As I made this crochet modern granny blanket, I felt like I was creating a series of triangles nestled in between each other which to me, gave the blanket a modern feel. Either way, this works up fast and is fun to memorize and pick up easily where you left off.
(If you’d like to buy this pattern as a PDF, you can download it here. Sometimes it’s helpful to just have a PDF because it’s ad free, and you can save it to your google drive, or another place and always have access to it. I just wanted to give you the option – free pattern below.)
I used one skein each of Caron Simply Soft in white, light blue, and peach. It was just enough for my blanket that ended up measuring 34X34, using an “H” size hook. You might be different, have different tension and need a different size hook.
*see bottom for abbreviations*
CH a multiple of 3 then add 1 (3+ 1 is the pattern repeat) to however wide you’d like the blanket. I usually do somewhere between 32 and 36 inches wide for a baby blanket.
ROW 1: 1 DC into 4th CH from hook, *SK next 2 CHs, 3 DC into next CH, repeat * ending with 2 DC into last CH, turn
ROW 2: CH 3, 1 DC into next DC, (CH 3 counts as first DC), *CH 2, DC3TOG, repeat * ending with CH 2, DC into next DC, DC into top of turning chain, pulling through with new color just before you finish the DC.
ROW 3: CH 3, 3 DC in the CH 2 space between the last DC3TOG and 2 DC of the previous row, *3 DC into next CH 2 space, repeat * ending with 1 DC in top of the turning chain.
ROW 4: CH 4, (counts as 1 DC and 1 CH), *DC3TOG in top of each 3 DC of previous row, CH 2, repeat * across and end with CH 1, DC into top of CH 3 turning chain, pulling through with new color.
ROW 5: CH 3, 1 DC into DC (the base of the ch 3, the top of the last DC you made), *3 DC in next CH 2 space, repeat * across ending with 2 DC into the top of 3rd chain of the turning chain.
ROW 6: CH 3, 1 DC into the next DC, *CH 2, dc3tog, repeat * ending with CH 2, DC into next DC, DC into 3rd of ch 3 pulling through with new color just before you finish the stitch.
Repeat rows 3-6 until you have a desired length of blanket.
Here are a few tips I realized while making this crochet modern granny blanket that might be helpful to you.
Since each finished “triangle” (the DC that stack on each other) are nestled in between each other, you will notice that the number of them will be different each color change. For example, I did a small swatch to test the pattern and I ended up with 8 “triangles after 2 rows, then 9 in the next two, then back to 8 then back to 9. What I noticed are the rows that have 8 are also the rows where you have 2 DC and the end of the rows. The rows that had 9 “triangles” only had 1 DC on the end.
I’ve made a video explaining this concept that you might find helpful.
After I wove in all the ends, I pulled up a loop in any corner, and added a simple SC border around the whole blanket making sure I SC 3 into each corner.
Post EDIT: I’ve made this crochet modern granny blanket again and did a different border. If you like this look what I did differently is the last row of the blanket that was worked in white, I did not finish the top half of the triangle. Instead, I kept going around the blanket by working 2 dc into the corner and then 2 dc into the side of the posts. Then when I got to the bottom of the blanket, after working 2 DC for the corner, I worked the regular 3 DC into each stitch. Again, 2DC for the corner and then 2 DC up the side. I slip stitched to the start, (which is the last row of white I had worked.) Then I went 3 times around the blanket using a HDC slip stitch into the back loop only. (Yarn over, insert your hook into the back loop, yarn over, pull through all the loops on your hook.) That pretty little braid forms as you go.
So that’s just another alternative to this pattern.
With Love, Tiffany