This modern take on the granny blanket is easy to crochet, works up fast and is a beginner-friendly crochet blanket pattern!
This granny stripe crochet pattern is so quick to work up you can make a lot of these in little time. (You can see more color combo suggestions after the pattern below!)
Scroll on down to use this free baby blanket pattern to make a stroller size blanket today or purchase an AD-FREE printable PDF from the shop.
The Yarn That’s Perfect for This Granny Stitch Baby Blanket
This blanket is crocheted using Brava Worsted Yarn which can be found at Wecrochet or Knitpicks! Brava Worsted is a 100% acrylic, medium weight four yarn that is machine washable and dryable which is perfect when crocheting a baby blanket.
Brava Worsted Yarn from WeCrochet / Knitpicks is shown below.
With over 45+ yarn colors to pick from, there are so many color combinations you could make this baby blanket in to match whatever color scheme the new parents would like. I will list a few blanket color combinations I came up with at the end of the pattern if you’d like to take a look!
My overall opinion of Brava worsted yarn is positive! It is affordable, easy to find and has many color options which is always a good thing when it comes to yarn.
Substitute Yarn: Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand
The Stitches You’ll Need to Know to Make a Granny Blanket
To make this granny blanket you will need to know how to double crochet or DC as it is sometimes abbreviated in crochet patterns.
The double crochet stitch is one of the basic beginner crochet stitches that are learned when a new crocheter is first starting out.
You can also look over the step-by-step dc tutorial below.
Double Crochet (dc):
- Wrap the yarn over (YO) the hook, insert the hook into the specified st.
- YO the hook again, draw the yarn through the st so there are 3 loops on the hook
- YO the hook again draw it through 2 loops so there are 2 loops on the hook
- YO the hook, draw it through the final 2 loops.
Ready to Get Started?
Now that we know about the stitches and the yarn to make this granny baby blanket we can start crocheting!
Read on down to find the free stroller size baby blanket pattern, material list and more. Enjoy!
How to Crochet a Granny Stitch Blanket for Baby
Skill Level: Easy
- Main Blanket: Less than 1300 yards or 6 skeins of Brava Worsted Yarn from WeCrochet or Knitpicks or any four medium weight yarn. Border (optional): 1 skein of Brava Yarn in White
- Color A: Denim – 12 Rows
- Color B: Clarity – 11 Rows
- Color C: Sky – 10 Rows
- Color D: Dove Heather – 9 Rows
- Color E: Blush – 8 Rows
- Color F: Mulberry – 7 Rows
- I 5.5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- dc = double crochet
- x = times
- ch = chain
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sk = skip
- 35″ x 30″ stroller size baby blanket
- ch 15 x 8 rows = 5″ x 5″
- Written in standard US terms
- ch 3 counts as a stitch
- Change the size by working the starting chain in a multiple of 3.
- On row 1 the Ch 2 at the beginning counts as a st (see chart)
Granny Blanket Stitch Chart
The Granny Blanket Pattern
*if you’d prefer to make this in one color follow the pattern as written through row 57 disregarding the color changes!
To Start: Ch 90 with Color A
Row 1: In the 3rd ch from the hook dc2X, *sk 2 chs, dc 3x in the next ch, repeat from * across ending with 3 dcs in the last ch. (90)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc 3x in the first space between the 3 dc group from the row before, end with 1 dc in the last st. (89)
Row 3: Ch 3, dc 2x in the first st, dc 3x in the space between the 3 dc group from the row before ending with 3 dc in the last st (top of the ch 3 from the previous row) (90)
Row 4 -13: Repeat Rows 2 (89) & 3 (90)
Row 14: Change to Color B, Repeat Row 2 (89)
Row 15: Repeat Row 3 (90)
Row 16 – 23: Repeat Row 2 (89) & 3 (90)
Row 24: Change to Color C, Repeat Row 2 (89)
Row 25: Repeat Row 3 (90)
Row 26-33: Repeat Row 2 (89) & 3 (90)
Row 34: Change to Color D, Repeat Row 2 (89)
Row 35: Repeat Row 3 (90)
Row 36-42: Repeat Row 2 (89) & 3 (90)
Row 43: Change To Color E, Repeat Row 2 (89)
Row 44: Repeat Row 3 (90)
Row 45 – 50: Repeat Rows 2 (89) & 3 (90)
Rows 51: Change to Color F, Repeat Row 2 (89)
Rows 52: Repeat Row 3 (90)
Row 53 – 57: Repeat rows 2 (89) & 3 (90)
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
Border (optional): To give the blanket a clean polished look crochet a single crochet border using a contrasting color. I choose Brava Yarn in White.
Learn how to crochet a single crochet border using this video tutorial I found on YouTube.
Do You Want to Try Other Color Combinations?
If you’d like to make this blanket in other color combinations here are a few that I think would look perfect together!
Color Combination 1: Summer Green Style
Color A: Peapod
Color B: Grass
Color C: Canary
Color D: Avocado
Color E: White
Color F: Dublin
Color Combination 2: 70’s Style
Color A: Persimmon
Color B: Paprika
Color C: Caution
Color D: Brindle
Color E: Almond
Color F: White
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