Creating a beautiful Granny Square Blanket through crochet is a classic and timeless project. This type of blanket is constructed by making individual granny squares and then joining them together to form a larger piece. Below, you’ll find a step-by-step description of how to crochet a Granny Square Blanket, along with a simple pattern to get you started.

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Yarn: Choose your preferred yarn in the colors of your choice. Granny squares are a great way to use up yarn scraps.
  2. Crochet Hook: Select an appropriate crochet hook size for your chosen yarn. This can usually be found on the yarn label.
  3. Scissors: For cutting yarn.
  4. Yarn Needle: Used for weaving in ends and joining squares.

Crochet Stitches Used:

  1. Chain (ch): The foundation of most crochet projects.
  2. Double Crochet (dc): A basic crochet stitch.
  3. Slip Stitch (sl st): Used for joining and creating a finished edge.


Step 1: Make the Granny Squares

  1. Start with a Magic Ring: Begin your granny square by creating a magic ring. This is a circle of yarn that allows you to work your first round of stitches into it.
  2. Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as your first double crochet), then make 2 double crochets into the magic ring. Chain 2, then make 3 double crochets into the ring. Repeat from * to * two more times. Chain 2 and join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3 to close the round. You should have a square with four clusters of 3 double crochets separated by chain-2 spaces.
  3. Round 2: Slip stitch over to the next chain-2 space. Chain 3 (counts as the first dc), make 2 more dc in the same space. In the next chain-2 space, make 3 dc, chain 2, and 3 dc. Repeat from * to * in each chain-2 space around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3.
  4. Continue Adding Rounds: You can continue adding rounds to your granny square, increasing the number of chain-2 corners and the number of double crochets in each cluster as desired. Typically, granny squares have 3-5 rounds, but you can make them larger or smaller based on your preference.
  5. Fasten Off: After completing your desired number of rounds, fasten off your yarn, leaving a tail for weaving in later.

Step 2: Joining the Granny Squares

  1. Lay Out Your Squares: Arrange your granny squares in the desired pattern. You can create classic designs or experiment with your own.
  2. Joining Method: There are several methods for joining granny squares, including slip stitching them together, single crocheting them together, or using a whipstitch with a yarn needle. Choose the method you prefer.
  3. Join Squares: Using the method of your choice, start joining your squares row by row, making sure they align neatly.
  4. Weave in Ends: As you work, weave in the yarn ends using a yarn needle so that they don’t unravel.

Step 3: Finish and Border (Optional)

  1. You can add a border around your entire blanket to give it a polished look. You might use a simple single crochet or a more decorative border pattern.
  2. After completing your border, weave in any remaining ends.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Blanket

Your Granny Square Blanket is now complete! It’s a beautiful and versatile project that allows for endless color and design possibilities. Whether you’re making it for yourself or as a thoughtful gift, this blanket is sure to be cherished for years to come.