Hello crochet friends! This latest pattern is me experimenting with my original modern granny pattern, and eliminating one DC to make them mini! They are so cute! Here is the original modern granny pattern if you’d like to compare:
This new Mini Modern Granny makes the holes a little closer together. I really love both patterns!
One thing to always keep in mind when you are making this pattern is that since the little stacked grannies are nestled in between each other, one set will have more in one row than the next.
In this new pattern, the grey rows will have more, and the soft peach less. You will understand this better if you do a sample swatch first. I highly recommend doing that so you won’t get a lot of rows in and the sides of your blanket are growing wider and wider. (Always want to give you a warning to avoid the mistakes of yours truly.)
I’ve recorded a video below showing you how to work the practice swatch. I’m loving that I finally know how to film, edit and upload! I even left out a stitch as I was talking in the tutorial, but figured out a way to add text so watch for that! The pattern below is correct and I’d rather you follow along with the written words as I demonstrate in the video just to make sure. Here is the video:
Bernat Softee Baby (100% acrylic, 140 g/5 oz, 331 m/362 yds)
2 skeins Flannel, 1 skein White, 1 skein Soft Peach
Size G/4.00mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle
Finished size 36 in x 35 in
Double Crochet (DC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Double Crochet 2 Together (DC2TOG): YO and insert your hook, YO and pull back through, YO and pull through two loops on the hook, YO and insert your hook into the next stitch, YO and pull back through, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through the remaining three loops.
Chain 151. (Pattern repeat is any even number plus one. That means you can chain as long as you need, make sure it’s an even number then add one extra chain.)
Row 1: Begin in the 4th chain from the hook working 2 DC into that chain space. *Skip the next chain space, and 2 DC into the next. Repeat from *. In the last ch, work 1 DC. (Last two chains of the row should have 2 DC and then 1 DC, no skipped chains.)
Row 2: Chain 3 and turn. *DC2tog across the next 2 DC, the turning chain counts as the first DC. Chain 1. Repeat from * across the row. End with 1 DC into the top of the turning chain 3, also before finishing the last step of the stitch, pull through with the new color.
Row 3: Chain 4. Work 2 DC around the next chain space, skipping over the first DC2tog of the row below. Work 2 DC around each chain space across the row. Ch 1 and work 1 DC into the top of the turning chain.
Row 4: Chain 3 and turn. *DC2TOG across the next 2 DC, CH 1. Repeat from *. End with 1 DC into the top of the turning chain, but before finishing the last step of the stitch, change back to grey, pulling the grey tail up the side of the blanket. (Don’t cut the soft peach.)
Row 5: Chain 3 and turn. 2 DC around the first chain space. 2 DC around each chain space across the row. 2 DC around the last chain space and 1 DC into the top of the turning chain.
Row 6: Chain 3 and turn. DC2TOG the next 2 DC. (Turning chain acts as the first DC), DC2TOG across the next 2 DC. Ch 1, *DC2TOG across the next 2 DC, Ch 1 and repeat from *. End with 1 DC into the top of the turning chain and pull through with soft peach, dropping the grey.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 with Soft Peach.
Repeat rows 5 and 6 with Flannel.
Continue repeating the rows, changing to White after 3 sections of Soft Peach. Blanket if finished when you have 3 sections of each of the Soft Peach and White.
Round 1: Weave in all the ends before starting the border. In any corner, pull up a loop and chain 3. Work 1 DC into the same space. Work 2 DC in between each mini granny. In the corners, work 2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC. Upon finishing the round, work 2 more DC in starting corner, ch 1 and join with a slip stitch to starting chains.
Round 2: Chain 3 and turn. DC around ch space. CH 1, DC2TOG across the next 2 DC from the row below. In the corners work DC2TOG around the ch 1 space. Upon completing the round, work DC2TOG, ch 1 into starting corner and slip stitch to starting chain. Tie off and weave in the ends.
Thanks so much for coming to read this pattern and best of luck with your blanket! When you’ve finished please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram using #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see!