The Gratitude Granny Square Blanket is part of a project that I was introduced to by a friend on Instagram. It uses classic granny squares made using a selection of bright neutral coloured yarn from my stash. The squares are joined using the join as you go method with cream yarn to tie them all together. Once the squares are all joined, the blanket gets a nice finishing using a combination of stitches that give it a lacy effect.
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About the Gratitude Granny Square Blanket
The concept behind the Gratitude Granny Square Blanket is to press pause. Spend just 10 minutes of your day mindfully crocheting one small granny square, while focusing on one thing in your life you’re grateful for. At the end of one year (or however long you like), you join your granny squares into a blanket. Your blanket is literally a reminder of hundreds of things there are to be grateful for in your life. You can read more about the project on Pam’s blog.
I started crocheting these granny squares in December 2020. What I loved most about the project is it’ll allow you to use up bits and bobs of yarn from my stash. Though I didn’t end up making granny squares every single day, it still ended up with enough for a nice size crochet throw.
Find the printer-friendly version of the Gratitude Granny Square Blanket on Ravelry and Morine’s Shop Store. The PDF version of this pattern includes:
- A table with adjustments you’ll need to make for an additional 7 blanket sizes!
- Detailed instructions on how to crochet the classic granny square
- Step-by-step tutorial on the join as you go (JAYGO) method for to beautifully join your squares
- A colour chart to show colour placements of your granny squares
- A blank worksheet for your own colour inspirations
- A printable A5 size Daily Gratitude Journal suitable for all year round, every year!
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Gratitude Granny Square Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
- Approximately a total of 1689 yards DK yarn
- 4 mm crochet hook
- Darning needle
Stitches and terms used:
- ch(s)= chain(s)
- sl st= slip stitch
- sc= single crochet
- dc= double crochet
- dc2tog= double crochet 2 together
- Yo= yarn over
- rnd(s)= rounds
- rpt= repeat
Yarn alternatives: Any DK weight or 8 ply yarn should be suitable for this design.
Gauge: Using 4 mm crochet hook & worsted weight yarn 20 sts & 7 rows in dc= 4”
Size: Using the 4 mm hook and DK yarn, 1 complete granny square (4 rows) measures approximately 4”. Blanket measures approximately 40 by 40”
- Read through the pattern from beginning to end before starting your work just to be sure don’t have any questions that might cause frustration while working on the project.
- Please check your gauge and adjust as needed to achieve correct sizing.
- This pattern is written using US crochet terms.
- The pattern is worked in classic granny squares that are joined together using the join as you go (JAYG) method.
- Ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as 1 dc.
1. Decide on how large and how many granny squares of each colour you will make. The Gratitude Granny Square Blanket is approximately 40 by 40″ . I used 64 granny squares. The table below shows the colours I used and the numbers. If you would like to try out different colour combinates, Stylecraft has a nice site for random colour generation. Click here to select yours.
|Colour||Number of Squares|
2. Follow this pattern for your crochet classic granny squares. You will work 4 rounds.
3. Join your granny squares using the join as you go method. If you choose to use another method to join, such as the whip stitch, work one more round for all your granny squares in cream yarn. or whichever method you find works best for you.
4. Weave in your ends. I used the triple tuck method. You can find the tutorial on the same on this post.
Rnd 1: Join Cream (Colour I) in any ch-3 corner sp. and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same space- corner made. ch 1. (3dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1) rpt 6 times. You’re next stitch will be worked in the next 2 spaces where the 2 squares intersect. dc2tog in first space 3 loops on your hook) and then dc2tog in the next space. You will now have 5 loops on your hook, Yo and pull through all 5 loops. Ch 1. Continue working (3 dc, ch 1) in all ch-1 sps, with dc2tog in intersecting squares. Corner in all ch-3 sps. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc and into the ch-3 corner sp. Ch 1. [Work (sc, ch 3) in the ch-3 sp. (Ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp from rnd 1) across the edge of the blanket. Ch 3] Rpt across all sides of the blanket. You will join with sl st to the first sc of the rnd. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: You’ll only be working in the ch sps from rnd 2. Join Brown (Colour C) in any ch-3 corner sp. (Ch 3, 2dc, ch 3, 3dc) in the corner sp. [(Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp) across to the last sp before the corner. 3 dc in ch sp, ch 1. (3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner sp] Rpt across all sides of the blanket. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 4: You will be working on the stitches and NOT in any ch sp except for the corners. Ch 1, sc in same st. [Ch 4, dc3tog in the corner ch sp, ch 4. Sc in the last corner dc of the previous rnd. Ch 2, (dc3tog -across the next 3 dc sts. ch 2. Puff st in next st, ch 3) across. Dc3tog, ch 2. Sc in next dc] Rpt across all sides of the blanket. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: You will work 2 hdc in the ch sp and 1 hdc on top of the st from rnd 4 except for the corner sp
Join Cream (Colour I) in any ch-4 corner sp. Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 2 hdc in that sp, 3 hdc in the cluster st, and 3 hdc in the next ch-4 sp. [(1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next ch sp) across to the next corner ch-4 sp. 3 hdc in the ch-4 sp, 3 hdc in the cluster st, and 3 hdc in the next ch-4 sp.] Rpt across all sides of the blanket. Fasten off.
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There is no code available for this pattern. Hopping from the Raffamusadesigns blog.
Hi Beba! Glad to hear you’re excited to get the blanket pattern. The code will go live on January 11th, 2022 at 8:00 am EST. You can check back in then to download it.
Thank you for sharing your pattern and Gratitude Journal.
The code works on your pattern store but not on Ravelry.
Thanks again and have a Great Year in 2022
You’re welcome. The code does only work in my pattern store.
Have an awesome year ahead as well and remember to use the journal for it.
Good morning! Tried the code just now (10am est) on ravelry, and code says it is expired. Thank you for the pattern. 🙂
Morning. The code doesn’t work on Ravelry. Apply it at checkout in my pattern store to get your PDFs.
The Ravelry said the code is expired!
The code only works on my online pattern store
The code says it is expired. I have tried 3 times today, 1/11.
Hi Amanda! The code is only applicable in my pattern store. You still have a couple of hours to get it.
Tried the code just now and says its expired.
Use it in my pattern store at checkout Carol. It’s still viable for a few more hours
Code is available but no pictures therefore no link to the round up to access the pattern to enter the code 🙁
Hi Ann. Try clearing you browser cache and try again.
Hi Morine, I was able to grab the printed pattern from your store. Thank you. The pictures look like there is a fourth round of the square before joining the cream and beginning to join the squares together but the pattern stops at round 3. Am I missing something? I’m a beginner so it’s likely I’m just reading the pattern incorrectly. Thanks!
Hi Evan! No, you’re not reading it wrong. The fourth round should read, Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc & ch 1), 3 dc in next ch-1 space, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp. 1st corner made. (Ch 1, [3 dc in next ch-1 space] 2 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 2dc) in ch-3 space) 3 times. 2 dc in same space as beginning ch 4. Sl st into the 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. (48 dc, 4 ch-3 spaces & 12 ch-1 spaces). Hope that helps.
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