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Learn to Crochet the Granny Block Stitch – a stitch tutorial and blanket pattern

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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Learn to crochet the granny block crochet stitch with this easy step by step crochet tutorial for beginners. A twist on the classic crochet granny square, the granny block stitch is worked in rows instead of rounds and so is much easier to master. The free crochet blanket pattern and stitch tutorial are in both US and UK crochet terms.

The Yarn

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!

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You would need 1 ball each of Deramores Studio DK (250m/100g): Pearl, Aqua Green, Sky, Burnt Orange, Oatmeal, Lapis, Mist and Peridot

Learn to crochet the granny block crochet stitch with this easy step by step crochet tutorial for beginners. A twist on the classic crochet granny square, the granny block stitch is worked in rows instead of rounds and so is much easier to master. The free crochet blanket pattern and stitch tutorial are in both US and UK crochet terms.

Materials:

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 5mm/H crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

Finished Size:

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.

Tension:

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)

Pattern Notes

  • 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.

Learn to crochet the granny block crochet stitch with this easy step by step crochet tutorial for beginners. A twist on the classic crochet granny square, the granny block stitch is worked in rows instead of rounds and so is much easier to master. The free crochet blanket pattern and stitch tutorial are in both US and UK crochet terms.

Pattern:

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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Learn to crochet the granny block crochet stitch with this easy step by step crochet tutorial for beginners. A twist on the classic crochet granny square, the granny block stitch is worked in rows instead of rounds and so is much easier to master. The free crochet blanket pattern and stitch tutorial are in both US and UK crochet terms.

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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!

The Simple Cable Stitch

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.

Learn the simple crochet cable stitch with this step by step tutorial and free crochet blanket pattern by HanJan Crochet. A beautifully delicate stitch for beginners learning to crochet that is perfect for baby blankets, cushions, scarves and much more. The pattern and tutorial is in both UK and US terms.

The Cabbage Patch 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!

The V Stitch

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. 

Learn to crochet the V stitch with this step by step crochet tutorial for beginners which also includes a free blanket pattern. A perfect stitch for baby blankets, home decor, scarves and cardigans this is a classic crochet stitch which everyone can learn.

The Larksfoot Stitch

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.

Learn to crochet the larksfoot stitch with this beginners step by step tutorial and free crochet blanket pattern too. Perfect for blankets and the best thing to use up your yarn stash.

The Ripple Stitch

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.

Learn to crochet the ripple stitch with this free crochet tutorial and crochet blanket pattern in both UK and US terms. Feel the retro vibe with bright colours or choose classic tones to make your blanket perfect for you. Great for beginner crocheters.
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Dee

Wednesday 11th of April 2018

This is so encouraging for beginner crocheters doing charity items. Your pattern is so pretty and i am sure I have enough yarn to make a lap blanket for someone. Thanks for giving us the chance to make these lovely things for people who need them.

Layasa

Tuesday 10th of April 2018

Congratulations Hannah , you did such a great job. You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing. Marilyn

hanjancrafts@gmail.com

Tuesday 10th of April 2018

Thank you so much Marilyn!