Crochet the Comforting Granny Stripe Blanket with your favorite cozy yarn or all your leftover scrap yarns for a fun color explosion! This blanket is a repetitive stitch pattern that works up quickly with Bulky weight yarn and a large hook. Finish this classic crochet blanket and curl up with a good book for a comforting way to chase away the cold!
This pattern is slightly different from my Straight Granny Blanket Pattern, because I wanted something with a tighter weave. My main reason for posting this pattern is because I wanted to make this blanket with a larger hook size. I’m not claiming to be the first person to ever come up with this, I’m just wanting to offer my version of how I’m making this blanket, and I hope you find it helpful! Pattern previously called “Hermione Granny Stripe” and has now been updated with new name, yarn, and other details as of March 2020!
COMFORTING GRANNY STRIPE BLANKET
FINISHED SIZE: 50”/127 cm wide by 62”/157 cm long
GAUGE: 10 dc and 6 rows = 4″/10 cm
YARN: Lion Brand Homespun (98% acrylic, 2% other fibers; 6 oz/170 grams; 185 yards/169 meters per skein):
-6 skeins in color “Sierra” (MC)
-3 skeins in color “Barks” (CC1)
-3 skeins in color “Fiesta” (CC2)
-3 skeins in color “Pueblo” (CC3)
-3 skeins in color “Corinthian” (CC4)
-Or similar size 5 Bulky yarn in 5 colors: 1110 yards/1014 meters in MC, and 555 yards/507 meters in each of CC1, CC2, CC3, and CC4.
Learn to crochet with this book here.
NOTES: Gauge is not essential for this project, but if you use a different size hook or yarn, you may need more than the suggested amount of yarn. The pattern uses the traditional “Granny Stitch” with NO chains between each 3dc group. This gives the blanket a tighter fabric with smaller gaps. Chain a multiple of 3 + 2 to make your blanket bigger or smaller than pattern. Make sure to leave your ends at least 6″/15 cm long when changing colors to make weaving in ends easier. Also, you can carry the MC up the side and not cut each time since MC is used every 2 rows.
ABBREVIATIONS (US Terms):
- CC – contrasting color
- ch, chs – chain, chains
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- MC – main color
- Rnd/Rnds – round, rounds
- RS – right side
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp, sps – space, spaces
- st, sts – stitch, stitches
- WS – wrong side
With MC, Ch 125.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (124 sc)
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 1 dc in same stitch, *skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st (known as 3dc group here and throughout). Repeat from * across to last 3 sts. Skip next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st, changing to CC1 in last dc. Turn. (40 3dc groups + 4 dc; 124 dc total)
Row 3 (RS): With CC1, ch 3. Skip next st, and working between the skipped st and the 3dc group, 3dc group. Work a 3dc group between each 3dc group of the previous row across to the last two sts. Skip next st, dc in last st. Turn. (41 3dc groups + 2 dc; 124 dc total)
Row 4 (WS): Ch 3, 1 dc in between the first st of the previous row and the first 3dc group. Work a 3dc group between each 3dc group of the previous row across to the last 4 sts. Skip next 3dc group, 1 dc in between the last two st. Dc in last st, changing to MC in last dc. Turn. (40 3dc groups + 4 dc; 124 dc total)
Color pattern as follow:
- 2 rows MC
- 2 rows CC1
- 2 rows MC
- 2 rows CC2
- 2 rows MC
- 2 rows CC3
- 2 rows MC
- 2 rows CC4
Repeat Rows 3-4 following color pattern listed above until Blanket measures 60″/152 cm long or desired length, ending on a RS MC row. For the final row, With MC, Ch 1, sc in every st. Turn. Do NOT fasten off. Continue to Edging.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in first st (this is the first corner), sc in each sc across top row. (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in next corner. Sc evenly around entire blanket, working (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in each remaining corner. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 2 (does NOT count as hdc), hdc in same st as joining and each sc around, working 3 hdc in each corner ch-1 sp. Fasten off. Weave in ends with a yarn needle.
*Pattern for personal use only. Please do NOT distribute copies of this pattern and do NOT sell copies of this pattern. You may sell finished items that you make using this pattern, but you are required to credit the original pattern/designer as follows: Made using a pattern from Kountingsheep by Jenny Galusha-Luna: http://kountingsheep.com
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