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

Materials

Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic, 170 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds)

2 skeins White, 2 skeins Soft Green, 1 skein Plum Wine, 1 skein Gray Heather

Size G/4.00mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle

Size

Finished size 30 in x 38 in

Stitches

Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, yarn over (YO) and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops.

Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops, YO, pull through remaining two loops.

Double Crochet 3 Together (DC3TOG): *YO, insert your hook, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops. Repeat from * over next 2 stitches, YO and pull through all loops on hook.

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 CH, repeat from * 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 from * 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.

NEW COLOR

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 from * 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 from * 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 from * 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.  

If you are more of a visual learner, below 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 wove 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 :).

Click here or on image below for printable pattern