This is a fun and colorful blanket that I made for my daughter.
Granny stripes are easy to make and when you work different colors into your piece, the effect is stunning. The final product looks like it is much more difficult than it is.
My finished blanket measures 50x50 inches. If you wish to make a different size, simply adjust your beginning chain to measure to the width that you want. Just be sure to use multiples of 3, plus 2 chains. Then, you can keep working the pattern until you get to your desired length.
Granny Stripes Color-Burst Blanket
Size H Crochet Hooks
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
Color A: Shocking Pink , 3 skeins
Color B: Pumpkin, 2 skeins
Color C: Bright Yellow, 2 skeins
Basic Crochet Granny Stripe Instructions:
(SC= Single Crochet, DC=Double Crochet)
Chain: Work desired number of chains. You will need a multiple of three, plus 2 chains.
Foundation Row: SC on second chain from hook, and in each chain across. Turn.
First Row: Chain 3 (this counts as a DC), DC in first SC. [skip 2 SC, 3DC in next SC] to end. Turn. (You will have 2 DC stitches + however many DC clusters you planned with your chain size.)
Second Row: Chain 3 (this counts as a DC), DC in first stitch. [3DC into next space between the DC clusters], repeat across to last space. 2 DC in last space and then 1 DC into the third stitch of chain 3 from the previous row.
Remaining Rows: You will repeat the second row, throughout.
Using Color A, chain 182
Row 1: Work "Foundation Row" (as above).
Row 2: Chain 3, DC in each SC across. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 1, SC in each DC across. Turn.
Row 4: Work "First Row" (as above). This will count as the first row in the color pattern for the first time you complete the color cycle only).
Rows 5-33: Work "Second Row" (as above). You will follow the color pattern (below), switching colors when necessary.
Rows 34-64: Continue working "Second Row", repeating the color pattern.
Rows 65-95: Continue and repeat color pattern.
Rows 96-126: Continue and repeat color pattern.
Using Color A:
Row 127: Chain 1, SC across. Turn.
Row 128: Chain 3 , DC in each SC across. Turn.
Row 129: Chain 1, SC in each DC across. Turn.
Row 130: Chain 1, SC in each DC across. Do not turn.
Chain 1, and SC evenly up the side.
Chain 1, and SC across the back side of the foundation chain
Chain 1, and SC evenly down the other side.
Chain 3, and DC across the bottom.
Chain 3, and DC up the side.
Chain 3, and DC across the top.
Chain 3, and DC down the other side.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Color Pattern: AAABAABBABBBCBBCCBCCCACCAAC
I added an additional AAA at the very end, to make the bottom of the blanket look like the top. :-)