Today I want to share my new crochet pattern with you for gorgeous Granny Pinwheel Blanket. I know it’s not that time of year when we want to make cuddly blankets in the first place but I trully believe you don’t just walk away from that beautiful and modern pattern.
Crocheting is a wonderful craft that helps you to create many unique and outstanding items. Especially when it comes to crochet granny squares from which possibilities are endless. You can make simple and solid granny squares or let your imagination run wild and experiment with different shapes, colors, crochet techniques and textures.
The idea for this crochet blanket was in my head for a long time. I want to make contemporary and geometric shaped home decor with my fav colors right now.
Granny Pinwheel Blanket consists of 48 granny squares joined together with a mattress stitch and assembled with one row of half double crochet. The pattern for one 3-color square might seem complex at first sight,that’s why I’ve created a step-by-step picture tutorial below. I hope you find it helpful.
You can adjust blanket size according to your preferences and make it as big or small as you’d like. But you have to remember two things: you may need more or less yarn that stated in the pattern and cotton blankets tend to get heavy so you would use another type of yarn.
Materials & Tools:
- Yarn Drops Paris 100% Cotton (50g/75m), 19 balls:
- 9 balls of Mustard (41),
- 5 balls of Off White (17),
- 5 balls of Black (15).
- Hook size 5 mm. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
- Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends)
Intermediate – magic ring, playing with three yarns, mattress stitch join
Gauge after blocking:
Each square measures 14cm. Gauge is not crucial for this project. However, changes might result in a different yardage requirements and the finished size.
Size after blocking:
Finished blanket measures approx. 85 x 112 cm.
- The single square has 5 rounds but you can make your square as large as you’d like by adding/subtracting rounds.
- Blanket is joined using a Mattress Stitch (tutorial HERE) and later framed with a half double crochet.
- If you are planning on making a different size keep in mind that cotton blankets tend to get heavy. You can use any type of yarn for that pattern.
Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
rep – repeat
mr – magic ring
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The blanket is made up from 48 3-color squares, being 6 squares wide and 8 squares long.
To make one 3-color square follow the instruction:
Round 1: With Mustard, make a mr, ch3, 2dc in mr, ch2, 3dc in mr, ch1, change color to Black (drop and don’t cut the Mustard yarn, we will use it in the next round), ch1, 3dc in mr, ch1, change color to Off White (drop and don’t cut the Black yarn, we will use it in the next round), ch1, 3dc in mr, ch2 and sl st to join last ch to the top of the first initial ch3. Turn.
Round 2: sl st into ch2-space, ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in ch2-space, dc across until next ch2-space, 2dc in ch2-space, ch1, change color to Black (pick up Black yarn and drop Off White yarn), ch1, 2dc in ch2-space, dc across until next ch2-space, 2dc in ch2-space, ch1, change color to Mustard (pick up Mustard yarn and drop Black yarn), ch1, 2dc in ch2-space, dc across until next ch2-space, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch-2 space, dc across until the last space, (2dc, ch2) in the last space, sl st to join last ch to the top of beginning ch3. Turn.
Rounds 3-5: Repeat Round 2
Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends, block each square and join them using the Mattress Stitch.
And Ta-dah! Your Granny Pinwheel Blanket is finished! I hope you like it!
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