This is the "filled in" version of the original granny square baby blanket which is very lacy. I love this pattern because the result is a nice warm blanket with a beautiful mitered look. The pattern is also great for beginners because it is so easy that you can have it memorized by the end of this tutorial. To achieve the striped look in the blankets above, you will just need to follow this tutorial and change thread colors every two rounds. For the blankets above and in this tutorial, I used a US size G crochet hook with cotton sport weight yarn. Here we go! (Click on any picture below for a closer look.)
Slip stitch to beginning chain to form a loop.
Chain 3, this counts as your first double crochet. Work 2 double crochet through loop.
Chain 2. Work 3 double crochets through the loop.
Work the pattern - chain 2 and 3 double crochet - until you have four sets in the loop. Slip stitch to the top of chain 3 (in row 1). You now have your base square.
Now the pattern will stay the same in every row from here on out. Double crochet in every double crochet.
In every corner you will work the following pattern: 2 double crochet, chain 2, then 2 double crochet (as seen in the last two pictures).
Join with a slip stitch at beginning chain. Then just chain three to start the next row.
To continue your blanket you will just keep going in rounds using this pattern:
Double crochet in each double crochet.
In each corner work 2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochet.
Slip stitch at the end of each round, chain 3 and repeat the pattern from the beginning.
When the blanket is the size you want it, chain 1, single crochet in every stitch around. If you used the cotton yarn and feel it looks a little wonky, all you have to do is "block" it. You can find blocking instructions HERE . You can now add your favorite edging! I will add a picture of my finished blanket soon.
If you find anything in this tutorial unclear let me know! I need you experienced crocheter's help, we don't want any beginners stumped by such a simple pattern. I hope you all enjoy! xo, Sam