, Very Berry, and Cerise Pink
    • Self-striping yarn: Summer Pinks, Frosty Blues, Technicolour, and Prism Brights.

Pattern Notes:

  • There’s no need to worry so much about gauge as you can work up to the size you need as you grow your star blanket
  • Crochet pattern is in US terms
  • Additional video tutorial for basic crochet stitches can be found here
  • For my rainbow star blanket, I alternate colours every 2 rows: red, orange, yellow, lime, teal, aqua, blue, purple, berry, pink, then backwards from pink towards red.
  • Check the size of your work from time to time, which will depend on what type of star blanket you’re aiming for. I wouldn’t worry so much about it though especially if you’re making one for your own personal use
Crochet Pattern

Row 1: Make a magic circle/ring (mr) and work following stitches in this mr. Chain 3 (ch), which counts as a double crochet (dc). Work 11 dc. Slip stitch (sl st) at top of ch 3. Close mr by pulling on loose end of yarn.

Row 2: Ch 3. DC in the same stitch (st). * Work 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * until last st. Sl st at 3rd ch of starting ch of this row. (24 dc — remember, ch 3 counts as a dc)

Row 3: Ch 3. * Skip 1 st. DC in next st; ch 2, dc in same st ~ this is called small V-stitch (small V st). Repeat from * until you have 11 small V st. DC in same sp of ch 3; ch 2, sl st at top of ch 3. (12 small V st)

Row 4: If you’re not in a chain 2 space, sl st into the chain space (ch sp). Ch 3; dc in the same ch sp. Ch 2; 2 dc in the same ch sp. * Count dc’s in previous row between ch 2 sp. Work dc in each dc, but skip the middle 2 st. For each ch 2 sp: 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in the same ch sp ~ this is called a large V-stitch (large V st). Repeat from * until right before ch 3 start of this row.

Row 5-6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: If you’re not in a chain 2 space, sl st into the ch sp. Ch 3; ch 2; dc in the same ch sp. * Count dc’s in previous row between ch 2 sp. Work dc in each dc, but skip the middle 2 st. For each ch 2 sp: work a small V st. Repeat from * until right before ch 3 start of this row.

Repeat Row 4 for the next 2 rows, then Row 7 for the following 2 rows. Then alternate accordingly so you end up switching between large V st and small V st every 2 rows.

Alternative start for any row beyond Row 3 — You can start the row or join a new colour anywhere apart from the 2 central st between ch 2 sp.

Last Row: Work dc in every st, and 4 dc in each ch 2 sp. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Star Blanket

Star Blanket

Granny Stripes Blanket

Granny Stripes Blanket

Useful Notes

Blanket Sizes:

  • Baby blanket              30″ x 40″ (75cm x 100cm) 
  • Toddler blanket          40″ x 50″ (100cm x 130cm) 
  • Twin/Single                60″ x 80″ (150cm x 200cm) 

Materials needed:

  • 2 crochet hooks ~ 4mm (size G) and 5mm (size H)
  • Pair of scissors
  • Double Knit Yarn ~ recommended yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab 100% natural wool in various colours: Crimson Red, Zesty Orange, Citrus Yellow, Lime Green, Deep Teal, Aqua Green, Harbour Blue, Thistle Purple, Very Berry, and Cerise Pink

Pattern Notes:

  • Gauge: 4″x4″ (10cmx10cm) ~ 5 granny stitches x 8 rows/stripes. You can attain the gauge with the appropriate combination of hook size, yarn thickness, and your crochet style.
  • Crochet pattern is in US terms
  • Additional video tutorial for basic crochet stitches can be found here
  • Starting number of chains (see pattern) is an approximate, and should match the gauge recommended for this pattern. 
  • Change colour every 2 rows; number of stripes (see pattern) pertain to the total number of rows to attain the length of your blanket.
  • Apart from the starting row, all granny stitches (clusters of 3 double crochet) are worked in spaces between clusters.
Crochet Pattern

Row 1: Make a slip-knot using larger hook. Make chains (ch) of multiples of 3 plus 2 (example, 122 ch for a baby blanket of 30″ x 40″). Skip 1 ch. Work single crochet (sc) in each remaining ch.

  • Baby           ~ 122 chains x 80 stripes
  • Toddler       ~ 162 chains x 100 stripes
  • Twin/Single ~ 242 chains x 160 stripes

Row 2: Use smaller hook. Ch 3. Turn your work. Work double crochet (dc) in first stitch (st). * Skip 2 st. Work 3 dc in next st. Repeat from * until we have 3 st left in the previous row. Skip 2 st. 2 dc in the last st.

