A crochet granny stripe blanket is a classic and timeless design that has been around for generations. It is an excellent beginner project, and with a little practice, you can make a beautiful and functional blanket. In this article, we will go through the steps to create a stunning granny stripe blanket that will keep you warm and cozy.
What is a Granny Stripe Blanket?
A granny stripe blanket is a type of crochet blanket that uses a simple stitch pattern to create a series of colorful stripes. The stitch pattern is based on the classic granny square, which is a series of three double crochets separated by chain stitches. The granny stripe blanket uses this same stitch pattern, but instead of working in a square, you work in rows to create a striped pattern.
Materials You Will Need
To make a granny stripe blanket, you will need the following materials:
- Yarn (worsted weight or chunky weight, depending on the size of the blanket you want to make)
- Crochet hook (size will depend on the weight of your yarn)
- Yarn needle
Choosing Your Yarn
The first step in making a granny stripe blanket is choosing your yarn. You can use any type of yarn you like, but we recommend using a worsted weight or chunky weight yarn for a cozy and warm blanket. You can choose one color or multiple colors to create a striped pattern. Consider the purpose of the blanket and the color scheme of the room you plan to use it in.
Crochet Hook Size
The size of your crochet hook will depend on the weight of your yarn. If you are using a worsted weight yarn, we recommend using a size H/8 (5 mm) hook. If you are using a chunky weight yarn, we recommend using a size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) hook. Keep in mind that these are just recommendations, and you should adjust your hook size to achieve the desired tension.
The stitch pattern for a granny stripe blanket is simple and repetitive, making it an excellent beginner project. To create the pattern, you will need to know how to chain, double crochet, and change colors.
To start, chain a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 2 additional stitches for turning. For example, if you want to make a blanket that is 36 inches wide, you could chain 110 stitches (3 x 36 = 108, plus 2 for turning).
Row 1: Double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook, and in each chain across. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), double crochet in the next stitch, *chain 1, skip the next stitch, double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * across, ending with 1 double crochet in the top of the turning chain. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), double crochet in the next stitch, *chain 1, skip the next chain 1 space, double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches. Repeat from * across, ending with 1 double crochet in the top of the turning chain. Turn.
Repeat row 3 until your blanket reaches the desired length.
To create a striped pattern, you will need to change colors after each row. To change colors, work the last double crochet of the row until the last two loops on the hook. Drop the old color and pick up the new color, and use it to complete the stitch.
Finishing Your Blanket
Once you have finished crocheting your blanket, you will need to weave in the ends. Use a yarn needle to weave the ends into the back of the work, hiding them in the stitches.
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