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.
Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic, 170 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds)
1 skein each White, Light Blue and Peach
Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 34 in x 34 in
Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops, YO, pull through remaining two loops.
Double Crochet 3 Together (DC3TOG): YO, insert your hook into first stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops on hook. YO, insert your hook into next stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops on hook. YO, insert your hook into third stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops on hook. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops on hook.
Chain 109. (3+ 1 is the pattern repeat, multiply 3 times any number, then add 1.)
Row 1: 1 DC into 4th chain from hook, *SK next 2 chains, 3 DC into next chain, repeat from* ending with 2 DC into last chain, turn.
Row 2: CH 3, 1 DC into next DC, (Chain 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.
Row 3: CH 3, 3 DC in the chain 2 space between the last DC3TOG and 2 DC of the previous row, *3 DC into next chain 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.
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 from* 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 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 in one row, then 9 in the next, 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.
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.
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, 2 DC 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. Tie off and weave in ends and you are done.