What better to accompany a diaper cake than with a handmade blanket! I had a couple of days before my friend’s daughter would receive her gift, so I thought to make a quick and easy stroller blanket. It takes just an evening or two to crochet and you can watch TV, too, while making it. I think I caught up on Breaking Bad while making it!
This little blanky gave the presentation just so much more delightfulness.
There are a million instructions out there on how to make a granny square. So, this is my rendition. I can’t claim it as my own pattern. I can only guess some lady named Granny came up with it!
Let’s crochet this stroller blanket!
Size K hook
Main color worsted weight yarn – I used those giant balls of yarn. I think it was Lionbrand’s Pound of Love. I just crocheted until I ran out of yarn.
Trim yarn – I used Patons Divine in Richest Rose. This is a discontinued yarn. So, a nice bulky weight contrasting color yarn would do.
To make a granny square blanket:
Holding 2 strands together, chain 6 and join the first chain with a slip stitch.
R1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout) 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc ch2, 3 dc ch2. Sl st into top of first dc. Turn. You should have something that looks like this:
R2: Ch 3, 2dc ch2 3 dc in same ch 2 sp. *Ch 1 3dc ch2 3 dc in next ch2 sp.* Repeat ** in next two ch2 spaces. Ch 1and slip stitch to top of 1st dc. Turn. You should have something that looks like this:
R3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 1 space. Ch 1, 3 dc ch 2 3 dc in same corner ch 2 space. *Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space. Ch 1, 3 dc ch2 3 dc in same corner ch 2 space. * Repeat ** 2 times. Ch 1 and slip stitch to top of first dc. Turn . This is the result:
R4 and on: 3 dc ch1 in each ch 1 space (the sides of the squares) and 3 dc ch2 3 dc in each corner. Repeat this process until you get the size square you want. Cut off.
Trim round – Join contrasting yarn anywhere on the edge of the square but not on a corner.
Ch 1. Sc on top of each dc and each ch 1 space. 2 sc in each ch 2 space until you’ve made it all the way around the blanket.
Slip stitch to the top of the first sc. Cut off and weave in ends. Block as needed.
Wash gently to make the fibers more fluffy and dry per the manufacturer’s instructions. There you have it!