Granny Square Picnic Blanket Crochet Pattern
The Granny Square Kid’s picnic blanket is just the pattern to create a cute, snuggly blanket that you can use so many ways. Toss it over the back of an armchair for decorative purposes, bring it out for a picnic, or, like the name says – give it to your kids.
You make this pattern by working in squares, which makes it a fun project to take with you on the go. You don’t have to carry the whole blanket with you, but can carry it in squares until you’re ready to work all the squares together in to the finished project.
We chose a vibrant pop of orange that’s muted by the creamy white tones weaved in with the other squares. Get bold with your color choices, or just pick your favorite colors and stick to them.
We can’t wait until you crochet this blanket. The process of making the blanket is a blast, and we want to share the excitement with you.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
Chalk: 720 yds
Barley: 540 yds
Kids Orange: 350
Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
dc= double crochet
SPECIAL INFORMATION: Each square should be 5” across, but gauge is not critical.
FINISHED SIZE: 38” square
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to join.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 2 dc *Ch 2, 3 dc* 3 times. Ch 2, sl st to join.
Rnd 2: sl st to ch 2 sp, ch 2, 2 dc. Ch 2 and make 2 dc in same sp. Ch 1 *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc* in each corner.
Rnd 3-5: sl st to next ch 1 sp. Ch 2, dc. Ch 1, *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc* in each ch 2 sp. Ch 1, 3 dc in each ch 1 sp pf previous round.
Make 12 squares in Barley, 12 in Kids Orange, and 25 in Chalk.
Arrange in the following order
3- Kids Orange
Facing the right sides of the squares together, whip st all squares together and weave ends. Attach barley to one of the ch 1 sp, and ch 2. Dc in each st and ch 1 sp around, working 3 dc in each ch 2 sp. Work the second round of dc, working 1 dc into each st and 3 dc into each corner st. break yarn and weave in ends.
Did you give your blanket as a gift or keep it for yourself? Did you use a color combination that you’re particularly proud of? Whatever you did with your blanket, we want to know. Snap a picture of it and share it with us, or share it on your social media. Crocheting new projects brings us joy, and we hope making this blanket brought you joy, too.
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