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Modern Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern

This modern granny stripe blanket pattern will be your go to for baby blankets, Lapghans and throws too to use up all your scrap yarn. Whether you’re looking for a worsted weight blanket pattern, a chunky crochet blanket pattern or a DK weight blanket, this pattern can be made in any size with any weight yarn.

Modern Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern

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Modern Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern | Free Crochet Patterns

I am a massive fan of the Granny stitch and just how versatile it is for so many different crochet patterns. So far, I’ve featured the stitch it at least 15 different patterns from a tea pot cosy through to a headband!

The Scrappy Granny Stripes Blanket was born out of a need to use up all my scrap yarn and left over half balls of yarn from a mammoth season of selling my finished crochet patterns during Autumn and Winter 2020. 

You can make this blanket with any sized yarn and even with one or more strands too! Which makes it a really good stash buster crochet pattern too!

If you’ve never worked with more than one strand of yarn, you can read all my tips and tricks here.

Modern Granny Stripes Blanket Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


You can use any yarn you have in your stash to make this blanket or choose to use multiple strands of yarn like I did to use up everything you have in your stash pile.

The simplest way to check what size your blanket will be, is to measure the size of the chain you’ve made. It’s worth noting that your chain length will change a little once you’ve started working stitches into it, so give it a light stretch when you’re measuring it.

If you want to ensure the exact finished size of your blanket, you will need to make a gauge swatch with the yarn and hook you have chosen, and calculate your starting chain based on the number of stitches within your 4 inch/10cm square. Click here to read about how to check your tension and make a gauge swatch to calculate your starting chain.

If you are choosing to use multiple strands of yarn, stick to yarns that are made with the same materials. For example: don’t use a 100% acrylic yarn with a 80% Acrylic & 20% wool yarn, make sure the strands are all the same fibre. You can also use differently sized yarns alongside each other! You don’t have to use 2 strands of DK/size 3 yarn, but working out the hook size that works best would be a bit of trial and error. Remember to consistently use the same sized strands throughout your project to prevent your gauge changing.

Mini Crochet Bunting

For my Granny Stripes Scrap Blanket I used:

PaintBox Yarns Simply Chunky 100% acrylic (100g 136m/149yds) in the following shades:

  • Champagne White (302)
  • Stormy Grey (304)
  • Washed Teal (332)
  • Dusty Lilac (346)
  • Candy Floss Pink (349)
  • Blush Pink (353)

12mm Crochet Hook


Tapestry needle for chunky yarn

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Abbreviations :

US Terms (UK Terms in brackets)

St(s)               Stitches

Ch                  Chain

Ch Sp            Chain Space

Sc (Dc)         Single Crochet (Double Crochet)

Dc (Tr)          Double Crochet (Treble Crochet)

3Dc (3Tr)     Work 3 Double (Treble) Crochet into the same space or chain


  • is not essential for this pattern unless you want to achieve a specific blanket size

Finished Size:

Pattern Notes:

  • Whatever your skill level with crochet, I always recommend reading through this pattern before beginning.
  • Get in touch if you need any help completing the pattern.
  • This pattern is worked in rows before adding a border.
  • Ch3 at the beginning of the rows DOES count as a Double (Treble) crochet stitch.

Scrappy Granny Stripes Blanket | Free Crochet Blanket Pattern

With your first colour choice, chain multiples of 3 plus 3 for the foundation chain. e.g. Ch93 (3 x 30 plus 3 for the foundation chain)

Row 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook, Ch1, *skip 2 ch, 3Dc into next ch, Ch1*,

Dc in 4th chain from hook


*skip 2 ch, 3Dc into next ch, Ch1*

Row 1 Cont.: Repeat between * and * to last 2 Chs. Skip 1 ch, Dc into last chain. Turn.

Repeat between * and * to last 2 Ch’s

Skip 1 Chain

Dc in last Chain. Turn.

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as Dc), in same St as Ch3 Dc, Ch1, *working into Ch Sp between granny clusters, 3Dc, Ch1*. Repeat between * and * to end, Dc in top of Ch3. Turn.

Ch3 (counts as Dc), in same St as Ch3 Dc

Ch1, *working into Ch Sp between granny clusters, 3Dc, Ch1

Repeat between * and * to end,

Dc in top of Ch3. Turn.

Row 3 onwards: continue to repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length of blanket.

Once you have reached the length you want to make your blanket you can add a border. You can make your border in any colour, but continue to use the same sized yarn and number of strands you used to make your blanket.

Click here to see 5 of my favourite edges to use as borders on crochet blankets.

How to crochet a granny stripe blanket

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