Here we are again with the next instalment to the Yarn Stash Series. I have a seriously large yarn stash and I know lots of you do too so my mission is to make tutorials and patterns for you to enjoy and work on using that yarn up too!
The Granny Block Blanket is a classic that anyone can tackle. All you need is a bunch of your favourite colour yarns from your stash and you’re away. The stitch uses a simple repeat so is perfect for beginners to practise technique and tension or a mindless project for the more experienced to enjoy in front of the sofa.
The pattern is free here for everyone to enjoy.
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For the blanket I used a combination of yarns from my stash but if you’d like to use a similar palette then I’ve been so lucky to team up with Deramores to bring you a yarn pack for this blanket! Just follow the link to get the kit and pattern PDF with 10% off!
You would need 1 ball each of Deramores Studio DK (250m/100g): Pearl, Aqua Green, Sky, Burnt Orange, Oatmeal, Lapis, Mist and Peridot
Along with the yarn you will also need:
A 5mm/H crochet hook
The finished blanket measures 70cm by 76cm but you can easily change the size by adding multiples of 2 to your foundation chain and working some more pattern repeats.
16st and 9 rows = 10cm by 10cm
Glossary/Abbreviations: Standard UK terms (Standard US terms)
ch(s) – chain(s)
sk – skip
rep – repeat
st(s) – stitches
ss – slip stitch
htr – half treble (hdc – half double crochet)
tr – treble (dc – double crochet)
- The ch3 at the beginning of a row always counts as a stitch.
- The ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
Standard UK terms/US terms in italics
Foundation chain: ch80 (or any multiple of 2)
Row 1: htr/hdc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch1, skip 1, htr/hdc, rep from * across
Row 2: ch3, *3tr/dc in each ch1-sp across, tr/dc in last
Row 3: ch1, htr/hdc in same, *ch1, htr/hdc between groups of 3tr/dc, rep from * across to last set of 3tr/dc, ch1, htr/hdc in last st
Rows 2 and 3 create the pattern.
Rows 4-67: Repeat the pattern.
I used the same colour for every odd numbered row but then changed for every even numbered row.
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More stitch tutorials and patterns
Now that you’ve mastered the Granny Block Stitch you might like to try some others. I have a whole collection of free stitch tutorials and blanket patterns on my blog so just visit the links and see what you fancy making next.
These are some of my favourites that I thought you might like. They are all suitable for beginners and they all lend themselves really nicely to make blankets, scarves, garments, you name it!
It’s a really easy stitch but slightly different from a traditional cable stitch as you only work across the stitches to create the cable and not into the skipped stitch.
The stitch is a really simple 2 row repeat that creates a beautiful lace-like texture with the most gorgeous drape and feel. It uses simple stitches with a little twist (a crossover stitch) to give the lovely texture. So if you can crochet a treble stitch (UK) or double crochet (US) then you can definitely do this!
Learn to crochet the V stitch with this step by step crochet tutorial for beginners. A perfect stitch for baby blankets, home decor, scarves and cardigans this is a classic crochet stitch which everyone can learn.
The best part about the Larksfoot Stitch is that it grows soooooo quickly! You’ll have a blanket made in no time at all. It’s easy, fun and it’s dropped down stitches give a little bit of a twist to add something to the colour mix and texture.
The Ripple Stitch is such a crochet classic that everyone needs to learn! It has a really easy repeat and such a soothing rhythm that you’ll be addicted before you know it. You can really play around with colours to make this modern or classic so easily.