Row 3: Ch 3. Turn your work. Work 3 dc in the space (sp) between clusters, skipping 3 dc’s of the previous row ~ this is called a granny stitch (granny st). Work granny st in every sp until the end. Work dc at the top of ch 3 of previous row.

Row 4: (Change colour here if following my rainbow design by slip stitching through a space with the new yarn.) Ch 3; turn your work; dc in same sp. Work granny st in each sp, except the last sp at the end. Work 2 dc in this last sp.

Row 5 and all odd-numbered rows: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6 and all even-numbered rows: Repeat Row 4.

Fasten off once you’ve reached the size of your square blanket. Weave in ends.

Granny Stripes Blanket

Granny Stripes Blanket

Rainbow Blanket

Rainbow Ripple Blanket

Useful Notes

Blanket Sizes:

  • Baby blanket              30″ x 40″ (75cm x 100cm) 
  • Toddler blanket          40″ x 50″ (100cm x 130cm) 
  • Twin/Single                60″ x 80″ (150cm x 200cm) 

Materials needed:

  • 2 crochet hooks ~ 4mm (size G) and 5mm (size H)
  • Pair of scissors
  • Double Knit Yarn ~ recommended yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab 100% natural wool in various colours: Crimson Red, Zesty Orange, Citrus Yellow, Lime Green, Deep Teal, Aqua Green, Harbour Blue, Thistle Purple, Very Berry, and Cerise Pink

Pattern Notes:

  • Gauge: 4″x4″ (10cmx10cm) ~ 1 ripple (see pattern) x 7 rows/stripes. You can attain the gauge with the appropriate combination of hook size, yarn thickness, and your crochet style.
  • Crochet pattern is in US terms
  • Additional video tutorial for basic crochet stitches can be found here
  • Starting number of chains (see pattern) is an approximate, and should match the gauge recommended for this pattern. 
  • Change colour every 2 rows; number of stripes (see pattern) pertain to the total number of rows to attain the length of your blanket.
  • Apart from the starting row, all rows follow the same ripple pattern.
Crochet Pattern

Row 1: Make a slip-knot using larger hook. Make chains (ch) of multiples of 14 plus 1 (example, 113 ch for a baby blanket of 30″ x 40″). Skip 1 ch. Work single crochet (sc) in each remaining ch.

  • Baby           ~ 113 chains for 8 ripples x 70 stripes
  • Toddler       ~ 141 chains for 10 ripples x 90 stripes
  • Twin/Single ~ 211 chains for 15 ripples x 140 stripes

Row 2: With the smaller hook, ch 3. Turn your work. Double crochet (dc) in the first stitch (st). * Work dc in next 4 sts. Decrease dc by double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) in the next 2 sts; repeat dc2tog in the next 2 sts. DC in the next 4 sts. Increase dc by working 2 dc in the next st (incdc); repeat incdc in the next st. Repeat from * until 1 st is left. 2 dc in this last st.

Repeat Row 2 until length of blanket is attained: (summary) Ch 3. Turn work. Dc in same st. * 4 dc. Dc2tog twice. 4 dc. Work incdc in next 2 st. Repeat from *, working incdc in last st.

If you’re following my rainbow blanket, I change colour every 2 rows. Before fastening off the previous colour, do a final chain to secure yarn. Then join the new colour with the slip stitch in the first dc. 

Fasten off once you’ve reached the size of your square blanket. Weave in ends.

Rainbow Ripple Blanket

Rainbow Ripple Blanket

Giant Granny Square

Giant Granny Square Blanket

Useful Notes

Square Blanket Sizes:

  • Lovey blanket          16″ (40cm)
  • Square Throw          30″ (75cm)
  • Baby blanket           36″ (90cm)
  • Child blanket           44″ (110cm)
  • Swaddle                  60″ (150cm)

Materials needed:

  • Crochet hook ~ recommended size is 5mm (size H)
  • Pair of scissors
  • Double Knit Yarn ~ recommended yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab 100% natural wool in self-striping yarn: Summer Pinks, Frosty Blues, Technicolour, and Prism Brights.

