Granny Square and Ribbon Baby Blanket Set

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So this one started out as my sister finding this picture of a lovely blanket and wanted me to duplicate it for a gift. It isn’t my original idea and I couldn’t find the pattern listed in my usual hunting grounds, so of course this hooker made up one!

A warning. This isn’t an exact pattern. Depending on the size of your granny square will change the count for the edging and really that is all this blanket is… a traditional granny square with a fancy edging. The hat is a bit more exact.  The hat fits a 0-3 month baby.

Red Heart with Love yarn (I used gray and bubblegum pink)
H size hook
Ribbon (I used 5/8″ or 15mm wide and it took just under 18ft or 5.4m)
Accent pearl or button (or nothing)

Alright, start by making your granny square with the gray. You can find a tutorial just about everywhere, but here is one in case you need it and are feeling lazy (like me usually) and don’t want to search… just note as a personal choice I start my squares with a chain 6 and a decent size tail. This way it is easier to start then by pulling the tail and weaving it in it closes up and takes away the starting bump.

http://stephiescorner.blogspot.com/2013/10/crochet-101-make-basic-granny-square.html

I did 34 rounds so that the blanket would be roughly 3ft wide with the edging. How big you make the square is up to you… just make sure you have enough ribbon.

Edging:

Now, I have written down what to do. That being said you might have to add a stitch or skip an extra stitch to make it work with your granny square. Keep calm, have a glass of wine or beer, and know it will be fine.  It doesn’t need to be exact as the edging is very forgiving and will look great no matter what.  Nobody wants a grumpy hooker.

Don’t bind off yarn, just continue on with the gray.  Ch 1, sc in same st as joining then sc in every st.  Put 3 sc in the corner space. Sl st into first sc.

Ch 5, *skip 1 st then tc (triple crochet) in next st, ch 1* around. Corners:  In the 2nd sc of the 3sc corner do *tc, ch 1, tc, ch 1, tc, ch 1* then skip a st and continue down the row. This is the round where you will weave in your ribbon later.

Ch 1, sc in same st as joining then sc in every tc and in each ch 1 space.  Corners:  Put 3 sc in the corner tc (the second tc in the corner grouping). Sl st into first sc and cut and bind your yarn.

Now using pink join in the second st of any of the previous round corner grouping. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same st as joining. Skip 1 st, *dc in next, skip 2 st then (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next st, skip 2 st* around. Corners:  When you get to the corners though you will only be skipping 1 st instead of the 2.  Sl st into top of beginning ch 3.

Sl st in the first two dc and into the space (just like you did for the granny square).  Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same space. *fpdc (front post double crochet) around the dc in middle of groups, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next space* around. Corners:  Nothing special to do in the corners for a change. Sl st into top of beginning ch 3.

Sl st in the first two dc and into the space like last round. Ch 3 and do 8 dc in same space. *fpdc around previous round fpdc, 9 dc in ch 1 space* around.  Cornets:  Again, nothing special to do in the corners. Sl st into top of beginning ch 3. Bind off and weave in your ends.

Now weave in your ribbon doing the over/under in the triple crochet row. Keep the kids away because there will most likely be some choice words here trying to keep the ribbon from twisting.  Also be sure to pull your square into flatness before you cut the ribbon. It will pull the work together a little, but you don’t want to end up with a bunched up blanket and having to reweave the ribbon. Tie your ribbon, making sure it will be where the flower goes to cover it up.  I also got out my sewing needle and thread to add some stitches in all the corners to keep it from twisting and pulling weird.  This will also secure it a bit for future washings.

For the flower I used this pattern: http://www.sccmag.com/crochet-a-sweet-simple-flower-clip-for-spring/

The top part I did with the pink, bottom with gray then I sewed on a pearl bead in the middle.

Now for the 0-3 month old baby hat! And you thought you were done… silly hooker…

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In pink, ch 2 then 12 dc in first chain. Sl st to top of first dc.

Ch 2, 2 dc in joining and each st around. Sl st to top of first dc.

Ch 2, 2 dc in joining. *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* around. Sl st to top of first dc.

Ch 2, 2 dc in joining. *1 dc in next 2st, 2 dc in next st* around. Sl st to top of first dc.

Ch 2, dc in joining and each st around. Sl st to top of first dc. Repeat for 4 rows.

