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.
- 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.