Crochet Striped Modern Granny Blanket

Crochet Striped Modern Granny Blanket

Hi, it’s Tiffany’s daughter Hannah here :).  I first saw these colors in Joann’s a few months ago and I wasn’t sure if they would actually go well together, but I just liked the way they looked and I decided it was time for me to finally be brave and try to make a modern granny blanket.

When I first started this blanket I used an H hook, and I found that my triangles were turning out more circular than triangular, so I started over and switched to a smaller hook.  I tend to crochet loose in general, so using a G made the triangles nice and tight for me.  If you’ve never made one of these blankets before, I’d suggest doing a practice swatch to get a feel for what hook works best for you.

Crochet Striped Modern Granny Blanket
This is the first swatch I made using an H hook

When I first looked at this pattern, it seemed pretty daunting, but as long as I kept my phone handy and kept on top of which row I was working on, it turned out to be easier than I thought. You will be repeating rows 3 through 6 to the end of the blanket and each of those 4 rows end differently. For you to have 100% success making this blanket, paying attention to these 4 ways and practicing them ahead of time, will help you have a blanket where the sides are straight.

It did take me a while to figure out the stripe pattern I wanted to use – I actually made several designs on my computer first to figure out which one I liked best – sometimes it helps to get a visual of the whole blanket so I don’t get halfway and have to start over!  I think the colors turned out nice and would look cute in a modern baby girl nursery :).

Crochet Striped Modern Granny Blanket

(An ad-free PDF of this pattern is available on the Daisy Farm Crafts Etsy shop.  Free pattern below).

Materials

2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in White

2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Soft Green

1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine

1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Gray Heather

G or H hook (depending on your personal tension)

Scissors

Tapestry needle

(Finished blanket size appx. 30 x 38)

Pattern

CH a multiple of 3 then add 1 (3+ 1 is the pattern repeat) to however wide you’d like the blanket. For this blanket I chained 118.

ROW 1: 1 DC into 4th CH from hook, *SK next 2 CHs, 3 DC into next CHrepeat * 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 DCDC into top of turning chain, pulling through with new color just before you finish the DC.

NEW COLOR

ROW 3: CH 3, 3 DC in the CH 2 space between the last DC3TOG and 2 DC of theprevious 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.

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 DCDC 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.  

If you are more of a visual learner, here is a video tutorial from the Modern Boho Granny Blanket to show you how to work the first six rows:

Color Pattern

Crochet Striped Modern Granny Blanket

2 rows Soft Green

2 rows Plum Wine

2 rows White

2 rows Gray Heather

2 rows White

2 rows Soft Green

2 rows Plum Wine

Repeat from beginning until desired length.

Border

After I weaved in the ends, I just pulled up a loop in any corner and worked two rows of SC in white around the edges, putting 3 SCs in the corners.  When I got back to the corner I started, I slip stitch into the corner and tied off the blanket.

Crochet Striped Modern Granny Blanket

I hope you enjoy making this pattern! There are so many different color patterns that can be used with this stitch type of blanket, so I hope you’ll share your creativity with us! Just take a picture and use #daisyfarmcrafts on Instagram so we can see :).

If you’re looking for some more ideas for this stitch, here are some other modern granny blankets my mom has made!

Modern Boho Granny Blanket

modern boho granny crochet blanket from daisy farm craftsThis blanket uses Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine, White, Light Country Peach, Soft Pink, and Pumpkin and has a lovely pom pom border.

Modern Granny Blanket in Peach and Blue

This blanket uses Caron Simply Soft in Soft Blue and Light Country Peach and has a nice thick white border that makes a cool braided look.

Modern Granny Blanket in Peach and Gray

This blanket uses Baby Bee Sweet Delight in Bashful and Flannel and has a cute shell border.