Border Granny square Blanket with Granny Block Stitch

Apr 5, 2023 | Tutorials

Border granny square blanket with the modern Granny Block Stitch with this complete photo and video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home!

border granny square blanket

I recently designed the Easter Blanket blanket that includes 9 total crochet squares and I wanted to add the perfect border.  Being more of a patchwork style with different colors for each square I wanted a crochet border that would look great in a different color for each row.

This fun border granny square blanket border was the perfect answer!  Easy and fun and adds the perfect finishing touch to so many different blanket projects including baby blankets!

You could use this border for large square or rectangle crochet blankets made with any crochet stitch you like.  Once you add one round of single crochet stitches as a base you can easily use this border!

Block Granny Stitch Border Details

The modern Block Granny Stitch is such an easy to learn stitch!  This is a two row repeat so very easy to memorize as well.

The first row is a row of single crochet stitches with chains and skipped stitches between.  These ch-2 spaces is where you will work your cluster of 3 double crochet stitches in the next row.

The second row is simple 3 double crochet stitches worked in each ch-2 space from the previous row.  The only change to that is the corner ch-2 spaces in which you will work 2 sets of clusters with a ch-2 space between.  

A very simple border with a lot of visual impact!

The stitch multiples for this border is 3 + 2 from corner to corner. However, one of the best things about using this stitch for your border is you can make adjustments based on the number of stitches you have.  When you get to a corner you can skip just 1 stitch instead of 2 if necessary.  No need to have a specific stitch count to use this border!

I have a complete photo tutorial below plus a step by step video tutorial as well.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

If you are making the Easter Squares Blankets I am using Red Heart With Love* yarn for my squares and for the border.  Red Heart With Love yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  You could certainly use this join method with any squares – just use the same weight yarn you are using in your squares.

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You may also like the following free patterns and tutorials at Nana’s Crafty Home:

Granny Block Stitch Border tutorial

Border Granny Square Blanket – Granny Block Stitch Border Instructions

Supplies shown:

Paintbox Cotton Aran Weight 4 / Medium (100% cotton)

Size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side

Recommended Tutorial

Block Granny Stitch Border Tutorial

Border Pattern Instructions

Attach Color A yarn to any ch-2 corner space.

Note: If you are adding this border to a solid square or rectangle without corner spaces, attach your yarn to any corner and work single crochet stitches evenly across each side working 3 sc stitches in each corner.  Then continue to round 2.

crochet border process

Round 1:  ch 1, 3 sc in ch-2 space, [*1 sc in each stitch to next ch-sp at join between squares, 1 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in join between squares, 1 sc in next ch-sp of next square,* repeat from * to * 1 time, 1 sc in each st to ch-2 corner sp, 3 sc in ch-2 sp,] 4 times omitting final corner, sl st to first st.

Round 2:  sl st in next st (middle sc of next corner), ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, [*ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st before 3-sc corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner st] 4 times omitting final corner, sl st in top of first st.

granny block stitch tutorial first repeat round process

Fasten off color A.

Round 3:  Join color B with sl st to ch-2 sp after any corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *3 dc in each ch-2 sp to next corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner sp,* repeat from * to * around to end, sl st in top of ch-3. Note: in the photo below it states to omit the final corner which is incorrect.

granny block stitch tutorial second repeat round process

Fasten off color B.

Round 4:  Join color A with sl st in between set of 3 dc clusters after any ch-2 corner sp, sc, [*ch 2, sk next 3 dc cluster, sc after next cluster,* repeat from * to * to ch-2 corner sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp] 4 times, sl st in top of first st.

granny block stitch tutorial third round

Continue repeating rows 3 – 4 to width desired for border using a contrasting color each row.

To finish border, end after round 4 using same color as previous round.

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