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Granny Square Picnic Blanket Crochet Pattern

Everyone loves this granny square blanket, and honestly, who wouldn’t? You can bring and snuggle with it everywhere! Plus, the pattern itself is so dashing, you can pick your favorite color combos and it’ll give the same bewitching vibe. Try it yourself with the free pattern below or get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here.

The Crochet Granny Square Kids picnic blanket is just the pattern to create a cute, snuggly blanket that you can use in 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. This also makes an attractive and versatile crochet baby blanket.

You make this easy by working with square crochet pattern, which makes it a fun project to take with you on the go. This is a perfect crochet pattern for beginners who are learning how to crochet. 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 into 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 yarn 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.

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Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern

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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

Skill Level: Easy 

Materials: 

Hook: Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook 

Yarn: DK weight yarn 
720 yds white 
540 yds brown 
350 yds orange 

Notions: 
Scissors 
Tapestry needle 

Pattern uses US crochet terms 

ABBREVIATIONSDESCRIPTION
chChain
dcDouble crochet
skSkip
sl stSlip stitch
st(s)Stitch(es)

Size: 38” x 38” 

Gauge: Each granny square should be 5” x 5”. Exact gauge is not critical. 

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PATTERN:

Granny Square (make 25 white, 12 brown, and 12 orange) 

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to make a circle. 

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in circle, [(Ch 2, 3 dc) in circle] 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st to first st. 

Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 sts and in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, sk next 3 sts, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk next 3 sts] around, join with sl st to first st

Rnds 3-5: Sl st in each of next 2 sts and in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 sts, *[3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch-1, sk next 3 sts] across to next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 sts], repeat from * twice more, [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch-1, sk next 3 sts] across, join with sl st to first st 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly 

Arrange granny squares according to diagram below
1 = White, 2 = Brown, 3 = Orange 

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With right sides together, whipstitch squares together to join. 

Weave in all ends. 

Border: 

Join brown with sl st in a ch-2 space at any corner of the blanket. 

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same corner sp, [dc in each st and in each sp across to next corner ch-2 sp, 3 dc in corner ch-2 sp] twice, dc in each st and in each sp across, join with sl st to first st (592 dc) 

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, [dc in each st across to next corner 3-dc group, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st] twice, dc in each st across, join with sl st to first st. (600 dc)

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Did you give your crochet granny square blanket as a gift or keep it for yourself? Did you use a color combination that you’re particularly proud of? Crocheting new projects brings us joy, and we hope making this blanket brought you joy, too.

Get the ad-free printable PDF pattern here

This is a great pattern for anyone who’s learning how to crochet. If you’re just starting out or looking to polish and perfect your crochet skills, I highly recommend the professionally filmed and taught Crochet Fundamentals class.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Easy Done in a Day Baby BlanketRound Crochet Bag with TasselTea TowelAligned Cobble Stitch Fingerless GlovesAligned Cobble Anytime TotePrimrose Baby Blanket, How to Crochet a Granny Square Beginner’s Guide with 20 Patterns, 50+ CROCHET SQUARE PATTERNS

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