Comforting Granny Stripe Blanket [Free Pattern]

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!

Download an ad-free version of the blanket on Ravelry here  or on Etsy here for a low cost. Please note that the below pattern contains Amazon affiliate links.

COMFORTING GRANNY STRIPE BLANKET

FINISHED SIZE: 50”/127 cm wide by 62”/157 cm long

GAUGE: 10 dc and 6 rows = 4″/10 cm

HOOK: US Size J Boye Ergonomic crochet hook 6.00mm (Get a full set of Boye Ergonomic crochet hooks here.)

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.

NOTIONS: Tape measure, scissors, yarn needle for weaving in ends

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

PATTERN:
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.

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.

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*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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Photo Friday: The First Three Blocks

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I have crocheted the first three blocks in my 200 Blocks in 200 Days challenge (see previous post for more details). These scraps bring back a lot of memories from my early days of crocheting and tell the story of how my yarn choices have matured through the years. I can’t wait to finish my first week of squares and post my first update next Tuesday.

200 Blocks in 200 Days

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I’ve been crocheting for a long time, which means that I have some finished projects that I am not especially fond of now years later. Some are because I don’t like the color combos I originally chose, some are because I wasn’t the best at finishing and weaving in ends in my early years of crocheting, and some were projects that I just never liked the finished result. So I decided that I wanted to reclaim the yarn from some of these projects and create something new that I will love. And that is how this new project was born: 200 Blocks in 200 Days.

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I have had this book, 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton, for many years now and have made a few blocks from it. However I tend to pick and choose my favorites and ignore the rest. In order to push myself to use every pattern from this book, I want to challenge myself to crochet a block a day, starting with the first one and going straight through the entire book. I will be using mostly scrap yarn, and I anticipate making one possibly two blankets from all these squares.

I would love for others to join me in this adventure. If you are interested in joining, click “Follow This Blog” in the sidebar (or if you are reading this mobile, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Follow button), and then feel free to post your progress in the comments of my weekly update posts. You can also follow me on Instagram, as I will be posting my progress there too. Feel free to use hashtag #200blocks200days to share your progress on Instagram! You can find a copy of Jan Eaton’s 200 Crochet Blocks on Amazon here: 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match