The basic granny square might be the easiest square to crochet that has just enough pizzaz to get it out of the ‘too basic’ category. It’s also a favorite when making crochet baby blankets – which is something that a crocheter can’t not make at least once their lifetime!
The crochet granny square can be somewhat old-fashioned when you follow the usual patterns. So here we’ve gathered crochet baby blanket patterns that makes use of grannies in a modern way. Check out our 11 great crochet baby blanket patterns below!
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Lullaby Granny Square Baby Blanket
A soft pastel crochet blanket sure to soothe and help your baby fall fast asleep. Made with Caron One Pound yarn you'll want to make one for every baby in your life.
To make this crochet baby blanket look like tartan the trick is to use two main colors that produce another shade where the lines meet. For this blanket, magenta and teal were chosen with purple cross-over squares on a neutral grey background.
Via Mrs. Flowerpot’s
Over 400 squares in your most favorite colors, blended in this mesmerizing piece – 35-40 shades or more! These are crochet Plain-Jane granny squares with a slight variation of the join-as-you-go method of joining.
Via Babylove Brand
Basically, the crochet baby blanket consists of: Row 1: granny stitch around, Rows 2 & 3: single crochet, Row 4: granny stitch, Rows 5 – 9: single crochet, Row 10: picot stitch. If you want to learn how to crochet a granny square blanket, this is a good one to start on.
Via Big A Little A
The tutorial itself is intended to help you learn how to make a granny square blanket of any size. The blanket is made up of 12 squares consisting of 15 rounds each (this includes the last sorbet color round too).
Based on the adorable sock monkey – the finished blanket is just about 36 inches square. If you don't think the colors are very feminine, add a scalloped edge on the blanket, just to soften it up a bit.
Around the World Quilt
Made of basic granny squares in the round this crochet blanket ends up looking more like a handmade quilt.
This crochet baby blanket is the same as a Rainbow Blanket but random instead of the traditional rainbow order.
A different take on the granny square crochet – diamonds! You can use as many or as few colors as you like, with single, double, triple, etc. rows of colors. Have fun with it!
Grannies and Ripples
The combination of granny squares and ripples gives this beautiful crochet baby blanket or afghan a unique look.
Granny Gives Back
This crochet hooded baby blanket pattern makes an easy crochet project to make for gifts or children’s charities. The oversized hood and playful tassels will give any kid a safe, warm place to escape to. The entire afghan can be made with less than one skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love and one skein of Vanna’s Choice.
Via Make & Do Crew
What did you think of these modern granny square crochet baby blanket patterns? Are they modern enough or still too old-fashioned? Either way, they're super fun to crochet.
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