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!

181 comments on “Granny Square and Ribbon Baby Blanket Set

  1. Just made the hat today for a friend’s baby. Can’t wait to give it to her. It turned out beautiful. I used a large button and a smaller button on top of that for the center of the flower. Now I am slowly working on the granny square blanket. Thank you for the pattern.

    • Very cool! I know I have made it a few times now. I’m so glad you choose and liked my pattern!

    • That makes my day actually, to hear you choose my pattern and it went over so well! I would love to see a picture if you wanted. I made my husband work on posters being able to share their projects.

  2. I’m looking forward to making 2 of these sets as both my daughters are having girls in may.

  3. I have a little miracle granddaughter who was born with a heart in the wrong place and turned backward. Her stomach and liver are in each other’s place and she has no spleen. She is the most beautiful little girl in the world. She had one heart surgery after she was born and we are getting ready to do a second one. I want to make this beautiful set for her. Her moma made her a special one and somehow it got lost between the hospital, Ronald McDonald house or somewhere. She struggles to breathe and is just so precious and I want to snuggle her with this love blanket. THANK YOU for such a beautiful pattern!

    • Thank you for choosing my pattern for such a little miracle. Sending prayers for a quick recovery and peace during what has to be a stressful time.

  4. Thank you so much for this pattern! I am going to get the yarn and start one today! I agree with you that people have gotten carried away with charging for patterns.

  5. Good Day!! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I’m just about done. However, I might have bit off more than I can chew. Lol… I am ready to start the pink edging. Unfortunately I am stuck. Do you happen to have a step by step tutorial for this part?

    Thank You..

    • Unfortunately I don’t. Next time I go to make this edging I’ll do a step by step pictures or something to help.

  6. Hello, I want to thank you for sharing the pattern for the granny square baby blanket and hat. I just finished making the set and added a sweater and booties. I wanted you to see the finished product. Again, thank you so much for sharing!

    Lisa

    • I am in love with this set! I usually shy away from booties (I am not fond of exact counts and screw it up often), but you make me want to make a set like this… Are the sweater and booties free patterns?

    • Oh my gosh! Please tell me you have a pattern for this!! This is soo amazingly adorable! My friend is having a baby shower soon and I’d love to add these to the blanket and hat set!!

    • Lisa Allan, I too, would love to know where you found the pattern for the sweater and
      booties! They are adorable! I am about to start this beautiful afghan for my cousin and would love to be able to do the whole set.

      Thanks
      Heather

  7. Lisa Allain…..I would love the pattern to your sweater and booties! They are Just beautiful <3
    Thank you for sharing.

  8. Ok so i tried this pattern and i was doing so good until I ran our of yarn then I messed up the border. I really wanted it to look like this one but i guess i am a slow lol. not really sure how i messed up but I will try again Anyway thank you so much for the pattern, here is how it turned out…..

  9. Hi there!

    Absolutely love this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing! Grannies are my favorite mindless crochet and the color combination is beautiful. I do have a question. Can you tell me approximately how much yarn you used or how many balls of each color? (Because if I bring any more extra yarn into my house I may have to find somewhere else to live) 🙂 Thank you

    Angela

  10. Love your pattern and am excited to try it! I haven’t ever made a baby hat but I am going to jump in with this one. I love that you are so kind and helpful.

  11. im on the pink border of the granny square but the second row doesn’t make sense it just says go to next space after the fpdc do you mean the chain one space of the next group or in the space between the double crochet

      • So, I’m guessing you are on the second round of the edging part? If that is the case, there isn’t a tc in the row before. There is a dc in between the 3dc v stitch. Basically those standalone dc in between the 3dc v stitch line up and that is where the fpdc stack up.

  12. Hi, I am very new to the whole crochet hobby so I don’t know how to read the instruction you have given yet for example the sc and st. what does that stand for?

  13. I’m trying this pattern set and I’m stumped on this part [[[{: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.}]]]
    My question is 1. When I *Skip 1 st then tc in next st, do I skip 1 and chain 1 each around or do I just chain 1 after each tc around?
    :-/ I’m feeling silly for asking but idk lol

  14. The sweater is from cats rockin crochet. Bobwilson123 has a very helpful video tutorial for the sweater.

  15. Thank you for sharing this pattern for everyone to enjoy. My Niece baby was born 2 months ago and ask me to crochet her best friend a baby blanket after I crocheted her a CowGirl outfit for hers. This has helped my niece’s interest in crocheting. We have talked about me teaching her hope in the future. We just have to work out the different states issue. Now I have work to do.

    Sincerley,
    Judy Peterson

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