Pattern Notes:

  • There’s no need to worry so much about gauge as you can work up to the size you need as you grow your giant granny square
  • Crochet pattern is in US terms
  • Additional video tutorial for basic crochet stitches can be found here
  • Apart from the starting row, all granny stitches (clusters of 3 double crochet) are worked in chain spaces
  • Check the size of your work from time to time, which will depend on what type of square blanket you’re aiming for. I wouldn’t worry so much about it though especially if you’re making one for your own personal use.
Crochet Pattern

Granny Square Pattern

Row 1: Make a magic circle/ring (mr) and work the following stitches in this mr. Chain 3 (ch). Work 2 double crochet (dc). * Ch 2. 3 dc. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 2. Slip stitch (sl st) at the top of ch 3. Close the mr by pulling on the loose end of yarn.

Row 2: Ch 4. * Work 3 dc in next chain space (ch sp). Ch 2. 3 dc in same ch sp. Ch 1. Repeat from * twice more. 3 dc in the next ch sp. Chain 2. 2 dc in the same ch sp. Sl st at 3rd ch of the starting ch of this row.

Row 3: Ch 3. Work 2 dc in the same ch sp. Ch 1.
* For each ch 2 sp: 3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc in the same ch sp. Ch 1.
For each ch 1 sp: 3 dc in the next ch sp. Ch 1.
Repeat from * until the last ch 2 sp. Sl st at the top of Ch 3.

Row 4: Ch 4.
* For each ch 2 sp: 3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc in the same ch sp. Ch 1.
For each ch 1 sp: 3 dc in the next ch sp. Ch 1.
Repeat from * until the last ch sp before ch 4 start. Work 2 dc in the same ch sp as ch 4. Sl st at the 3rd ch.

Row 5 and all odd-numbered rows: Repeat Row 3.

For larger granny squares — Row 6 and all even-numbered rows: Repeat Row 4.

Fasten off once you’ve reached the size of your square blanket. Weave in ends.

Giant Granny Square Blanket

Giant Granny Square Blanket

Corner to Corner

Corner-to-Corner Blanket

Useful Notes

Blanket Sizes:

  • Baby blanket                  30″ x 40″ (75cm x 100cm) 
  • Toddler blanket              40″ x 50″ (100cm x 130cm) 
  • Twin/Single                    60″ x 80″ (150cm x 200cm) 

Square Blanket Sizes:

  • Lovey blanket               16″ (40cm)
  • Throw                           30″ (75cm)
  • Baby blanket                36″ (90cm)
  • Child blanket                44″ (110cm)
  • Swaddle                       60″ (150cm)

Materials needed:

  • Crochet hook ~ recommended size is 5mm (size H)
  • Pair of scissors
  • Double Knit Yarn ~ recommended yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab 100% natural wool in self-striping yarn: Summer Pinks, Frosty Blues, Technicolour, and Prism Brights.

Pattern Notes:

  • There’s no need to worry so much about gauge as you can work up to the size you need as you grow your giant granny square
  • Crochet pattern is in US terms
  • Additional video tutorial for basic crochet stitches can be found here
  • The rows for this pattern go along the diagonal direction. 
Crochet Pattern
  • The pattern starts off with each row increasing by 2 blocks.
  • Stop increasing in 1 direction when the smaller dimension is attained.
  • When both dimensions are attained for your blanket, we start decreasing blocks by 2.

Row 1: Make a slip-knot, then chain (ch) 6. Skip 3 ch, and double crochet (dc) in the next 3 ch ~ one block made.

Row 2: Turn your work and ch 6. Skip 3 ch, dc in the next 3 ch. * Slip stitch (sl st) in ch 3 of nearest block from previous (prev) row. 3 dc in the same chain 3 space (ch 3 sp).

Row 3: Repeat Row 2. Repeat from * for every ch 3 sp from the prev row.

Repeat Row 3 until you attain the shorter dimension of your blanket (example: 30″ width for the baby blanket).

Once this happens ~ Row 4: Turn your work. Sl st at the top of 3 dc. * Sl st in ch 3 sp. 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp. Repeat from * for every ch 3 sp.

Repeat Row 4 until you attain the longer dimension of your blanket (example: 40″ length for the baby blanket)..

Once this happens ~ Row 5: Turn your work. Sl st at the top of 3 dc. * Sl st in ch 3 sp. 3 dc in the same ch 3 sp. Repeat from * for every ch 3 sp, except leave the last ch 3 sp unworked.

Repeat Row 5 until the blanket is complete. 

Fasten off once you’ve reached the size of your square blanket. Weave in ends.

Corner-to-Corner Blanket

Corner-to-Corner Blanket

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