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Crochet a Granny Square Blanket with Purl Soho
Our Granny Square Blanket in Gentle Giant takes something totally classic and boosts its proportions into something totally modern. We love how this blanket makes us rub our eyes to make sure we’re seeing correctly, such a familiar pattern at such an unfamiliar scale!

SIZE
Finished Dimensions of Each Square: 10 x 10 inches

Finished Dimensions of the Blanket: 30 x 40 inches

GAUGE
Each finished Granny Square should measure 10 x 10 inches. If yours is smaller, try a bigger hook; and if yours is bigger, try a smaller one!

Pattern and all photos provided by Purl Soho:
https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2016/11/19/granny-square-blanket-in-gentle-giant/

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  • Step 1

    PATTERN
    THE GRANNY SQUARE

    NOTE: Here we write out how to make a granny square, but if you’re a fist-time crocheter and would like to see every step thoroughly explained and illustrated, our Learn to Crochet a Granny Square Blanket Pattern is a great teacher!

    FOUNDATION RING

    With a Contrast Color (CC), ch (chain) 6 and join into a ring with a slip stitch.

    ROUND 1

    Still with the CC, ch 3, make 2 dc (double crochet) into the ring, ch 2 (this ch 2, and every ch 2 that follows, forms a “corner space”), [3 dc into the ring, ch 2] 3 times, slip stitch into third chain of the ch 3.

    Cut the CC, leaving a 4 or 5-inch tail, and pull the tail through the remaining loop on the hook.

    ROUND 2

    Leaving a 4 or 5-inch tail, join the Main Color (MC) to any corner space with a slip stitch.

    Ch 3, make 2 dc into that same corner space, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into next corner space] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc into beginning corner space, ch 2, slip stitch into third chain of beginning ch 3.

    ROUND 3

    Still with the MC, ch 3, 2 dc into that same corner space, [ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into next corner space] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc into next ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc into beginning corner space, ch 2, slip stitch into third chain of ch 3.

    Cut the MC, leaving a 4 or 5-inch tail, and pull the tail through the remaining loop on the hook.

    NOTE: Each skein of MC makes two squares. Cut the tail as described when you’re finishing the first square, but when you finish the second square, leave the remaining length of MC attached so that you can use it later to sew together your blanket!

    CONTINUE

    Make 11 more squares like this one. If you’re using the Dozen Colors Bundle, start with a different CC for each square; or if you’re using a 9-skein Bundle, make four squares with each CC.

  • How to crochet a granny square blanket. Purl Soho's Granny Square Blanket in Gentle Giant - Step 2
    Step 2

    FINISH

    ARRANGE

    Once you have 12 squares, arrange them in a way that pleases you. Here is how we arranged our 12 colors…

  • How to crochet a granny square blanket. Purl Soho's Granny Square Blanket in Gentle Giant - Step 3
    Step 3

    SEW TOGETHER

    Use the long tails of MC to sew together your squares. We prefer to sew ours with a whipstitch, and our Sewing Crocheted Squares Together Tutorial has a video that explains exactly how to do it!

  • How to crochet a granny square blanket. Purl Soho's Granny Square Blanket in Gentle Giant - Step 4
    Step 4

    WEAVE IN THE ENDS

    Weave in all the remaining ends and you’re done!

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