Granny Weave is a two colour, geometric crochet blanket pattern which combines the classic solid granny square with the basket weave stitch.
Just like a typical granny square, you can make it as a large blanket, square cushion or make multiple smaller motifs which can be joined for all kinds of crochet projects.
The granny weave pattern creates a nice thick fabric making it a super cosy blanket. The tall crochet post stitches also give it a lovely drape.
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The pattern below includes a photo guide so that you can see what each round looks like.
The Printable PDF pattern is available to purchase for a small fee from Ravelry, Etsy or Love Crafts and includes both the written pattern alone (for easy printing) and the pattern with the photo guide as below.
- Knowledge of basic crochet stitches and terminology
- This is an intermediate level pattern
- You will be working tall front and back post extended double treble crochet stitches (see special stitches below) into stitches 2 rows below
- If you’re familiar with working granny squares, the pattern should become quite intuitive after a few rounds. If you have a preferred way to work a granny square, this pattern can be adapted to use that (I trust you know what you’re doing!)
- If you are new to granny squares, the photo guide which follows the written pattern and shows you what each finished round looks like may also be helpful
- A left and right handed video tutorial is available for the pattern – links in the pattern notes below
Hook: 5.5mm crochet hook
Yarn: Approximately1300g / 2100m Aran or Worsted weight yarn
I used British Aran wool from Wooly Knit
Main colour (MC): 2 x 500g hanks of natural aran weight wool, 500g = 770m
Contrast Colour (CC): 1 x 400g cone denim, 400g = 616m (I used 300g / 460m of CC)
Other: Yarn needle & scissors
You can work this pattern in pretty much any yarn and suitable size hook.
Using a different yarn will change the finished size and the yarn requirements of the finished blanket.
You may find this post useful in choosing a substitute yarn.
Measurements & Finished Size
The finished blanket you see measures around 115cm square (after blocking).
You can work your blanket until it reaches your desired size.
- Please read all the pattern notes before starting your project
- This pattern uses standard US crochet terms (UK equivalents are given in brackets in the abbreviations list)
- Numbers at the end of a round indicate the number of stitches in that round
- Turning chains do not count as stitches
- Instructions written after *asterisks should be repeated as indicated
- Instructions written between [square brackets] should be worked the specific number of times instructed
- Instructions in (round brackets) should be worked in the same stitch
- I recommend blocking the finished blanket
- Wrong and right sides are nominal – you can choose to display the side you prefer
- You can find a right handed video tutorial for this pattern below, and a left handed tutorial here and a photo guide after the written pattern
- This pattern is a modification of a solid granny square
- It combines the classic solid granny with a basket weave stitch and throws in an alternating round of single crochet, worked in a contrasting colour to create the graphic colourwork
- The blanket is made with alternating rounds of back and front extended double trebles, working extended double crochet in the corners (see special stitches), and rounds of single crochet
- In this pattern you change colour each round
- I chose to carry up yarn in the starting chain but you can fasten off after each round or use your own technique for changing colours
- The video tutorial (above) demonstrates how I change colours
Stitches & Abbreviations: US terms
(UK Equivalent in Brackets)
- ch = chain
- ch-sp = chain space
- edc = extended double crochet (UK extended treble crochet) – see special stitches
- fp-edtr = front post extended double treble – see special stitches
- bp-edtr = back post extended double treble – see special stitches
- rep = repeat
- RS = right side
- rss = reverse slip stitch (used for the border) – see special stitches
- sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)
- ss = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- WS = wrong side
- yo = yarn over
Extended double crochet (edc)
Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops to complete the stitch.
This is used in the corner sts of odd numbered rounds. This tutorial shows you how to work an extended single crochet which uses the same principle as the extended double.
Front post extended double treble crochet (fp-edtr)
Yarn over 3 times, insert hook from front to back to front under the post of the stitch 2 rows below (so that the post of the stitch is in front of the hook), yarn over pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over pull through 1 loop (5 loops on hook), [yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times to complete the stitch
Note that I kind of made this (and the next) stitch up so haven’t given a UK equivalent!
Back post extended double treble crochet (bp-edtr)
Yarn over 3 times, working from the back of the work, insert hook from back to front to back front to back around the post of the stitch 2 rows below (so that the post of the stitch is behind the hook), yarn over pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over pull through 1 loop (5 loops on hook), [yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times to complete the stitch
Reverse slip stitch (rss) for the border
I used the reverse slip stitch on the last round of the border. It takes a little getting used to if you’re not familiar with it, but is easy once you get going.
