Christmas Crochet Blanket Free Granny Square Blanket Pattern

Nov 4, 2022 | Crochet patterns, Featured

A Christmas Crochet Blanket with 9 fun Christmas holiday themed granny squares with an amazing Ric Rac style crochet border and it’s a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Christmas crochet blanket free granny square pattern

I finally have my Christmas Crochet Blanket all together and with a border I think you will love!

I am so in love with this crochet Christmas blanket!  Every square is unique, different and so much fun.  I really still cannot pick my favorite!  I would think I have my favorite one nailed down and then the next one would come along.  

This blanket never fails to put a smile on my face each time I see it. Each square is so cute and happy! This blanket brings me such joy and I hope it brings joy to you and those you may gift it to. 😊. I think young and old alike will fall in love with this Christmas blanket and cherish it for years to come.

This Christmas Crochet Blanket is so customizable.  Any combination of squares would make an adorable Christmas afghan.  All snowmen, all gingerbread men, Santa and reindeer – mix and match these squares for your perfect Christmas crochet blanket.  

What a fun gift this would make or add to your own holiday Christmas decor this year. I am hoping I have time to put together a pillow with one of these squares to match the blanket – I think it would be just adorable. The trick will be picking which square or squares would make the pillow cut. I may have to draw a lottery 😂.

Christmas Crochet Granny Square Blanket pattern

Christmas Crochet Blanket Pattern Details

The great thing about granny square blankets is that you can make any size you want.  More squares = larger blanket!  Using all 9 of my squares plus a simple border I ended up with a square blanket of 46″ x 46″.  A decent sized throw for the back of your sofa or for a child’s blanket.

Head on over to the free patterns for each individual square: Snowman Granny squareReindeer Granny Square,  Gingerbread Man Granny SquarePenguin Granny SquarePolar Bear Granny SquareElf Granny SquareSanta Granny SquareMrs. Claus Square and the Peppermint Candy Man Granny Square.

Christmas crochet granny square blanket

I used the Braided Slip Stitch Join method for joining my 9 squares together in a contrasting color.  Joining with this stitch in red really frames each square beautifully and provided a lovely and interesting texture as well.  I have a complete photo and video tutorial for this fabulous join technique on the blog.

If you would rather have an invisible flat join for your squares you can check out my Mattress Stitch join which is a sewn join.

Once I had my squares together I had to decide on a border.  Oh how I agonized over getting the border just right on this blanket.  I wanted something that screamed “Christmas” to me.  My go-to Christmas border has been the Candy Cane Border which I used for my Gnome for Christmas blanket, the Night Before Christmas Throw as well as the Joy Christmas Tree Advent Calendar.  I really wanted something different that would still feel Christmas-y.

Christmas Granny Square crochet blanket border

I ended up using a combination of V-stitches and double crochets to create a ric rac appearance which has such a unique look to it!  Simple, beginner-friendly stitches combine for a fun and easy border.  I have the complete video tutorial for this beautiful border below or you can also find it on YouTube.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video

I used Red Heart With Love* yarn which is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn for the majority of the squares and border.  I also used Red Heart Super Saver for the green color used in the Elf and  Bernat Pipsqueak yarn for Santa’s beard and Mrs. Claus’ sweater.  This pattern is a great way to use up your stash, too!

If you were to make the blanket with all 9 squares and the same border the total yardage is listed below for the entire blanket:

Supplies for blanket – all 9 squares + border:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     Holly Berry 7.0 oz / 370 yds (Red)
  •     Iced Aqua 14.2 oz / 755 yds (Blue)
  •     White 7.20 oz / 385 yds (White)
  •     Black 1.9 oz / 105 yds (Black)
  •     Taupe yards 4.0 oz / 215 yds (Brown)
  •     Tan 0.8 oz / 43 yds (Tan)
  •     Chocolate  0.3 oz / 16 yds (Dark Brown)
  •     Sweet Pink 0.4 oz / 22 yds (Pink)
  •     Light Grey 1.1 oz / 60 yds (Grey)
  •     Aran 2.2 oz /  120 yds (Cream)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 364 yds)
  •     Frosty Green 1.2 oz / 63 yds (Green)
  •  Bernat Pipsqueak yarn Weight 5 / Bulky (100% polyester, 3.5 oz / 101 yds)
  •     Whitey White 1.1 oz / 35 yds (Fuzzy)

Total yardage:  2,189

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The Christmas Crochet Granny Square Blanket  is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

This PDF will contain all 9 squares + joining and border instructions all for 1 low price! Each of the 9 Christmas granny square patterns are also available for purchase.

