Free Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern

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Free Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern

I finished my scrapghan! And what works better for yarn scraps than a granny square blanket pattern! It was nice putting to use all the scraps I had lying around and was fun to remember the past projects as I used them. And best of all, I really love how it came out too! I still have quite a bit of scraps left over so I am already planning  what kind of scrapghan to make next. Want to make one too? Here’s the how to from start to finish …

Free Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Here’s what you need:

  • a basket full of yarn scraps
  • 3 skeins cream for Round 3 of squares (approx. 256 yd each)
  • 2 skeins taupe for joining and border (approx. 256 yards each)
  • H hook scissors and tapestry needle

Finished afghan measures approximately 43 in. x 58 in.

Making the Squares

Using the granny square pattern here, work Rounds 1 and 2 using your yarn scraps. Work Round 3 with cream yarn. Make 99 granny squares. Block if desired … you can find my free tutorial on How to Block Knit and Crochet Items here.

basic granny square pattern

Joining Your Squares

Using taupe colored yarn, join squares using the Join As You Go (JAYGO) method here. Join 9 squares per row for 11 rows. Weave in all ends and tails.

joining granny squares

Working Your Border

Alternating between taupe and cream colors, work granny afghan border here.

granny square afghan border

Now pour a cup of tea, sit in a cozy spot and enjoy your new granny blanket!

free granny square afghan pattern

Make some new crochet friends while crocheting a scrapghan of your own with our ongoing Scrapghan Crochet Along by clicking here. Feel free to mingle, share ideas, pattern links, and your progress photos in the Scrapghan Crochet Along Ravelry group here or on my Facebook page here.



16 Responses to Free Crochet Granny Square Blanket Pattern

  1. Emily June 2, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    just beautiful!! I love the colors so much!

    • Kara June 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

      Thank you so much, Emily 🙂

  2. maria June 4, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    I love the traditional granny square!

    • Kara June 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

      My too, Maria 🙂

  3. amy @ one artsy mama June 4, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Such a great idea…I have so much scrap yarn laying around!

    • Kara June 5, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

      Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Glenda Purvis June 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    My daughter has been jonesing for a granny square afghan, and my scrap pile grows ever larger – this is great! Thank you very much for sharing.

  5. Melanie June 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    You always use the prettiest color combos!

  6. Marilyn October 21, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    This is such a beautiful afghan…I love how you can join as you go!

  7. Gina November 22, 2014 at 5:29 am #

    Absolutely love this pattern. Have made one like one shown and am now working on another one using a light sage to join. Will then start another with blue joining. I am keeping the green one for myself and giving the other 2 away as Christmas gift. Love this joining method!

  8. Grace December 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    Oh gosh, this is so beautiful! I learned the classic granny square many years ago but haven’t crocheted in years, Recently my young niece started to learn showed me her work and now I am interested again. Seeing your gorgeous blanket has inspired me! Thank you!!


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