16 February 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: Mitred Granny Square Blanket




I came up with the design for this square because i'd become a bit bored with the regular square granny for blankets.  I'm really pleased with the mitre effect and the shading it gives.  

So if you have an empty hook and yarn looking for a project at the moment, this could be the one for you.



I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn and a 3.5mm hook.

Round 1:   
With white yarn Ch 5, join with SS to form ring.

Round 2:   
Ch3 (this acts as first Tr), Tr 11, SS into space between first and second Tr's to join.

Round 3:   
Ch3 (this acts as first Tr) Tr2 into same space, ch2, Tr3 into same space.  *Ch2, skip 3 Tr's then Tr3 ch2 Tr3 into space *.  Repeat * to * twice more.  Ch2, SS into space between first and second Tr to join.  Tie off yarn.

Row 4:  
Join on next colour yarn into corner space.
Ch3 (this acts as Tr) Tr2 into same space.  Ch2, Tr3 into centre two chain space, ch2, Tr3 ch2 Tr3 into corner space,  Ch2, Tr3 into centre two chain space, Ch2, Tr3 into corner space.  Turn piece over so you are working back along the row just created.

Row 5:   
Ch4, Tr3 into space, Ch2, Tr3 into next space, Ch2, Tr3 Ch2 Tr3 into corner space, Ch2, Tr3 into space, Ch2, Tr3 into space, Ch4, join with SS into top of last Tr.  Tie off yarn.

Further Rows:
Repeat in the style of rows 4 and 5 until your square is as large as you like.  I have used four colours in addition to the white centre and opted for a final round in black.

I am making a blanket for a single bed so my rows are made up of 10 squares.
Once you have made enough squares for your preferred size row, join together by working a round of granny stitches and the "join as you go" method in black yarn.

Make enough squares for your next row, then join them to the previous row of squares, off-setting them by one so that the pattern develops diagonally across the blanket.

You could of course join them up facing different directions in all sorts of combinations to create great effects.

A helpful video I found on YouTube for the join as you go method is HERE.

Enjoy!



33 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful! shading like a quilt.

Anonymous said...

How do you do the "join as you go method" to join the squares together? I am making a blanket similar to this but the squares are smaller for my baby granddaughter. I love the colors that you have chosen! Can you help me?

Karen said...

The join as you go method is demonstrated on you tube, I have now added a link to the pattern post for you to click on. Alternatively cut and paste this text.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKtsvIVqaRk

Unknown said...

your work is astounding and I really like it

Happy crochet :)

Karen said...

Thank you

Heike's quilts and socks said...

Hi Karen,
I just found your blog and I am glad. Your blog is wonderful.
I love your craftings. Thank you for sharing.
Heike

Karen said...

My pleasure

Unknown said...

I love this Granny Square pattern. I find Granny Squares are about the most versatile crochet style ever. I often divide them on the diagonal and do quilt block patterns. So fun!
Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love this Granny Square pattern. I find Granny Squares are about the most versatile crochet style ever. I often divide them on the diagonal and do quilt block patterns. So fun!
Thank you for sharing!

Awel said...

That is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Countess G said...

This is beautiful! I saw it on Facebook, someone shared the link. I will try to work on this after I complete a couple more projects. This one will be for me. Thank you for sharing!

Countess G said...

This is beautiful! I saw it on Facebook, someone shared the link. I will try to work on this after I complete a couple more projects. This one will be for me. Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

I plan on making this for a wedding gift. Does anyone know how many yards it takes to make an afghan 10 squares wide and 15 long? I like the colour combinations in this afghan and Loops & Threes Impeccable has over 25 colours so it should work out. Does anyone else have a recommendation for a yarn with a lot of colours that would give a stained glass effect like this one does?

Jill said...

Very lovely and lots of possibilites. Thank-you for sharing this with us.

Anonymous said...

I think I just found a beautiful way to use up my extra yarn and make next year's Christmas presents! This is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern and look forward to giving it a try. Thanks for posting it so we all can use the pattern.
W Watts

Unknown said...

Karen there's amissing, what's the size crochet hook and how many grannies? Love this pattern!

Anonymous said...

this pattern is awesome...I am so going to make this!

SEWphisticate said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful pattern. I was looking for a modern take on the granny square for a baby gift for a dear friend. This is perfect.

Karen said...

I'm glad you are all enjoying this pattern so much.

GailD said...

Hi Karen, love this pattern, so effective, thank you. I'm getting started on it right now! X

suenurseperson said...

going to try this with some leftover yarn. Thanks for the pattern.

suenurseperson said...

Pretty squares, am going to try this with some extra baby yarn, using white for the borders.

carlar said...

This is stunning, Thank you for the pattern

carlar said...

Love this pattern.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi, does anyone have any idea how much yarn you would need to make the squares and how big are they, trying to make a afgan for my daughter she wants one 6 feet long by 4 feet wide
Thanks Paula, iamsroyal1@yahoo.com

Elaine Co said...

Karen - I've looked at your project so many times and just have to tell you -- this is wonderful. After studying your colors, I'm trying something similar using the traditional sunburst pattern + cornering as you have done. Thank you for the inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I am giving this a try now to make for my daughter serving in the Army. Thank you so very much for sharing!

Cisca said...

Hi Karen, I love your blanket. I am going to make it for my daughters bed this autumn. Thanks for sharing. Cisca, Netherlands.

Suzie said...

Beautiful blanket, could you share the Stylecraft shades you used please.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blanket, can you share the Stylecraft shades you used please.

Knitting Bee said...

I love this, such a beautiful color combination!