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You may also like the following free Christmas crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas Blanket free crochet pattern
  2. Polar Bear & Penguin Pals Throw free crochet pattern
  3. Night Before Christmas Throw free crochet pattern
Crochet granny Square blanket for Christmas

Christmas Crochet Granny Square Blanket Join & Border Instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Join & Border Supplies:

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size: 46” x 46”

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
  • V-st = v-stitch (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:
 
 V-st =
(dc, ch 1, dc) worked in the same st.

Recommended Tutorials:

Braided Slip Stitch Join Tutorial

Ric Rac V-st Border Tutorial

Joining Instructions

Assemble the 9 squares in the desired placement.  Placement for mine is as follows: 

Christmas Granny Square diagram

Join squares by columns then by rows.

Place your squares RS facing up.

With Red on your hook and working in Square 1, insert the hook into the chain of the corner sp next to the first stitch of the side you are joining from the RS of your square to the WS, yarn over and pull through for your first sl st.  

Now working in Square 2, insert your hook into the chain stitch closest to the stitch on the side you are joining from the RS to the WS, yarn over and pull through to complete a sl st. 

Continue working a slip stitch in top of each stitch along sides of both squares 1 & 2 back and forth between squares to opposite corner space.

At the corner space, sl st in the first chain of the corner in Square 1 and then work a sl st in the chain stitch of Square 2.

With RS of Squares 3 & 4 facing up, sl st in the chain st closest to the stitch on the side you are joining from Square 3 and then in the chain stitch closest to the last stitch you worked on Square 4.

Continue working a sl st in top of each stitch along sides of both Squares 3 and 4 to corner space.  Repeat steps to join squares 5 & 6.

At the last corner spaces of squares 5 & 6, sl st in the first chain of the corner of Square 5 and then work a sl st in the chain stitch of Square 6, chain 1.

Fasten off.

Now join Squares 2 & 7, Squares 4 & 8 and then Squares 6 & 9 together in same manner.

Once all columns are joined you will now join the rows.

Begin working slip stitch join for Squares 7 & 8 to first corner.  At the corner, sl st in the chain st closest to the stitch on the side you are joining from Square 7 and then insert your hook in the chain stitch closest to the last stitch you worked on Square 8 and under the join from the columns that joined squares 2, 7, 4 & 8, yarn over and pull through to complete the slip stitch.

Begin slip stitch join in chain stitches of squares 2 & 4 through both sides of each square to next corner.  Repeat corner instructions for squares 2, 4, 1 and 3.  Continue to end.  Fasten off.

Repeat same steps for next row of squares beginning with squares 8 & 9 working through squares 4 & 6 and then squares 3 & 5.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Border Instructions

Attach Blue to any ch-2 corner space.

Christmas crochet blanket 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,] 3 times omitting final corner, sl st to first st. (540)

Fasten off Blue.

Christmas crochet blanket border process v-st round

Round 2:  Join White with sl st to middle sc of any corner, (ch 4, dc, ch 1, V-st) in same st, [*sk next 2 sts, V-st in next st,* repeat from * to * to middle sc of next corner, (V-st, ch 1, V-st) in next st,] 3 times omitting final corner, sl st in top of ch-3 from beginning ch-4.

Fasten off White.

Christmas crochet blanket border process dc round

Round 3:  Join Red with sl st to ch-1 sp in middle of V-st corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in each ch-1 sp around to end, sl st in top of ch-3.

Fasten off Red.

Round 4:  Join White with sl st to middle dc of any corner 3 dc cluster, (ch 4, dc, ch 1, V-st) in same st, [*sk next 2 sts, V-st in next st,* repeat from * to * to middle sc of next corner, (V-st, ch 1, V-st) in next st,] 3 times omitting final corner, sl st in top of ch-3 from beginning ch-4.

Fasten off White.

Round 5:  Join Red, with sl st to ch-1 sp in middle of V-st corner, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in each ch-1 sp around to end, sl st in top of ch-3.

Fasten off Red.

Christmas crochet blanket border pattern

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

2 Comments

  1. Geraldine Wodicka

    Tonya this is the cutest blanket !! Just love it . Hope you get to game without getting wet!! Hoping for a victory too! Thank you for sharing these patterns .
    Gerrie

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Gerrie – so happy you like the blanket! He did win his football game but the weather was so terrible we didn’t make it 🥶 Thankfully it was televised! So far it looks like better weather for his next game so we should be able to go cheer him on in person 😊. Have a wonderful weekend 💕🌸 Tonya