Bella Square Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Bella Square Blanket

I am rediscovering the granny square and its many variations, and I have to say I LOVE them! Solids, stripes, squares, hexagons, small, big…they’re SO versatile and a great way to use up yarn scraps. Here is a simple pattern for a solid granny square that only uses about 12 yards of yarn per square and whips up in about 10 minutes.

You can download a printable PDF pattern on Ravelry.

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Materials:

Finished Size:

Each square measures 4 inches x 4 inches

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = Chain
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)

Instructions:

Chain 3 at the beginning of each round counts as a stitch and counts in the final stitch count.

Ch 4

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  1. 11 DC in first ch. Sl st to top of ch 3. (12 sts)
  1. Ch 3. DC in same st. 2 DC next st. 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC all in next st. *2 DC in each  of next 2 sts. 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC all in next st.* Repeat * * 2 more times. Sl st to top of ch 3. (32 DC sts)

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  1. Ch 3. DC in each of next 5 sts. 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC all in ch space from previous row. DC in each of next 8 sts. 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC all in ch space from previous row. *DC in each  of next 8 sts. 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC all in next st.* Repeat * * 2 more times. DC in last 2 sts. Sl st to top of ch 3.  (48 DC sts)

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  • Make a total of 81 squares for a 36” x 36” blanket.
  • Join squares with the whip stitch.
  • Finish blanket with a border of your choice – I love using a round of single crochet and then a round of the crab stitch, or reverse single crochet, for my border.

To make the square larger, repeat round 3, placing 1 DC in each edge DC around, and 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each chain space.

You can easily adjust the size of the blanket by making the number of 4” x 4” squares needed to achieve your size preference.

Permissions : You may NOT copy or sell this pattern as your own. You MAY sell finished items made with your pattern, but please credit me as the pattern writer.

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