Insert hook into previous stitch, yo, pull through stitch and loop on hook
The video tutorial also demonstrates this technique.
Gauge is not essential for this project as you can just work until you reach your desired size.
However, it is important that your work does not pucker or ruffle as it grows.
If you wish to mimic the blanket pattern pictured, you can measure your square after the first 8 rounds. After 8 rounds my square measured 20cm square.
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The Granny Weave Blanket Pattern
Round 1 (WS): Ch2 (does not count as st throughout), work 3edc into MR, ch1 (this ch1 will make a corner space), continuing to work into MR, [3edc, ch1] three times, ss to top of first st, turn. 3edc on each side, 4 ch1-sp corners
Round 2 (RS): Ss into ch1-sp, ch1 (does not count as a stitch throughout), [1sc in same ch1-sp corner, 1sc in each st to next ch1-sp, (1sc, ch1) in ch1-sp corner] four times, ss to top of first sc, turn. 5sc on each side, 4 ch1-sp corners
Change to MC
Round 3: Ss into ch1-sp, ch2, [2edc in same ch1-sp, 1edc into the first sc, 1fp-edtr around each of next 3 edc from Round 1, 1edc in last sc before corner, (2edc, ch1) in corner ch1-sp] four times, ss to top of first edc, turn. 9 sts on each side, 4 ch1-sp corners
Change to CC
Round 4: As Round 2. 11 sc on each side, 4 ch1-sp corners
Change to MC
Round 5: Ss into ch1-sp, ch2, [2edc in same ch1-sp corner, 1edc into the first sc, 1fp-edtr around each of next 3 edc from 2 rounds below, 1bp-edtr around each of next 3 fp-edtr from 2 rounds below, 1fp-edtr around each of next 3 edc from 2 rounds below, 1edc in last sc before corner, (2edc, ch1) in corner ch1-sp] four times, ss to top of first edc, turn. 15 sts on each side, 4 ch1-sp corners
Change to CC
Round 6: As Round 2. 17 sc on each side, 1 ch1-sp corners
Change to MC
Round 7: Ss into ch1-sp, ch2, [2edc in same ch1-sp corner, 1edc into the first sc, 1fp-edtr around each of next 3 edc from 2 rounds below, *1bp-edtr around each of next 3 sts from 2 rounds below, 1fp-edtr around each of next 3 sts from 2 rounds below; rep from * to the next corner ch1-sp, 1edc in last sc before corner, (2edc, ch1) in corner ch1-sp] four times, ss to top of first edc, turn. 21 sts on each side, 4 ch1-sp corners
Change to CC
Round 8: As Round 2. 23 sc on each side, 4 ch1-sp corners
Repeat Rounds 7 and 8 for pattern until your blanket reaches the desired size, alternating colours each round and finishing on a Round 8 (single crochet) repeat
I would refer you to the video tutorial for assistance with the reverse slip stitch border.
Below is a close up showing the reverse slip stitch border on the main blanket.
Do not turn at the end of the final Round 8 repeat;
Starting in the ch1-corner sp, work 1rss (see special stitches / video tutorial) in each st and ch1-sp around the blanket, fastening off after the last rss and using a yarn needle to sew in the end to the top of the first rss.
Gently block if needed and sew in ends
As a final note, I wanted to explain that I have used very different colours and fibre yarn for the photo guide and video tutorial (acrylic dk with a 4mm hook). This is because I wanted to give you an idea of how versatile this pattern can be with different yarn weights and colours.
Sharing your finished makes
I love seeing your finished makes – it gives me all the happy feels!
Here’s how you can share them on social media, if that’s your cup of tea!
- On Instagram, you can use the hashtag #HookMeHappy or #GrannyWeaveCrochet or just tag me @doradexplored
- You can share your photos on my Facebook page
- If Pinterest is your happy place, you can add them there too – check out my Pinterest account for lots more crochet inspiration from makers across the web!
Copyright Dora Does 2021. The pattern is for personal use and may not be reproduced or shared without written consent. You may sell what you make from my pattern, but please credit me as the designer with a link to the pattern page.