Switch to gray. Ch 2, dc in joining and each st around. Sl st to top of first dc. Repeat for 2 rows.

Switch back to pink. Ch 2, dc in joining and each st around. Sl st to top of first dc. Only for 1 row.

Ch 1, sc in joining. *skip 1 st, 5 dc in next, skip 1 st, sc in next* around. Sl st in first sc and bind off, weaving in ends.

Sew on matching flower as blanket and now you are done! Woot, Woot!

Mad Hooking!

176 comments on “Granny Square and Ribbon Baby Blanket Set

      • Im going to make this as a gift…is it possible to make this 5ft by3 1/2 ft? Or will it have to be perfectly square?

        • Granny squares by name are just that… however this edging would work on a rectangle as well. I do believe if you did a granny strip blanket you could get the sizing you want.

    • Thank You for nice pattern very nice of you. The pattern is awesome
      Thanks Again
      Mary

    • Absolutely love this blanket an hat! I have a niece or nephew that will be here around the end of June and a little cousin that will be here also in June… so I will be two of these! 🙂 Thank you for the pattern!

  1. Thank you so much for you talent and gift of sharing. I hope to make several of these in the months to come. We seem to be having a population explosion in my town and mostly single moms. I know this will make them smile. I sincerely hope mine turn out as well as yours did. God bless and thank you again.

    • I’m so sure they will and such a wonderful reason! You have no idea how much of a smile that just brought to my face! Thank you so very much!

    • Just paying it forward. I love free patterns and personally think people have gotten a little carried away with charging… I hope it is useful!

  2. Going to make it for ny ninth great grandaughter due the end of Oct. thank you for the pattern.

  3. You are very nice to share the beautiful blanket and hat you made. Thank you very much.

  4. Very beautiful!!! A momma asked me if I could make something like this and I’m not for sure if I can but gonna give it a try!! Thanks so much for the pattern and writing it out because I am not good at reading them at all!! I do have a question…do you know how much yarn you used??

    • It really is an easy blanket to make honestly. I don’t have exact yarn used on this, but I know it was 2 1/2 skeins of the gray Red Heart with Love and I think 1 1/4 of the pink.

      • Thanks so much!! We don’t have a yarn store close here so I’m going to order it…was the gray pewter by any chance??? I don’t see just gray on the red heart site

  5. I love this blanket and hat. It is very beautiful. I would love the pattern, but i can’t not see it on the grey back ground it has.

    • I don’t know what is happening for you… I had my IT guy (my husband) look and he is perplexed too. So I just emailed you the pattern so you would have a copy.

  6. Thank you so much for your interpretation. I am however a little stuck. You know this part ****fpdc (front post double crochet) around the dc in middle of groups**** i can’t get my head around it. I know how to do fpdc, but don’t get the around dc in middle of groups? Can someone please help. Thanks so much x

    • Basically in the row before you have a set of DC (a shell group if you were) then a DC in-between another set. That DC is the one you want to fpdc. It creates that line in-between the shell groups. Did that help?

      • Oh god what a plonker I am, once you wrote that it hit home!! Thank you so much!! So excited to carry it on now!!!!

        • No worries! Sometimes with patterns it just takes the right words to see how it is supposed to work. I’m just glad you got it! Woot!

          • I had the same question. The pattern reads “fpdc around the dc in middle of groups” ( I too took that as the middle dc in the cluster.

            I think if it said “fpdc in the dc “in between” each group.

            So with Shelley’s post, I can continue – whew – thanks.

  7. wonderful pattern. thanks so much for sharing. i am going to try and make this one bigger for my 15yr son. but in boy colors of course. i love this pattern.

  8. That is fabulous! Saw it on HPC and followed your link here … hope mine turns out as nice! <3 <3

    • I’m so sure it will! It is just a simple patterns that looks difficult at first. I feel like I’m missing something though, what is HPC?

  9. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I have a new grandbaby due in May and I have been looking for this pattern for a while now. Im no expert hooker but Im gonna give this my best shot. You have been such a blessing for me and know you will get blessed for paying it forward. Thanks again. Hopefully it will look as nice as yours.

    • Congrats on the new grandbaby coming! I’m so glad you like my work and honored you choose to work up my pattern! I’m sure it will be beautiful and be cherished for years to come.

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