Granny Square Picnic Blanket Crochet Pattern
The Crochet 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. This also makes an attractive and versatile crochet baby blanket.
You make this easy crochet 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 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.
Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
Yarn: Berroco comfort DK weight yarn
Chalk: 720 yds
Barley: 540 yds
Kids Orange: 350
Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
sp = space
dc= double crochet
SPECIAL INFORMATION: Each square should be 5” across, but gauge is not critical .
FINISHED SIZE: 38” square
Make 12 squares in Barley, 12 in Kids Orange, and 25 in Chalk.
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc] 3 times. Ch 2, sl st to join. 4 3-dc groups, 4 ch-2 corners
Rnd 2: Sl st across to ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. [Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp] 3 times, ch 1, sl st to join. 8 3-dc groups,4 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 corners
Rnd 3: Sl st across to ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. [Ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sl st to join. 12 3-dc groups, 8 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 corners
Rnds 4 and 5: Sl st across to ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. *[Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to next corner, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * 2 times. [Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to first corner, ch 1, sl st to join. 20 3-dc groups, 16 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 corners
Arrange in the following order
3- Kids Orange
Facing the right sides of the squares together, whip st all squares together and weave ends.
Rnd 1: Attach barley to any ch-1 sp on blanket edge. Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st and ch-1 sp around, working 3 dc in each ch-2 sp. Join with sl st.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in each st around, working 3 dc into each corner st. Join with sl st. Weave in the ends.
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.
Looking for more great crochet patterns: Easy Done in a Day Baby Blanket, Round Crochet Bag with Tassel, Tea Towel, Aligned Cobble Stitch Fingerless Gloves, Aligned Cobble Anytime Tote, Primrose Baby Blanket