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Block Stitch Crochet – Closed Granny Stitch

Using block stitch crochet is a great way to play with colour and create a really stunning crochet colorwork stitch that’s great for beginners too.

Essentially just a granny stitch in rows, this version has the twist of the next set of double crochet stitches being worked into the stitches from two rows below. This creates a more closed crochet stitch so is great for blankets and homeware.

Block stitch crochet sample.

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Block stitch crochet pattern

US crochet terms.

Foundation chain: using Yarn B, chain a multiple of 6+2.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (the skipped 3ch counts as 1dc), dc in each ch across. [multiple of 6 sts]

Change to Yarn A.

Row 2: ch1, hdc, ch2, skip 2 sts, hdc in space before next st, *ch2, skip 3 sts, hdc in space before next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, ch2, skip 2 sts, hdc in last st (this is the 3ch at end). Change to Yarn C.

Row 3: ch1, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts of two rows below (always working over the ch2 from previous row), skip hdc, *dc in next 3 sts of two rows below, skip hdc; rep from * to last 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts of two rows below, hdc in last st. Change to Yarn A.

Rows 2 and 3 create the pattern.

You can alternate colours however you like!

See a video tutorial of this colorwork crochet stitch used in the Strawberries and Cream blanket by clicking on the image below:

Image showing closed granny block crochet stitch.

Make a crochet block stitch blanket

If you’d like to make a block stitch blanket just work a chain of a multiple of 6+2 to decide on the width of your blanket.

Then repeat the pattern as above for as many rows as you’d like to create the length of the blanket.

Strawberries and Cream sampler crochet blanket pattern

This stitch is used in my Strawberries and Cream multi stitch crochet blanket free pattern.

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Yarn used for sample

I used Paintbox Simply Double Knit 100% Acrylic, 276m, 302yds/100g which works perfectly and comes in such beautiful colors.

The colours you see used in the blanket are:

A (Champagne White)

B (Pear Green)

C (Pine Green)

D (Pistachio Green)

E (Misty Grey)

F (Vanilla Cream)

(Light Caramel)

H (Mustard Yellow)

I (Vintage Pink)

J (Blush Pink)

K (Rose Red)

L (Red Wine)

Image showing 12 shades of Paintbox Simply DK yarn used for the Strawberries and Cream crochet blanket pattern.


Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

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Modern granny crochet stitch style idea.

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

rep – repeat

Crochet Stitches

UK Crochet TerminologyUS Crochet Terminology
htr- half treble crochethdc – half double crochet
dtr – double treble crochettr – treble crochet
Multi stitch crochet blanket online course.

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Other easy crochet stitches to use for blankets

Easy crochet stitches for blankets

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